Posts by Dave Patrick

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  • Field Theory: Send in the clowns,

    feel free to bitch anything on TV (or anywhere else) that just isn't funny

    sketch show 'A Thousand Apologies'

    This

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Modern Life is Rubbish,

    I'd like to put my vote in for the massive increase in the level of reporting in our daily newspapers, with the equal decrease in the level of journalism in our daily newspapers (no kiddies, they are NOT one and the same).

    Also signwriters/ad copy writers who don't bother using a dictionary when they're not sure of a word, but just slap the bloody thing in there anyway, and who cares if it's spelt wrong? Well, I do as it happens - and don't get me started on apostrophes....... except to ask every single retailer of music and movies that, if you DON'T put an apostrophe in DVDs (and none of them do), why the heck do you feel compelled to put one in CD's (and most of them do).

    Signed,
    Mr Full O'Bile
    Curmudgeontown

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Magic of Television,

    That's because it would force them to come up with an actual law and order policy, rather than "we're tougher than you are, look how many more people than you we'd lock up given half the chance", and come to terms with the fact that preventing crime is a lot different to preventing re-offending.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Magic of Television,

    Labour market flexibility is newspeak for "low-wage, casual-employment economy".

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Real Gone,

    Heard a brief thingie on National Radio (Jim Mora's show this afternoon) about some guy from Dunedin starting a campaign to save Real Groovy, and thought "That might be worth a listen".

    Then realised it was the guy who's idea of "a campaign" is a Facebook group - seriously, how is 23 (random number pulled out of my arse) people blethering and wittering (and probably twittering - yes, I'm down with the kids) in Facebook a CAMPAIGN?

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Life Goes On,

    Next question: who would benefit from such an asset bubble?

    Ooo oooo I know this one - John Key and his compatriots?

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Real Gone,

    Real Groovy in Christchurch was never quite as good as the Auckland shop, and used stuff at Real Groovy always seemed to be more expensive than the same things were when it was Echo.

    That said, I've spent more money at Real Groovy than probably any other music shop (exception may be the old, old Sounds shop at the bottom of Queen Street in the early 80s before it was a chain store), and if it does pass I will be immensely sad. While it may be easier and cheaper to order online, there's nothing quite like browsing and finding an unexpected bargain, or an out-of-print gem, or even just something you sold years ago that you've regretted selling ever since.

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Nats to the rescue,

    Russell, unfortunately someone who KNOWS how to spell has been out and about in Christchurch and covered up/replaced/stickered over all the Emmisions and Tolerence billboards, so now photos to be had

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Just Answer the Question,

    5/ You are holding a dinner party for famous New Zealand political and historical personages. Who do you seat next to Graham Capill?

    <sick>The Ingham twins?</sick>

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Nats to the rescue,

    I just have one plea for Sean Plunkett - can he please stop saying "All right" after everything anyone else says, and before he asks his next question? It's really beginning to grate.....

    Rangiora, Te Wai Pounamu • Since Nov 2006 • 240 posts Report Reply

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