Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Hard News: This Anzac Day, in reply to nzlemming,

    At a Turk? sorting the ottomans from the tall boys...

    Bryce Edwards has a round up of stories

    I wonder who okayed the "join the Tall Poppy Crusade' 'Tall Poppy Real Estate Agents' ad on that page...

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day, in reply to simon g,

    They died for a belief in our country and what we stand for...

    ...they also died because of very bad leadership and planning, is Key putting his hand for honouring that as well.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Trich or treat?

    being a serial fondler of non – consenting women’s hair?

    I'm 'crowd-seeding' the meme of our Prime minister's regressive great ape genes, shown by his relentless alpha male silverback urge for constant 'grooming' - in both senses of the word, how else to explain his attempts to 'normalise' aberrant behaviours?

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Rosemary McDonald,

    Golf Course Litigators...*

    Go Colin McCready!

    Graham is chipping in as well...
    ;- )


    *Chchch band pun...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Put the band in…,

    That Gary Thain story is classic reportage, all the important facts – the address of his parents, and that he was married to an ‘English girl’, all very proper. (Though I am surprised that it doesn’t mention that he went to Xavier College, ‘old school’ was part of the news then too…)

    …and in other breaking news, my faith in ‘the market’ sorting things out has been shattered – congrats to Matt and Jackson though on winning my two LP offerings last week – but I had hoped that there might have been more than one bid on each record – I might just take the rest to Galaxy or Penny Lane and avoid the disappointment in the future. - what to do?

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  • Speaker: What has Neoliberalism Done for…,

    no mad idea...
    re the breezepod houses, they put me in mind of yurts* and there even seems to be a Nissen hut in their vision as well.

    *and this article as well:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/9616663/Yurt-now-a-realistic-alternative

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  • Speaker: Christchurch: how did it come…, in reply to Just thinking,

    Stadium rock...

    The joy in stamping your feet on the semiperm scaffolding to create such a din as to put the opposition kicker off . Of course the overpriced draught beer just adds to the experience.

    Aaaah - those were two of the worst aspects to me, I was appalled and embarrassed by the unsporting stamping, the beer was discoloured water... I had one.
    Both the cheerleaders' and horsemen's sword twirling felt like an accident waiting to happen, sweaty palms happen, people trip....
    This is why I don't go out much I guess.
    ;- )

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day, in reply to simon g,

    Mud and Glory...

    “We will remember” increasingly seems to mean “we will imagine”.

    does that include the Te Papa Weta Dreams
    scaled-up mucky & Muecky creations?

    Feels to me like they've forced the viewer into a Hobbit-sized POV...

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/67841405/te-papa-brings-epic-scale-of-world-war-i-to-life

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  • Speaker: Look in the Mirror, New Zealand, in reply to Steve Curtis,

    <sigh>

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  • Speaker: What has Neoliberalism Done for…, in reply to steven crawford,

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