Posts by The Ruminator

  • Hard News: Humour with heart,

    Without wishing to linkwhore I'm going to post another review I did of Reginald D Hunter. Which in many ways was actually more troubling than Lovegrove's.

    There seems to be a real misogynistic air to this year's festival. Having said that, it's all come from comedians over the age of 40. So could be a generational thing. I dunno.

    http://ruminator.co.nz/comedy-fest-review-reginald-d-hunter-trigger-warnings/

    Since Apr 2013 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Humour with heart,

    If you get the chance to go, I can highly recommend Guy Montgomery's Billy T show. It is spectacular.

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  • Hard News: The sphere of influence,

    When I had lunch with her, I found her to be utterly charming and reasonable. Then when I looked back over my notes I felt like I may have been had to an awesome level.

    That said, she's still a human being.

    Since Apr 2013 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Yup. I do know for a fact. Weird aye?

    The whole electorate/list thing came about because Kim misunderstood how NZ politics works. Then that narrative took hold and away you go.

    Also: it was apparently an either/or with Shane or the Mana party...and the Mana party seemingly won.

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  • Hard News: Jones: The contender leaves,

    Shane Jones was the Internet Party's mystery MP too. So the whole thing is just ... weird.

    He must've really grown to despise Labour.

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  • Hard News: Poll Day 2: Queasy,

    You guys actually think Gower is pro-Nat and anti-Labour? Did you see him salivating his way around the Oravida offices?

    ooooh look! Another photo of Judith Collins

    Gower just likes getting a story that riles anyone up be it right or left. He’s kerrrrazy and a bit hyperbolic but I’m pretty sure he’s even handed.

    We all just think the media is anti-whicheverside-we’re-on

    Edit: grammar

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  • Hard News: The New New News,

    Good lord. This post caused me to go look at the stable of writers who write for us and that's a very pasty palette staring back.

    Must try harder.

    Also, never let having nothing to say get in the way of saying it loudly and obnoxiously. If you're not adding to the noise then you're just listening*

    *I don't really think that, apologies if we come across that way.

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  • Hard News: Things worth knowing, in reply to Russell Brown,

    She told me she was invited there because of her Justice portfolio and that she gave speeches on New Zealand's system.

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  • Hard News: All John's Friends,

    Well kudos to you all. Flame war did not commence like I thought. You're all very mature.

    I have to disagree with a few commenters who think National have "drifted" to the right. Key is fairly centrist. English is small c Conservative. We still have a welfare state. We still have a fairly progressive tax system. This myth that we're a crazy right wing country is just that, a myth.

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  • Hard News: All John's Friends,

    OoOoOoOOOH first response: troll.

    Flame war: commence.

    Since Apr 2013 • 47 posts Report Reply

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