Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • OnPoint: Spending "Cap" is Fiscal Anorexia, in reply to Sacha,

    cap it all gains...

    “Spending cap should make us better off”

    I can see us serfs,
    having to head up
    to th' big house
    soon, cap in hand
    to tell the masters
    "there's trouble
    up t' mill..."

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Don’t Point Me Out In A Crowd, in reply to JacksonP,

    Tosh shots...

    We could do a ‘One Love’ post...

    Yah! Rasterise your Rastafarians, now...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Most Discursive Website, in reply to Richard Aston,

    Principia Discordia...

    I like the idea that black holes are the anus of the universe

    Prepare to immanentize the eschaton...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Colour is the new black, in reply to David Hood,

    mottle the hue pool...

    Here is some soft light from the south

    a slice of heaven
    stolen light
    the elegant marbles

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Most Discursive Website, in reply to Richard Aston,

    Coprolalia lalalala - I can't hear you...*

    ...what do you make of coprolactic

    I'm guessing very old chocolate milk...
    definitely not copacetic...

    event horizon manglement...
    or maybe in a cosmic sense it's what comes
    out the other side of coprophagic black holes...
    an inverse amalgam of galactic shit...

    *recycled from an earlier commentee...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Colour is the new black, in reply to Ross Mason,

    eye saw thru the prism…

    What colours do you see when you write poetry?

    gee, um, Ross
    I dunno that I do write poetry

    I think its more like shards, pottery,
    with bits missing, rustled potsherds,
    No wheeling kaleidoscopic colours
    a felt continuum, spectral tendrils
    maybe a bluesy buzzing at 600 THz
    or a flicker of mean reds at 800nm
    absorption in absurd emissions
    CMYK focal impressions
    Bugger RGB GUI projections
    just word roulette
    drawing blanks
    until the killer
    click, fires…


    or if we are going for
    the mining analogy…

    sometimes when deadpanning
    amidst the mud and gravel
    a little colour glisters
    and when punning
    occasionally sloshed
    words spill, leaving
    a whit of sparkle
    or a crock…


    now this guy is a poet…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vU5MmSdQppQ

    dunno why that came thru as a link
    and not as a video panel like they usually do
    I didna do the linky 'code' bracket thingy,
    computers, eh!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Next Labour Leader, in reply to David Hood,

    Banks is a mingy minger...

    minor minding mining?

    We look forward to the Minister of Minor Minding Mining's minions' minority report...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Next Labour Leader, in reply to merc,

    dig it all...

    ...this is the new mining

    minor mining?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Next Labour Leader, in reply to merc,

    Tutor tango…

    Re schools, I ask again,
    what … is broken?

    I find it a bit disturbing that, for a concept that has been foisted on us all just this week, Banks already has unnamed groups ready to go...

    Banks said yesterday that Christchurch was chosen as a trial area because of the opportunities that had arisen from the earthquakes.
    He refused to name the groups that wanted to set up charter schools in the city, but hoped business interests in the building industry would work closely with a charter school to bring workplace education into the classroom.
    Banks said he envisaged building and construction companies co-funding charter schools, which would focus on getting pupils into the work force.
    "This will give opportunities for education to become very relevant to people like myself who were not interested in school work," Banks said.

    from today’s Press

    Christchurch Boys High seems quite keen to sell off their pupils to corporate interests as well:

    Christchurch Boys’ High School principal Trevor McIntyre said he could see no harm in trialling charter schools.
    There had often been a huge rift between business and schools, and the initiative could help bridge that gap, he said.
    “If there’s a corporation out there that would like to invest in education, then let’s have a piece of it,” he said.

    perhaps Mr Banks could leave Chchch alone and try his experiment on Kings College in Auckland…

    …and what’s with the Herald’s editorial stance? The final paragraph seems rather aggressive!

    Indeed, a great deal of good may come from it. Perhaps that is the teacher unions’ greatest fear.

    When did teacher / teacher-union bashing become a national sport…?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Colour is the new black, in reply to JacksonP,

    turn, turn, turn...

    Good times, Pt Chev.

    Excellent photo of a Masai tribesman, carrying a shield and arrows, spearing some hapless ichthyological strand dweller - Pt Chev is so-oo cosmopolitan!

    I have no idea what we’re up to.
    So you decide.

    Judging by the red shift. tide levels and westerly location, I'm going with sunset...
    you crepuscular crazy, you...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4860 posts Report Reply

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