Southerly by David Haywood

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Southerly: Now I Am Permitted

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  • Ross Mason,

    Shit almighty. Listening and watching this skit should hit some EQC nerves.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    And did anyone choke on their breakfast listening to the story of Mr Fixit talking on his appointment to the CCC as the Consents Fixit Guru??

    "He will improve morale and increase productivity" I think the line was on RNZ this morning.

    Reminded me of the old rowing team PP slideshow.

    http://www.slideshare.net/apanitsch/the-management-rowing-race

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood, in reply to Miche Campbell,

    Don’t you mean “going forward,” Ross?

    Mea culpa, you are quite right! It should be “going”. Not “moving” as I incorrectly stated in the original post (now fixed). The eagle-eyed Conrad Heine has also pulled me up on this via email.

    Oh dear, this really should have been obvious to me. “Moving” implies actual movement. “Going” only implies the intent to move at some point in the future (prior to the eventual heat-death of the Universe), while still allowing for possibility of zero velocity at any time up until then.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to David Haywood,

    Also important. We never have discussions about a topic. They must always be around it. Eg, we're having a lot of discussions around rising poverty these days.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10650 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie, in reply to BenWilson,

    And we're across the issue. Optionally including, but not limited to, via live cross of the statement on the issue issued.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Tim Michie,

    across the issue

    Or in extreme form, all over an issue.
    Both, in practice, are quite compatible with coverage that still lacks any relevant context, and which may even smother any genuine signs of progress or dialogue.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1923 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    And we’re across the issue

    I've always been confused by the imagery of that phrase. Road? River? Bridge? Mountain?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10650 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to BenWilson,

    Road? River? Bridge? Mountain?

    No, its a cross! Do we have closure? :)

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

  • Stewart, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    So...it's a cross that is also a gate?

    Reminding me of the one about the Catholic god who is The One God, but is also, at the same time, 3 gods and, at times, a biscuit.

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

  • BenWilson, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Do we have closure? :)

    Only if I'm a stakeholder!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10650 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

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    Sigh......

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to BenWilson,

    And we’re across the issue

    I’ve always been confused by the imagery of that phrase

    I've always imagined a group of while middle aged men in suits spawled over a boardroom table covered in documents. Somewhat like a centrefold pose but less pleasant.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4458 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Tim Michie,

    Across the issue after having drilled down to optimise the stakeholder engagement paradigm.

    Gak. I envy David his pavers after this mis-engagement of KPIs.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Bart Janssen,

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    Like Winnie the pup across the issue of dinner but not cute? (Repost)

    Now about that house at Dunsandel….

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie, in reply to Hebe,

    Dogs get an automatic pass for being a cross, yes?

    Also, good use of newspaper advertising...

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Sigh…

    Oh, that cartoon is painful. It reminds me of every meeting that I attended at a certain organization.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    spawled

    plankers

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to David Haywood,

    It would have been contemporary, too. I think. The resolution (and/or my failing eyesight) is too bad for me to read the exact date on the cartoon, but it is certainly before 2009. 2001? 2004? 2007? I can’t tell. Curse the brown spots in my only working fovea...

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1923 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to linger,

    2009. 2001? 2004? 2007?

    Accurate like a Ken Ring weather 'forecast'.
    My one and a half-pai working foveas can each see 2005, also a 1 for January, so near enough your central estimate.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Dilbert Cartoon Jan 8, 2005.

    Dilbert.com is great these days. You can search for words in the cartoon!!! Saves months of work!!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Fooman, in reply to Hebe,

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    Have had this on my pinboard since it came out 8 years ago…(thanks Ross!)

    Lower Hutt • Since Dec 2009 • 87 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Fooman,

    Core competencies: I forgot about that.
    Huge invoice: I can do that.

    Those cartoons make me howl with laughter while referencing the full and frank Anglo-Saxon disclosure regime.

    I reserve a special loathing for the condescending "change manager" . Means axe murderer with a styley haircut.

    Russell, Instead of hijacking this worthy thread, could we have our own weasel-speak corner?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Hebe,

    but weasel is such a core part of the whole post-#eqnz experience, it seems

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19705 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sacha,

    Weaselling goes beyond Christchurch to the core of managerialism. Flash words and filthy results. I blame the ubiquitous MBA.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • Jeffrey Holman,

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    Kia ora David.
    Sublime as usual, even when slime figures large - yurk. As for badgers, a little known fact there: dachshunds were used for chasing same, so perhaps there was one in hot pursuit of them critters that did for Emma's garage door? A sausage dog did it.
    Stranger things have happened. Enjoy the summer in Norway, it's brief, I hear.

    Since Feb 2010 • 7 posts Report Reply

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