Posts by John Armstrong

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Festival of Non-Dudeyness,

    I love Jakob. And when I say that, what I mean is that I love Jakob. For various reasons, including the fact that they providing the soundtrack to me falling in love with my wife, their beautiful music means a great deal to me, and it is such a grand thing when an artist you love does not let you down.

    What an honest piece of film, too.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance,

    PS I haven't posted for a while, so maybe I should clarify: not that John Armstrong. I really should get around to amending my handle one of these days..

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Or are you really saying that John Key was so obviously a dirty lying liar the media should have said “Fuck it, we’re not even going to pretend to be objective any more, and we’re going to take everything in Hager’s book at face value and ignore any response from Key”? Because that’s somewhere I’m not willing to go.

    This particular wave of the discussion may have already passed, but I doubt that anyone is seriously suggesting this. Possibly something more along the lines of 'show, don't tell'.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to Brent Jackson,

    The media is no longer part of the fourth estate, but are part of the entertainment industry.

    Or, as a friend of mine once put it, 'the News is just another TV programme'.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    If anyone is interested, the good folks over at actionstation have set up a petition calling for a Royal Commission into Dirty Politics.

    For me, in the current context, signing felt like an incredibly... small act, but I did so because I very much share the sentiment expressed in the e-mail they sent me yesterday; it is no longer sufficient just to stay as informed as possible and to exercise my democratic right every three years. Time to get off the proverbial arse. (I realise that signing an e-petiton is not technically getting off my arse, but it's the first example of putting into action a new conviction to take every opportunity to make a contribution.)

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Show some decency, in reply to stephen clover,

    I go anger => sadness => anger => sadness over and over several times a day.

    Me too, but am I alone in also experiencing the occasional bout of excitement and hope? I think that this whole process will ultimately be cleansing (to some degree). As the old saying goes, these revelations are much better out than in.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Outwards and Upwards,

    Very sad to hear about Chris Sheehan. Too Many Dogs still sits as a dark little diamond in my music collection.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Kitchen Hacks, in reply to Hebe,

    Shouldn't you have stayed with Frying Saucers?

    Ha! It's like you know me! I would have but the vegetarianism came between us.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Kitchen Hacks, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    That's the only way it's going to cook properly.

    Yeah, I really must try and plan ahead more..

    For instant pizza victory, just add capers.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Kitchen Hacks, in reply to Samuel Scott,

    MAKE YOUR DOUGH IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR!

    I thought hacks were supposed to save dishes?

    My counter-pizza hack: prepare a normal pizza-dough or bread recipe (in a bowl, Samuel, in a bowl), but don't worry about letting it rise fully. Twenty minutes or so is enough to give your base the body it needs. Pizza is supposed to be flat, isn't it?

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 132 posts Report Reply

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