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  • Sacha,

    the post-war German government publicly recanted the Nazis beliefs about Jewish people, but they kept on with the declared Nazi attitude to homosexuals until the 1950s

    And does anyone have a date when they relinquished eugenics? We remember the state victimisation of jews, gays and even gypsies - but forget the hundreds of thousands of disabled Germans who were also rounded up and slaughtered in service of race purity.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    And on that happy note

    Dunno about anyone else, but I'm kinda proud that I lived in an age when same sex relationships were given legal recognition. However many thousand years of humans, dunno how many hundreds of years of government & (ok relative few of) democracy and the changd occurred in our watch (not that my role in this was much beyond voting). I think that there are improvements still to be made, but it's far from depressing. Chin-up David. (Shadow of large political change looms large)...Oh sh-ivers.

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Dunno about anyone else, but I'm kinda proud that I lived in an age when same sex relationships were given legal recognition. However many thousand years of humans, dunno how many hundreds of years of government & (ok relative few of) democracy and the changd occurred in our watch

    Actually, the Greeks and the Romans were fine with it, and that's just two cultures I happen to know about it. I'm sure they would have been/are plenty others.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Actually, the Greeks and the Romans were fine with it

    Yes, but they had that whole molesting the slave boy thing going on.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    the Greeks and the Romans were fine with it

    Actually I read the Symposium a long time ago and had forgotten about it...Kinda figured that it sounded like they were just seeking to justify it back then, rather than to say, you don't need to justify it....we're cool with that...which is how I see the current view.

    Anyway time for bed here too.

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Actually I read the Symposium a long time ago and had forgotten about it...Kinda figured that it sounded like they were just seeking to justify it back then, rather than to say, you don't need to justify it....we're cool with that...which is how I see the current view.

    Actually, it's still us that are uncomfortable with their attitudes, for the most part. The best comedy scenes in post-war American cinema are still those in Troy with Achilles going nuts when Patroclus died on account of the fatc that they were lov... cousins, cousins! They were cousins! Who doesn't go insane with rage when they kill their cousin?! Allow me to screw my female slave here on screen for a few minutes to underline that point. Cousins, I say!

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    __What I did however find most disturbing was the quiz show was called "W3" and now I'm finding myself haunted by the mental image of his smiling face, whenever I see a URL beginning "www". Though this says more about me than Dr Smith.__

    Wasn't W3 Selwyn Toogood? And It's Academic Lockwood Smith?

    Yep, that's right. W3 should always be associating with dear Selwayn, benevolent grampy of the nation. Perhaps Jon is just looking for an excuse to link everyday web addresses with the grinning face of Lockwood Smith.

    What I always found creepy was that the kids on It's Academic called their genial host "sir". "Packet three, please, sir."

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Couldn't resist, being a Friday and all - "rah rah rah, we're going to smash the oicks"

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Meant to be a Youtube link, doesn't seem to have worked so let's try the local version:
    http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj36uQ0De6I

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Crap.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    (Maybe I should start responding in the style of the "other" Moderators....Robbery you've got a lot to answer for)

    Amy wrote:

    Wasn't W3 Selwyn Toogood?

    I'll take your word for it. I won't perform the rigorous fact checking I normally do when looking at things on the net. My sincere thanks. You've liberated me me from an unhappy place.

    Robyn wrote:

    "Packet three, please, sir

    Thanks to Robyn for sharing her "packet" fantasy and submissive tendencies.

    Sacha wrote:

    Crap.

    Don't worry Sacha...I'll have one of my people look into it....they're a little buzy doing their anthem homework at the moment.


    Righto I'm off to that "readers tips" thread...to upload that photo

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    You have people, Jon? And how did you get to be so.. moderate?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    Sacha wrote:

    You have people, Jon? And how did you get to be so.. moderate?

    I thought I would employ a strategy of outright ignoring reality like McCain & Palin did regarding troopergate....They're sooo inspirational!

    When I said "I'll have one of my people look into it", I really meant other kids at school. We've decided that because we're so down with the Technology, we should just take over the world now and save ourselves the hassle of inheriting it later.

    Robbery made me a moderator on that other thread...perhaps "mistook" is more the word...anyway I'm running with that idea...don't let the word get out, as I am really enjoying channelling my inner Stewie at the mo.

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    That, sir, is a vile slander! I have never met you.

    ;-P

    Te Ika A Maui - Whakatane… • Since Oct 2008 • 577 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    Stewart wrote:

    That, sir, is a vile slander! I have never met you.

    ;-P

    Ok fine let Damian & his thread off the hook for a few minutes more if you must...

    So you want a piece of me eh?....Why's that then eh? Let me guess you've been out drinking after hard week, had a couple too many, come home and the dinner's not on the table, coz your partner's gone to his/her Mum's, so you can't give him/her a bit of a "tickle-up" and make sure he/she doesn't let it happen again. So you decide to take it on me on the internet. Big, that's really BIG of you.

    And what's with the facial ticks that so many people round here seem to have?

    (NB no disrespect intended of course to people with actual ticks and violence is abhorrent)

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Am enjoying reading that and hearing a Stewie voice. It does match the moderator tone..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    I don't know why Stewie has a nasal English accent. Mine is coz I'm living in England and totally have a cold...though I don't know why when I say "coz & "totally" it has an American accent...Big questions I know, but it gives the kids something to ponder.

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Best W3 clip ever!

    Incredible comedy from this extract. I feel huge empathy for the little girl - it surely could have easily been me doing that.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    Anyone else getting "Get Flash Player to watch videos" link instead of a youtube link? I've done the "view source" and it seems like a browser rendering issue, though the underlying code for links seems to be a bit different to what it was a few weeks back when I was looking at a different error in Opera only.

    I have now looked at this in Opera, Firefox, Safari, Chrome....and have just found that IE works when the others do not....

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    Robyn's W3 clip is very cool. Am unsure if it was just Selwyn's professionalism or something else that prevent him having a bit of gasp, or snicker at the girl's response...I wanted to call her Robyn actually. Then the delicious irony as the young lad get's the answer. Reminds me a lot of the Two Ronnies doing mastermind.

    And if the rendering has gone all bung and you can't get hold of Doug Howlett, Carlos or any of the hairgel boys, I wonder how PAS will render this link.

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I have now looked at this in Opera, Firefox, Safari, Chrome....and have just found that IE works when the others do not....

    I too,
    have a point of view,
    on that!

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • jon_knox,

    I too,
    have a point of view,
    on that!

    Just the one point of view....surely a man as talented as you sir, should be allowed an extra couple. Spares in case the the one that's glowing so bright burns out.

    Belgium • Since Nov 2006 • 464 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Pollock,

    I'm getting that, Jon. It started when I updated the flash player to look at the nzonscreen website.

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    the underlying code for links seems to be a bit different to what it was a few weeks back

    I knew something had changed, and it's affecting me with Firefox 2.0.0.17.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Good point, Jake. I updated to Flashplayer 10.0.12.36 a week or so before that - and that's about when embedding here turned to custard.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

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