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Hard News: .... and the Rock 'n' Roll

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  • Geoff Lealand,

    Excellent Media 7 last night, Russell--even though there was possibly more marketing gibberish than my delicate stomach could handle from a couple of those magazine honchos. The next word to ban from public discourse: "monetarise"!

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2560 posts Report Reply

  • Dave Waugh,

    Was going to say that I'm surprised anyone would be silly enough to forget to run something like body painted models past the interested parties. Seems an obvious no brainer to me??
    Wonder if that PR crowds now in the market for a new client?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 98 posts Report Reply

  • Tristan,

    can we ban 'moving forward' first?

    Maybe we could move to..

    Me: Does anyone every say moving forward to you?

    Neighbour: No way man, You'd get your ass kicked for saying that around my work...

    also I never thought I'd hear my self say the orginal cure version was more upbeat than the cover. Good none the less

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 221 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    DUNEDIN PUBLIC ADDRESS MEET-UP THIS EVENING!!

    All Public Address readers in Dunedin are invited to have a yarn and a few drinks this evening.

    Meet at Ironic bar (opposite the railway station) at 5.30pm. See you there!

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 760 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Heh. Nat Torkington has just tweeted from a conference about the disturbing experience of hearing himself say "forward progress" ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Gracewood,

    Oh yes. It's the candyfloss that really does it.

    I have to admit, on the night, Dylan Reeve (my blind date) and others made passing comments along the lines of "hoo look at that, Google trademark and nipples. I wonder how that got past PR".

    Turns out maybe it never did.

    Orkland • Since Nov 2006 • 168 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    “Root Cause”, used as a verb, is bamboo under the toenails for me.

    (BTW, I’m assuming it’s 2 words, but you never know)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Ewan Morris,

    I don't know anything about "moving forward", but Irish writer Jospeh O'Connor has a brilliant piece on the awful phrase "going forward". He has a regular slot on the RTE Radio Drivetime programme in Ireland. My partner and I happened to hear this on the radio when we were driving around Ireland in April and thought it was hillarious. You can find it here: http://eguinan.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/when-we-started-going-forward-thats-when-we-started-going-backwards/ or here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_drivetime.xml (go to 29 April 2009).
    2 piece of trivia:
    1. Joseph O'Connor is Sinead's brother
    2. RTE Drivetime is the equivalent of Radio NZ National Checkpoint, and like Checkpoint is hosted by a woman called Mary Wilson. True!

    Since Nov 2006 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Robert van Bakel,

    Russell,
    I have been a fan for several years. I know you are a media savvy sevant, and that your beat covers more than just politics, but could you please get back to it; politics that is.
    Why is it that since the ineffectual 'Key' became PM you are not exposing the tosspot for what he is; a 'micromanager' devolved of relations to the humanity he supposedly represents?
    I'm not a particularly argumentative person, and I would not like to argue against you, ('You', being somewhat brighter than, 'I'), BUT,when Helen was dame, you shat upon National specifically, and the opposition generally. I know your a socialist at heart, please resort to form; I miss your style.
    Rob.

    China • Since Jul 2008 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Robert, it's Friday ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    it appears that the presence of the painted laydeez created brand dissonance for Google

    Whereas Air New Zealand seems to think its a great idea. WTF?
    I'm just counting down to the complaints.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Speaking of complaints,

    The unnamed Korean businesswoman has dropped her complaint against the former National MP.

    Te Herald

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Brickley Paiste,

    Robert, it's Friday ...

    A fine day for Stephen Cook's investigation meeting in the Employment Relations Authority.

    Pretty dull so far. The best part was when some dude from Truth stood up -- as the Authority member was mid-sentence -- to address the Authority on some of the evidence. I almost jumped under my chair. It was really funny. In the 1500s he would have been executed on the spot for contempt. Fortunately, the Authority has no contempt jurisdiction...

    The actual facts of the case sound really sordid and quite sad.

    Since Mar 2009 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    Make get a beating for this, but it's not that the women were painted naked, but that they were badly painted naked. Also not so much that they were badly painted naked but that they didn't fit the corporate's aesthetic requirements.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    If Yves Klein had trotted those google ladies out he'd have been booed off the performance art circuit, no doubt air new zealand picked some finer canvasses.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Why is it that since the ineffectual 'Key' became PM you are not exposing the tosspot for what he is; a 'micromanager' devolved of relations to the humanity he supposedly represents?

    Oh yes, Robert -- Public Address has been a ending roundelay of prose fellatio of John Key and his evil minions, hasn't it? At least when Russell bitches someone it makes some kind of sense.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Go Ogle Google... now there's an Igloo in the square...
    Was this the launch that had a competition that hid a phone somewhere in Chch last week - my nephew phoned me up wanting to know which building in Chch had a Roman design - I found out later that this clue was referring to the Cathedral in the Square!!

    Roman?? HTC ? - Hardly The Cathedral!

    Didn't the Goths off a Roman Emperor?

    grrr - Time for my Anglican Management course I think

    yrs
    I Claudius
    I see ICI...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    I'll raise you an Eli Lilly

    Te Ika A Maui - Whakatane… • Since Oct 2008 • 577 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    A fine day for Stephen Cook's investigation meeting in the Employment Relations Authority.

    Meanwhile, David Fisher responds right here on PA to one of the more notable claims made by Cook (but struck out as inadmissable).

    Pretty dull so far. The best part was when some dude from Truth stood up -- as the Authority member was mid-sentence -- to address the Authority on some of the evidence.

    Jock Anderson? He's been covering courts for so long he gets a special pass.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • James Green,

    but could you please get back to it; politics that is

    He has a note from his doctor.

    In unrelated news. ohhhhHHHHHHHhhhh that neil young is good.
    Is the download for today only, or is playback somehow time-limited (in which case, EW!)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 703 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Is the download for today only, or is playback somehow time-limited (in which case, EW!)

    I wouldn't do that to you! I'll take the file off later today.

    I just don't want to blow too much bandwidth on 82MB file downloads ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    I just don't want to blow too much bandwidth on 82MB file downloads ...

    Rapidshare?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • conseismal,

    just to let the commentariat know that
    i as "Not Deleted Lightly"
    and while we're talking r 'n' r
    who else amongst us was greatly dismayed
    when yonder rocker Mr C Knox of Awkers Parish
    first began sporting those dreadful secretarial headsets
    and prancing about in a cow-cocky costume
    when he performed his rockaroll?


    was this right my friends, was this right?



    punkily consistent
    p

    Since Jul 2009 • 54 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    Mate, you're as hard to get rid of as herpes...and about as welcome.

    Te Ika A Maui - Whakatane… • Since Oct 2008 • 577 posts Report Reply

  • Brickley Paiste,

    one of the more notable claims made by Cook (but struck out as inadmissable).

    So that is what they were referring to rather obliquely. Thanks for that.

    Jock Anderson? He's been covering courts for so long he gets a special pass.

    I have no idea who it was. "Special" is probably the nicest way to put it. The Authority Member definitely looked at him as if he was special.

    Since Mar 2009 • 164 posts Report Reply

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