Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: 65 bottles of beer on the wall...

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  • Islander, in reply to BenWilson,

    Ben, that is rather impertinent and it was MY comment, not Jackie’s- so S
    TFU-

    my family (most of ’em) and my friends (most of ’em) dont like sports.
    We fish, we hunt, o ah we play Scrabble! – but we dont do sports.
    We do food- excitingly. We do drinks – variously. We do love company and frequently entertain strangers/chance-byes.

    But we dont want to be part of this crowdcloud, media-driven and toxic.

    The fallout will be around for years.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Littlewood, in reply to Hadyn Green,

    Um, just quietly, no it wouldn't. I'd really rather we win. I mean if we have a choice.

    Quite. And I think the side has done pretty much everything right in the way they've played over the last year or so, while, first-five aside, most of the positions look like they're pretty well covered this time- it would be nice to go into a RWC knockout match with an actual centre, rather than a makeshift one, though. While I'm consigned to the fact that every four years, the ABs deign to disappoint (actually in the case of RWC 95, I'm starting to think that it was remarkable how that young side played as well as it did right up until the final, but that's another story), I'm optimistic this time, even if it could be seen as misplaced.

    Like others have said, it's understanding for people to express concerns over the "political" (central and local government) aspects, as well as the pre-tournament hype, but I'm still looking forward to the actual matches.

    Today, Tomorrow, Timaru • Since Jan 2007 • 434 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Since one of the two PAS events I've been to was at your mum's awesome 'pad', I think you should have a list of engagements pending. Spring, is my thought. I'll even get the coffee machine serviced.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Russell Brown,

    But even those which would always have happened have been brought into the same timeframe and given an extra boost.

    Or be totally eclipsed.

    offer a sense of occasion and affirm that there is more to New Zealand than rugby and dairy.

    Dude: we have The Hobbit.

    In my dreams, rugby fanatics the world over flock to the country and fall madly in love with Foxton. Then I wake up.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7315 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    there is more to New Zealand than rugby and dairy.

    Hey, we should hold some sort of dairy-based event:

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4209 posts Report Reply

  • bmk, in reply to andin,

    Did I just compare sports fans to junkies

    I hope not. Junkies are far more polite company. Excepting Cricket fans of course they are the one group of sports fans who are a cut above all others. Though this is probably just my personal bias speaking.

    Whangarei • Since Jun 2010 • 279 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Islander,

    Ben, that is rather impertinent and it was MY comment, not Jackie’s- so S
    TFU-

    Yes, it was intended for you, and it wasn't accidentally impertinent. Lighten up. There's actual trouble in the world to worry about, you know.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8015 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to BenWilson,

    Both your world (I assume) and my world (definitely.)
    And dont bloody well tell me what to do. Mate.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to recordari,

    You are a kind man. Mum's actually thinking of moving on by the end of this year so I was hoping to have another shindig up here before she does that.

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

  • Danielle,

    How about this: I once had a fantastic evening watching - gasp! - boxing with a bunch of drunk/high and delightfully hilarious dudes in a double-wide trailer. Have at it, all you smug judgers. Just how much of a moronic boofhead am I?

    (Yeah, I find these sorts of stereotypical characterisations of which sorts of people watch sports and just how awful they are REAL fucking tiresome, in case you hadn't noticed.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    I was hoping to have another shindig up here before she does that

    Great idea

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15711 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to BenWilson,

    May I also say, you know absolutely nothing about my circumstances?
    Well, obviously I say it.
    And, I think very much the less of you, for your assumptions.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Danielle,

    Almost as appealing - and useful - as those "I don't have a television set" conversations. Now where's that spare medal I carry around..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15711 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Sacha,

    Almost as appealing - and useful - as those "I don't have a television set" conversations.

    +1, my friend. + goddamn 1.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Islander,

    May I also say, you know absolutely nothing about my circumstances?

