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Hard News: The uncooling of the inner West

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  • Amanda Wreckonwith, in reply to Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    and places near the sea/water.

    Probably not such good advice any more.
    I have to fight the desire to drive up country and spray paint ATLANTIS over the Omaha signs.
    (Johnnie boy will have soon sold up to some dope who thinks they are onto a winning historic property)

    Since Sep 2012 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    "And there goes my rates bill up 10%."

    Being in a "skyrocket" suburb I hope mine doesn't increase by more. Over the years we have been punished for being next to a "good school" zone.

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Prosperity, maybe but part of the establishment, be dammed.

    I was recently mildly shocked to discover that La-Z-Boys are something of a cult item with people around a decade younger than me.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Amanda Wreckonwith, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I was recently mildly shocked to discover that La-Z-Boys are something of a cult item with people around a decade younger than me.

    They are the new midcentury modern... coming to Art & Object in 3...2...1...

    Since Sep 2012 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I was recently mildly shocked to discover that La-Z-Boys are something of a cult item with people around a decade younger than me.

    True Bro. Next thing you know is they've built an extension and a deck on the house in Point Chev, got their own TV show and are complaining about a rates increase.
    Jeez, they'll be shouting at kids to get off their damned lawn next and telling everybody that will listen that the neighbourhood is going to the dogs.
    ;-)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I was recently mildly shocked to discover that La-Z-Boys are something of a cult item with people around a decade younger than me.

    yeah La Z says it all. That's actually just bad taste :) Didn't their parents teach them anything? That chair has got to be up there as the ugliest of ugliest for all time.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    As I said upthread, David is retiring next year and we’re looking very seriously at quitting Auckland entirely. But wherever we go, a very serious question is going to be reasonable access to health and social services, and with a serious drop in income (and the fact I can’t drive at night) being close in or close to reliable public transport matters.

    Not everyone requires or desires some suburban McMansion with a giant lawn, no matter how much the usual (and far from disinterested) suspects would like you to believe otherwise.

    Wellington's apartment market doesn't look too shabby at the moment. It'd personally be my thing once I manage to change to a career that's not in danger of obsolescence.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5445 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    Have to be careful in the apartment market in Wellington though. Friends bought for retirement living, only to find that post Christchurch earthquake the insurance costs are so high they can't afford to live in it any more. Plus you have to look out for whether the council's assessed the building as needing seismic upgrade.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    yeah La Z says it all. That’s actually just bad taste :) Didn’t their parents teach them anything? That chair has got to be up there as the ugliest of ugliest for all time.

    For me La-Z-Boy is inextricably tied to the terminal uncoolness of Rob's mob and NZ the way they wanted it. Turn on the TV back in 1978 and it was wall to wall ads for Fiji cruises and those goddam things.

    While awaiting a minor procedure on my vertebrae a while back my doc asked if I owned a La-Z-Boy, as it would help with sleeping upright. To my shame I realised that I was probably too cool for my own good. So when someone younger than I, whose coolness is writ large via their contribution to the life-enhancing arts, scored one of those horrors off TradeMe for similarly therapeutic reasons, prompting a bunch of social media posts from a hitherto unknown underground of aficionados, even I have to admit that the Cascade rocker version isn't too aesthetically on the nose.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Form and function daarling. Form and function. Get your back fixed. Invest in a Chinese Masseur :) They know all the trix.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    when did you get so bitter?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to BenWilson,

    this will never be the new old Ponsonby

    there will be compensations like better dumplings, different conversations, new groupings

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    Attachment

    when did you get so bitter?

    September 20th
    And... Not bitter... disappoint.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Sacha,

    this will never be the new old Ponsonby

    there will be compensations like better dumplings, different conversations, new groupings

    Its called CHANGE
    And it should get better, otherwise what the fuck are we doing?.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Child poverty has decreased by 0.4% (margin of error 3%)
    woop de fuckin' doop

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Shulgin,

    and by the way,,, there is actually no end to this middle class bullshit...do have an op-ion about the flag...icons...25 million just for starters...i favor a black background..with a white fern...luma key...alpha bill

    NZ • Since May 2011 • 125 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Shulgin,

    and by the way,,,

    Get a grip.......

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Shulgin, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ...is the queen cumming to town...flag wavi'n

    NZ • Since May 2011 • 125 posts Report Reply

  • Shulgin, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    ..what on the new flag bill?

    NZ • Since May 2011 • 125 posts Report Reply

  • Shulgin, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    ..grip 4929 posts...i marked up like90 lame arsed offensive posts...ya kidding right..echo camber...do make a difference Mr Barnes...

    NZ • Since May 2011 • 125 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Shulgin,

    ..what

    On yerself bro,,,,,,,
    make more sense.
    You have things to say but you devalue in delivery.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    yeah La Z says it all. That’s actually just bad taste :) Didn’t their parents teach them anything? That chair has got to be up there as the ugliest of ugliest for all time.

    But so comfy! ;-)

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2937 posts Report Reply

  • Shulgin, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    of course,,,because i have examined the spreadsheets...the police said conversation over, todd mcclay..nuthi;n more he could do..while crotch shot bennet does flips...pull those pants out your arse...anyway...like I say you posted way more than me...fuck the delivery man...he was devalued back when marshall mcluhan was doin media analysis...the medium is the.....
    culture dish...

    NZ • Since May 2011 • 125 posts Report Reply

  • Shulgin,

    easy rider

    NZ • Since May 2011 • 125 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to Amanda Wreckonwith,

    I have to fight the desire to drive up country and spray paint ATLANTIS over the Omaha signs.

    Classic.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

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