Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Nobody wanted #EQNZ for Christmas, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    the cry of the bewilderbeest in the brave gnu world...

    Everyday I read another snippet of information and for me it confirms existence has become the snakes and ladder climber corp.

    but can we snippet in the bud... ?

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  • Capture: Big Day Over and Out., in reply to JacksonP,

    all lickered up...

    And they had 30,000 Cornettos to give away!!

    good to see the Enigmatic Streets© could make it again...
    ;- 0

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  • Hard News: Nobody wanted #EQNZ for Christmas,

    The wry toffs...

    Failure seems the only option now for them
    – and Parker & Marryatt – come 2013.

    I seriously doubt they'll last that long, it feels like the scene
    is being set for a no confidence statutory takeover...
    the question remains whether the duopoly of Parker
    and Marryatt are complicit - they seem the kind of
    folk who'd have an exit strategy - Parker
    was talking about going to live in the south of France
    (or some such) if he wasn't re-elected last time...
    and Marryatt doesn't seem to much care where he is...


    Dead horse or pumping irony...

    Felicity Price or her company CPR...

    It is telling that Felicity Price resigned from her own company
    (that her husband still runs mind you) to do this work 'independently'.
    I guess it would be a bad look if the city was seen to need CPR
    especially when we are pretty sure it is already brain dead...


    Putting a motion to the floor...

    Again, turds can’t be polished.

    Sir, I beg your indulgence on this matter

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  • Hard News: Nobody wanted #EQNZ for Christmas, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Coulrophobia…

    …with so many opportunities being presented by these clowns…

    Fact is they didn’t need to buy the World Buskers Festival
    outright, they are the Buskers Festival, buckets of cash ‘n’ all!
    Also what the story Sofie linked to earlier, doesn’t make clear, is that once again this statement was a joint action by Parker and Marryatt with no other consultation and Councillor Yani Johanson…

    who chairs the council’s communications committee, said he was only informed of the review 20 minutes before a statement was sent to the media late yesterday afternoon.

    more detail and comments here…

    Chchch has a very bad case of cuckoos in the nest
    but usually parasites aren’t dumb enough to kill the host…

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  • Capture: Cats Love Cameras, in reply to Lilith __,

    Must've been a gallop 'ole?

    Today in a fast-food establishment I was
    offered Martyr’s Horse with my chips.

    Which makes me realise that Ta Martyr is an anagram of Marryatt...
    ...and leads me to my first wearable/edible art entry - Fashion Chips!
    Your post was a catalyst - just to get it back on thread...

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  • Hard News: Nobody wanted #EQNZ for Christmas, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    coning the barbarians...

    ...he from whose presence we draw light and life...

    I think Frank Frazetta would be very happy with that very stylish riffing, and doesn't Parker look very Gollum these days? while Marryatt looks more Golem, guess that goes with the feet of clay...

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  • Capture: Cats Love Cameras, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Clowder sourcing...

    That is, ‘peeing inside’

    Naturally, how could she be a peeping tom?

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  • Hard News: #BDOMemories, in reply to DexterX,

    hooping (cough)…*

    …you bounce your balls up and down
    and then todd them into a basket…

    I’m unfamiliar with this todding of which you speak, several meanings jockey for comprehension in a sparse field…
    perhaps it alludes to on your tod – a classic recognition of the fact that we enter, and leave, this world alone (twins notwithstanding).
    or maybe it is to do with Time of Death after which we are corporeally wicker-ward bound…
    of course a tod is bushy mass of foliage, which may conceal balls, and it would be apt to toss such a thing in a bushel basket (or even to conceal it beneath one)….
    but for the more bush wah among us, thoughts may reel to rummy, hot, spicy toddies, chin chin…
    while the ruggered may jink towards the crusading coach, Mr Blackadder!

    far be it from me to assume a slip in Dexter’s digital dexterity, nor to let any such thing get in the way of a toddle through the Punjab…

    * or – I’m back, bored…
    yrs the rebounder
    :- )

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  • Hard News: #BDOMemories, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Tweet wasser...

    Ah, but he did go to Sweetwaters that time.

    I went to the first Ngaruawahia festival, Split Enz (Endz then), Blerta, Butler, Dragon, Fairport Convention and some heavy metal/rock band I forget (Black Sabbaff maybe?) - Earwig mag were producing a daily paper and I still have a scar where I cleverly burnt the end of my plastic wrist pass to stop it falling off, surprise, surprise, it dripped molten plastic on my arm- <DOH!>
    Went to Sweetwaters twice - once with Toy Love as road crew and once when at Rip It Up, I wasn't going to go but when I realised I had a free ticket, a ride there and back, backstage pass and caravan to watch the cricket in, well... (or as the modern argot would have it - nek minnit!).
    Mostly I remember the epic cricket game played between the backstage caravans, which even Talking Heads management couldn't stop, though at times the ball was replaced with members of the vegetable kingdom, players included 'Arry Ratbag, Doug Hood, Roger Shepherd, and many others, I'm pretty sure Russell was there - but I'm not gonna swear to anything this far beyond...
    :- )

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  • Hard News: Nobody wanted #EQNZ for Christmas, in reply to Hebe,

    It's only words...

    Here is an entry, which may give an insight why EQC comms are so...

    I especially liked her blog entry from October 1 stating that "The satorial standard among men in Wellington has gone through the roof in the last couple of days."
    I'm guessing there was no rash of Buddhist 'sudden enlightenment' (satori) on the Capital's streets, but that some of the visible men may be dressing better (sartorially)...

    and there are some doozies: in the EQC PDF
    (p7):

    What we have been getting
    Playing the ball not the man *
    • Dirty tactics
    • Reliance on rumour and leaks
    • Not questioning the self-interest of informants
    • Allowing leakers to be protected by anonymity
    • Using emotive lanugage like beleaguered and bungled and nepotism

    * I thought that was what they wanted?

    But hey, as she says, "it's only words..."

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