Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…,

    Some may appreciate this comic by Eli Valley - 'Schlonged' a wishful piece about Donald Trump's short presidency...
    decidedly NSFW and may offend some among the faint-hearted.
    http://www.elivalley.com/political-comics#/comics/schlonged-the-donald-trump-story/

    I found it in 'The Best American Comics 2017' edited/curated by Ben Katchor & Bill Kartalopoulos
    https://www.cbr.com/best-american-comics-2017-cover-reveal-1984/

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  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…, in reply to Neil,

    Never knew till today what Incels were.

    I've noticed an upsurge in people using their personality prophylactically - their wilful disengagement turns them into dissonancy boys.

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  • Hard News: The shared-use path that no…,

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  • Hard News: The remarkable rise of…, in reply to oga,

    Reagan repealed the Fairness doctrine requirimg media to present balanced news.

    a faux pas otherwise known as the 'Fox Pass'
    'Fair and balanced'!? Meh!

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  • Hard News: The shared-use path that no…,

    a frosty reception?
    Confessions of a Traffic Engineer??
    The road not taken…

    “I’ll bet not half a dozen people can tell who was hit and where he was hit by my Road Not Taken,”

    I think there’s something in this diversion for all of us…

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    The Herald it seems likes to employ ‘writers’ who don’t know standard English – I note Ms Hill Cone quotes verbatim from Kim Knight’s ’Canvas’ piece on Clarke Gayford, without bothering to correct the obvious mistake (nor did any ‘subs’ in the chain):

    "…He grew up tying his own lures, making his own sinkers, pouring over books and committing the Maori and Latin names for fish to memory…"

    I strongly doubt he was ‘wetting’ (sic) his appetite for knowledge, but was merely ‘poring’ over his books…

    For some reason Ms Hill Cone (whose first name is Deborah – ‘Bee woman’ in Hebrew) also takes umbrage at Mr Gayford’s terminal vowel use in his christian name – ‘Clarke’ (means ‘man of learning') – a name that has been in use since the mid 1700s or thereabouts – and had a popularity burst in the 1950s and ’60s – it was a less popular choice in 1977 but still in common use…
    What an odd thing to rail against!?
    Clutching at ’strawman’ arguments perhaps?

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    The Press changes to the new paper-saving format on Monday April 30.

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to simon g,

    Kiwis divided

    Heather du Plessis Allan and Deborah Hill Cone, that renowned tag team of the 'look at me, look at me' squad, hardly constitute a serious critique of anything.
    Both have made interesting choices in their partners as well, but I'm sure they wouldn't want that looked at too closely - or publicly or commented on either...
    Bereft of actual relevant and real social commentary opportunities they have resorted to barrel-bottom scraping for cheap attention seeking. SAD!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Shopping News, in reply to Russell Brown,

    it was the pressing plants

    Dodgy metal mothers!

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  • Access: The Driverless Road Ahead, in reply to Kumara Republic,

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    It’s long overdue for a movie adaptation

    Apparently Alan Arkin had a go at a screenplay for it...

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