Posts by Greg Wood

  • 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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  • Feed: My Life in Curry, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    The Himalaya! We lived one street over for a good few months. What a find, after all the South Indian carry-on in Singapore.

    Although having said that, Samy's Curry House on the Dempsey hill was (still is) my favourite. "Fine South Indian Cuisine" -- served right at your communal plastic table from buckets carried by evil lurking waiters who get their mates to distract you with poppadums on your right while they bang six vindaloo prawns on your plate from the left... all made better by the raw pleasure of tipping the melted icewater out of your beer mug all over your feet, given the temperature inside the un-airconditioned room was often in the 40s. Magic...

    Oh god... this thread is going to eat me alive!

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