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  • FletcherB,

    Although I'll struggle with eating animals we've raised, let alone killing them.

    Then dont! A dead chicken will feed you once.... a live one will keep on giving and giving and.........

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 893 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    a live one will keep on giving and giving and.........

    We probably would have them only for eggs actually, given I'm a wuss. If we got a rooster too, we'll then be in the unsavoury position of having to cull all the young roosters.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    We probably would have them only for eggs actually, given I'm a wuss.

    Don't worry, Andrew, I can take care of that for you.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Dinah Dunavan,

    Having been largely vegetarian for the past 15 years we have decided that we should eat what we kill (except possums) and so our freezer has some deer, some pig, some fish, and some cow in it (actually the cow and fish are koha).

    Problem is, I have no idea how to cook the damn stuff. I did the goat as if it was sheep, goat shanks, slow cooked with dried fruit and herbs, yum. But the cow, which is pretty close to veal, we've been told, I'll probably turn into some over cooked tough leather. Then we'll wonder what all the fuss is about.

    We've decided the chooks are pets and they get to die of old age and be buried under the rhubarb, or given away. The old girl was laying up unitl her death last year.

    Dunedin • Since Jun 2008 • 186 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    And while we're on a Front Lawn/Don McG tribute kick, the only thing weirder than watching this treasure from 1989 was realising that I'm in it!
    God that was a stellar perm.

    Jolissa - which of the various stellar perms on display is/was you?

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    Jolisa, sorry.

    Spilt some icing on the "s" key or something!

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    I feel a Stephen Colbert question coming: "The consequences of the current financial crisis: Great Depression or The Greatest Depression?"

    Now That's What I Call A Depression - Volume 2!

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Lyndon Hood,

    which is pretty close to veal

    Osso Buco?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1115 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    And while we're on a Front Lawn/Don McG tribute kick

    But it's only fair to point out that Don didn't write the lyrics to No Depression. Those iconic words were from Richard Von Sturmer. Don wrote the music.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3283 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Although I'll struggle with eating animals we've raised, let alone killing them.

    And after all, you can't eat a friend like that all at once.

    Those iconic words were from Richard Von Sturmer.

    Oops, my bad. All credit to Mr von Sturmer. It's a masterpiece.

    which of the various stellar perms on display is/was you?

    Second from the right at 1.20 or thereabouts. It's a non-mullet perm. I'm very proud of that. And there's not a lot to be proud of, late-80s styling wise.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1472 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Getting back to the name thingy, how about "the world accounting troubles" or TWAT. I think it has a fine ring to it.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Getting back to the name thingy, how about "the world accounting troubles" or TWAT. I think it has a fine ring to it.

    To be alternated with Discrepancy In Counting Kopecks, for the sake of gender equality.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    To be alternated with Discrepancy In Counting Kopecks,

    or,Some Has Accounting Troubles.

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

  • Steve Barnes,

    But of course GT, how remiss of me. Now. to address that ballance. How about "Prime Realty Asset Trick" ?

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I like the way you guys think.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Pollock,

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    the Chinese version is interesting

    全球 金融 危机
    global financial crisis

    more literally

    全quan (whole)球 bu (globe/ball)
    金jin (gold) 融rong (melt)
    危 wei (danger) 机ji (machine, secret, opportunity)

    the second part of crisis as 'opportunity', or 'secret opportunity' if you like, and 'secret opportunity machine' if you must.

    mad place.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    personally i'd favour 'the boilover'

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    sorry not 'bu', meant to write 'qiu'

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Mark, I don't know the language or the cultural implications but does that phrase amount to:

    global reduction in value (melting gold), which is at the same time
    a hidden systematic opportunity (machine = system?) as opposed to a purely individual one?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    Sorry it wasn't so clear. on the surface the media is calling it literally 'global financial crisis'. Each two characters making up a separate word.

    melting gold sounds confusing, the word finance or financial is 金融 jin rong (melt gold). the same jin as in Hu Jin tao.

    the same with crisis. The standard term 'crisis', is 危机 wei ji, so it's used for any crisis. and yes on a subtext level, crisis is subconsciously hitting the mind of the literate as 'hidden systematic opportunity'. at the same level as English words like 'transport' or ' peanut'

    And I'm probably reading a little two deeply into it, in that 机 ji is very commonly used as a suffix for machines/devices such as 危机 shou ji (hand machine/hidden systematic opportunity) cell phone.

    but i like the optimism.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    sorry=手机 shou ji...looks like a mutated hand with six fingers

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I love the idea of a mobile phone as a systematic hidden opportunity. :)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    well, it's a hand systematic hidden opportunity. which quite naturally reminds (apologies) me that wank is 打飞机 'da fei ji' or literally hit an aeroplane, 打 da (hit/beat/strike) 飞 fei (fly) 机..the same ji. which you could interpret as 'beat a flying systematic hidden opportunity'.

    back on topic, how about 'the great wowz'

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2281 posts Report Reply

  • Dinah Dunavan,

    I hear the word crunch a lot on RadioNZ. As in "Global Economic Crunch". So, I'm beginning to think crunch is good. The 1930s was the crash and the 2000s could be the crunch. Has a nice cannibal sound to it.

    I also favour gack. It starts as GEC (global economic crisis/crunch) and morphs into geck then gack (helps to add nasal twang as you say geck).

    Dunedin • Since Jun 2008 • 186 posts Report Reply

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