Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Honest National Party ad

    Good sourcing!
    I was gonna go with The Magic Christian's 'Engine room scene but it is definitely NSFW (or possibly even this century) and may have propelled the debate off at a tangent ...

    Love that 'not a country' aside
    though with NAFTA still floating around somewhere
    it probably needs a 'yet' ...

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Nora Leggs,

    ropey governance…

    …it’s been around a while

    much like the National Party!

    They do say that you:
    ’can lead a hawser to water
    but you can’t make it sink…’

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Steve Barnes,

    blowhard spitholes...

    Until, that is, they run into a whale…

    aye, aye, scupper
    the skipper is a sin king

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Nora Leggs,

    more realistic?

    ...needs more rope!

    :- )

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    row, row, row your boat…
    Some ‘parsing’ thoughts on National’s TV ad:
    - it says much about their unstated agenda and methods…

    I can see their thinking:
    Rowing is the ‘sport du jour’, and the ‘Eights; is the elite ’Blue Ribbon’ event,
    too right, they’ll have some of that!
    Wahoo! a clean 'sweep'!
    Oarsome!

    But s this the ship of state represented,
    or merely a ‘shell’ company for ‘scull-duggery’ ?

    It’s all very ‘OxBridge’ – the NZ Census has population at approx 70% Caucasian, Maori 14%, Asian 9% and Pacific Islands 7%
    I’m not seeing that in National’s ‘eight’, which comprises predominantly young white folk maybe one person of a different ethnicity…

    What’s more none of them are looking forward, they are all blindly heading into the future towards something beyond their reach, attention fixed backwards to the lightweight in the stern calling the shots…

    All their ‘rigging’ is in place, but their pitch is off, and their ‘pull thru’ abysmal, too many more ‘air strokes’ and they’ll lose momentum, added to their taking on water as the ‘backsplash’ shows they can’t even ‘bury the blade’ well! …and they do like ‘meddling’….

    They picked their metaphor well…

    …and funny how on deck it feels more like a Slave Galley…
    (filled by the ‘press-gang’
    - hmmm the press Galley?)

    a slam dunk… ?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: A Strange Road, in reply to JacksonP,

    Step right up...

    ...it’s going to a good home.

    Savvy buying, sir, I assure you this fine fnun artefact will do nothing but accrue value with every solar orbit...
    it will imbue any environment it occupies with the warm psychic effusion of innocent times past...
    what's more it reaches parts of the brain other graphic inputs struggle to find - 3D data on a 2D substrate one side tickles the superior colliculus with images and the other the occipitotemporal areas with words...
    (aaah the mysteries of our 'gooey' interface....)

    But I digress.
    The Gnomes of Zurich will be in touch shortly!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: A Strange Road,

    A reminder for those in Chchch that the Into The Void movie is on tonight (Saturday, Aug 23) as part of the Film Festival in Riccarton.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: A Strange Road, in reply to Paul Rowe,

    it came from the past...

    questions ... on FN ephemera

    as always Audioculture has useful information (even one of my old fax-collages, remember the fax?)

    I remember the 'Roger's Ruin' brew from the 15th anniversary,
    but not the 5 or 6, 7"s sorry.

    re 'Boodle' comic - hazy but as a distributor at the time I vaguely recall that maybe only the first few pressings (coupla thousand maybe) got the comic...
    Also not sure if they were offset printed or photocopied
    the technology was all jockeying for position at the time...
    heady days, heady daze...

    it is on line here
    Immortality is mine....

    I do have one of the biros with the sliding logo thingy...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: A Strange Road, in reply to CJM,

    ‘Grafix Knox’ ... only SIX DAYS left

    Good call...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: A Strange Road,

    Attachment Attachment

    Only 3 hours to go on this remnant of the ephemeral past...
    ;- )
    check out the other posters too,
    while you're there, they end later...

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