Posts by Joe Wylie

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  • Hard News: The Flashing Question Mark,

    But I can see that Apple make very nice machines nonetheless.

    Old Mac do look rather lame once they're truly obsolete. Even St. Vinnies weren't too wild about taking my 90s Quadra. That said, any Mac made in the last decade is too good to toss out. A young female relative is using the iMac I bought back in 2000 every day. Apparently it's just fine for Facebook.

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  • Hard News: Essay Question,

    Even getting flamed by RB has the tedious predictability of reading a hundred thousand haiku in a row.

    An experience that onetime poetry editor Richard Allen described as "like being nibbled to death by goldfish".
    Apparently the original Sid Vicious was an albino hamster given to mistaking fingers for food. It's probably testimony to DPF's gentle pet-keeping tendencies that Kiwiblog serves RB as a exercise wheel.

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  • Hard News: Essay Question,

    One thing, though- has anyone here met the poster who calls himself "Redbaiter"?

    Think I knew him when he was a kid. You couldn't wish to meet a sweeter guy. Utterly convinced that he was the antichrist, promisied no more school and unlimited boiled lollies for all once he got to run the world. Shattered to the core when he realised he wasn't. You've seen the results.

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  • Cracker: Sole Man,

    You're amused

    By what - Muntazar al-Zaidi's actions? If you must know, I admire his apparent courage - insofar as I'm able to understand the situation that gave rise to it. At east I'm trying, rather than delivering snottily schoolmarmish lectures on colonial protocol.

    Stack the sanctimony as high as you please, as far as I'm concerned your silly fantasies about tossing slingbacks, mules, mukluks or whatever at sundry Iranians are self-serving and irrelevant tosh.

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  • Random Play: He's just an excitable boy…,

    On the subject of felching I can wait indefinitely.

    Even if it involves chocolate mousse?

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  • Public Address Word of the Year 2008,

    Is "Yes we can" related to / derived from "I can has" ?

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  • Cracker: Sole Man,

    . . . it would be nice if we at least knew the names of Iraqi journalists who have died, or been imprisioned without due process or fair trails, for doing their jobs.

    Tying yourself into a hopelessly convoluted knot of pretension over your squeamishness at the lèse-majesté shown to the aging boy-emperor should remedy that.

    And passive aggression? It's called sarcasm. Just so you know.

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  • Cracker: Sole Man,

    Can you tell me who Diyar Abbas Ahmed is without recourse to Google? Adel Hussein? Shawan Dawodi? Esmail Jafari?

    Ooh yes! Moral equivalence is so last week. Let's have a worthy dissident peeing-up-the-wall contest.

    Think I'll pass on that

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  • Cracker: Sole Man,

    __I still don't see what's actually been achieved__

    Not much.

    In terms of symbolism, rather a lot. Bush, you might recall, is pretty big on symbols.

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  • Random Play: He's just an excitable boy…,

    We're stil talking about fake dog testicles, right...?

    The soft silicone version. No bitch would be fooled by those clunky polyester cheapies.

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