Posts by Geoff Lealand

  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…,

    Insult piled upon insult. Mike Hosking as Broadcaster of the Year! What the hell has happened to this country?

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  • Hard News: First-person media and the…,

    Apparently Disney has banned selfie sticks from its U.S. theme parks

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  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Yes, demonstrated by the way he was floundering around, not knowing what to say whilst Phil was ripping into TV3 this afternoon.

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  • Hard News: First-person media and the…,

    A really interesting episode of Media Take. I know of a couple of teachers who will be using it.
    I know that it places me at odds with the greater mass of population but I do hate selfie-sticks. When we were travelling about in Europe over summer, there were times I wished I was carrying a pair of bolt-cutters. Their pervasive use ('look at me and some old building behind me') reminds me of the moronic hordes who gather before the Mona Lisa in The Louvre, and take very bad photos of a surprisingly small painting.

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  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I remember this disgraceful shambles. We were living within spitting distance of the Wellington Show buildings, in Mt Cook.

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  • Cracker: IT'S ALIVE,

    Good on you, Damion. The new website for NAME (National Association of Media Educators) is in the offing (and looking good) and it would be highly appropriate to have visible links to your project.

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  • Up Front: Stand for... Something,

    Generally, I like our sense of modesty. I tell the tale of flying a flag above my small office corner whilst I was studying in the US in the 1980s. It was a way of making a point in a land where the American flag was everywhere. It was only after a year or so that I realised it was the Australian flag I was displaying. I was mortified but it was also an acknowledgement that patriotic displays were rare at that time.

    There have been times when media-generated rah-rah in NZ have turned my stomach, such as the America's Cup, when we were supposed to support a faux-Team New Zealand, which was much more about corporate indulgence. Also, as Finlay Macdonald commented recently, the way the NZ media roll over and wave their legs in the air when British royalty hoves into view.

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

    Some aspects of this Anzac have been bloody awful, such as the parade of Jackson's war toys and Soviet Brutalism statues at Te Papa, but one good thing today was seeing a restored print of Jean Renoir's anti-war film The Grand Illusion (1937), as part of the French Film Festival.

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  • Capture: Autumn lite,

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    Another sign of autumn? I have been putting this box out each day, for the past two weeks. So, if you happen to be passing 637 Grey Street, Hamilton East ....

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Record Store…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I have been to the Tuning Fork a couple of times (most recently for C W
    Stoneking). It is a good venue to hear music but the crowd can be distracting, with all the toing-and-froing by blokes who don't seem able to listen to music without a beer clutched in their sweaty hands.

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