Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Bouquets against the New World Ordure...
    Nice to see Public Address get a thumbs up from a creator of the On the Left blog, in Philip Matthews' article Should Left Wing bloggers just shut up in The Press.

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West, in reply to BenWilson,

    swept away with the currency...

    … a loss for the artistic and intellectual culture of the city.

    Too true, it seems the only thing that is sown or grown in cities (and their conurbations) these days is money...
    ...and looking at the dense suburbs 'springing' up on the still productive ex-market garden soils around Chchch, I despair that the idea of a 'cash crop' has become a hopelessly compromised consumer concept - with no real thought spent on the realities of the future we are being herded to, under urgency!

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  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Alfie,

    palm mate

    Love it

    ta, and I wish I could say it was original
    but I'm riffing on (or ripping off) a classic story I first heard on a radio show last century My Word! by either Denis Norden or Frank Muir, it may even not have originated with them...
    involving a tribe living in the jungle who spurned modern medicine and laxatives preferring to use the leaves of common trees - the pun(ch) line being, of course - "with fronds like this who need enemas"

    In the final round Muir and Norden each told a story to "explain" the origin of a well-known phrase. An early example took the quotation "Dead! And never called me mother!" from a stage adaptation of East Lynne by Mrs Henry Wood, which became the exclamation of a youth coming out of a public telephone box which he had discovered to be out of order.

    here's a sample of the earlier part of the show:

    it even has a word to tickle Rob and Gareth...

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  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    A white flag with black writing...

    ...five blue figures on a white circle?

    perhaps we can arrange something...

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  • Hard News: The Hager saga continues, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    The flag is now a rag…

    Fluttering, flagging, fading fast...
    John Key always likes a good people's pole, er poll...
    Give him enough rope and anything'll fly.

    Funny how all his favourites look like fly swats, though...
    ...with fronds like this who needs enemies?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: An accompanied korero, in reply to Ross Mason,

    to DSIR with love…*

    The acoustics section at DSIR….

    Stirs a memory of a photo i always meant to take
    and then the possibility disappeared…
    Near where the RIU typesetters were (’80s, Airedale St , Auckland?) there were some old commercial buildings that became un-tenanted and eventually abandoned looking and then demolished. in the cellar of one was the most wonderful scale model of an acoustic sound shell stage – that one could almost stand in – I think it was either a recording studio or summat to do with the University…
    a work of art itself just to look at
    and listen to as a giant.

    I hope someone saved it before the place came down


    *just imagine lulu ululating

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  • Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West,

    house of the rising sum...
    I'm assured by 'people-who-know' that Chchch house prices will just continue to rise and rise - sounds like inhumane madness to me ...
    What other value system could we use aside from money?

    ps Buy Nothing Day is coming up on Nov 29

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  • Southerly: This Week in Parliament: 20…, in reply to David Haywood,

    trouble up at Pitman…

    Alas the long-running stenographer dispute…

    …all due to a simple typographic error that lead to the first tranche of Parliamentary security changes – as the they were replaced with steganographers!
    I’m sure National were comfortable with that…

    Welcome to the obfuscation nation!

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  • Capture: The Colour Of Spring, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Welcome rain

    bearing wetness...
    eye,
    sea,
    hydrolo
    gee!

    Aquarius...

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  • Hard News: TVNZ: Emptied out, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Attachment

    …or equivalent Andriod device.

    how about a lino half-cut…?
    this one has a palm!

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