And more rarely but entertainingly, 'you're not on mute'.
Team of five million. I heard a keynote address at a global health conference from a chap in Nova Scotia, and he thought 'team of five million' was brilliant. ForNova Scotia, 'Stay the blazes home' was their rallying cry and it took off in a big way (google it).
I’ll have to admit that I was somewhat on the fence about supporting cannabis law reform, but the recent review by Poulton and co swayed me towards it with their powerful argument that while there is good evidence of harms of excessive cannabis use, particularly in young people, it is best addressed as a health issue rather than a legal issue, and the current legal situation is hampering educational initiatives.
Thanks for chronicling your travels to see your Mum, Russell, and best wishes to her for a good recovery.
One way that airlines can mitigate the societal risk of air travel is that they’re easily able to provide contact tracing details via their booking system. So your fellow travellers are not strangers in the sense that they can be tracked down.
Thanks so much for reactivating, Russell. I love the contributions of people here. I'll be plying the roads around Brooklyn, Wellington, on my e-bike, and I must say I'm looking forward to there being less traffic.
"Climate emergency" because we need to hear it more.
"OK boomer" - an instaclassic.
I loved your chat with Guyon this morning Russell. Don't ever stop!
Hana Koko, our Māori Santa.
A non gender specific Māori Santa would be even better, but hey, baby steps.
Even Roald Dahl was in on the action with this wee verse:
Where art thou, Mother Christmas?
I only wish I knew
Why Father should get all the praise
And no-one mentions you.
I’ll bet you buy the presents
And wrap them large and small
While all the time that rotten swine
Pretends he’s done it all.
So Hail To Mother Christmas
Who shoulders all the work
And down with Father Christmas,
That unmitigated jerk.