also rest in peace Holger Czukay
"We used to detonate atomic bombs among the Pacific peoples"
Sorry but you lost me at sentence one: when did "we" detonate atomic bombs anywhere????
Someone posted this on FB - its from 2010 but I wonder if it provides some context for Slaters behaviour
comments from his wife:
In response, Atkins wrote: "I do not have the power to stop him. It is because he is clinically depressed that he says and does out-there things. He was nothing like this before he became ill.
"He shoots from the hip with no thought of the consequences for himself for others or indeed his family. The very fact that he says hurtful things that show a total lack of empathy is the evidence that he is seriously ill.
"He watches me cry my eyes out again and again and it moves him not one iota. You want me to be upset that he has hurt others? I am too busy dealing with his lack of empathy towards me."
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"why not ask Dotcom directly if he or his minions were ever approached by the US government with regard to installing backdoors on his servers?"
indeed, look what happened to the guy who started Lavabit when he wouldn't cooperate:
From a Hollywood/LA viewpoint
Talking Heads at Sweetwaters South in 1984
Thankfully before the internet, so had no idea what they would be doing until David Byrne walked out on stage on his own, wearing an oversized suit & carrying a ghetto blaster...
The Oscars are a vaguely interesting example of marketing films to a very specific demographic ie the Academy voters (94% white, 77% male, median age of 62)
I just hope the French win the final so we can see what gracious losers kiwi rugby fans actually are..... and then to see just how good john keys spin doctors are...
"its not like the government drove the ship on to the reef/lost the game/etc etc"
All I can say about all this is that every time Helen Kelly opens her mouth she puts her foot in it..... note for Helen, maybe it might be beneficial to actually learn about the industry you are trying to represent eg her quote in Stuff about "film companies depriving workers on basic rights including sick leave and holiday pay"
Many of us are freelance & are quite happy about it thanks!
Never had sick leave & never had holiday pay, 20 years in the film industry & quite happy thanks... If I wanted to be institutionalised and have all those 'benefits' I wouldn't be working in the film industry.
Please give it a rest