Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to BenWilson,

    Another time,
    another thread.

    I feel an Only Ones song coming on...

    TGIF ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: He Panui: Media Take, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Show us your tithes!

    Department of 'Island' (Inland) Revenue’s Māori title, Te Tari Taake.

    Well, it is your job to be fair, too...

    I understand Shane Jones is the head of 'Island Revenue' these days...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: He Panui: Media Take, in reply to TracyMac,

    ...since “media” is an English-only word. Media Take.

    can it take a macron? (as it were)
    ...only if you are Young Turks it seems
    and ya wouldn't want that!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    “It’s too risky to vote for you, because your government is going to include the Greens and you won’t tell us about how you’ll handle this major policy of a key partner.”

    Contrast and Compare with:
    No one told us explicitly that National/ACT came with a Charter Schools done-deal before the last election...

    What to do?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Labour's Fiscal Plan:…, in reply to Euan Mason,

    Joyce was simply rude on Morning Report, and he clutched at straws when challenged by Parker.

    I thought Parker was excellent this morning, Joyce got flustered and resorted to muttering disconsolately in the background...

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  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    it seems he doesn’t even know about money, which was his big thing.

    That's because he decided he had enough (millions), and he's comfortable with that...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: He Panui: Media Take, in reply to linger,

    at issue, at issue...

    Given the bilingual intent ...

    ... and the various meanings of 'take'

    4. (noun) base, foot (of a hill, etc.).
    Tāpukea ngā take o ngā rākau ki te maniua, engari kia tūpato kei hutihutia ngā pakiaka / Cover round the bases of the trees with manure but be careful not to pull up the roots.

    Hang on!
    Isn't that the new description of journalism?
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Letter,

    The Herald still can't get its captions right
    - the chilling book excerpt has a photo of the book cover purporting to be an aerial shot of the key family compound in Parnell...

    ... and in the actual aerial photo
    - I have to say that it don't look Parkour-proof!
    (I'd be getting that trampoline shifted if I was him)

    Those eyes!
    You will buy this thin book
    You will adore my chutzpah
    Vote devotee,
    vote...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Letter,

    Meanwhile
    - it’s here at last!
    Roughan Ready:
    The John Key Years

    a thinly veiled publicity vehicle
    for Key’s new tee shirt range:

    "Nothing I could do about it.
    Didn’t know about it,
    didn’t authorise it,
    wasn’t part of it. …"

    [edit: Bart Simpson's lawyers are on the case...]

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Funfair for the common man...

    Probably not.
    It’s a pretty common name.

    Good God man, are you trying
    to quench the very basic spark
    of the gambling urge...

    ;- )

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