Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Busytown: Front, man,

    I think Paul should come to the Diwali Festivals later this month. He'd be the centre of attraction.

    at the risk of sounding insensitive,
    perhaps we could start a new festival
    for the unenlightened on a quest...
    "Where's d' Wally"
    combining elements of the movies
    The Running Man and The Wickerman

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Yet More Hobbit,

    power plays...

    The news came via the Hollywood Reporter, a publication Whipp deigns to talk to. He's gone for two weeks. I have no idea what to make of it.

    Same M.O. as Tony Marryatt Council CEO in Chch (Except he hasn't spoken to anyone for a month as far as I can see). Paid almost half a million a year and buggers off to Australia for 10 days, ostensibly to see the NRL final (that's one day!) and leaves all the hard decisions on buildings' fates in Chch to his deputy - nice work if you can get it!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Morning in Auckland,

    Thought for the day
    spotted in The Press on October 5:

    "The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding"
    Justice Louis D'Brandeis (1856-1940)

    ...also Paul Henry may be the unwitting victim of working in a toxic electromagnetic environment
    - as this report points out:

    Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses.

    Paul, move away from the bulk eraser
    and get an outdoor job...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Morning in Auckland,

    Bazza's original strip in Private Eye was written by renowned cross-dresser Barry Humphries and illustrated by almost-New Zaalander Nicholas Garland (OBE).
    Interestingly Garland's upbringing is the inverse of Henry's - his strongly Socialist family moved to NZ when he was 11 and he returned to the UK when he was 19...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Voting Local 2010,

    Returns to sender...
    How do these exit polls, I hear about on the telly, work with a postal vote?
    Hell, it sounds like they've had enough trouble getting the posties to actually deliver the voting papers...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Yet More Hobbit,

    Coming soon to movie complex near you:
    Spadacuss: Blood and Scandals

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Staying Civil,

    Consorting with the devilled details...

    Zivil-Gewerkschaft

    getting schafted doesn't have a great ring to it...

    ... contracting a partner has some dis-ease associated...
    if you are cupped there could be a mug...
    getting unionised might imply unwed are scabs...
    Monogamine is easier to swallow than melamine...
    getting coupled sounds like attraction engines...
    layperson? is a bit flat...

    ...how about "meet my Amalgamate"?

    getting hitched is a bit like yoked
    or yolked if you are no longer haploid...
    but diploid ...I'll get my zygote then...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Yet More Hobbit,

    I thought Sarah Jane Smith was just a recurring companion (and K-9 a robodog) not a relative
    of either Cap'n Jack or the Doctor, are you are
    thinking of Jack's daughter, Alice, last seen in
    Children of Earth.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Yet More Hobbit,

    Vulcanism is not necessarily illogical...

    There is no implication that it's a volcano, which would after all be a fucking stupid place to build a massive mine complex, not least because there would be no jewels to be mined, and the chances of the entire thing flooding with hot magma would be off-putting.

    One of the major sources of diamonds is from Volcanic Pipes which bring them up in magma
    and then solidify, admittedly Kimberlite and
    Lamproite pipes don't create a massive mountain, but ya have to factor in that Hobbits are short so maybe it is all relative...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Yet More Hobbit,

    Tolkien Heads...and other Little Creatures

    Good point. Tourism NZ traded very heavily
    on the Middle Earth pitch.

    oh well, if it all ends in tears and ruins
    there's always Midden Earth to pick over...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4183 posts Report Reply

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