The foyer toilets also had showers, IIRC.
They did indeed. Very handy for when a mixed-gender group had just "fallen" in the river.
Wish there were more photos.
I had a quick ferret through Phil’s site. More photos taken in various flats of mine than actually at uni, but there are a couple of the LCR.
This is our corner of the Lower Common Room. Note the way those huge concrete overhangs handily prevent any actual sunlight from penetrating the room. Note the carpet, and the orange couches. Can't see Xeno's pickle, thankfully.
It does make you wonder how Warren & Mahoney stayed in business given their buildings are universally such utter crap.
Bless 'em, Warren & Mahoney's Twitter account has linked to the column and is favouriting tweets calling their building "ugly as fuck", etc. You have to admire that.
Discovering what a Jellybean was (Thanks, Phil!) and that the UCR happy hour staff would actually sell you a jug of the stuff.
They would. Oh gods, the smell.
Thanks, people, for reminding me what the Shelley was called. With a few exceptions, we just treated it as a hallway. There's an architectural success for you.
Why not join Labour, make a difference?
You mean, like I did in 1987?
And you’re the one who raised being responsible, somehow, for the votes of friends and neighbours.
Let’s leave aside, for a moment, that there was no swing to National in Chch, once you take into account boundary redraws, population movement, and numbers of votes rather than percentages. We’ve been through those numbers several times on this site and it appears to make no difference.
So Chch is a place where Labour has well-supported electorate MPs, but isn’t winning the party vote. It’s a place where, as people have mentioned here, individual MPs on the ground have worked very hard, yet the opposition (as referred to in the OP, not specifically Labour, but the opposition ) haven’t managed to get any traction on Chch issues on a national scale. We had all this discussion about whether builders should certify their own work, and the conversation went alll the way back to ‘leaky homes’, and ignored the catastrofuck with the rebuild down here, that’s happening right now.
There are lessons to be learned here, but they don’t start with “Well you ungrateful bastards should vote for us just Because.”
Its all very well saying “Well, I didn’t vote National” but your friends and neighbours did, in spades.
So, it's ridiculous to suggest it might be something to do with Labour that people didn't vote Labour, but quite sensible to suggest that it's my fault?
Also, I counted my neighbours' votes, and they bloody didn't.
The Canadian left may not get everything it wants, but it will get a lot of things it wants. That’s what victory looks like in a modern democracy.
So a whole bunch of my best friends are lefty Canadians. What they want is 'shot of Stephen Harper'. I've never heard any of them mention the opposition parties. Their main issues are environment, inequality, and women's rights, but it's all "Harper is doing it wrong", not who might be going to do it right.
I give you Miss Clark who broke the law ( or encouraged her police escort to do ) to rush to a league game that I suggest she had as much interest in as I have in tap dancing because it would go down well with her voters
Union. She was a massive League fan. Still is, I assume.
Pretending to be interested in sport is something NZ prime ministers have to do. But sitting in the stands at a netball game so bored you can barely keep your eyes open is a world away from having the World Cup launch at parliament. I can't fathom why the NZRU agreed to that.
i.e. Aaron Smith’s d**k pictures scandal.
I do wish you'd picked an example where the All Black in question had actually done something wrong, not one where he was the victim of others' arseholitude.
don’t you think we should clean up our backyard first before we go solving other issues?
No. Because that day never comes. We are never DONE fixing social issues.