Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics,

    Gorge us....
    Ya learn something every day!
    I never knew that a carnivorously edible fowl-based equivalent of Matryoshka dolls existed - perhaps a name change is in order - Nested MeatRusky Dollops - covers it nicely, it doesn't quite roll off the tongue as well though I guess?

    Though I do remember Tremalchio's ultimate stuff up!

    NSFW or Vegetarians!

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Jeremiah was a bullhorn…

    OMG the Pete George discussion!

    I admit it, I went and had a read, I almost signed up just so I could try and explain the one underpinning / overarching PA ethos – Don’t be a dick – which was (IIRC) the real reason PG was ostracized, actually ostracized is too strong, there was no real persecution – maybe the ‘ostra-’ bit implies a ‘head in the sand’ …
    and he really did like PA’s sandpit, for whatever reasons, he obviously misses it.
    But what is it about ‘doesn’t play well with others’ that those ‘players’ can’t understand?
    Hell is other people, eh…
    The inability to put ‘two and too together to get to therefore’ must be a rising evolutionary meme it is so prevalent these days….

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5191 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics,

    Gio caching...

    Tiso is Rawshark.
    Yeah, I said it.

    You do realise the NZ Police and security forces (and their masters) have absolutely no sense of humour...
    The only 'whistleblowers' they like are Referees and even then....
    Here's hoping they take less than 10 hours to search both your houses,
    here's hoping I'm wrong...

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  • Capture: Movement, in reply to Shaun Scott,

    two legs good...

    Kinda like the effect created by not having a tripod

    Bipod at Luna Park?
    or a view of the invisible energetic universe around us?
    I like both views...

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand's…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    a Blyton society...

    It was at the end of the sixth form and five of us had somehow wound up on a committee tasked with exploring potential...

    Five Go Mad on Munificence!

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  • Access: Disability abuse: it’s not OK, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Cane and able...

    Since this article Graeme Innes the Australian Disability Rights Commissioner has had his position disestablished by the Abbott government.

    Such forward thinking by Abbott's Government doesn't surprise me, after all he made himself Minister of Women's Affairs!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Everybody Loves…, in reply to linger,

    Who has time to wait for Aussie subediting these days?

    Funny how it's ended up - Fairfax's Aussie titles are subbed and laid out in NZ
    and is The Herald still done by Pagemasters (an Oz firm that lost the Fairfax contract) either here or there - who can keep it up with these sinking lids

    It still depresses me that the bosses of these big papers seem to see their 'product' as the ads (and ensuing revenue) rather than the written content, which you'd think is the reason most people engage with them...

    </naivete>

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Everybody Loves…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Oh dear. That’s very poor.

    Ahem...

    The nice thing about this version of ‘Bridges’ is that it strips back all the production to emphasise that there’s a song in there, one that Georgia Knott sings exquisitely:

    It happens to best of us, I guess...
    But The Herald is ostensibly better resourced, and probably has Subs who should pick this stuff up, as it were...

    ;- )

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Everybody Loves…,

    home brood...
    What's the point of being famous if The NZ Herald can't even be bothered getting your name right?
    Georgia Knott on tour
    I wonder what Georgia Nott thinks about touring?

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: The Vote,

    rearguard action...

    WOTY “seems to have become a partisan exercise
    in political point scoring.”

    That's so true, and what did the poor 'Right' ever do to us to deserve that, eh?
    This joyless Dexter Division dearth will be the death of us....
    It does get in,
    porous....

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