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  • Simon Grigg,

    brilliant….

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Popper Art poster...
    Hang on, while bearing all the hallmarks of verisimilitude, this feels like that dangerous satire stuff...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7887 posts Report Reply

  • andin,

    Mr Key was also photographed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to the star for Mr Ed, the Talking Horse.

    Hope he got photographed with the front of the star. Otherwise he'd be standing next to a horses arse.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1881 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to andin,

    indistinguishable

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to andin,

    He da mane man...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7887 posts Report Reply

  • JLM,

    "I think we can get that engraved for her"

    Just priceless.

    Judy Martin's southern sl… • Since Apr 2007 • 239 posts Report Reply

  • Ian MacKay,

    "Prime minister John Key has returned from a flying visit to Los Angeles...."

    Strewth! He not only walks on water but can fly over thousands of miles? Wow.
    (Note: The word for "on" is almost identical with "by" and was lost in the translation just as "virgin" just meant back then "a good woman.")

    Bleheim • Since Nov 2006 • 498 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to andin,

    Well , they do have similar diction problems.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Dean Parker,

    Well, this is a change for Public Address, isn’t it. Last time Hollywood studios extorted tax concessions from the pathetic New Zealand taxpayer (a cool $100m), plus parliamentary legislation removing legal redress from workers in the film industry, Public Address stood squarely behind the studios, in the process condemning a local union that was seeking a collective agreement, and then making extraordinary claims – untrue, unfounded and unchecked – that all the entertainment unions bar Equity were in support.
    Dean Parker
    NZ Writers' Guild

    Auckland • Since Oct 2010 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Dean Parker,

    I don't recall any particular consensus or party line from that time--just the usual mish-mash and diversity of views on the matter.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Looking forward to the next media conference with John Boy.

    Herr Hitler!!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston,

    Mr Key said ceding national sovereignty to the American film industry was a small price to pay for a new cycleway which can now be expanded to take donkey carts to become a crucial part of the country’s transport network in the next two decades

    Brilliant.
    Why hadn’t we thought about this before.
    Perhaps the Wellintonian Elite were prescient in building that Welly Wood sign .

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 509 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Dean Parker,

    Well, this is a change for Public Address, isn’t it.

    You appear to have mistaken this website for The Borg, Dean.

    A range of views on these issues have been debated here, generally quite civilly.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Graham: I see you've got another similar piece in the Dom Post today.

    Well done, but shouldn't the subs have labelled it as satire? Also, they've left your name off it?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    This is an outrageouse distortion of events that some might mistake as in someways accurate. Well done sir.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Dean Parker,

    Public Address stood squarely behind the studios

    you could be overstating that a tad, sir

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew Geddis,

    "Although Mr Key was not allowed to make eye contact with the stars, his new press secretary Solomon Weintraub (R-Cali) said the meetings ..."

    Hang on ... a REPUBLICAN congressman is acting for Hollywood interests? I thought satire was meant to maintain some connection with reality in order to be effective!

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2007 • 200 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan King,

    " Well, this is a change for Public Address, isn’t it."

    You appear to have mistaken this website for The Borg, Dean.

    A range of views on these issues have been debated here, generally quite civilly.

    I'd also suggest it's possible to be not in favour of a union (based in another country) derailing a huge (and hugely-employing) project at the 11 3/4th hour with a contradictory and muddled contract demand AND be not in favour of our PM handing huge employment (and copyright) concessions and subsidies to a handful of entertainment behemoths based in the USA.

    Since Sep 2010 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Phil fryer,

    Public Address, can be relied on in breaking news & entertainment,
    cool when there mixed , even when its for the edificant, or the writer !

    Laingholm • Since Mar 2011 • 34 posts Report Reply

  • Rachel Lang,

    Thank you for posting this. While the country burns, we court Hollywood as the magic bullet? Sorry, they want bottom line about business. Of course I want gains in this area - I am in the biz (though not likely to profit from it). But what about the rest of NZ, the unemployed, those in manufacturing? I would love it to work, but this feels like a razzle-dazzle distraction from our real woes.

    Since Oct 2012 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    I don't recall any particular consensus or party line from that time--just the usual mish-mash and diversity of views on the matter.

    I'd go so far as to say it was a heated exchange with strongly opposed opinions, and some highly divisive and lasting fallout.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10633 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rachel Lang,

    Thanks for joining the discussion here, Rachel.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Welcome, Rachel. Good to have new people along.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Alec Morgan, in reply to BenWilson,

    I’d say so too Ben. “It’s all in the grooves” or at least the thousands of PA “Hobbit” posts, that might make a fascinating copied volume (with the NZCTU’s post “Hobbit Enabling Act” revised timeline included) .

    Tokerau Beach • Since Nov 2006 • 121 posts Report Reply

  • Alec Morgan, in reply to Alec Morgan,

    Link to Helen Kelly’s long response. The upshot is the government and Warners knew the dispute was settled and ‘boycott’ lifted prior to the Warner execs meeting in NZ. And I am happy to revisit this because it is a situation we will all be living with for a long time.
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1104/S00081/helen-kelly-the-hobbit-dispute.htm

    Tokerau Beach • Since Nov 2006 • 121 posts Report Reply

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