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Art for art’s sake

Art for art’s sake

Red Circa Two Written by: John Logan Directed by: Andrew Foster

by × July 16, 2013 × 0 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.

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Reviews

The Horny Normal

The Horny Normal

K’Rd Strip: A Place to Stand

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General, Tech

Pulp Friction

Pulp Friction

The very first book I ever read was about a little dog that got lost and had an adventure. At one stage it befriended a raccoon and learned to live at night so it could eat trash.

by × July 11, 2013 × 4 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?

by × July 10, 2013 × 1 comment

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

Reviews

Say si si to C

Say si si to C

C – A Musical Written and directed by Paul Jenden Music by Gareth Farr Staring Jackie Clarke, Danny Mulheron, Jane Waddell, Louis Solino

by × July 8, 2013 × 0 comments

International, Rights

Is Richard Dawkins a dick?

Is Richard Dawkins a dick?

So here’s my quandary. I think Richard Dawkins has a lot of good stuff  to say, and I think his message is an important one

by × July 3, 2013 × 18 comments

Reviews, Rights

I’m not a fascist but…

I’m not a fascist but…

By Scott Common We vote to select our government, both local and regional. It’s used in our entertainment, from Survivor to talent shows.

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Reviews

Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Totally Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

C is for Cookie, that’s good enough for me.

by × July 1, 2013 × 1 comment

Humour, International

Bring it back: Queues

Bring it back: Queues

I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know I know. Queues suck. Can you really think of anything worse than standing behind another person who’s standing behind another person?

by × June 28, 2013 × 0 comments

International

Tromso Part III: Blitzen bites it

Tromso Part III: Blitzen bites it

Watching the lights play tag over and around the mountains and fjords put paid to any residual wisps of cynicism. To have watched Aurora’s dance a thousand years ago, how could one not have been religious?

by × June 26, 2013 × 0 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

Feminism, Humour

Bring it back: Daphne Lingerie

Bring it back: Daphne Lingerie

Victoria’s Secret dominates the lingerie market.  They’re a multi-cajillion dollar business that, as far as I can tell, targets its ads primarily at the eyeballs and regular balls of pubescent and post-pubescent men.

by × June 21, 2013 × 7 comments

General

Untitled angry rant

Untitled angry rant

So I guess the goal in life is to have full and satisfying challenges to accomplish, with a minimum of time spent on what we could file approximately under “admin” or “chores” or “tiresome bullshit that sucks the joy out of your life”.

by × June 20, 2013 × 0 comments

International

Tromso Part II: the dawn of light

Tromso Part II: the dawn of light

Sunday night the lights turn up. In all their glory.

by × June 19, 2013 × 5 comments

Feminism

Charles Saatchi: it’s not OK

Charles Saatchi: it’s not OK

Nigella is the Domestic Goddess, I have reviewed a number of her recipes and I’m going to keep reviewing her recipes. She’s also a human being. The abuse she’s suffered at the hands of Charles Saatchi is not OK.

by × June 18, 2013 × 2 comments

Reviews

A tight spot

A tight spot

There are many things to hate about winter.  I won’t bother going into them here, but we can probably all agree that winter, particularly in New Zealand, sucks the farts out of dead seagulls. And the worst thing about the miserable weather is the wardrobe.

by × June 17, 2013 × 8 comments