Posts by Emma Hart

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  • Hard News: Misquote Unquote,

    That youtube clip did not impress me at all. Firstly, he points out that Tibet has been independent quite a bit in the last millennium. And the sky didn't fall and China did not disintegrate, which basically defeats his main argument.

    Oh good, I thought I might have been going crazy or getting confused. Because he did appear to be saying that a) we've always owned Tibet and b) when they were running their own affairs they were awful at it. I was going to ask if there were any Tibetan maps from that period, but no doubt they were too busy trying to work out how to feed themselves. When not being rubbed all over the aching muscles of the British.

    I'm assuming that the point of all the pictures of the trains was how great China is, but I found it creepy the way people suddenly disappeared from that section.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4532 posts Report Reply

  • Stories: Joined Up,

    Craig, dear, you're not right wing, you're just a very naughty boy...

    Some more very naughty boys, probably not the Mesiah...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4532 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Debate like it's 2008!,

    you don't mind that your opinions may be less valued as a result

    Care to guess who currently holds the UK record for saying 'fuck' the most times in a live broadcast?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4532 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Debate like it's 2008!,

    In that case, I vote that the trophy be one of those waving lucky cats.

    FTW!

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  • Hard News: Debate like it's 2008!,

    Maybe Public Address should be handing out a "Complete Fucking Bullshit" award to the worst case of bad journalism each week (of course, we might have to give it a more acceptable name such as the 'Deborah Coddington' award).

    The Deborah Coddington Memorial Award. Now that has a nice ring to it.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4532 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unhappy Birthday,

    it just seems polite to address everyone -- regardless of gender -- according to their expressed preference.

    Absolutely. When I made that remark I was thinking of the 'not being able to get title and surname right', which I'm pretty sure is a bigger issue for women than men.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4532 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unhappy Birthday,

    Sorry, irrelevant rant, but it gets on my wick. :)

    Not really. Not when we're talking about who gets to identify us as what.

    This annoys heaping helpings of women, apparently, if recent discussions in my LJ circle are anything to go by.

    Naming conventions

    Naming conventions in KAOS, which turned into 'don't call me Mrs Blarg'

    A blog about swearing which turned into women complaining about being called 'Susie' and 'Izzy

    I'll stop link-whoring now.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4532 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unhappy Birthday,

    How does anyone get from the New Zealand Party to the Communist Party? That's jumping a few tracks to say the least.

    I know someone who went from the NZP to the Alliance. That's practically the same thing, right? All that Billy Bragg was probably a tipper.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4532 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unhappy Birthday,

    Shrubbery. Am I the only person who can't see the word "Shrubbery" without immediately thinking "Neep!"???

    Tom, I think you mean "ni!".

    Indeed, as I was typing it, I was thinking, heh, I said 'shrubbery'.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4532 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unhappy Birthday,

    You do have to steel yourself when the people like the Russell Browns [Public Address blogger] attack you. You get used to it, but I didn't realise I'd get used to it quite so quickly. It really stung the first time.

    I think I can clear this up. About six weeks ago, my daughter adopted a hedgehog, which lives in our shrubbery. Being a hedgehog, we named it after Russell. This is obviously the smaller Russell's work

    No wonder it stung the first time.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4532 posts Report Reply

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