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Up Front: It's Not Sex, and It's Not Education

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  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Lucy Stewart,

    Yeah, me too, Sof!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3121 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Ahhhh, all better now. that's a weight off my mind ;)

    Didn't get it all first time?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3217 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    It was a ghost I tell you. I never sent that post. I was out, away from laptop.
    I see Breakfast Lunch and Dinner are still there. Safe for another day :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5920 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Being a vegequarian, I thought this shot over the back fence up here was a stark reminder for meat lovers.:)
    BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER

    A stark reminder indeed.

    A warning of a world without bacon. It's enough to bring me out in a cold sweat.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2326 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Rich Lock,

    a world without bacon

    Have I not told you people to stop liveblogging the apocalypse?

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3623 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    "Oh Yea. Oh Yea. Hear ye! Hear ye!"

    Just in case you missed the point of this whole 33 page post.

    According to the Bar tender, Pigs are not the only ones.
    We are allowed to do it!!!!

    But while he is in for some marital tension, the England captains has been offered one reprieve. Cowboys owner Leo Molloy refused to release footage of the incident, saying Tindall had done nothing illegal.

    “Our position is that if it’s not a crime, then we won’t release the footage. Rooting [having sex] isn’t a crime in New Zealand."

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1479 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    One of the sauciest songs ever, from 1928:

    From YouTube

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    Lilith – o wow, did that bring back a torrent of memories!
    Nothing interesting/salacious but-

    one of my great-aunts was reportedly the first woman in ANZ to earn her teaching letters in piano & organ (her most illustrious pupil was Gillian Weir.)
    She did so , so she could support her mother & 2 of her sisters (one of whom was Down’s Syndrome, the other who was widowed early & lost her only child when he was 10.) She was also widowed early, and brought up her only child in this household of women…

    The memory bit: this son was more than a bit of a lad, but he had inherited his parents’ musicianship – but he especially loved playing stride piano & jazz & pop
    (his mother was classically-trained, his father (my grand-dad’s brother) also.)

    One night – along with my uncle Bill & a greatuncle (both of whom really liked their booze) – he got to playing his favourites – their favourites too. Among others-
    the inimitable Waters. I especially remember “Stormy Weather” & “My Handy Man” because of the sniggering going on during the singing of the latter – and because uncle Bill played his record of her songs the next day…

    It was many many years later that I started to wonder about the origin of some of her….analogies-

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

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    Thanks for the stories, Islander :-)

    How awesome for a family to be able to sit around singing and drinking together.

    I first heard My Handy Man on someone else's compilation tape in a shared studio. I remember not really paying attention until one night working late I suddenly noticed the words, and had to stop what I was doing and have a good long blush.

    I love the way Jazz songs can carry any sort of words or emotions in a light, nonchalant way. If you're not paying attention you may miss the feeling tone or content entirely.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    How awesome for a family to be able to sit around singing and drinking together.

    We still do it, whenever we can - and I also love Jazz (especially the older singers & players...)

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

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    Ah, I wish I could sing in tune. I can follow someone else tolerably well if they sing loudly and confidently but I can't do it by myself ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    I have one of those loud confident voices (I have very big lungs*) but for the nuance and true tone I am happy to follow my mother & one of my brothers, one of my sisters.....we make harmony-

    there are also 4 others on the southern Maori side we love to sing with (and drink with!)

    I literally have more than 15% normal lung capacity for age & sex. Which explains why, if I truly karaka, I can be heard from one end of Big O to the other-

    slainthe va' - kia ora tatou!

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

  • Islander, in reply to Islander,

    It also explains why I am so very susceptible to lung infections, and why I can no longer fly anywhere-

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

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    I like the idea of your being heard all over town :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3410 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    O thanks! (shyly said)

    -but is a tiny town…we call it the settlement or village and I think those titles
    are a bit rich for a few houses & baches and less than 40 people living here fulltime-


    but yeah: if I yell/karaka – from my home or either end of this place – I can be heard all over…
    the really lovely thing is, if it’s important (some one has died e.g) our birds will join in-

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

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