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News

Unheralded stuff: 13 January

Unheralded stuff: 13 January

As New Zealand news media salivate over the wedding of David Bain and the convicted killer in his bridal party, other things happened in the world. Here’s a snapshot of the things I’ve noticed.

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News

Unheralded stuff: 8 January 2014

Unheralded stuff: 8 January 2014

Here’s a collection of links to stories I haven’t noticed on Stuff or the Herald. Most of it is depressing because hey, we live in a depressing world. But there we go. 

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News

UnHeralded Stuff: 7 January 2014

UnHeralded Stuff: 7 January 2014

Here’s a collection of links to stories I haven’t noticed on Stuff or the Herald. Most of it is depressing because hey, we live in a depressing world. But there we go.

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General

This post will not restore your faith in humanity

This post will not restore your faith in humanity

We’ve heard a lot of angry rants about click-bait headlines. The sort of headlines that say things like “20 Secret Santa gifts you won’t believe actually exist.

by × January 2, 2014 × 5 comments

Politics

Ruminator TV: secret National Party 2014 Campaign video

Ruminator TV: secret National Party 2014 Campaign video

In this exclusive leak we’ve been given National’s 2014 Election Video:

by × December 30, 2013 × 1 comment

Feminism, General

Ruminator’s 2013 Person of the Year

Ruminator’s 2013 Person of the Year

Every year, Time Magazine gives out its person of the year award (used to be Man of the Year but they had to change that).

by × December 20, 2013 × 5 comments

Politics

Political Kombat Round 1: The Arts

Political Kombat Round 1: The Arts

Welcome to Political Kombat.

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Health

We can be happy

We can be happy

About 12 months ago I lay awake. It was night time so I shouldn’t have been awake. But I was awake. And I didn’t know why. I thought I must’ve been stressed about something. So I started cycling through the Rolodex of things going on in my life.

by × December 10, 2013 × 1 comment

Politics

Questioning Colin

Questioning Colin

Recently we’ve played host to the musings of some of New Zealand’s most prominent politicians. While this is all fine and dandy to have MPs pontificate about their thoughts, we also want to challenge them and make them front up for their beliefs and policies.

by × December 10, 2013 × 3 comments

Humour

You won’t believe these top 8 things that aren’t as good as you think they are

You won’t believe these top 8 things that aren’t as good as you think they are

In pop culture, and normal culture, and counter culture there are things that are almost universally loved.

by × November 14, 2013 × 3 comments

Reviews

SPORTS BALL! A review of the All Blacks vs Wallabies

SPORTS BALL! A review of the All Blacks vs Wallabies

So the New Zealand Rugby team, or “All Blacks” as they’re known, played the Australian rugby team. Who are known as the “Wallabies“.

by × October 21, 2013 × 0 comments

Humour

BANK WARS: Social Media done right

BANK WARS: Social Media done right

So a lot of corporates are out there in the social media space making tools of themselves. It’s embarrassing to watch. However sometimes corporates get it spot on.

by × September 27, 2013 × 3 comments

Politics, Rights

It’s been a lot of fun: Why I’m worried about National

It’s been a lot of fun: Why I’m worried about National

“One option is the Government says: ‘Thanks very much, it’s been a lot of fun. If you don’t want to take the offer, that’s where it’s at‘.”

by × September 2, 2013 × 3 comments

Rights

Drugs: We’re doing it wrong

Drugs: We’re doing it wrong

New Zealand isn’t strictly speaking part of the United States’ War on Drugs, but if we had to pick a side, it would probably be theirs.

by × August 29, 2013 × 5 comments

Feminism

It’s a man’s man’s man’s man’s world

It’s a man’s man’s man’s man’s world

So this is a post I’ve wanted to write for a long time. But it’s been hard to get it right in my head, let alone down on page. So what you get is a stream of consciousness.

by × August 15, 2013 × 4 comments

Feminism, Humour

No. Let's not be friends.

The top ten things that annoy me

I’m an opinionated man. Anyone who knows me personally will tell you that I have an opinion on everything. Everything.

by × July 14, 2013 × 0 comments

General, Rights, Tech

Shaming: it’s a bit crap for everyone

Shaming: it’s a bit crap for everyone

It’s no surprise to anyone that Twitter and Facebook are filled with vile, racist, homophobic, bigoted awfulness. Because humanity is filled with vile, racist, homophobic bigots.

by × July 9, 2013 × 3 comments

Rights, Tech

It’s my privacy and I’ll cry if I want to

It’s my privacy and I’ll cry if I want to

The status quo: We’ve heard a lot in the news lately about spying. Edward Snowden is a name that will be familiar to a lot of people.

by × June 24, 2013 × 6 comments