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Hard News: The Beautiful Pants

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  • Joanna,

    I then dress like a tramp on weekends.

    Showing of both cleavage AND legs?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Showing of both cleavage AND legs?

    Working on it AND yes.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 947 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Are you saying I'm all mouth and trousers?

    you'll just have to be careful when talking off the cuff that you don't come undone on the fly...


    FWIW: personally I don't think the new Media 7 set-up works - I miss the table and the audience seems an awful long way away, in fact it is a very odd shaped studio, seems too narrow and the aerial shots add nothing and feel claustrophobic and agoraphobic at the same time - I know you had a lot to cover - but it jumped around too much for me... Content good though and Dr Haywood is very telegenic...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7787 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    We have many friends in common, from back-in-the-day, so it's fun just chatting to them.

    Although I do feel the need to sneak past at times (and feel well guilty about it at the same time). The time can melt away when I get caught in there talking about that back in the day.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3280 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    FWIW: personally I don't think the new Media 7 set-up works - I miss the table and the audience seems an awful long way away, in fact it is a very odd shaped studio, seems too narrow and the aerial shots add nothing and feel claustrophobic and agoraphobic at the same time

    That was actually the first show to be recorded with the new set-up (lighting bars etc) now permanently installed in the TVNZ atrium, and there were some production quirks that hadn't quite been worked out -- but I rather liked the sweeping "jimmy-jib" shots.

    Anyway, it was just for the special. I'm back at the desk in Studio 3 next week.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    The pants can be viewed online -- along with an array of interesting guests (including David Haywood) and much useful information and commentary

    Was the Bronowski piece thanks to my repeatedly pimping it on PA system, or do I have too inflated an opinion of my linking abilities =)

    A 20 year-old DJ slowed down Justin Bieber's 'U Smile' by 800%, until it lasted 35 minutes and sounded beautiful and amazing.

    Slowing it down by 100% would mean it was stopped, right? So slowing it down by 800% must mean its backwards at 7x speed, right?

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3198 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Blow Up...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7787 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Slowing it down by 100% would mean it was stopped, right? So slowing it down by 800% must mean its backwards at 7x speed, right?

    Actually, yes, you're right. I just quoted the description without thinking about that.

    So ... slowed down by a factor of 8.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Watching the Aussie leaders' debate this week endeared me not only to Phil Goff, but even to John Key. Blimey!

    I'm still big on sending Gillard and Abbot on an ill-will tour to scare potential boat persons into staying home. If I was an Australian voter, I'd be asking this question: If the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader can't be fucked taking this seriously, why should I? The utter unseriousness of what I'll generously call "policy' would be funny if it wasn't actually dangerous.

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

  • George Darroch,

    Was this posted here? Inception music, slowed down, sped up.

    A much longer, promotional feature on the sound in that film.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Was this posted here? Inception music

    I really thought Inception's score was Philip Glass at his one chord, two-finger best. :)

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

  • George Darroch,

    If I was an Australian voter, I'd be asking this question: If the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader can't be fucked taking this seriously, why should I? The utter unseriousness of what I'll generously call "policy' would be funny if it wasn't actually dangerous.

    Absolutely agreed. I also have newfound respect for the New Zealand media. I thought it was impossible to be more vacuous and facile than the election coverage I saw in 05 and 08, but apparently so. This certainly isn't the most meaningless election in history, but Australia could be (and may have to be) forgiven for thinking so.

    On the upside, there's precious little feature of Laura Norder in the headlines, mainly because she's a state's responsibility, and the Federal politicians can ignore her.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    I got told today that

    your writing generally makes you sound like a grumpy old man

    I'm not sure if that's a bad thing, or whether Craig's electrons are rubbing off on me.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    What about Dr Haywood's shirt? That was pretty spiffy. I think they should left the shot in when the TVNZ cleaning lady strayed into the shot--it could have increased the potential audience ;-)

    If they can slow down Justin B to that extent, could we shrink him down by 800%, and then squash him like a bug??

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2531 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I can think of no similar rationale for Miss Peru's costume:

    Maybe she thinks she is from Tie land?


    Bugger....its the Khazi who is wearing the ties......

    A Peruvian Lampshade maybe????

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1585 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Kennaway,

    But....Russell....OUR Russell....Fashion....NEW clothes....(All in the same sentence too)...Worried about what others might think about tatty trou and personal dress sense....shame.... woe woe...shame.....

    Sigh......Sorry folks.....He's joined them.......

    <Sigh> Give the man an iPad and he morphs in to a metrosexual yuppy.

    Western Bays • Since Feb 2007 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Austin,

    Rixon Groove made me a business shirt at the start of 2005 which not only still is in good condition, it is still the most comfortable shirt I've ever owned

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1018 posts Report Reply

  • Gabor Toth,

    Another piece of strange-but-true / turn-your-brain-to-mush music is this recording made by the Voyager spacecraft as it flew past Jupiter in the 1980s. It's from radio emissions generated by combination of solar winds interacting with the atmosphere, charged plasma and the planet's magnetic field. Spooky but beautiful too.

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 136 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    While I'm not as svelte as I might be, without the top ballast, I'm a size 14-16. But there is no way a shirt or a jacket less than an 18 will fit me, and unfortunately 16-18 is when the "big" sizes start to kick in, so often they are cut for shoulders and/or a belly I simply don't possess.

    I'm in a similar situation. I find it incredibly hard to find clothes that fit me. My boobs bump me up into "plus size", which usually means tops that are designed for ladies with a smaller proportioned bust and a larger belly. Such clothing ends up disguising my waist (I has one) and making me look pregnant. Ugh.

    The last time I found a top that fit me well, I almost cried in the fitting room.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Ethan Tucker,

    I can think of no similar rationale for Miss Peru's costume:

    The world's first pop-up supermodel - she comes in her own pre-loaded Peruvian ceremonial barrel. Just press the handy concealed button and she springs out for instant catwalk action. $10,000-just-to-get-out-of-bed not required.

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 118 posts Report Reply

  • Alastair Jamieson,

    That Bieber remix is probably what Sigur Ros have been striving to sound like for ten years.

    It sounds much more like Jónsi & Alex, who literally are what Sigur Ros have been striving to sound like for ten years:

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 99 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    I get to vote in the Australian federal election, for the first, and probably the last time. I'm going for the local Labor candidate for the House of Reps, because there's an small chance that he might roll the Lib man who has been there for 17 years and done nothing. In the Senate, I'm preferencing the Greens and then Labor, with the nasties (One Nation, Family First) right down the bottom of the list.

    I've been curiously detached from the whole affair, because it has been so farcical, and because we'll be home for good in December anyway.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    I've been curiously detached from the whole affair, because it has been so farcical, and because we'll be home for good in December anyway.

    Strangely so. I'll be out of here sometime, so I watch it all in suspended disbelief.

    I promised not to spam you all with ausvotes advertising, but this has to be the funniest of the lot.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    The last time I found a top that fit me well, I almost cried in the fitting room.

    And if you had, it would have shrunk.
    I often think I would donate my tits to charity, if only someone would pay. :)

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

  • Sacha,

    The Germans probably have a word for that

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19573 posts Report Reply

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