Posts by Greg Wood

  • Hard News: The hard road to a…,

    On behalf of all of the moderate, frustrated parents who give a shit about *all* of the issues – including having to repeatedly try to decode the signs and explain to kids that protest is ok, but lying and attacking people sucks – I'd like to say thank you for this post.

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  • Hard News: Local journeys on the cusp of…,

    As a Westmere-living, SUV-owning Soccer Dad, team coach, and certifiable bike nut, I am so stupidly excited about the Meola Fix for a ton of reasons. So when I started reading this email from the club urgently opposing the changes, my first reaction was "selfish wankers!" – but but but!!! Turns out the opposition is coming from a positive perspective, hooray for once! They're asking AT to

    develop an alternative safe parking area as part of a precinct wide solution that benefits all of the Community including other major supporters MOTAT and Western Springs College.

    Bloody good on them. Get those cars off the street. And yes - I'd love to use safe new bike lanes to ride to soccer with my boy every time, instead of gritting teeth as we ride on the footpath. It's a great warmup and a ton of fun when we're not too terrified. Equally, thought, on those really crap weather days when we pick up 2 or 3 others and drive there, I'd be happy to pay for the privilege of parking our warm, dry people-moving box in a place where I'm not risking having my door, arm and leg taken off by a bus. So, let's. Yay.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: It all leads to…,

    You don't need to win Lotto to get hold of a mirror ball... $34.50 from Surplustronics and maybe another $10 for a D-cell motor. I have one above my desk!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: So Rad, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Good lord. That girl can sing! So why doesn't she SING, then?! Makes me sad in so many complicated ways.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?,

    ...and I gotta say, if you're going to hit a six off the second-to-last-ball, make it a good one. Like that one.

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  • Hard News: How about that cricket, eh?, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The @BlackCaps certainly saw it... https://vine.co/v/O3zQDBzMT5h

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  • Hard News: An unacceptable failure of care,

    I had to pull over while driving home last night, listening to this story on RNZ. I was swearing and crying. What can I do?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Memories of a…,

    Pardon my French, but FUCK YEAH NICK CAVE. See you there...!

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  • Hard News: The People's Poet is dead!,

    Peter Richardson as Mike... I will never watch it the same again. But why am I writing this here, anyway? Nobody ever listens to me. I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record.

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  • Speaker: Sponsored post: Speed and Safety, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    Yes, but the difference between 100km/h and 108km/h is negligible.

    Let's take a look at that using physics.

    All else being equal, stopping distance at 100km/h = 49.2m, while stopping distance at 108km/h = 57.4m

    8.2 metres is actually quite a long way into another person's car.

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