Posts by Joe Wylie

  • Hard News: Cannabis reform is a serious…, in reply to simon g,

    Where's the motivation coming from? What strategic genius has prompted this? Just ... baffled.

    They were both ripped as a pair of chooks?

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  • Hard News: Another year on earth, in reply to Moz,

    Sad news about Jackie's Ian, condolences from me too.

    It seems that Jackie also lost her beloved dog last week, presumably the same 'rescue dog' that she used to post about here at PAS. While it's easy to forget precisely what people might have said, the memory of how they made you feel lingers. A happy and fulfilling 2019 to all of you folks of goodwill out there.

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  • Access: The stories the Royal Commission…, in reply to Sacha,

    Though I did not understood it was an NZ invention rather than something we copied:

    The profession of psychopaedic nurse (specialists in nursing intellectually disabled children) was developed in 1960s New Zealand

    Are you quoting Hilary Stace's latest article, or the earlier one from 2014? She uses precisely the same sentence in both. I wasn't aware that "psychopaedic nurse" was an endemic NZ thing until she pointed it out. It was significant to me because, growing up in one of the handful of staff houses at Kimberley, I remember the adult conversations that took place over my head, and facts like that provide a context for events. Thank you Hilary.

    Which part/s of the govt's Budgets did their funding come from in those days?

    If an institution was designated as a hospital - Seacliff, Avondale-Oakley-Carrington, Levin-Kimberley, Templeton, Cherry Farm, Sunnyside, etc. - it was part of the Department of Health gulag. In everyday parlance, the Health Department. Ministry of Health certainly wasn't in common use back then. Each institution was presided over by a medical superintendent. Below him (always a him) was the head attendant as chief of male staff and the matron with her army of female nurses. In the early 60s they all became redesignated as nurses.

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  • Access: The stories the Royal Commission…, in reply to Sacha,

    Crikey. Not heard of that before...

    Hilary Stace posted that info here over four years ago.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Return of the…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Holy Helvetica.

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  • Hard News: Music: Grey Lynn Taonga, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    on the road…

    Any chance you could upload the 3-panel (from memory) strip where a roadie reveals his sensitive pet-keeping side? I liked that one a lot.

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  • Capture: Look! The Others Way 2018,

    Great shots, thank you! Rupert E Taylor looks even cooler than he did three decades ago.

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  • Hard News: NZ On Air and the bill that…, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    They once publicly objected to Mojo travelling to Masterton to talk on community radio. So the Bill needs to have safeguards against such attacks.

    That was one of their earliest outings, from which they rapidly retreated with their trousers on fire.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Aretha and the…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Stuff’s cartoonist Tom Scott has perplexed me with his ‘tribute’ to Aretha Franklin.
    Why has he chosen to use Milton Glaser’s iconic 'psychedelic Bob Dylan hair' as part of his image-making?

    Sure Glaser did do a portrait of Aretha but it looks completely different to the Dylan image – why introduce the well known graphic shorthand for Bob Dylan into the exercise? – some lame – or lazy – ’60s reference maybe…

    Not a shred of genuine feeling for Aretha or her music in evidence there. Why, ffs? As his John Key-era work demonstrates, Scott never lost his natural-born gift for inspired caricature. Why didn't he employ it in an Aretha tribute? Did he knock something up in a hurry in response to an editorial ask? It's the most generous explanation I can muster for what looks sadly like a senior moment candidate for great Photoshop fails, NZ edition.

    Thanks for the Always Running link. A nice cherry on top of one of the richest Friday Music posts yet.

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  • Hard News: Dilemmas: the drug-driving ad…, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    But he's a kinder (and funnier and hipper) bloke than you'll see on TV. At least he used to be.

    I don't doubt it, though I had the mildly disconcerting impression a few years back that he was being positioned as a possible successor to the now mostly unlamented Mayor Bob. Back around the time of the wacky white lights of hope, when Chchchians would still vote for anyone who'd been on TV.

    Stay classy Jase, just say no.

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