    I was making a joke. In case you didn't notice, it was actually a joke about myself. Being told to STFU ain't nice, btw, but I'm not going to let it ruin my opinion of you. It just makes me feel that little bit less inclined to tell you how I feel. Think on that, and my joke, and you might get it. Good night.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8015 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to BenWilson,

    I did not understand the joke.
    I still do not.
    You words did not make sense to me.I just feel -slighted.

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Shindig

    Zing. We did have a lovely time last time.

    ..kind man.

    I can only go downhill from here, so I'll humbly retire, to watch to Crusaders win the Super 15. Oops.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • bmk, in reply to Danielle,

    I had a great time once watching Chess-Boxing. It's just so bizarre that it's brilliant.

    Whangarei • Since Jun 2010 • 279 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Islander,

    I did not understand the joke.
    I still do not.
    You words did not make sense to me.I just feel -slighted.

    Don't worry. It was just a light-hearted observation on Ben’s part about the joy of sneaking off and doing something his flatmates disapproved of. There was no slight.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17938 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Islander,

    You words did not make sense to me.I just feel -slighted.

    OK, I'm sorry about that then. Perhaps I should make it plainer what I meant.

    Sometimes, when someone one likes, or holds in esteem, or respects the mana of, is outspokenly against something, then you don't feel inclined to tell them that you happen to actually like that thing. It's not worth the trouble. It can be very hard to know when this is going on for that someone. I felt you might actually find this observation useful rather than affronting. It certainly was not meant as any comment on generalized duplicity amongst your friends and family. Nor was it meant as a particularly serious contribution to the discussion. In essence, I don't see rugby love as a particularly serious crime, and was joking that around the idea of holding it up as such.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8015 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to Danielle,

    Have at it, all you smug judgers. Just how much of a moronic boofhead am I?

    Funny thing is I used to love the WWF. Hulk Hogan, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Randy Savage, The Bushmen(who ate sardines before going in the ring to make their breath stink). I wanted Smell-o-vision The Hart Foundation. And that other pansy who went on to make movies. Fabulous theatre. But I had to be contrary and love the villians and loathe the heroes. Boy am I a boofhead!
    Bad luck to the Crusaders it would have been nice for CHCH for them to win.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1149 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Danielle,

    How about this: I once had a fantastic evening watching – gasp! – boxing with a bunch of drunk/high and delightfully hilarious dudes in a double-wide trailer.

    Which actually puts you in some rather highbrow company – William Hazlitt, A.J. Liebling, James Baldwin, Joyce Carol Oates and others. And I don’t know about you, but I do really enjoy good sports writing, despite my relative lack of interest, for much the same reason I do like reading good science writing. Always nice seeing passion, intelligence and style getting some exercise. Pushing back the frontiers of my ignorance a few inches is just gravy.

    (And honestly. someone who has scary amounts of sci-fi, literary and movie trivia clogging up the meat drive doesn't have a lot of standing to bitch anyone who takes a sporting code very very seriously.)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 11614 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to BenWilson,

    rugby love

    There's a campaign in that. Satirical, naturally.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 15711 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Danielle,

    Yeah, I find these sorts of stereotypical characterisations of which sorts of people watch sports and just how awful they are REAL fucking tiresome, in case you hadn't noticed.)

    Who was characterising anyone?
    I dont like sports. Fullstop. But what I am angry about is NOT sports fans - it is that a huge pile of money has been spent on an event, and associated facilities, that will not be beneficial in the long run to either the country or the majority of the people.

    Let's put it another way: I dislike crime & romance fiction. I dont think less of people who really enjoy those genres - it's their choice, and they pay for their pleasures, library*, bookstore, or download. I dont.

    Yeah, I know - libraries are generally run with ratepayers' funds. Cool! Looong may that continue. I suspect more than a few romance/crime fiction readers would also think it fair enough that libraries buy sciencefiction as well - & that is an especial pleasure/addiction of mine...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Islander,

    Who was characterising anyone?

    My post wasn't aimed at you. I'm frankly too scared to aim any post at you in case you tell me to STFU for my impertinence. ;)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3582 posts Report Reply

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