Posts by Donald Reid
Southerly: Everybody Needs Good Neighbours,
Despite also living in countless residences, I have generally missed out on the bad neighbour experience, perhaps by virtue of never having lived in Christchurch (is it really so bad? it certainly sounds so - but why are its advocates so staunch?). However I have to admit to being a bad neighbour on a few occasions, of which, now, I'm terribly shameful. Mostly just being in flats with loud idiots where none of us had to get up in the morning and a willful, youthful ignorance of anyone who did (seriously, to those people, I'm so sorry).
I remember one particular night in Auckland many years ago when we all took acid and after many attempts to (politely) tell us to shut up, our neighbour started to get aggressive, poking my flatmate in the chest and asking if he "was looking for some shit?!" Of course, when you're 23 and on acid that's the funniest line anyone could say...
Jeez I feel bad.
I lived in Alaska for a time. Now that's a place for SAD if ever there was one. Airlines reduce fares to Hawaii to give locals a chance to get out of the dark for a while. And there's lots and lots of craziness with guns.
Field Theory: Though I never liked how…,
Was there anything as great as the All White's '82 campaign anthem (rhetorical question, okay).
Let's get Ray Woolf back! We all know it, New Zealand's gone to shit since Ray left the scene.
We need Ray with perhaps Suzanne Lynch, Marilyn Waring and Carmen singing back up.
A cover of 'Nothings Going to Stop us Now' by Starship maybe.
I'd buy that as a 45.
Field Theory: A Simile Drivin' Man,
A "robot glory hole"? Man, that's some sick shit...
Field Theory: The Wonder Years,
I was a child of the 80s. We all imitated Lance Cairns's double arm action and many perfectly fine bats had their shoulders lopped off to resemble 'Excalibur'.
And soon as Billy Ibadulla remarked "New Zealand look to be in the control of the game now", we'd lose three wickets in two overs.
... and Chats, the 'one-day miser'.
I always thought that guy should have been the next James Bond.
I've just tuned in this morning and don't have time to read the entire thread, so please ignore me if the comment's irrelevant...
I'm the anti-gadget kid, no ipod; the kids watch dvds on an ancient laptop; no mysky (our TV makes the laptop look swish), but I love the concept of the iPad. For some reason its look and functions appeal so much more than smaller devices and it would be fantastic for travel.
I'm going to count out the old pennies I've been saving in the jar by the gramophone and get me one.
Hard News: Safer Communities Together,
At least there could be no accusations of ageism made against NZ Tourism in their promotion. Unless its negative ageism?
This stuff in Dunedin had the appearance of protest but none of the meaning or content. I'd also suggest that were someone trying to get numbers together for a genuine march about a real issue, you wouldn't see any of these meatheads there.
I totally agree (and I'm really sad about it).
Field Theory: Things we can learn from Americans,
A kinda funny parody of US sports and sport shows:
They also should have removed the time travelling scenes.One minute it is the seventies and then it is not. This was done so much better in Back To The Future II.
This reminds me of a wonderful Film Studies 101 essay that introduced "Double Indemnity and The Maltese Falcon as classic examples of Pinot Noir..."