he’s wrestled with this
he lost on points
Our watching is dictated by my laziness in integrating new devices to our system* and my love of some key sports. To get cricket I have to get sky, which means we have sky on demand. Sky on demand has some nice and odd stuff, "About a girl" was typically British fun if a bit cliched at times. And Sky allows us to time shift any series we are interested in on broadcast TV.
We also really like watching TV series on blu-ray, which means really nice quality and no ads, but also means we watch most series about 6 months after they screen.
I personally don't pirate - because I can't figure out how writers and actors get paid if I pirate. But I also recognise that the appalling monopolies in NZ and stupid distribution rules combine to make piracy seem pretty damn reasonable.
As for what we watch, Castle, Elementary, The Night Manager, Project runway (Vibe), just downloaded Luther, set up to "tape" The Expanse on Zone (and hoping it isn't too gross). Would totally watch season 2 of "The Blue Rose" if the bastards hadn't killed it. Most cricket, some NFL, some NBL, March Madness (mostly watching from on the bike).
*each new device seems to involve at least 2 hours of me shouting at the computer trying to get the bloody thing to work with all the other bits of the system so the apple TV and the NAS media centre are firmly disconnected at the moment.
Can’t I just be a petulant dick?
I'm sorry we have already filled that position.
However, your interest in that role has been noted and you are now 2618473rd in the queue.
No the conclusion is that IF we spend our money on a new flag that it should be GOOD.
Because if we spend our money on a BAD flag we will all feel really shitty about it for ages and be thinking of all the actually nice things we could have spent that money on.
It's not complicated Rich
I think he's pointing out that because the government gets to spend so much of our money we shouldn't care when it pisses down the toilet tiny amounts like $60 million dollars which realistically could never amount to anything of value if it was spent anywhere else so we just should stand back and not worry our little heads over it dear.
Or we could spend it on women's refuge.
$60 million is about 0.005% of public spending.
would pay for our research for the next 20 years!
We don’t get a do-over on this. We’re locked in.
Which is also not true.
We can change our minds as many times as we can be bothered.
However, like the government department that changes its logo every three years, there is a cost ... real dollars ... guesstimates for the NZ flag change are $60 million and up, that's not the cost of the referendum that's the cost of changing letterheads, letterheads, passports etc
But yeah I agree there will be very little public will for change after this debacle
UNLESS what we change to is really beautiful
And that's been the whole pity about this campaign for me NONE of the designs was really beautiful, they were all just flags
And yeah flags can be beautiful, these, setting aside the union jacks are pretty damn cool
their grown up citizens
define "grown up"
Seriously did Len Brown steal Bernard Orsman's lunch when he was a kid?
And how is this even published anywhere let alone in the biggest newspaper in the country, what a load of tripe.
aren’t so bad when they’re being filled by affluent elderly registered voters
Not to mention the shares in Ryman