Posts by Nick Shand

  • Hard News: Splore 2014: Everyone's…, in reply to llew40,

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    Sweet thxs llew40 ... attached is a photo of the costume.
    Especially after crowd interaction / reaction pics for my portfolio

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Splore 2014: Everyone's…,

    Anyone have pics of the glowing Maori warrior roaming around on Saturday night?

    Pure self interest in this request as I made the costume but sadly had to miss this years splore :(

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Winning the RWC: it's complicated,

    Most people I know streamed the rugger from the internet ... does the internet get TV people metered?

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media7: A new censor -- and a…, in reply to Gaynor,

    I believe it will pass 31 August.

    As a former student president this is sad news indeed.

    Stripping universities of their self-funding student culture will neuter an effective training ground that has through the years provided many with unexpected opportunities for professionally formative education.

    Let us hope our students will find fun and creative ways to rise above the ponzi scheme our NZ higher education is becoming.

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Political Lie,

    Can't remember the study I read but the researchers determined that 6 year olds tell a whopper of a lie on average every 20 minutes talking with each other.

    Wonder if politicians do any better?

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: You know what ..., in reply to Alex Coleman,

    didn’t smile enough in the speech ....

    Sounds cleaner to me. No mention of nazi death panel combos.

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: You know what ...,

    I predict that the GOP media will now feel that they have over-reached with their vitriol for anything President Obama. For a time atleast we should see a much cleaner conversation representing what amounts for democracy in America.

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Wall and the Paper,

    French street artist JR creates inclusive art that engages communities that are the most in need of something more than ordinary.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/jr_s_ted_prize_wish_use_art_to_turn_the_world_inside_out.html

    However if his affiliated large scale pasted wall posters started appearing all around our supercity, as is his TED wish, what would our city officials make of it.

    Askew’s predicament has set my mind spinning as it touches upon many ideals dear to my own identity.

    Prostituting creative talent within the imposed restraints of an artistically talentless entity tops my list. If an unelected dictator of creative direction and manipulator of local governmental approval required me to paint ‘’people mowing lawns’’ as he did to Askew, I would instantly take my creative energies elsewhere.

    Please let us not have no-name people blankly painting over inspired efforts to communicate. Like them or not, these sub-cultured communiques provide something more than ordinary for a community to talk about.

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Gaying Out,

    While feeding most forum trolls is not likely to be a good discussion, I’ve noted that the internets use of the word ‘troll’ has acquired some positive connotations in recent months i.e. good ‘parental troll’ stories tend to proudly acclaim the deviously clever and creative parents of the world.

    Adding the negative qualifier Mc [Mc + Trolls = McTrolls] on the other hand denotes a garden variety troll of limited imagination and thus deserving of the banhammer.

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Floating the idea,

    Perceptual Motor Programme Jackie was talking about.

    PMP operates at most/all of the Auckland schools I relief teach in.

    auck • Since Aug 2008 • 77 posts Report Reply

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