Posts by Thrash Cardiom
Hard News: Towards the referendum: this…,
It would be interesting to see the age breakdown of National voters with this. Just how much of an aging party are they?
Hard News: Time for a New Deal: 25 years…,
Out here in the backblocks you'll hear "marijuana", "weed", "pot", and other names. Cannabis is rarely used by Joe ThreeFingerDeal. It's more of a media thing.
Hard News: Memories of the news,
Sometime in the 60s I recall standing in a shop in Waikanae and looking at a photo series of some soldiers who had been caught by the enemy. It was, I think, around three photos and it showed them pleading for their lives and then being bayoneted.
It may have been before the Wahine or it may have been afterwards. My feeling is before though. I recall the Wahine clearly. It's the first major storm I was aware of. I was picked up from school by my mother and a large tree had fallen through some shop windows in Upper Hutt. I remember my mother telling me the Wahine was sinking. We travelled to the South Island the following weekend and the water was dead flat. The Wahine was lying on its side in the harbour entrance with lights on it.
Access: The Blue Inhaler, in reply to
Not to rain on your parade, but: https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/buteyko-breathing-technique-nothing-to-hyperventilate-about/
Also a ventolin user from childhood and still have one near by but probably do use it maybe twice a week (if that) these days. Prior to 1969 I was given liquid ventolin which was poured into a glass tube with complicated looking finer glass tubes inside it. It was converted into a mist by gently squeezing a rubber bulb on the end. From memory it took about 5 minutes or more to get a full dose.
My brother and I discovered the high effects of salbutamol in the early 70s. We used to sneak down to the parent's bedroom where the ventolin was kept and hit about 15 times each (if not more). We would have been between 7 and 10 I think.
Spend a bit of dosh and get a good quality microphone. We bought a Samson G Track for doing voice overs. It's worth it.
Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to
Yes, spotted that one. I thought Joyce looked quite pleased when he got that out.
When my partner goes away I reach for a cube roll and cut a steak that verges on a mini roast. Seared in a very hot pan, finished in the oven, and rested for 10 minutes. Occasionally I'll do a baked potato to soak up the juice but not often.
Hard News: The Web, in reply to
Pipped me by a couple of years. I have 16 year old email address on my own domain.
Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,
I had to google this one. How odd (is all I have to say).