Posts by Chris Waugh

Last ←Newer Page 1 2 3 4 5 Older→ First

  • Capture: See Into the Trees,

    Dammit! Trying to add more photos, but my connection has gone all dodgy, now repeatedly cutting my sentences short for me. Try again later.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: See Into the Trees,

    Attachment

    IMAG1937.jpg

    From the earlier end of the day.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: See Into the Trees, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    here’s tree seen in wrong side of wing mirror

    Or a car about to meet an ent intent on revenge?

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The silence of the public square, in reply to ,

    Mr Barnes, you are on the money.

    I dunno. See, Steve's comment I interpreted as taking people and their muttering of "Nazi" every time Kim Dotcom, who is German, as so many people are so unwilling to let us forget, does something likely to cause even a minor ripple in the status quo, and pushing them a little further. If it's ok to mutter "Nazi" when that German - y'know, the large man with the silly-sounding surname - acts out, then let's take the World War 2 thing a little further and call attention to the Prime Minister's heritage and then - hey, won't this be fun? A faux Hollywood showdown between the German and the Jew? Uh, yeah, not so much... Even if my initial interpretation was correct and Steve was taking the piss, then it's the kind of humour that is going to piss a lot of people off, and rightly so, because slinging mud at people based on their ethnic or national origins is absurd, and offensively so.

    And now we have this photo of yours, a photo of somebody who looks like John Key doing something presumably Jewish, based on his headgear and the caption. And that caption - "Jewish Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Phillip Key." Now, what's all that about? John Key is actually New Zealand's third Prime Minister of Jewish descent, and according to Wikipedia he "attends church frequently but is agnostic" so it would seem a little odd to be drawing attention to him being a Jew - especially considering how early in NZ's history Julius Vogel and Francis Bell served, and that Vogel was actually a practicing Jew.

    So how's about everybody calms down. No more of this "Jewish Prime Minister" talk, and no more muttering "Nazi" every time Kim Dotcom farts. Let's please get back to talking sensibly about things that actually matter.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Lost, in reply to Jos,

    Was she blind? Can she now see?

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The silence of the public square, in reply to George Darroch,

    Take your racism somewhere else.

    I took that as a pisstake. Borderline, perhaps, but still a pisstake. And with all the Godwinning going on left, right and centre, I'm surprised it took this long for anyone to mention the PM's heritage.

    Still, it would be nice to be having an entirely different political discussion.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Lost,

    Attachment

    The contrast button slipped up a lot higher than I had planned, and I thought, hang on a minute, that's ok in its own way... Cranes, cranes everywhere in this city not complete.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Lost,

    Attachment

    These snail trails are actually quite pretty in the early morning light, but I just can't quite capture them.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Lost,

    Attachment

    Found some colours like a faint, faded, stretched-out rainbow in the clouds at lunch time.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Lost,

    Attachment

    Oh, and, where to begin with this? It's a scene that could have me ranting until we're all well and truly lost...

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2009 posts Report Reply

Last ←Newer Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 201 Older→ First