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  • 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 • 1239 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 • 1239 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 • 1239 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 • 1239 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 • 1239 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 • 1239 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 • 1239 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Still not all that Super?,

    How is it that a city in a "developing economy" managed to achieve such far-sighted planning,

    It seems to have been one man's vision as far as I can tell.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1239 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Still not all that Super?,

    Not super at all pretty dumb in fact.
    New Zealand made a massive wrong turn in the 70's along with a few other countries in the developed world. Chief amongst them the USA and GB. It kind of sealed our and their fate into endless cycles of boom bust and anyone who can make a buck gets undue adulation.
    And poverty gets to become an incurable self inflicted disease.

    At least some didn't go down that road

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1239 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: "The complexities of the issues",

    An apology by a politician who appears contrite probably doesn't mean much. These people are politicians, they are trained to fake sincerity.

    And I seem to recall one of these apologies by one of our prominent politicians, was it this week?
    My memory seems a bit poor this morning, perhaps Im hungry.
    A leg of Key perhaps mmmmmm.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1239 posts Report Reply

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