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Reviews

Peak peak Rumination: starting at the start

Peak peak Rumination: starting at the start

The Ruminator presents: The Official Ruminator Twin Peaks Rewatch Companion! In the coming months, we will follow along with the great Twin Peaks rewatch (see end of post). Join us every Tuesday for some tasty ruminations on Twin Peaks from a bunch of great writers! (Maybe including you?) This week: start your rewatch with the feature-length pilot to Twin Peaks! Here’s Ruminator regular Morgan Davie to set the scene… When Twin Peaks came to New Zealand, we were young. We liked St Elsewhere and Cheers and Dallas. It was Ancient Days, people. Your television was a curving screen the size of a magazine spread, and the picture was grainy and […]

by × January 18, 2017 × 11 comments

International, News, Politics, Uncategorized

Trump, the View From Moon Zealand

Trump, the View From Moon Zealand

For a while now I’ve wondered when exactly we should start taking seriously what is going on in US politics around Donald Trump. How foolish of me. The time is now.

by × March 31, 2016 × 1 comment

Feminism, News

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Recently Jonathan Chait generated a lot of heat online for a New York mag piece raging about a new era of political correctness.

by × March 25, 2015 × 8 comments

Politics

Election 2014: Reckons Roundup (Updated)

Election 2014: Reckons Roundup (Updated)

After the election delivered National back into power, many people have been sharing their reckons. It has been hard to keep up with them all. So here is a roundup.

by × September 26, 2014 × 0 comments

Rights

Toyworld’s telling girls what to play with again: update it was all a mistake

Toyworld’s telling girls what to play with again: update it was all a mistake

Last year something very cool happened, at least partly inspired by a Ruminator post. But this year, it appears to have… unhappened. I’m not impressed.

by × April 17, 2014 × 7 comments

Health

The best way to remember the Chch Quake?

The best way to remember the Chch Quake?

Sure, watch the Campbell Live coverage of all the people who are still living in very messed-up circumstances. And yes, read the newspaper reports on the battles over the city’s recovery.

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Feminism, Health, Rights

Rape is easy here

Rape is easy here

Trigger Warning. The world isn’t exactly crying out for more opinions on the Roast Busters from straight white cis-men. Sorry world, I’m gonna opine.

by × November 11, 2013 × 8 comments

International, Rights

Making a difference

Making a difference

Some people are just good people. They do their part to make the world a better part and help ease suffering. Morgue Davie has found just such a soul: Karen from makeadifference.org.nz.

by × July 30, 2013 × 2 comments

General, Uncategorized

Why we’ll never quit Star Wars

Why we’ll never quit Star Wars

“Star Wars references are deeply embedded in popular culture”, says Wikipedia’s article on the subject. Why do we keep talking about Star Wars? Why can’t we get over it?

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Feminism, Rights

Pink/Blue

Pink/Blue

Me to my 2-year-old daughter: – Are you a boy or a girl? *pause* – I aren’t.

by × June 5, 2013 × 41 comments

Tech

Here is the future of online news

Here is the future of online news

Warren Ellis, the one who writes comics and stuff not the one who is a musician, linked today to this Fast Company feature on the new way it is  handling news content.

by × May 16, 2013 × 2 comments

Humour, Tech

10 Best Things To Tell “Computer Support”

10 Best Things To Tell “Computer Support”

The Computer Support Scam has been around for a while now – here in NZ it comes and goes in waves, but at my place, we’ve had a couple calls in the last few weeks so it looks like we’re back on their call lists.

by × April 23, 2013 × 12 comments

General

The Day The Music Hid

The Day The Music Hid

I was in the UK when it happened. HMV and Virgin and other big music outlets suddenly rearranged themselves. One day, their entrances were enormous displays of music. The next day, the music was gone, and instead there were DVDs. Lots and lots of DVDs.

by × April 17, 2013 × 5 comments