Secondary School Students’ Association
I remember those halcyon days, I was part of the Christchurch Secondary School Students’ Association (and Resistance Bookshop) - I think there was a national conference in the same year as the first Ngaruawahia Music Festival ('73), as I went to both in one trip.
But damned if i can recall if the conference was in Auckland or Wellington or inbetween - old neurons.
Stick It Up
Mmmmmm… cow gum.
I think it was mostly 'Bull Gum' in NZ
- here's a pic of my last remaining can- (kept with my waxers and Letraset in the "Just in case' box... where I still have a stack of blue-lined/gridded layout sheets and rolls of 'border tapes' of various weights and patterns.
Like you Alfie I covet those old sturdy film boxes, Letraset had some pretty neat storage boxes as well. There is one brand of modern printer paper that has something comparably robust - I really miss the large photographic paper and plate film boxes (A2 at least and bigger).
It was usually Wun Loy, up on Hobson St, or the Mekong on Wellesley St, on the other side of the block the RIU building was in. Crucial part of deadline.
Usually dependent on how much cash from the Mail Order books came out of the PO Box at the end of the day - Duran Duran fans kept us fed!
It’s wild how small things change the course of lives. Would I have got to Rip It Up if I hadn’t gone into the shop one day and had that conversation?
You should option that movie idea
- working title?
- of course!
We can sum up the 2019 Nats: sausagey slushy gummy bears by stealth.
We can now also add the ’Bridges of Sighs’!
National leader Simon Bridges was kicked out of the House on Tuesday after loudly sighing before an argument with Speaker Trevor Mallard over an alleged “barnyard noise”.
On his way out of the house, Peters said that Bridges had made a “seal” sound.
Gee, it’s not like Simon to do things by ‘arfs’…
Of course the real Bridge of Sighs is in a ‘real city of intrigue’, Venice, where the 2019 (58th) Art Biennale opens this week (aptly named too on the poster above) – and of course NZ is there with Dane Mitchell’s Post Hoc (nice to see Debbi Gibbs continuing a fine family tradition and acknowledged as a patron sponsor – Onya !)
Simon said “gummy” 4 times in his short stand-up this morning. .... Honestly, where do they get their ideas from? Old Simpsons episodes?
Just replace "Gumboots" with 'Gummy Bears' and you've got National's next election anthem... Daggesque of course!
...Gummy Bears are different to M&Ms right?
But I could never contribute to any media company which continues to publish regurgitated brain farts from the likes of the Hoskings and the Sopers. I just couldn’t
But, but, how else will you keep up with the 'social morays'?
PS while the Herald is indeed a stained and disgraceful journal, I feel disdain is what's required...
(Sorry to bring the Pedant Patrol down, it's a personal bugbear...)