Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: The United States of Surveillance?, in reply to DeepRed,

    flow my tears thru a scanner darkly…

    Minority Report could be de-fictionalising sooner than we think.

    Worse, we could be heading towards a Phillip K. Dicktatorship….

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Schooling Up,

    Attachment Attachment Attachment

    Windsor wooooahh!
    I’ve been fossicking away up in the north 40 of the Silverfish Ranch, and have found some gems I’ll send thru to AudioCulture soon – but I thought Russell might have fond memories of this first image;
    and I ’ve been searching for this second one (and 3rd detail) for a while – a poster I made from lotsa Chris Knox Windsor ads (and some of mine – the stilted looking ones..)
    Brings back memories…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The mathematics of marriage, in reply to FletcherB,

    the paws that refreshes?

    Karl Lagerfeld wants to marry his cat

    ... drinking nothing but Diet Coke...

    Aspartame poisoning takes many forms...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Enter Audioculture, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    Double Dipton?

    I think both cities can claim parentage.

    I'm guessing on those criteria this makes The Tall Dwarfs a Southland band... that should put it on the map!
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Autumn lite, in reply to Leigh Russell,

    eye viz

    Road works are emblematic...
    ...orange road cones

    Iconical one might almost say,
    oh, I just did!
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

  • Notes & Queries: Paul, in reply to andin,

    Then there is Work & Income New Zealand.
    Yes, there it sits that institutionalised insult to the wondrous human capacity to show compassion and care for our fellow beings. This is what should be driving us, our motivation to grow as a conscious species, not money or even worse that insult to us all “free markets”.

    Standing ovation! Well said...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

  • Notes & Queries: Paul, in reply to Dylan Bland,

    What is this? I’m not sure I like it.

    I understand why you might not recognise this. It is called empathy, something that used to flourish in this country, but has now been largely eradicated in the wild, by the efforts of micromanagers and powerful sociopaths.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

  • Notes & Queries: Paul,

    David, I was well engaged, and then you nailed it with what could've been the opening line:

    It was the budgies that did it.

    Magic!
    Thanks for letting me slip into someone else's shoes for a while, an eye, and heart, opener.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Enter Audioculture, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    On the buses…

    Butler (a forgotten band from Rotorua)

    I always think of them as a Christchurch band, this is where they formed and played their hearts out all over, and always nearby the old Butler bus. I remember outdoor concerts at the University (town site – now the ex-Dux), the Band Rotunda and other places, I think they even supported Ticket at the Horticultural Hall…
    (I was too young to get into Aubreys).


    a nice covers of Terry Reid’s Bang, Bang and the Four Tops' Reach out.

    I believe Steve Apirana is still going strong…

    source here (but you probably know that):

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Autumn lite,

    Sparrakeke?

    Sparrows in the flax

    Shouldn't this example of freeform high rise living
    be on the Unitary Plan thread?

    Gave me a wee tern...

    Gulls overhead!

    Gulls?
    Phew!
    I thought that 'bottom' one was an outtake from
    the penguin version of Labyrinth ...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6629 posts Report Reply

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