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  • Jeremy Andrew,

    lest we forget the rule for averting apostrophe catastrophe* "poss ess for possession" except when it's its property of course : )

    The greengrocer's apostrophe can cause catastrophe.

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 841 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    The greengrocer's apostrophe can cause catastrophe.

    Some friends of ours were travelling through Queensland once and decided to stop for fruit at the first greengrocer's who could spell based on the signs by the side of the road.

    800 miles later, they had a kebab.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    Still not as classy as Orcon's "Were providing faster internet" ad. I think that one was even on TV.

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3909 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    During last week, the Academy cinema in Auckland was listing its screenings of "Trouble is My Business"*, as being about the experiences of the "Assistant Principle" at Aorere College. I suggested they change it and the Weekend Herald did have"Principal".

    * A tremendously good NZ doco!!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2318 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Director Juliette Veber talks about Trouble is My Business in the first story in this Media7 clip.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    Final two questions to the PM in this afternoon's press conference:
    Have you had someone review the appointments Dr Worth made while he was minister? Answer: "No." Are you going to? Answer: "No."

    Never mind the last quarterly result. Let's focus on the next one.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Still not as classy as Orcon's "Were providing faster internet" ad. I think that one was even on TV.

    Did that happen? I'll have to give our Great Blend sponsors a ribbing about that. Perhaps I'll make it a grammar-contingent deal ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18968 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Never mind the last quarterly result. Let's focus on the next one.

    Yep, knew it. Doesn't like to hang around or talk about the losers. He's still the smiling assassin.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6268 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Umm, George Darroch is a Green Party activist.

    Hitler was a vegetarian, you know.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18968 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I'll bet he uses a Mac.

    Rush Limbaugh uses a Mac.

    There was a funny little spell where the wingnuts were rushing around telling each other they'd sell their Apple shares in protest at Al Gore joining the board. Anyone who did, of course, would have racked up an EPIC INVESTMENT FAIL ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18968 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Hitler was a vegetarian, you know.

    It was probably the Meth amphetamine that made violent.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2751 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Pollock,

    Hitler was a vegetarian, you know.

    True, but is Roger Douglas?

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    True, but is Roger Douglas?

    A vegetarian Friedmanite pig-farmer.
    Now that would be something.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Pollock,

    It's one of those inherent contradictions in capitalism that my Marxist friends keep telling me about.

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Did you say vegemite? With bloody cream cheese now I notice.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Vegemite with the little baby cheezuz

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6268 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    sounds suspiciously trademe

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    sounds suspiciously trademe

    Well, if so it got TV 3 :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6268 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Was it Rove who did a recent piece about religiously shaped Cheezels hawked by middle americans?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16771 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Marmitreya and Cheeses on the Cross...

    little baby cheezuz

    the continuing adventures of the Spotlight Kid
    The son of Gouda will put the teaser back in easter
    or is it just Loki and Coyote up to their old tricks?

    Anyway, I'd always thought Maitreya wasn't coming till after Buddhism
    had been forgotten... (he gestures hypnotically, the mandrake screams!)

    But is Roger Douglas

    Well, I've always found (Sir) Roge the Doge vegan disquieting...

    yrs
    Il Doge
    The Merchant of Venice

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5058 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    But is Roger Douglas

    I think it was Denis Welch who once described "Sir's" moustache as bristling authoritatively and sending positive signals to the market. All gone now. But dugless? As the stern daddy counterpart to Lange's all-nurturing archetype, quite probably.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3556 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    Still not as classy as Orcon's "Were providing faster internet" ad. I think that one was even on TV.

    Did that happen? I'll have to give our Great Blend sponsors a ribbing about that. Perhaps I'll make it a grammar-contingent deal ...

    Surely did. I have an MSN log from 16/3/05 where I mentioned to a friend that they got outed by that week's ComputerWorld. So it's even stored in print, if you can find a copy.

    The pit from whence crawl… • Since Mar 2007 • 3909 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks,

    It's all so dispiriting I need to go lie down on the couch and turn on the tube. I hope I'm not too late to see something hilarious with a twist of misogyny. Around about now, Paul Henry should be fluffing up the cushion for his pal John.

    Not to do with John, but this seems more or less apropos here: complaint upheld against TVNZ for lack of balance. Surprise surprise.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    complaint upheld against TVNZ for lack of balance.

    Maybe the BSA is starting to twig that National TV doesn't meet the Broadcasting Acts requirements for balance. Having a former National candidate as the presenter would seem to require some sort of balancing per se, really. (Spot the difference between the Wikipedia biog of Paul Henry and the TVNZ version).

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4463 posts Report Reply

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