Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Really good, actually

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  • Steve Parks, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    If this sodding government (in cahoots with TVNZ) gets its way we will be in the unique (but hardly enviable) position of being the only Western nation without a broadly available, public broadcasting service.

    Sorry Geoff, earthquake don't cha know. Can't afford.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1164 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks,

    ...I'm starting to suspect this will be National's answer to any questions about spending cuts etc.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1164 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks, in reply to recordari,

    Caught some of the Good Word debate on the New Zealand Novel over weekend. They do intelligence good, them lot, eh?

    eh indeed. I’ve seen two of those debates now, that one and the one about (paper) books being redundant or somesuch.

    Steve Braunias was excellent both times in his rhetoric, although suffered from being on the obviously losing side this time. He brilliantly tore apart an opposing argument – but unfortunately that opposing argument was, as Findlay McDonald pointed out, made by a straw man.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1164 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Steve Parks,

    National's answer to any questions about spending cuts etc

    Challenge such lying at every opportunity

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19667 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks,

    Ta, I hadn’t even gotten around to reading that blog yet, Sacha. But yep, that article Keith refers to on stuff about the quake slamming the budget is exactly what I had in mind.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1164 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Just a note that Media7 is a goodie tonight.

    Garth talks about Japan, there there's CSI: Auckland (which you really have to see) and our very articulate panel.

    9.05pm, TVNZ 7.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Kris V, in reply to Russell Brown,

    what, you mean like watch it on telly at the time of broadcast instead of catching up later on-demand? pfffft weird ;p

    Shakeytown • Since Nov 2008 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The CSI effect would have been better without the prolonged attempt at humour.

    Moar does not mean betterer.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2929 posts Report Reply

  • Brenda Leeuwenberg, in reply to Jan Farr,

    I was thinking that I could go onto NZ on Air and transmit programmes from my computer to my tv. The only problem is I don't know how. Can anyone help?

    If you mean NZ On Screen then you can view programmes from the website on your TV by connecting them via a cable. Or as of next week via an AppleTV using Airplay (yes Russell, we've fixed it).

    If you mean TVNZ OnDemand then it's the same (not sure about airplay though) but you can essentially use the TV as a screen. Not really about transmitting in this case.

    Or I've missed the point entirely - which does happen :)

    Wellington • Since Oct 2008 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Brenda Leeuwenberg, in reply to nzlemming,

    The CSI effect would have been better without the prolonged attempt at humour.

    Moar does not mean betterer.

    Oh don't be such an old fart. It was awesome and funny :)

    Wellington • Since Oct 2008 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Brenda Leeuwenberg,

    If they'd just done the credits, maybe, or used it as a link...

    Too often people who write 'comedy' go for 5 minutes when 2 would have been enough. The idea was good and god knows Caruso is eminently mockable, but I was more interested in the actual meat of the piece than the performance.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2929 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Brenda Leeuwenberg,

    If you mean NZ On Screen then you can view programmes from the website on your TV by connecting them via a cable. Or as of next week via an AppleTV using Airplay (yes Russell, we’ve fixed it).

    Effing awesome!

    There's a treat for those people who get their iPad 2s today.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to nzlemming,

    If they’d just done the credits, maybe, or used it as a link…

    I fear you are in the minority on this one. Sarah seems to have a whole lot of new fans out there now.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Jose Barbosa, in reply to nzlemming,

    It was two and a half minutes long.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Jose Barbosa,

    It felt a lot longer, and I like Sarah’s work – used to do theatre with her in Wellington. But I didn’t like this. Tough.

    And you, sir, I fear should stick to your day job.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2929 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I fear you are in the minority on this one.

    Wouldn't be the first time, and doesn't mean I'm wrong, either.

    Sarah seems to have a whole lot of new fans out there now.

    Well, no shock horror here on that. If one hadn't seen her act before, one was probably pleasantly surprised. I have and wasn't.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2929 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to nzlemming,

    And you, sir, I fear should stick to your day job.

    Mark, of course you can have an opinion. But you're verging a bit on being rude here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22743 posts Report Reply

  • Jose Barbosa,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Fair point. I apologise to Jose. It was meant a little tongue in cheek but that was not obvious.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2929 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Jose Barbosa,

    See, now, THAT was funny.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2929 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    FWIW, the CSI specious was perfect slap-shtick to highlight the point made later by the real CSI. It also encompassed all the things I like about watching CSI (only the original) and Bones. Smarts and tarts.

    Did I just say that?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    I'm putting this here, because....well, because I can't find anywhere else that seems at all apt.

    But hey look!

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Jacqui Dunn,

    Tame Iti? Really? Activism by prancing around a stage - never heard of it. Good on him for redefining terrorism but.

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

  • nzlemming, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Seriously surprised the US let him in with that hanging over him, but.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2929 posts Report Reply

  • Clint Fern,

    Loved Emily Perkins talking to Cameron Slater on the Good Word tonight. Talking about a series of books on Genghis Khan -

    Slater - Genghis wasn't really practising genocide
    Perkins - More family first really
    Slater - Thats right

    Poetry. Or a punch in the guts for McCoskrie.

    Nelson • Since Jul 2010 • 64 posts Report Reply

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