Posts by Tim Michie

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  • Up Front: Christmas Stockings,

    The Systems Administrators Guild of Australia

    Discworld methinks. But on the subject of WoW good luck for when you enter the Kitchen of Doom...

    Despite the temporal distortion field that makes it The Day That Never Ends, eventually... it does.

    Xmas cheers and beers!

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  • Southerly: England's Pleasant Pastures Seen,

    How English Lit. has changed.

    When I did it, within the last decade, speculation of a writer's mental state or proccupations was very much avoided - as in "There's *no* way you can know that for certain so don't go there and concentrate on the effect achieved (or not) by the writing)".

    Season's (whatever the season) Greetings: Mary Christmas had a little lamb/that I hope you find delicious.

    fbguiyytvh5wyw3jw3-i/iojjyaedfikep;sep;ldrdrdroldrfcgvg

    - what he said and

    So the gift for description is a family thing.

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  • Busytown: Flying visit,

    Thanks Jolisa!

    Oh, and: buy someone you love an instrument for Christmas: DIY music will get us through this economic turbulence.

    I'vealways wondered if use in multiple use of colons in a single sentence was punctual sin but, hey!: if an award winning writer on words can use them with aplomb..!: I may as well imitate!

    Merry Xmas (where X = appropriate festival) all!

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Och!

    Vote for the same word! So obvious. And, to quote Mr Tiso,

    "Credit crunch"... meh

    won..!

    But I'm glad credit (of the non-crunch kind) was given where it was due: when roflnui turns up in the OED it can clearly sourced to Sacha.

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  • Field Theory: The Return,

    As far as Chris is concerned I've wodered whether he started out, back at the beginning, trying find evidence for what was quite a common opinion: that Henry shouldn't've returned after the RWC. After a few wins he found himself with this angle to himself, a point of difference to his pieces, but has since followed the angle so far he's arrived in another dimension.

    Let. It. Go. Chris.

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  • Public Address Word of the Year 2008,

    Returning to wordsof the year, another mention of Mr President-elect:

    Blunder.

    As in Obama damning The Surge with the faint praise as a "tactical adjustment to a stategic blunder." It just makes for a devastating description...

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  • Hard News: Some cool stuff so you won't…,

    For the above, I guess I was speechless...

    Dude! Stuff! Cool!

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  • Hard News: Some cool stuff so you won't…,

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  • OnPoint: There is no depression in New…,

    Welcome back Keith!

    See what happens when you don't blog an election..?

    On the National/Act policy tango, I think National is more than happy to have someone pushing them on right wing issues as moving to the centre would've been an uncomfortable necessity to many in the party and its supporters.

    And if National takes the teeth out of a right wing policy it can say "See: we are centre right." And if they go along with it they can say ""See: we are centre right."

    Act wants the action and they're getting but are going to have to watch they don't talk themselves into a corner if they're raising the volume on Issues National knows are poll poison.

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  • Up Front: Walking Through the Ruins,

    Sweetie, if you can get into his house then the thing to do is to paint the underside of all his furniture with natural yoghurt. It's a slow but insidious revenge.

    If you can't get into his house, you'll just have to fill his car with Space Invader.

    This is not something I advocate, I hasten to add. I'm just saying.

    Well, I was going to suggest a 'Garage Sale 7am Saturday' sign in front of your noisy next-doors as a final act but I see you're an experienced hand in suburban guerilla tatics...

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