Jeremy Wels is the "thinking mans" Paul Holmes.....
I can't figure out whether that's an insult or not. I know if someone even tangentally linked me to Holmesy, I'd punch them in the mouth. And I'm a pacifist.
I am so out of the loop. I had no idea it was still on.
I guess it's one of those things where you go "Yay, bro'Town's back on telly!" Then you never watch it.
I suppose I'll wait for the DVD, it just seems more fun to watch the episodes back to back. And my English flatmate loves it.
I'm obsessing over Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor these days, but I just have to mention Bitches Ain't Shit by Ben Folds Five.
Yes, it's a cover of the Dr Dre song. What's remarkable is it turns a misogynistic rant about women into a melancholy rumination on love and loyalty.
Brilliant and funny.
I suppose cherry picking to create drama is what passes for news in the modern world. Sad, really. Particularly since it was obvious even from within that story that the guy talking was a nobody.
Mind you, it's been interesting being at the centre of "mayhem and chaos" in sunny Devonport. 300 people is a big party for around here, you can normally only fit about 50 or so in a renovated villa.
But I can honestly say I slept right through all the drama.
That reminds me. The two new Idol people (apparently one of them won, but I wouldn't be able to say which) were performing at the fireworks display at Alexandra Park on Saturday night.
They got ten minutes each, as opposed to "New Zealand's Answer To Tina Turner" and an Austin Powers impersonator, who both got half an hour on stage each.
My ladyfriend recognised them as they were walking through the crowds afterwards (totally unmolested by fans, adoring or otherwise, I might add) and got a wee bit excited, but then she's like that.
We haven't been guilty of this in NZ, at least that I can recall.
How about The Kid in Came a Hot Friday? He was certainly magical on some level (and it wast just Billy T.'s performance...)
OK, that was mostly a joke. I think we do tend to have a much stronger tradition of this in our literature than our TV and film, though. If I can figure out what happened to my library, I'll post a few examples.
Well, i heart MySKY... Friday night stumbles home will have EML at the end of 'em for a bit - choice!
MySKY, Schmysky. My doddery old PC with Win XP Media Centre Edition and a TV aerial lead can record free-to-air tv just as well while I'm off playing WOW and eating a nice butter chicken.
I did like the look of the new season of EML, though.
I wonder how long it'll be before some journo or politician makes headlines by having a brain explosion while posting on here.
PA, Scoop, Aardvark and Stuff were the only New Zealand websites I even knew existed back in the day. (I'm pretty sure I found most of the others by following links from Hard News.)
But what about the social networking side of the NZ interweb? It's embarrassing to even mention this stuff in such august company, but NZDating.com and Oldfriends.co.nz were the first time many "non technical" Kiwis realised they could have an actual presence on the net. NZD was and still is a seething den of sexual desperation and wilful illiteracy, but it's been around since the late 90's and still regularly tops the "lifestyle" sections of many web surveys, at least in quantity of hits. Oldfriends is more passive (though there was all the fun and games with the David Benson-Pope thread) but still a reliable workhorse when it comes to reconnecting people.
And just a quick note (because it's tangentally relevant, and because I'm smack dab in the middle of it) about the New Zealand Myspacers group on that great evil of our time, Myspace: when I started it back in 2004 there were probably 12 active Kiwis on Myspace as a whole. These days the NZ group is up to 4,000 members, more than half of whom actually live here in NZ, and gains about 50-100 new members a day (depending on how often Myspace has been in the news that week.)
"asylum escape songs" by Renee Louise Carafice
Being a friend of Renee from way back in the day, I'm pretty sure she'd be tickled pink by that.