Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: When the Weather is the News, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Bung to wrights...

    ...that is a corker

    sheesh, ta, but I've moved
    to screwtops, and there'll be...
    ...no stoppering me now!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: When the Weather is the News, in reply to Isabel Hitchings,

    The moral of the story is that you should probably
    have both kinds of heating appliance.

    or don't put all your ergs in the one basket*

    *or Faraday cage

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Something For Your Snow Day, in reply to Rich Lock,

    risque management tip...

    Ententres: single

    Entendres (or entendre singular?)
    or were you thinking of an entente cordiale...
    - but even that takes two... ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Something For Your Snow Day, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Cutting edge fashion...

    Fuck, I’m supposed to be buying my son a trench coat!

    He'd look very sharp in a trenchant coat...

    and make sure that the coating isn't lice
    or he'll end up with trench fever

    Do private eyes' girlfriends get trench mouth
    - an ulcerative inflammation of the gums hoes?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: One Hundred and Thirty-one…,

    It is also proposing to introduce regulations to restrict commercial developments in suburban areas for the next five years to stimulate investment and development in the city, and make it harder for businesses to set up elsewhere.

    oh great, no more corner dairies??
    all our small suburban shopping centres have virtually disappeared
    (though I don't miss the malls!)
    Bob Parker witters on that there will be a compelling and eclectic mix of businesses that will encourage people back into the central city - without ever saying what those businesses might be and why we might want to visit them - not sure I'd trust his judgement on what might be the best commercial / social mix...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Something For Your Snow Day,

    more crowd source proofing...

    We might need some tongs, are their tongs? It's a slippery little bastard..."

    should be - there

    Epic stuff - looking forward to the movie already...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: When the Weather is the News,

    Thermal inversion...

    the mercury never climbed beyond a terrifying 8.2º Celsius.

    Luxury!
    Huddled in kitchen trying to keep me and three cats warm, and hoping the buses will start running again so I can visit my very ill mum in the hospital, roads no good for little town cars...
    and I may be getting to ill to visit, nasty cough developing, which I either got from freezing house last night or caught at hospital earlier in week...
    2º at the moment, may get to 6º if we are lucky...
    Chchch just keeps on giving....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Is that it?,

    What the Dickens...

    ...linked with private contractors who will receive cash bonuses if they are able to place their wards in work or training.

    Enter Fagin...
    ...can the workhouse be far behind?


    so that's where adults come from...

    And how? By getting everybody working together creating jobs for the kids. Well, I’m sure there was a lot of quite complex work involved in getting this all together, but it seems like such a basic, common sense solution, the flip side to the devil making work for idle hands. Give the kids something to do, something in which they can take pride and through which they can make a genuine, valuable contribution and build up skills and experience for the future, and maybe, just maybe, they might behave themselves.

    Chchch used to have a Youth Council, which turned out civic minded like young folk like Yani Johansen, unfortunately they canned that and moved into a series of anti-youth endeavours like Classical Music in City Mall to push young people away from the area (that'll help the much needed diversity and vibrancy the council witters on about) and other acts of jugendschaden...
    beggars belief really - all people need to be included in all community endeavours...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: How I love the ladies ...,

    and following in Daphne Oram's footsteps

    - Delia Derbyshire


    a Norma McLaren, or Lena Lye maybe...
    all this talk of Norman M and Stan Brakhage et al makes me think back to the Chchch film Soc in the 70s, when I first saw all these guys, nice to see the ladies get a mention now, at last...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media7: A new censor -- and a…,

    Nice to see ACT trying to rip the human heart (still beating) out of our tertiary institutions - the Student Union system provides a much needed social balance for students - if all students can do is study there will be serious social implications further down the track for them (If not while they are still at uni)...
    So how will this "non-compulsory student unions" work ?
    Will there be special areas, ghettos?
    Will people who wish to belong have to wear a distinctive mark so they can use student union facilities?
    What happens to existing facilities and plant...

    Be interesting to know what clubs the ACT members involved in this action were part of when they were at uni...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4238 posts Report Reply

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