Island Life by David Slack

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Island Life: Dairy dairy me.

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  • Idiot Savant,

    While others of my generation signed up to be money market dealers and brokers, I opted for less weaselly pursuits

    What, law?

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1592 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    Never practiced. But touche all the same.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Martha Craig,

    My finest hour was at Toy Love gig, aged about 7, microphone crackles "hello Martha and Hana". We glowed.

    Petone • Since Nov 2006 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Gary Hutchings,

    like working for a booze company, or a PR company or writing speeches for politicians, you really let your self in for that one David :)

    wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 108 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Re. The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys.I was contemplating why you would include this in your piece David and whilst doing that, I came up with it probably being the very reason I chose (via acid daze) not to go to Uni or to ever wear a suit or female derivative thereof. Thanks for that.Muchly enjoyed the journey back. :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5724 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    like working for a booze company, or a PR company or writing speeches for politicians, you really let your self in for that one David :)

    When you put it all in in sentence like that ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17967 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    sigh - Toy Love at the Cook - never seen so much raw energy on such a small stage ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 1958 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Doing their first best dance.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15741 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    OK, I'm a Diplomatic Immunity junkie. Which other thread was I going to post that on?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15741 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    me too Sacha....

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Thanks for the Traffic clip.

    My wife always gives me that long suffering look when I play Traffic, my favourite band, loud!

    And now my workmates are looking at me oddly too :).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3114 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    When you put it all in in sentence like that ...

    Not all at once though. You've got to spread your evil out, like vegemite.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6145 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    It took years for me to discover the meaning of Tort. I would ask lawyers and they would reply with something to the effect of "it's a civil wrong," as if that meant anything. Then they would change the subject. I concluded that students at Law School took an oath to guard the secret of Tort.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Yeah, one of my great law school disappointments was discovering that torts had nothing to do with delicious rich cake.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2906 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    I concluded that students at Law School took an oath to guard the secret of Tort.

    Given the thread conclusion that I am one part man and eight parts weasel, I'll give it to you without embroidery: you'll have to be more sly than that to get it out of us.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    you'll have to be more sly than that to get it out of us.

    We could torture you. Maybe with Torte Lore

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3114 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    Cake. Next exit.

    I am not that easily distracted. No, in fact, I am: how is it that the Original Sacher-Torte has been the most famous cake in the world since 1832? Did it become world famous as soon as it was invented in 1832. or had it been around for years and gained global fame in that year, for reasons undisclosed?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Zippy Gonzales,

    Sacher-Torte bribed its way into popularity by containing more chocolate than the previous winner, Schwarzwaldkirschetorte.

    Before law, I thought a tort was a large tortilla.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 186 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    Cake. Next exit.

    Cake or debt.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Gabor Toth,

    Goodness - that would have been the Sunshine Dairy? (or the "Bumshine Dairy" as it was called by local mischievous youth). I grew up around those parts and remember it well. The 4-Square ("Peter's 4-Square") was once a local institution that delivered to the door. It was the only grocery store for miles.

    Life become much tougher for these places once they lost their monopoly on the retail sale of milk. I recall that just before the legislation changed (early 1990s?), supermarkets managed to get around the law by selling something they bizarrely called "milk-flavoured milk". This was made up of evaporated milk which was reconstituted and then blended with normal milk - thus making it a "flavoured" milk which they could legally sell - as opposed to "fresh" milk which they could not.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 112 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Sacher-Torte bribed its way into popularity by containing more chocolate than the previous winner, Schwarzwaldkirschetorte.

    Because of it's eminently attractive first name, surely?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15741 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    Goodness - that would have been the Sunshine Dairy?

    Yes! I had entirely forgotten the name. There was also a dairy further along Karori Road towards the cemetery end that was dying even before the end of the monopoly came along. The family that ran it got too far behind with their suppliers and the shelves just gradually emptied as they ran out of credit. All the same, on they went for what seemed like months. It was sad to watch.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Sacha: alas, the "ch" in Sacher-Torte is pronounced as in "loch", not as in "moustache".

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2906 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Poor Sacha

    Named after a cake.

    Hmmm Stephen do we know how Sacha is pronounced by his Mum?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3114 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Not like certain scottish monster, I assure you. Worth a try..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15741 posts Report Reply

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