Posts by Martin Lambert

  • Speaker: Sponsored post: Speed and Safety, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    That extra 15% of energy may well be the reason you die....every tissue in the human body has a breaking point! Whilst everyone's tissue is different, a 15% difference in energy in a motor vehicle impact may be the difference between tissue injury and tissue failure resulting in fatality.

    North Shore • Since Dec 2006 • 6 posts Report

  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,

    Actually, as in when JohnKey and Simon Bridges are questioned about anything, they bust this one out before an unsubstantiated statement.

    For full effect, must pronounce slowly ...Ektchulleee

    North Shore • Since Dec 2006 • 6 posts Report

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The First Time,

    I have a sad feeling it was probably MC Hammer at My Smart, sometime about 1991ish, followed by EMF at the Auckland Town Hall......

    North Shore • Since Dec 2006 • 6 posts Report

  • Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is…,

    Christmas Music - 6 years of part time work at a Foodtown meant about 6 weeks exposure to 'Snoopy's Christmas' and the f**king Slade song every year!! Still leave shops when I hear it now. Unfortunately my father in law LOVES Christmas music, so every 2nd year I have to suck it up at theirs - luckily he's usually got a well stocked cellar as well....

    North Shore • Since Dec 2006 • 6 posts Report

  • Hard News: Bob each way,

    John Key's own Helensville electorate is not all glamour and lifestyle blocks either, remember. Head 'over the hill' at Helensville and there's a side of Helensville where youth can (and do) run amock too. Maybe John should check his own backyard first before pouinting out Helen's, or is Helensville a bit too far from his home in Remuera?

    North Shore • Since Dec 2006 • 6 posts Report

  • Flying Nun Moments,

    A couple of Nun moments of mine were in London a few years back:

    - seeing Garageland play one of their first gigs of their UK residency period - bloody great show in small venue, mostly Kiwis on their OE (like myself) in the crowd, after the show having a drink at the bar got into conversation with a nice Kiwi gent who turned out to be Roger Shepard (sorry if the spelling is wrong Roger!) and a young lady I thought I recognised - when I asked her who she was it was Denise from the 3Ds! Thought here would be a perfect opportunity to try and get inside the mind of the man when my friend (who'd had a bit to drink!) almost threw herself at Roger's knees thanking him for 'all he'd done for NZ music!' A very embarrassed looking Mr Shepard & Denise soon departed, leaving me to pick my friend up, her apologising all the way home and feeling rather sheepish for her crazed act of devotion!

    - Chris Knox playing in London (in stubbies) complaining that he had come to England to play to English people and what did he get?? A room full of f*ckin' Andrew Fagan (who was there) and his mates!! At same gig including the lyrics "Philip Schofield on a double decker bus!" into a couple of tracks - Schofield was starring in Jason & the AT Dreamcoat at the time, Knox was pointing out that the last time he had seen him had been presenting teens music telly (remember Shazam?) in NZ and the sight of huge images of him on London's public transport was a bit of a shock to the system. All the Kiwis in the crowd were pissing themselves, English girlfriend at the time had no clues...

    North Shore • Since Dec 2006 • 6 posts Report