Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to Alfie,

    As our local media lay off experienced staff and seek to monetarise assets in some sort of crazed, clickbait-inspired death spiral

    It's almost freudian the need to monetise stories - take this one on Lydia Ko in Stuff yesterday

    There was none of the urban slang which is common among many other teenagers around the world. A monetary lapse in concentration, where she might accidentally swear, seemed inconceivable.

    They just can't stop thinking about money - they've fixed it to read 'momentary' now - but had to be told.
    a recent letter to the editor raved on about 'statuary holidays' - Queen Victoria is not amused having had to wait on her plinth, day in and day out in Chchch...

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  • Hard News: Listening Lounge 2016: Drugs…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    prerendering to the inevitable...

    Do we really have to do Max Key jokes?

    What you need is a Max Block!

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  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…,

    Light Metal
    DIY volcanic cones
    or a city going down the drainage....
    :- )

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  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…, in reply to william blake,

    Attachment

    :- )

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  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…, in reply to FletcherB,

    cache register...

    Does anyone else recall the old mechanical cash register in there? ...
    I’m sure I saw it at least ten times, only visiting a few times a year?

    Ring up the changes, yet there is no accounting for the passage of time...
    Till-death us do part -

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  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…, in reply to Philip Bendall,

    silk slapping aeons...

    Maybe if everyone climbed down into that steep, deep hole then the grass and soil might get eroded, but could the rock crater really get destroyed???

    Give 'em an inch (or a second) and they'll take a kalpa!

    Imagine a gigantic rocky mountain at the beginning of kalpa, approximately 16 x 16 x 16 miles (dwarfing Mount Everest). You take a small piece of silk and wipe the mountain once every 100 years. According to the Buddha, the mountain will be completely depleted even before the kalpa ends.

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  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…,

    This dormant volcano climb thing is all well and good but hardly helps the local economy...
    - How much does it cost to take the lift to the top of the SkyTower©?

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  • Polity: Hooton’s Zombie Apocalypse,

    Key's paranoid violent riot delusions...
    The rambling excuses Key gave for not going to fulfil his pledge at Waitangi this morning on Morning Report were reminiscent of some schoolboy trying to worm their way out of some onerous duty...
    He missed the chance to show that he was still cox of his waka,
    that he had everyones best interests at heart,
    that he was the man -
    that he could afford to be magnanimous and would
    honour the bulk of the people rather than flee from the few
    fuelling his imagined violent battle scenes,
    where his staff would be subject to horrific predations,
    - even though that is arguably what they sign up for...
    predations he was admittedly willing to endure alone
    - just what is he on?
    - has he lost that much control ?
    ...and confidence

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201788483/john-key-on-his-watangi-day-no-show

    and later on his broken pledge
    listen to him make stuff on the fly to justify the unjustifiable
    and all his mad 'what if violent riot scenarios'
    - no other possibilities entertained:

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201788498/john-key-on-his-watangi-day-no-show

    the man is afraid of shadows!

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  • Hard News: Sunday People, in reply to Lilith __,

    It’s how we Leguminati know each other.

    The Leguminaries...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festive and Unconflicted,

    a TT's wet dream, OTT of OT proportions...*
    a confluence of Christians - many elected Baird without knowing they were getting a proselytising wowser.

    The Sydney Morning Herald described Baird's government as "the most devout in living memory," with a concentration of powerful religious figures in its upper echelons.

    The Police Chief is apparently also fervently evangelical...
    see a detailed overview here;
    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/05/sydneys-fun-police-have-put-out-the-light-of-the-nightlife-the-citys-a-global-laughing-stock

    *That's Tee Totaller; Over The Top, and Old Testament for those initially confused...

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