Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Speaker: Public art is no place for committees, in reply to Russell Brown,

    – transforming the thoroughfare into something different.

    The Other's Way?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Masters of Reality,

    a weak of it...

    It’s a week since the Prime Minister’s statement, the annual opening act of Parliamentary politics, when the leader traditionally sets out the governing party’s plan for the year.

    As I understood it Key didn't even bother to read it out in Parliament - just handed it to the Opposition and then got straight into the extra time he now had for his killer new comedy material - written as Russell points out - on our dollar!

    Comedy or the killer quip have their place in debate - but Key and cohort seem to think it is all they have to do now - where is the reasoned debate, the exchange of ideas, the dance to resolution - no, it's all put downs and cheap shots - so declassé...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Women, science and superheroes,

    a full head of self e-STEAM...
    That is a great initiative - mechanics and civics are both much under encouraged in this country.
    The shades of Hypatia and Ada Lovelace beam down encouragingly I'm sure - vive la difference engine!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Masters of Reality,

    The Auckland Eyesore -
    all hail StyeCity...

    How perfect for the Suppurating City
    if you 'sup' with the devil
    you get back 'pus'!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Public art is no place for committees, in reply to steven crawford,

    No half-assed art here...

    ...a donkey in the toilet

    it's a Bray New World...
    living on Burro'ed Time!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: CWC 2015: Contains graphic horror, in reply to Daniel Sloan,

    Caught arise...

    Well the first game is on and...

    ...it looks like some lucky spectator in the orange 'nz music month t-shirt' has taken the requisite one-handed catch - hope they don't find some loophole to not pay out.

    <aside>
    catch in the wry....
    Speaking of not seeing what's in front of you (à la the inaction sign) - I just noticed the TAB's ad during the over break - obviously no txters or crossword fans on their new slogan's design team...
    'are you in' = R U IN!
    upping the ante christ?
    </aside>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: CWC 2015: Contains graphic horror, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    M.I.A.
    whoops, I see I’m well behind the news cycle and comment on the ‘inaction’ sign was all over the twittersphere on the 12th!
    I'll have to go pell-mell to catch up with the peloton

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: CWC 2015: Contains graphic horror, in reply to Biobbs,

    sign of the times…

    The worlds greatest inaction!

    I suspect it’s not so much a proofreaders lapse
    as a Freudian Slip…
    We tell it like it is down here
    Inertia is the new paradigm,
    there’s even an Enervation Precinct!

    or was it just someone who doesn’t understand cricket!

    I for one miss the contemplative
    and meditative aspects of the game.
    Once upon a time at Lancaster Park
    one could feel the held breath
    and hear the bowler running in
    the slightly delayed sound
    of hard leather on willow
    a rising susurration of response
    sometimes roiling into applause
    respect and patience
    living in ’over ’time…

    nowadays – not so much,
    it’s all noise and stress
    and discordant elements
    it’s the modern way!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Public art is no place for committees,

    cite site specific sights & signs…

    They are the reasons for the work and they need to be clearly and unambiguously answered even before any artist is approached.

    Nice work – if you can get it – for a social shaman, a diviner or the geomancy boys (or girls) – sibyl engineering perforce…

    Pope on a rope?

    Masturbating Nun a Poor Use of Ratepayer Money

    Back story on T-shirt affront and back too…

    art official light…

    Between an alleyway! What were they thinking

    …inside the rectangle?
    I think it’ll look very Blade Runner when it’s finished, with the lights and all, it’ll probably end up being blocked off regularly for film and ad shoots – which will be irksome, buta nice little earner for the City…
    an evening parade of lights through there could be fun, too…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Love Unknown Orchestra, in reply to philipmatthews,

    Dunedin Sound bites...

    Shayne not being especially clear in his enunciation

    Flying Nunciation surely?
    ; - )

    Now I'm beginning to wonder if The Doublehappys
    really did have a song called Pig Fat Elvis

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5363 posts Report Reply

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