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  • Steve Barnes,

    Like toadally Emms, sometimes you can even have a better conversation that way. ;-)
    Do you think our "mystery stranger" might be feeling a little Badgered?

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Indeed. Because I'm starting to get this urge to sew two buttons onto one of my socks and start talking to it.

    Does this mean, you are really hosed off!
    or is something else afoot...?
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7902 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Does this mean, you are really hosed off!
    or is something else afoot...?

    Ian, for goodness sake: we're trying to heel here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22763 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    you plug one hole and it just comes in through another

    trolls have no mana, even when they're meta-trolling

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19699 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    ...we're trying to heel here.

    damn, and I thought I was being arch!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7902 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    damn, and I thought I was being arch!

    I expect you to toe the line as much as anyone else.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22763 posts Report Reply

  • kevin russell,

    my dad likes puns.

    hamiltron • Since May 2010 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Damn, I'm wearing odd sacks.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Robbie Siataga,

    I like big puns and i cannot lie
    some other brothers cant deny...

    as to the resurrection of pollywog on this site, i can guarantee with absolute certainty that it never happened.

    So what now with the NZoA debate and discussion ? where to and what now ?

    it's too important an issue to not have robust discussion and open debate on line. it speaks to the heart of our national identity as represented by arts and culture being visible in the mainstream.

    Since Feb 2010 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    So what now with the NZoA debate and discussion ? where to and what now ?

    it's too important an issue to not have robust discussion and open debate on line. it speaks to the heart of our national identity as represented by arts and culture being visible in the mainstream.

    Here's an idea - how about discussing it on your blog, Robbie

    as to the resurrection of pollywog on this site, i can guarantee with absolute certainty that it never happened.

    True - it was just part of that dredged-up 2008 thread

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19699 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    True - it was just part of that dredged-up 2008 thread

    My, doesn't time fly when PASsing by.
    Ok.... I got no coat. :)

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

  • Russell Brown,

    it's too important an issue to not have robust discussion and open debate on line. it speaks to the heart of our national identity as represented by arts and culture being visible in the mainstream.

    I was keen that it didn't become about personalities -- but it did, and not only about people outside the conversation, but about the people persisting with the conversation. That's not only annoying, it's unproductive and alienating.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22763 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I expect you to toe the line as much as anyone else.

    I'm currently picturing you as Andre the Giant off Princess Bride.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Personally I don't give a damn about NZOA, nothing in life is totally fair or unbiased. It is very rare for someone with talent to be completely ignored but to be a successful popular artist you have to be... well. popular? and that is a matter of taste and fashion. There are far more pressing things to discuss, like democracy and fair representation.
    I, for one, abhor the concept of private prisons for profit and will fight tooth and nail to see crusher Collins back in the dole queue.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    [Wrong thread]
    Dread Pirate Robert Archetype. Elsewhere.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • kevin russell,

    like democracy and fair representation.

    hamiltron • Since May 2010 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Robbie Siataga,

    annoying, unproductive and alienating ? That sounds like how tourettes feels about NzonAir's decisions

    It's virtually impossible to disassociate the issues from the personalities, especially when most think the issues are the personalities.

    You must have known Russ that there were bound to be personality issues cropping up, but to be fair, most of the thread wasn't about that at all.

    and here's an idea sacha, go learn up on electronic music if you think you're gonna call me out on it...now run along troll

    Since Feb 2010 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Robbie, I was about to blow the whistle on what was becoming a pile-on on you.

    Question: why can't you bring the good faith and experience you demonstrate on your own blog here with you? Please, mull over that idea.

    But ...

    and here's an idea sacha, go learn up on electronic music if you think you're gonna call me out on it...now run along troll

    Don't push your luck now.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22763 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    when most think the issues are the personalities

    And that's a large part of what goes wrong when we try to have a reasoned discussion. I disagree that "most" people think like that, certainly not about the topic we've been discussing.

    I noted another option for you, Robbie. You can behave however you like in your own place. Or you can stay and - like me and everyone else - accept Russell's word about what is ok here. I'm not going to be taking any of the bait slung in my direction so you may as well stop.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19699 posts Report Reply

  • kevin russell,

    I like electronic music, but I don't know enough about it to tell anyone else what's what

    hamiltron • Since May 2010 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    kevin russell/robbiesiataga/dubmugga/pollywog/etal-

    what's so hard about being yourself?
    Being own self?
    Not a series of yapping masks?
    Why be continually aggressive?

    I know quite a bit about electronic music but will not engage with you/any of your personae because- you like aggro- you dont like real korero/discussion/insightful talk- and I love the true swapping/interxchange of ideas & conversation-
    especially in the arts(writing/sound/paint) areas-

    you're a sad sod really-

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

  • Sacha,

    Islander, you and me both seem to get offended by people who are disingenuous and who undermine truthful connection and conversation. Perhaps though it is time for us to breathe, to rise above that and let sods be sods where they lie. In the end it's Russell's garden to weed as he pleases.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19699 posts Report Reply

  • Robbie Siataga,

    Question: why can't you bring the good faith and experience you demonstrate on your own blog here with you?

    cos my kids read my blog :)

    Since Feb 2010 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Sacha -thank you- cool & wise - I will, from now on, let sods lie where sods lie-and NEVER respond again to fuckwitted aggressive & stupid
    people of limited social intelligence-

    Robbie Siataga- your kids read this thread in the future, they will cringe at your agression & arrant stupidity.

    Heoi.

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

  • Robbie Siataga,

    Islander. Don't talk to me, about me or my kids. It's offensive and embarassing on your part and one sure way i will respond to your obvious trolling.

    Sacha...what a sad and pathetic existence you lead. Persistenly trolling me on subjects you plainly know nothing about

    and for the record i am not Kevin Russell. '

    Since Feb 2010 • 259 posts Report Reply

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