Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It’s possible that Murdoch could step in and pick up more of NZME as APN shareholders let go their NZME shares

    ...if that upping the ante-elopement goes ahead in leaps and bounds (like a stalling taxi service?) they could rename their flagship The News Eland Herald - a beira of bad tidings as they don't always dot their 'i's and cross their 't's - a daily gazelle if you will...
    :- )

    (gets coat...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6790 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

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    The NZ Herald today scores an own goal by misspelling the name of a man they write about as being overlooked before his death!

    Recycling death: The lonely life of Daniel Binder
    He walked the streets and slept where he could shelter. Public spaces were his home and lots of people looked at him - but few actually saw him. Cherie Howie traces the last journey of Daniel Bindner, the man who tragically died in a recycling bin.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11675921

    You'd think subs would take the time to double check on sensitive stories...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6790 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    Bête blues...
    I can't figure how they can spell these 'foreign' words right in the paper itself (used in Tracy Watkins' piece in today's Press ) - but when they get to the web either people or process mangle them:
    the site's front page link

    Housing National's bette noire
    OPINION: Is National experiencing a midterm crisis

    and

    If housing is the Government's achilles heel, it has become Bennett's bêête noire.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/82146247/housing-solutions-out-of-reach

    The black beast in action, indeed...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6790 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit, in reply to David Hood,

    Especially as he has insulted the Turkish President in his 'award winning poetry' - http://www.rferl.org/content/turkish-silence-on-boris-johnson-insulting-erdogan/27857878.html

    Even though his ancestor was briefly part of the Ottoman Turkish government I suspect the well-upholstered Boris is merely an almost six-foot stool...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6790 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…, in reply to BenWilson,

    from the rank file...

    mostly an inherent limitation of the idea of carpooling,

    for diverse transport solutions - before Uber there was Cuba...
    http://locallysourcedcuba.com/cuba-taxi

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6790 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to izogi,

    The Spinoff declared this morning that it was doing away with comments.

    They were damn hard to get comments on at the best of times - I tried several times to place comments on that Gary Steel evisceration of Roger Shepherd's book, to no avail.... and I wasn't even really rude or nuffin', guv, just the facts...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6790 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    I did manage to get the most egregious comments removed from the Minto story comment thread - the libellous, the violent and the untrue apportionment of identity....
    ...and nice to see that The Press has done a positive editorial on his candidacy today.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/81990861/editorial-john-mintos-christchurch-mayoralty-bid-injects-life-into-campaign

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6790 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Disorderly Brexit, in reply to Dennis Frank,

    blogs are created by commentators – not solution providers!

    I'm not convinced that the two are mutually exclusive...
    ...and it does remind of Private Eye's regular 'Solutions' section - highlighting and lampooning this favoured piece of corporate-speak.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6790 posts Report Reply

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