I really loved that Lontalius song and video. It grabs you by the heart strings.
In unrelated news, the much talked about New Order Music Complete dropped on iTunes today. Just listening now. Very Pet Shop Boys disco so far. Quite liked Tutti Frutti. It was. Very.
What irritates me the most, is that I went and turned that photo around in the iPad, then reloaded it, yet it changed nothing. ARR!
And yet the click through is the right way up! I feel your pain, but have no idea what the hell is going on anymore. It's all got _ery topsy tur_y.
Thanks for the lovely contributions.
Thanks Soon Lee. Appreciate your comments. It's still spring. Any flowers in your neighbourhood to go steal? :-)
Only if we decide everything must change immediately.
I’m kind of flattered that you took my massive logical leap missive seriously.
However, I do think it will cost much more than we realise, and, at whatever cost, the change hardly seems worth it, unless we can all ‘stand for’ the flag chosen.
But I really don’t want to endorse another hundred years under some bleak clip-art that seems to leave out Maori altogether
So much this, it does my effin' head in. It's like the brief specifically tried to ignore our cultural heritage, in all its messed up glory.
Anyone want to guess how much it will cost to change every iteration of the flag in every government agency?
The Telecom/Spark re-brand, which was all local, cost around $20,000,000. Spark annual revenue in 2014 was $3.5 billion.
Our GDP in 2014 was around $290 billion.
Use that as a multiplier (because math is my play thing, and shut up), so 82 times 20 million = 1.64 billion dollars. Add the international factor, and great fuck tonnes of cash is the answer.
Yeah, keep the bloody one we have.
So she lies on the hill up back facing the sunsets forever. This is her possy.
Well, it’s beautiful. We moved recently, and the card you gave me many years ago with Stella's photo on (IIRC?) was still above the coffee machine in the old garage. Now I’m trying to remember where it ended up. I’ll probably find it in 5 years time, when we finally get all the boxes unpacked. :-)
Stella dog has been pushing up daffodils and daisies. These are on her grave at the mo.
Oh, arohanui Sofie. Was this recent, or did I miss something previously? Anyway, wishing you all the best.