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Hard News: Doing anything Thursday?

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  • Yamis,

    Careful indeed.

    I found the original thread, all 53 pages of it about ten minutes ago. By and large I think people were commenting on what was being reported in the media and it was fairly civil towards him. Just not so civil towards each other at times ;)

    It does seem strange that he was talking about clearing his name. Did he do that?

    Also going after people who basically slagged him as a broadcaster seems ridiculous. That's purely personal opinion. Far removed from making factually incorrect statements and accusations.

    anyway, wrong thread.... :)

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    Ah, but how many bloggers can afford that level of lawyer to fight him?

    Indeed. Veitch's defence has always been well funded. But he has probably spent just as much on PR.

    West • Since Feb 2009 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    No, not that thread:

    This shiny new one:

    http://publicaddress.net/5822

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    @ Yamis: which sites?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2090 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Although by the same token I was hoping for more tales of debauchery. What's with this civilised and urbane nonsense?

    Things did get a bit out of hand when the hot-buttered dwarves escaped from their cage, but we managed to round them up fairly quickly.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Judy Callingham,

    Dunleavey argues that our mid-70s of two state channels running independently, one Wellington-centric, one Auckland-centric, might well have been the golden age of NZ television.

    Philip, I'm inclined to agree. This is my memory, and Trish talked to many other people who were around at the time. TVNZ had a drama department, which had a fair budget and a degree of autonomy. It was run by experienced, mature people, who made the decisions, cared about the wider audience and didn't worry about ratings. That's how we got The Governor and other quality dramas which now would have trouble making it past commissioning editors, because they wouldn't be seen as an instant winner with the 18-45 age group.

    And don't get me started on Muldoon's bullying...

    Auckland • Since Apr 2009 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Linda,

    I..must..obey..
    Must..post.. [hurts]
    Thread.. calls..

    Jackie/Paul/ et al - great to meet you all..
    Thanks Russell for a lovely night.
    Ughn [Lurking curtain falls...]

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    Things did get a bit out of hand when the hot-buttered dwarves escaped from their cage

    Dwarves - another thing to hate Tolkein for.

    And Rich, we're not allowed to call them dwarves any more, remember?

    West • Since Feb 2009 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Harris,

    You can hardly call them "persons of stature"!

    Waikanae • Since Jul 2008 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    I believe the appropriate term to use is "little people"

    Although "hot-buttered little people" doesn't quite work.

    West • Since Feb 2009 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Dwarfs (or Little People) are people who are of short or dwarf stature for specific genetic reasons.

    Dwarves-with-a-v are the hi-ho-hi-ho-very-fast-over-short-distances fantasy-only variety.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080922220419AAnHTcI

    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050501/COMMENTARY/50429001

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    Stop throwing inconvenient facts at me, you bully!

    West • Since Feb 2009 • 794 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    (I do exist IRL, though, because someone originally from Italy is my Facebook friend. And Kyle went to school with me! Didn't you, Kyle?)

    I can indeed confirm that Danielle was real up until about November 1991. She might have turned into an AI programme or a zombie since then however.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    My fondness for braaaaaaaains is not in dispute. Make of that fact what you will.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    My colleagues in the hot-buttered community report that they are unoffended by any of the terms bandied about so far.

    It should however be noted that I have made up for my sad non-attendance last night by following our host's lead and sampling te Talisker o Point Chev, so my reasoning is not to be relied upon.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    (snivel)
    There will never a PAS gathering at Big 0
    (snifff)
    but I am there at any future other one, in spirit (18yrold Lagavulin in full of me-)

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

  • Jackie Clark,

    Although by the same token I was hoping for more tales of debauchery. What's with this civilised and urbane nonsense?

    I broke the toilet door. Well, I didn't break it, it was more that the handle came off in front of my very eyes. Does that count? And Linda? Good girl.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    I broke the toilet door. Well, I didn't break it, it was more that the handle came off in front of my very eyes.

    I thought it was the mens! What on earth were you doing in there? :)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    What on earth were you doing in there?

    Scandal! Now we're talking..

    18yrold Lagavulin

    For that, I suspect Russell would be tempted to schedule a special gathering in your rohe.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Mrs Skin,

    There will never a PAS gathering at Big 0

    Don't see why not, they hold McGillicuddy gatherings there. Seems like the very place for whisky and fun.

    the warmest room in the h… • Since Feb 2009 • 168 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Different "O", Mrs Skin.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    If I can only score a crate - better! (why be mean-spirited?) a cask!

    (bugger my link doesnt work...)

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

  • Jackie Clark,

    Do you know what? If I ever met Islander, I think I would spontaneously combust with excitement. It was bad enough meeting Craig.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    If I ever met Islander, I think I would spontaneously combust with excitement.

    Seconded.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

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