Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: 65 bottles of beer on the wall...

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  • Islander, in reply to Danielle,

    Oh, and after I *so* carefully separated the letters tooo...(sob)

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I'm slightly excited about the event, though the ticket prices have turned me off to going to see any of the games.

    I've always been an advocate of Dunedin getting a new stadium. Ignoring some of the details and the way that the one we've gotten has been paid for, I like the new stadium. Nuts that for many years we've had our primary sporting venue stuck in a residential area. I drive past the new stadium several times a week, it's going to be a fantastic facility with its roof.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    gnoring some of the details and the way that the one we’ve gotten has been paid for,

    -yeah-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    As well as showing that we're not all rugby and dairy, we appear intent on showing that there is no homelessness in New Zealand.

    The homeless of central Auckland will be cared for by security officers charged with ensuring their "safety and amenity" for the duration of the tournament. How charming.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • bmk, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    I can quite enjoy sports writing too even when it is about a sport that I don't follow. Norman Mailer's The Fight and Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch spring to mind but I am sure there are many more. If you count chess as a sport (iffy I know) then I really enjoyed Fred Waitzkin's Searching for Bobby Fischer and Mortal Games. Bobby Fischer Goes to War by David Edmonds and John Eidinow was another interesting book as the idiosyncrasies of Bobby Fischer made for interesting reading (the book is set during his match with Boris Spassky - not when he become another boring, slightly crazy anti-semite kook).

    Interesting bug with the italics that after a full stop you can't have the starting underscore only the ending underscore probably something to do with the character before the full stop being an underscore also - give me standard html tags any day. Much easier to just write <em> and </em>.

    Since Jun 2010 • 327 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to andin,

    Bad luck to the Crusaders it would have been nice for CHCH for them to win.

    Apart from being a bit bummed by the loss, this did actually occur to me too. As Blackadder said before the game, win draw or lose, he would be incredibly proud of what they have done this season as a team. But yeah, a win would have been good.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    Yeah, http://www.greens.org.nz/press-releases/auckland-sweeps-homeless-streets-rwc.

    I'm surprised not to see tenders for a great firewall of NZ to prevent online violations of sporting rights during the event. Still, I guess it would be easy to repurpose the existing internet filter.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    link

    Something didn't work.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Thanks.

    (you know, it would actually be easier if the site just linkified links, like twitter, rather than all thet [ [ xxx | yyy ] ] business. ).

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    "safety and amenity"

    Well, that's certainly a classic bit of doublespeak.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    (you know, it would actually be easier if the site just linkified links, like twitter, rather than all thet [ [ xxx | yyy ] ] business. ).

    Did, er, what now?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    It does, and has done for a long time. Just put the raw link in your post with no square brackets in sight and behold the magic.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Islander,

    after I *so* carefully separated the letters

    won't work we were
    discussing ee
    cummings recently remember

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sacha,

    bug
    er

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Sacha,

    It does, and has done for a long time. Just put the raw link in your post with no square brackets in sight and behold the magic.

    Yup. You only have to use the brackets if you want the link to apply to a specific piece of text.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2933 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew, in reply to Sacha,

    won't work we were
    discussing ee
    cummings recently remember

    i was always taken with the tales of archy and mehitabel

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    It does, and has done for a long time. Just put the raw link in your post with no square brackets in sight and behold the magic.

    Yes.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Islander,

    bugl
    er

    #lastpost

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Sacha,

    bugl
    er

    I'll see your bugl
    er
    and raise
    a trump
    eter

    PS. If you don't dance with something, I'll be having words.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Hmm! Dissent in the ranks? I have been away (watching the Super final at the Crown Casino in Melbourne--the only place I could find it screening in a city dominated by another daft ball game--was a low point). But we have our tickets to the Japan vs AB game in Hamilton and I am looking forward to it mightily.

    ..and Danielle +100000000000

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2558 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    A recipe for... an evening at home

    I’m thinking braised beef short ribs
    could be the go.

    beefy shorts 'n' bruised ribs
    with liniment sauce, yum...

    ....reminds me of watching the Crusaders final
    at our local tavern - not something I'll do again.
    If all that testosterone gets crammed into
    the test tosser zone it's gonna be ugly...
    I worry that many NZ Rugby fans are just
    not adult enough to not let the side down.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    beefy shorts 'n' bruised ribs

    Evoked that giant brassica-themed grafitto-poem that once adorned the reservoir wall at the K Rd end of Ponsonby Rd:
    BROTHEL SPROUTS & CAULIFLOWER EARS

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    As the dreaded RWC ( am I allowed to use those letters without fear of being sued?) rears its ugly head more of Monster McCully's draconian powers come to light.
    Want to serve those crowds that happen to be passing your business? It' gonna cost ya
    And how about having a few relevant souvenirs in your gift shop?
    And, god forbid, you want to advertise your stock of Lion Red, or anything but Heineken) if your shop just happens to be on the road to Eden Park or near any other Game Venue.
    "But wait", I hear you call "this is a golden opportunity for us all"
    Yes, indeed, a golden opportunity for you to cough up even more of your HEM™ (hard earned money, you know, that sort of money that you don't have to work hard for, the disposable stuff)
    It's almost enough to make you want to move to Hamilton to save some of that aforementioned cash, well, almost.
    I could go on but I'm sure you get my drift.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

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