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Hard News: Swine flu and swearing

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  • Paul Williams,

    No one's posted the Pulp Fiction edited fuck-fest? It's here. Slight variation on theme, this animation is cool too. None of this is SFW

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Sacha, please report in re both events. I hope the select committee members pay attention.

    If its anything like my select committee experience (presenting the Young Nats submission to the Employment Relations Bill), only if you're saying what they want to hear. I do wish one Government member of the committee could have at least pretended not to be catching up on her mail. Sue Bradford was a bloody sweetheart though -- it is nice when an unsympathetic party not only bothered to read the damn thing quite a few people had been working on for months, but had a pertinent question or two.

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

  • linger,

    My favourite ever use of the f-word is the response given to Harlan Ellison's famous chatup FAIL (gleefully recounted afterwards by Isaac Asimov):

    Harlan: What would you say to a little f*ck?
    Woman [ looking down at the diminutive Ellison with disdain ]: Go away , little f*ck.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1889 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    Was Ray listening to these guys when he was younger ?

    Derek & Clive - This Bloke

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    I like this guy - the interview goes swimmingly until about 38 seconds in.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 242 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Re select committees - they are,after all, just a bunch of politicians.

    I have been to several over many years, as presenter and audience. It is potentially a really good part of the democratic process, but committee members are busy people. They walk in and out, help themselves to morning tea, send emails and texts and chat to each other. They are often only there as seat warmers so may have no interest or knowledge about the area under discussion. The committee membership seems to change fairly frequently. In one sitting I attended, by the time my friend got to present his submission - just before lunchtime - there were only two committee members left in the room.

    As Craig says, if there are some members who have read your submission and take an interest, you are doing well. They are probably the people who will take an active part in the committee recommendations.

    So people shouldn't be intimidated by select committees. They are part of OUR democracy.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3203 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    Perhaps the best explanation of why cussing isn't necessarily gratuitous: "Fuck off doesn't mean "go away" it means "FUCK OFF."

    Ah, Mr Connolly...

    I saw him do a variation on that discussion where he pointed out further differences...

    "Go Away is for when your child is coming towards you with an ice-cream and you're wearing your best purple velour trousers... Fuck Off is for the Mormon knocking on your front door"

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 887 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Oh wow. Looks like we might have something quite exciting on the show this week ... think 'Fuck You' ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Okay, confirmed.

    The local response to the Lily Allen 'Fuck You' pro-tolerance video meme will make its TV debut on tomorrow night's Media7. 9.10pm, TVNZ 7.

    Woot!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Well thank the goddesses for that, Russell. At last!

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

  • Emma Hart,

    Sacha AND Fuck You. This is one Media 7 I'm going to have to wait and watch with my partner.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Sacha AND Fuck You. This is one Media 7 I'm going to have to wait and watch with my partner.

    That's so sweet.

    Of course, we've had to do something completely different for the single daytime screening of the show. It's been a fucking complex morning.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Well thank the goddesses for that, Russell. At last!

    It'll be up on YouTube v soon too. They just had to blur the tranny-boobs. YouTube doesn't do boobs. Even when they're genetically male ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • andin,

    Not a f*cking atheist? He's letting the side down.

    No but if it gets out (once the US gets up from wallowing in f*cking Jackson grief).
    It might hurt the fucking obscene amount of money made from those fucking adolescent potboilers. ( So dont tell anyone) And it makes a nice counterpoint to the dozy formulaic writer being a member of the Church of Scotland.

    The local response to the Lily Allen 'Fuck You' pro-tolerance video meme will make its TV debut on tomorrow night's Media7. 9.10pm, TVNZ 7.

    I can hear the outrage now. Fuckin' Choooice...

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    That's so sweet

    Reckon. Thanks for the support, everyone.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    The country should brace for a shortage of popcorn.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    And a surfeit of tranny-boobs.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • James Griffin,

    Russell, any chance you can block the broadcast of this episode of Media7 to the Hawkes Bay region? I'm starting to worry that my Mum might see it.

    Since Nov 2006 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I'm starting to worry that my Mum might see it.

    Well my mother thinks you're fucking awesome, if it's any consolation.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4650 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    Ah, Mr Connolly..

    I saw him do a routine where he reckoned swearing was invented by St Paul.

    The thrust of it was that if you were beetling along the road to Damascus on your donkey, and God hit you over the head with a thunderbolt, then F***** H***!!! is the only possible reaction.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    I saw him do a routine where he reckoned swearing was invented by St Paul.

    The thrust of it was that if you were beetling along the road to Damascus on your donkey, and God hit you over the head with a thunderbolt, then F***** H***!!! is the only possible reaction.

    I beg to differ. Moses was a far-earlier proponent of the 'f bomb'. To whit: "Scattered fucking showers my arse!"

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole,

    err, Noah, not Moses. Though I imagine Moses wasn't averse to the odd 'f bomb' himself. "These tablets are fucking heavy. Stop being so fucking lazy and carry them down the fucking mountain yourself!"

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Russell, any chance you can block the broadcast of this episode of Media7 to the Hawkes Bay region? I'm starting to worry that my Mum might see it.

    James: I'd have more faith in your Mum -- if she didn't disown you after all those years of Griffin-driven screwing around, homicide and other insanity on Shortland Street, you can do no wrong. :)

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

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I saw him do a routine where he reckoned swearing was invented by St Paul.

    I think it's in the same show (I have the tape from long ago) he suggests that the pope should be a frequent swearer, always having to bend down and kiss tarmacs upon arriving in countries.

    "Do ya ever fuckin' sweep this thing?!?"

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    though I imagine Moses wasn't averse to the odd 'f bomb' himself. "These tablets are fucking heavy. Stop being so fucking lazy and carry them down the fucking mountain yourself!"

    My favourite Moses-related routine - can't recall from where - has him looking at the tablets containing the Commandments, looking up at the Big J and saying "Look, this is a bit of a tall order - how about I take down the first 10 and see how we go from there?"

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

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