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Hard News: My Mum and other good things

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  • Islander,

    Would you care to respond to my last post Peter?
    Because the inference I took from one of your posts was that people (who arnt runners) suffer knee-joint imflamation *only* because they are over-weight?
    Cheers n/n Keri who knows this idea is total bullshit.

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

  • Peter Ashby,

    Having been caused to reflect on this argument, I have assessed whether the reasons I am here are still germane and I find that they are not. This place has become a somewhat self regarding clique, vis the treatment handed out to a new poster who mistook the terms Public Address and Hard News for a public forum and got thoroughly slapped down for not knowing the unwritten conventions and that this was a private forum.

    Since the posts increasingly do not do what I originally subscribed for back when Russ was on 95bFM, I shall wander off to pastures new and devote more time to forums that know and enjoy the interplay of ideas.

    Adieu

    Dundee, Scotland • Since May 2007 • 425 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    This place has become a somewhat self regarding clique, vis the treatment handed out to a new poster who mistook the terms Public Address and Hard News for a public forum and got thoroughly slapped down for not knowing the unwritten conventions and that this was a private forum. This place has become a somewhat self regarding clique, vis the treatment handed out to a new poster who mistook the terms Public Address and Hard News for a public forum and got thoroughly slapped down for not knowing the unwritten conventions and that this was a private forum.

    Of course, because we haven't had the conversation about running and obsesity and 'our' wicked sedentary ways with you fewer than one thousand times. For chrissakes, get a grip Peter.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    This place has become a somewhat self regarding clique, vis the treatment handed out to a new poster who mistook the terms Public Address and Hard News for a public forum and got thoroughly slapped down for not knowing the unwritten conventions and that this was a private forum.

    Peter, in both this thread and the CFS one, you were told to pull your head in because you were upsetting people. it was written in actual words and everything. Politeness is not actually a convention that Public Address invented.

    In both this thread and the CFS one, you were given information that seemed to prove your position wrong - medically and scientifically. In both of these threads you were asked, directly, to address that information. In both those threads, you ignored those requests. In light of this, your insistence that you are bringing information we simply don't want to hear looks... interesting.

    Two words you have used that DO seem relevant to my experience of listening to you: 'message', and 'religious'.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Peter, as politely as I can, I'm going to tell you to __fuck off__ with your running.

    People want to talk about a whole range of things here. Every single comment in every single thread you make is insisting that other people talk about running. You're a rude bastard on this site, and I sincerely hope you're not such a rude bastard in real life.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Another in addition. If argument using examples, reason and evidence results in NZ in personal attacks on the messenger instead of dealing with the points raised then I may rethink my desire to return home. At least here in the UK I can have a discussion about ideas and facts with many people without them mistaking criticism of an idea with a personal attack.

    To be honest, Peter, if you'd gone on like this I'd have been obliged to suspend your account anyway. I'm sure you're a very clever man, but you show little empathy for others, and seem to have no perspective on your own conduct.

    You took Bruce's memories of people running to catch boats, buses and trains (a nice observation in itself) as a pretext for yet another round of your personal fitness lecture. It was inappropriate.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    And that probably is enough telling off :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Well, people seem to do the flouncing flameout exactly the same way whether they're fit or sedentary. That's what I love about the internet: it's such a great leveller.

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

  • Jake Pollock,

    @Danielle. I LOLed.

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    ROTFLing burns more calories though. Just sayin'.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    ROTFLing burns more calories though. Just sayin'.

    Indeed, as a good ROTFL, LYAO.

    I've only met one other person my age with my name (and we don't share a spelling) but these days it seems like every other girl under around five is an Isabel(le) or Isabella.

    I have that problem with Lucy - it is reasonably uncommon among my own generation (with the peculiar exception of my year at college) but extremely popular among the under-tens. There's nothing more startling than someone yelling your name disapprovingly in public. Especially when you're doing something that could be disapproved of.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    ROTFLing burns more calories though

    if only

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I have that problem with Lucy - it is reasonably uncommon among my own generation (with the peculiar exception of my year at college) but extremely popular among the under-tens.

    I get this with generational differences, what I can't grok is the weird geographical differences I've run across. So when I was growing up in Timaru, there were lots of Emmas, which made sense because of The Avengers. But when I moved to Chch, no Emmas, but every second guy was called K/Carl. To the point where we discussed the idea of Karl-pooling. You go to a party, drop your Karl off in a room, and when it's time to leave, you just pick up the first Karl you run across. Drop your Karl-keys in a bowl, etc. Never met a C/Karl in Timaru.

    Lots of Sharons down there. Y'know, this could be a class thing...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Class, in New Zealand?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Most Georges these days are under 5 or over 60. It's uncommon enough that it does cause me to turn around, and that I frequently get people in email contact assuming I'm much older than I am.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Class, in New Zealand?

    Labour is committed to reducing class sizes. National isn't so concerned.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Simon is a name that confuses me. Fully half my female friends are married to (or shacked up with) Simons yet there was only one Simon at my, fairly large, primary school. Where did all the Simons come from, I ask you?

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • SteveH,

    the treatment handed out to a new poster who mistook the terms Public Address and Hard News for a public forum and got thoroughly slapped down

    Was Peter referring to himself here? Because if so he has a rather odd take on "new"...

    Since: May 2007
    Posts: 425

    Since Sep 2009 • 444 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Well, if we are talking about the commonality of one's names, I don't believe that you can get more common than Jackie and Clark in the white western world. The name Jackie peaked, of course, because of Jackie Kennedy, whom I was not named after. My namesake was the aforementioned great aunt who died of breast cancer. She was a Cherry Jacqueline. As for Clark, it's so common it's laughable.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    Where did all the Simons come from, I ask you?

    My parents tell me it was the honeymoon at the THC Waitangi, via National Women's

    But yes, growing up I was the only one I knew, and now I'm surrounded by god knows how many like named contemporaries. Where were they hiding at school?

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    It can be tricky anywhere when conversations bring so much context with them. Tone counts.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    There's nothing more startling than someone yelling your name disapprovingly in public. Especially when you're doing something that could be disapproved of.

    The problem is, that I'm almost always doing something that someone disapproves of. There's a lot of uptight people out there, you know?

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Yes, quite. I thought this recent tweet of yours was spot on: "At playground. Another parent just stepped in and over protected m for me, as i wasn't doing it. How thoughtful."

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    Anyway, back to grandparents.

    Being half Dutch, people talking about Oma rapetee reminds me of how much fun it used to be to see about "Oma up a tree, Oma up a tree..."

    Oh, and continuing to show what a naughty child I was:

    at the time I was 15, so was mainly drinking in some of the more sedate clubs in Roppongi (Gas Panic and the like). Ah, a misspent youth.

    Snap. Except I was 14. And I wonder if Gas Panic changed its name after the sarin-on-subway attacks.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Jacqui Dunn,

    My first post. I feel very brave.

    When I watched the Movement video, I nearly fell off my chair! All those exercises - I knew them! And then the beater of the drum was shown. It was Madam, the women who used to take us for PhysEd at St Mary's College in Hill Street! She was a little older than in the film when she taught us, but to my teenage eyes she was very elderly. As I may seem to most of the posters here. But hey! I do so love this site - I've been reading it for ages now without posting.

    And...my father was John, but called Jack. I was called Jacqueline because it was very unusual. Times do change.

    Now, can I work out how to add my Gravatar? Hmmm.....

    Deepest, darkest Avondale… • Since Jul 2010 • 585 posts Report Reply

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