Posts by James Littlewood*

  • Hard News: If this was ever funny, it's…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    It was really slick and fast

    I still can't tell how much of all this is going ATP from their point of view, or whether it's just a bunch of dicks making the same kind of luck for themselves as a gang member in a sandpit.

    Meanwhile, Jacinda. Yay!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 372 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: If this was ever funny, it's…,

    What's eerie is that only - what - a matter of weeks ago, the term "fake news" was used by the MSM to describe what all the bad guys from Russian spies to Breitbart were doing to rack up support for Trump and throw shade on Clinton.

    And now Trump's insane bullshit make the MSM look like corporate charities. Although I suppose in the case of the Guardian, that's not far from the truth.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 372 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Sky and 2020,

    the end of exclusivity.

    Nice idea. Hope it happens. Not optimistic.

    And I know the America's Cup isn't exactly a sympathy earner, but I'm staring down the barrel of my first ever Sky sub. Don't wanna. Ain't gonna. It's just not that important.

    So stupid, because I'd gladly part with a few buck just to get the stream through the AC app. But the whole rigmarole of some dick coming and landing me with an STB? Forget it.

    It's like the Olympics all over again.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 372 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Broadcasting and the Public Interest,

    I just can’t take TVNZ seriously as a provider of any kind of public service. It’s a commercial broadcaster owned by the government.

    Whatever value TVNZ has, it’s commercial, not civic.

    So perhaps the debate on whether to keep it or not could be held solely on commercial terms, not civic.

    The civic need for quality media is just as urgent - and unmet - regardless who owns TVNZ.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 372 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The mixtape and…,

    Inneresting to see some of the roots of FL's infatuation with mainstream culture.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 372 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The mixtape and…,

    Oh, crikey, memories. Thanks RB. Great post.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 372 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Fleeing Syria for the…, in reply to mark taslov,

    were it to ever come to pass that this type of misanthropy be excusable because someone built something, then we might as well ...

    I don't think anyone was excusing anything. Jobs is an easy example of an immigrant story which went well, at least for the migrant, and for many others. If he's a *cough* shit-weasel or not is really beside the point. Or are you saying that Steve Jobs is a good reason for countries to block Syrian refugees?

    Because that would be weird.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 372 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Fleeing Syria for the…,

    Does Kahramah's star tattoo indicate Russian gang affiliation?

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Having said that:

    #ChangeTheGovt

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…, in reply to Emma Hart,

    I know I'm jumping the gun, but I'm with

    shit-weasel

    I have nothing to add to that. Definitely. Weasels are an imported pest, devouring our natural resources and - by extension - our cultural and economic points of difference. And you couldn't really get more 2016 than that.

    And, while shit-weasel is a gender neutral term, it is far from species neutral. We can join in the whole my-species-is-better-than-your-species rhetoric that has dominated global politics this year, yet from a position of infallible moral safety.

    Fuck off, shit-weasels! Damn, that felt good. Thanks Emma.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 372 posts Report Reply

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