Posts by Tom Ackroyd

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  • Hard News: Flu diversions,

    Er, which is what Craig said.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Flu diversions,

    Danielle:

    If it wasn't 'OMG Teh Commies Will Brainwash You' (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

    Don Siegel reportedly said of the film's title that it was probably "... the idea of some studio pod." This is the "enemy-within, capitalist-consumerism-is-turning-us-all-into-passive-automatons" reading.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Flu diversions,

    Poneke's a bit partial to the purple prose, isn't he?

    Truly is the LHC project the greatest scientific experiment in all of human history, and how fantastic we are alive to experience it.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Copyright Must Change,

    Treating creative expression as criminal, argued Lessig, is "corrosive", because it raises children in an environment where breaking the law is normalised.

    My 8 year old son now thinks if you spell "BluTak" "Blue Tak" you'll get arrested, following a parental discussion about the © and ™ symbols.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: History is now,

    At the Republican election party thing, they have choirboys. Choirboys. I'm just gonna let that sit there.

    And if they had had choirboys at the Democrats party thing?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Heard any good tunes lately?,

    OT now, but

    Adrian Sherwood and Tackhead at the powerstation, one of my top three gigs ever.

    reminds of my top two gigs ever. On-U Sound at the T&C; and 808 State, same place, Björk guesting. My bass-rattled guts have never forgotten.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Food Show 08,

    plenty of punters used to ask for a "cup of chino

    Kinda like up the Cup o' Tea coast

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Radiation: Sci-fi high,

    BSG. I really recommend starting at the very beginning, honestly. I got it all from the local library. Two week loans per season box set means you have to cram a lot of viewing in, but it's actually better that way. No ads, good 40 min episode length, you don't lose track, the picture is way better than TV or torrents, and there's no downloading or burning or geekery involved.

    The only downside is the local DVD release lagging original transmission. But it's cheap, choice and worth the wait.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Travelling Gravely,

    The latent sadism of the good folk of suburbia.

    Them's fightin' words.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Fun,

    Live Honda ad that aired a few hours ago on UK's Channel 4.

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