Posts by andin

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  • Up Front: A Word in Your Ear,

    There's also a fine line between being articulate and being a smug, patronising smart-arse.

    Yeah, an' if anyone goes sesquipedalian on yo arse s/he ain't articulate.
    Right.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: A Word in Your Ear,

    But we can try to be more aware of the problems of the inarticulate, more aware of our privilege, and more patient with their pathetic witterings.

    Fuck that! Whoops was that the wrong thing to say.
    Umm .....it's been tried and it failed. All it does is motivate a plethora of the inarticulate to form charitable trusts or churchs (see they may be tongue-tied, but they're interfering & avaricious) such as SST and those other thick fuckers starts with D, and in the United States of Oil .........Evangelicals and Teabaggers.

    Oh were you being wry again, I can never tell with you and the good Doctor.
    In which case nevermind.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Alone at Party Central,

    Scoundrels, the American Outrageous Fortune adaptation

    HoHum. Both just remind me of this song which sums up my feelings about these crime porn shows. Pigs, crims, thugs and their molls were always the least interesting people in the West Auckland I grew up in.
    Sure to ruin a party just by turning up.
    But hey its telly not reality.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    Walking Dead sheez, I just want to stay out of the way of the Driving Dead this weekend.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: That's Not My Name,

    Jim Anderton said on Backbenches last night

    He was good on a few things last night. But he seemed to be a wee bit frail. I hope he's OK, and its just age that is wearying him.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    When did a desire to be "entertained" become the intellectual equivalent of admitting a fondness for kiddie snuff porn?

    Umm Never?
    But thanks for repaying my bombast with more of the same.

    Or the classic "that book is the equivalent of eating icecream, why don't you read something good for you?"

    I must have lead a sheltered life I've never heard that before. So those Michael Moorcock scifantasy books must have been my hokey-pokey.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    Marcus

    I think television - like theatre, movies and band gigs - is mostly used for recreation.

    Oh The missed opportunities...
    Sorry my last line was a failed attempt at humour.

    Sacha

    When did our days become soooo careworn, that "entertainment" became what we craved?
    Uh, one of the longest working weeks in the "developed" world, thanks to low investment in productivity and capital funds, thanks to decisions made in the 80s and 90s by idiot neolibs some of whom still grace our parliament and business circles.

    Still doesn't make me crave what passes for entertainment on th' telly. I guess the important word there is ME.
    I'm daydream wondering if there isnt some impromptu experiment going on where people are forced by dreadful worldly circumstances to stay in and watching and when things get Better? or whatever. And we emerge blinking into the daylight from our telly caves, those driven to anger by teh mindless fodder are sectioned off from those who were sedated by the diet of drivel.
    OK Conspiracy moment over.

    Excuse me while I just nip out to buy Hitch -22. Now that sounds like entertainment with a capital E.
    And capital E's can be very entertaining.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    I think most people use free-to-air broadcasting when they want to rest from the cares of their day. They're not looking for education or enlightenment, particularly, but rather for entertainment

    When did our days become soooo careworn, that "entertainment" became what we craved?
    Or has the human race en masse just given up, and are too timid to ask for more. And instead just whine to those who can do fuck all about it (the people in the room with you at the time).
    Is that why personal interactions are going down the shitter?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Still not all that Super?,

    andin, thanks so much for that! Muito obrigado! I am loving what I read about Curitiba and Lerne

    My pleasure.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Still not all that Super?,

    There are plenty of 'Jamie Lerners' around

    Well we all have the potential lets say..

    and a hefty dose of NZ sensibility that says, yeah, that works.

    Last seen round these here parts...and influencing govt decisions........
    Oh you choose.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1242 posts Report Reply

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