If there's anything living around difference teaches you, it's how we're all different.
Never heard of Mr. Patston until now, but I like the sound of him. Thanks.
Meanwhile, over in the Field Theory: The Return thread, there arelines such as
Once we get the monkey off our backs in a WC . . .
just going begging.
"Amy" Brooke used to be known as Agnes-Mary Brooke: I have a kind of mild hatred for her because of an extremely ill-informed review she once committed of one of my books, and an on-going - I think she thought of it as a vendetta - I thought of it as a sandfly- attack of myself. She is a Roman Catholic bigot who is a very poor children's writer. Her impertinently self-written (mostly) self-published 'magazine' "The Best" died after very few issues.
That jogs my memory - a shriekingly bizarre attack on author Tessa Duder back in the early 90s. Unhinged by her naked envy of an award Duder had received, Brooke shamelessly plugged her own largely unread work, while painting herself as the victim (again) of a PC conspiracy.
Surely Brooke must be telegram from the Queen material - even way back then she came across as some kind of reanimated unholy relic.
Don't forget the Hare Krishna Zombie:
My failed attempt to coin a phrase was 'Tinkerblogger', defined as the author of a blog who believes that by writing about something with great frequency or conviction they will cause it to be true.
See The Standard's coverage of the NZ election or (much funnier) NoMinister on the US campaign.
Thank you Danyl. From now on I'll think of them as tinkerblogs.
Wonder if, on that basis, if real estate agents will add google streetview links to their own photos.
Some pertinent discussion at Techsploder:
"The Summer Sounds Symposium is simply food for a starving mind"
Oh dear. Yeah right.
Really, try as I may I can't buy the token right-wing intellectual thing. Every bloody one of them gives the impression of playing up to some kind of equal-time, striving-for-"balance", affirmative-action program.
__Kiwis have a predilection for inspecting every strand of DNA to determine someone's Maoriness__
Do they? I have formed a strong impression of the opposite.
Isn't it one of the good things about NZ that the legal basis for being a Maori is simply considering yourself to be one? It seems a lot better than getting out the calipers and measuring skulls.
Funny that you should mention We're Here to Help. Given that it was a bigger bomb than The Ferryman, once international sales are taken into account, I wonder why Coddington didn''t get stuck into it? Perhaps because it has Rodney Hide in a heroic role (as played by Michael Hurst).
Heh! And with the IRD shaping to take revenge on tarnished libertarian hero Dave Henderson, best not to go there.
Directed by Baz Lurgi . . . It's called 'Australia' ffs. If that ain't a clear signpost that suggests the director's ego is raging out of control, then I don't know what is.
Xavier Herbert's Poor Fellow My Country disembowdlerised by a team of hairdressers. Great Southern Bland.
Men they chunder. Women too.
It's a simple mistake anyone could make, really:
I/S, Birmingham's a big hole.
True. Though once you've clapped eyes on those kilometres of dreary macrocarpa windbreaks you'll never confuse Burnham with any variety of Birmingham. And, pickiness aside, I am glad that I/S is a pacifist. As the Australian poet Les Murray once said, bugger human sacrifice - if you pile up enough dead bodies around something, even a crappy old concept like Britannia might just get taken seriously by the credulous.