Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Up Front: How About Now?, in reply to Lilith __,

    Blokes I’ve known who’d rather not bother than wear one…have been the ones with foreskins.

    That's, er, Lamentable...

    <Grabs rubber overcoat...>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving, in reply to Lilith __,

    Israel Dags...?

    I can't see why spies would be flocking here....

    You've heard of Reds under the beds, well the reason they're there is the flocking in the mattresses, mostly made from wool refuse, which NZ has in abundance - so spies come here for a reliable source, and a spot of training - haven't got a silencer? Use a flock filled cushion! (the silencer of the lambs!!) before ya get to 007 rating (y'know Shorn Connery licenced to kill) ya have to show some shear skill and get past 004 - Licence to Quilt, yer well stuffed if ya don't!

    happy to clear that up for ya...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving, in reply to Sacha,

    final shuttle touches down

    mission accomplished...
    I still can't believe that they're not keeping one ready, just in case, hell give one to the Chinese in lieu of a trillion or two - they'll be the next big space power and the only ones who can afford it - Russia is still a tad unstable and must be close to not being able to bankroll a space programme either - Can't believe they're gonna leave the International Space Station with only one supply chain. Or can they still send unmanned rockets?
    This isn't the future I'd thought it would be...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    et tu Brut...

    But surely if they are dry valleys, they should be alcohol free.

    No, I'm sure they must have 'desert wine'
    at least...
    :- )
    But if ya wanna drink McMurdo is the wettest place

    I was told that McMurdo has the highest per capita consumption of alcohol anywhere, any demographic. The store only sells alcohol on certain days, and has started limiting the amount an individual can buy on any day.

    and another scholar notes that:

    And, of course, all these activities can be enhanced by, or substituted for, alcohol. We do like to drink at McMurdo. Unlike 50 years ago when there really was nothing better to do and so the Navy men made “white-out punch” from their stash of medicinal alcohol, it’s not for lack of alternative activities. Still, everyone seems to drink more—or at least more often—than they do back home. Maybe it’s because you never have to drive home, or even stumble very far.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving,

    Duty Gifts...
    surely there's a tax on those?

    Among the stranger gifts were a book titled "The Dry Valleys of Antarctica" given to John Whitehead by Antarctica of New Zealand,

    I don't see what is so strange about that, it is a fascinating place, and I hear the Sauvignon Blanc from this region is excellent!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    Your last link is to David Irving’s website though… yick.

    I thought it was Moment Magazine
    that is where the article is from originally,
    I don't know if they have a connection to Irving,
    feel free to shoot the horse the article rode in on, but don't dismiss the article out of hand because of it...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving, in reply to DCBCauchi,

    ripped from today’s headlines…

    I sincerely hope half a dozen hacks are starting out on their potboilers at this very moment.

    indeed, not so much “ya couldn’t write this stuff” as “it just writes itself”
    - a manna-script even…
    with the Israeli connection it’s all sorta
    Ruth* is stranger than Friction”

    *Ruth was in the book of Judges (very 2000AD!)
    "The scenes in the book of Judges are black with crimes against God and man; treachery, brutal war, massacre, cities in ruins etc. Into these “Dark Ages” of Israel, the book of Ruth sheds a ray of light"
    </whimsy>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The scandal that keeps on giving,

    is there a methyl in this madness?
    Espionage is not the only reason for multiple passports, In light of this article I wonder if other factors may be at play?
    More info here
    and another take here
    ...no accusations, but food for thought perhaps.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Orcon Great Blend 2011 in…, in reply to recordari,

    ...so many 't-shirt' moments...

    ...one of these would be essential!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Orcon Great Blend 2011 in…, in reply to BenWilson,

    you beauty...

    That suggests we need numbers.

    anaesthetic choice perhaps...

    ...oh numerals ;- )

    perhaps you could try
    nominative synaesthesia:
    Stephen 'blue haze'
    Stephen 'dull hum'
    Stephen 'wintersweet smell'

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4668 posts Report Reply

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