Posts by Ross Mason

  • Up Front: The Little Things,

    Our cat is dead.
    Life is heaven.
    No cat hair.
    No cat food.
    No baby - er- cat sitters required
    We own the house again.
    No shit.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: On Ice,

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    Speaking of International Geophysical Year…..
    I found this set of posters put out in that year. This is one of them.
    Printed and laminated a set and they are behind my desk at work.

    The science is still so relevant today!!!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: On Ice, in reply to linger,

    I didn’t linger long enough to notice!! Heh. What a bawls up.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: On Ice,

    Squeak..Crunch..Squeak..Crunch.. Crunch.. Crunch. Everywhere there is Crunch.

    OAE of 1981-82 here. I gather you enjoyed it Damien. Pictures to die for. My trip down was 4 1/2 hours down and 4 1/2 back because of the weather. Then having another go a coupla days later. I killed my new two day old radio/cassette player with one horrendous static explosion when I didn't take that second to dump the charge after taking my down jacket off. I spent the quietest time in my life sitting way out in the Windless Bight listening to the blood flow in my ears. Christmas at Vanda Station in a multicultural piss up of our National "special brews". Flying in the Gentles. Camping at Lake Bonney looking after Chinese and Japanese scientists sampling the salty waters of the lake. DJing on Armed Forces Radio. Opening the Scott Base bar at 5pm...there was no closing time...Work was listening to the magma of Erebus via seismo sensors and sampling the Earths Magnetic field. Taking a mattress, two sleeping bags, multi layers of clothing and a camera and lying on the snow away from the base watching- and seemingly listening - to the Auroral curtains billowing in the heavens.

    All this finished, for reasons I cannot explain, balling my eyes out as I waited in the departure hut in the last hours of a year on ice.

    It is still THE experience of my life.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Taxpayers' Union: still…,

    TPU=

    Me. Me. Me. F*&k youse.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address founder…,

    I know truths. I have the best truths.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address founder…,

    This has to be bullshit.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    China china china china…..China


    Trumpeted

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Retraction: Three Strikes…,

    However, further investigations by Stuff have revealed those numbers are, in fact, bogus. The Justice Ministry not only failed to provide the comparable figures Edgeler requested, it also failed to flag that the figures were not comparable, despite knowing how he intended to use them. It also allowed the resulting incorrect conclusions to go unchallenged for a year.

    I think this points to a bit of a concern about the supplier of the data surely.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Singer Must Die - Leonard…,

    1971. Auckland uni year. Girlfriend of time introduced me to Suzanne, Marianne and the Bird. Bought my guitar and Cohen Tabs music book and managed to learn to pick the whole bloody book. I still pick it up.
    Saw both concerts in Wgtn.
    Best lines:
    “Johnny Walker wisdom running high”
    “She’s a hundred but she’said wearing something tight”
    Best songs:
    Suzanne
    Partisan
    Lady Midnight
    Dance me to the end of love
    Democracy. The fact he died the day after Trumps election says it all
    “Sail on, sail on, oh mighty ship of state
    To the shores of need
    Past the reefs of greed
    Through the squalls of hate
    Sail on, sail on, sail on”

    And no doubt they will.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1580 posts Report Reply

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