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Health

Shake it off

Shake it off

One of the most significant symptoms of my anxiety disorder is that I am quick to worry, often about things that don’t end up being a big deal.

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Humour

Bring it back: Creative moustachery

Bring it back: Creative moustachery

I hate facial hair on guys. Hitler moustaches however, can be sexy, depending on the context*.

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Reviews

Happiness is a good play

Happiness is a good play

GUNPLAY or HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN or THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FIREARMS AND HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS Bats Theatre Written by: Paul Rothwell Directed by: David Lawrence

by × August 21, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Late night improv

Late night improv

Playshop Live: Guest Designers Friday 9 August 2013 Paramount Theatre

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Rights, Tech

GCSB redux

GCSB redux

John Campbell didn’t distinguish himself last week when he finally got the chance to interview the Prime Minister about the GCSB Bill.

by × August 19, 2013 × 1 comment

Humour

Bring It Back: Sexy

Bring It Back: Sexy

Sexy is dead. It died sometime in the 1980s after the rise of giant shoulder pads, Kenny Rogers and corporate America.

by × August 16, 2013 × 0 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

Reviews

Love & Money

Love & Money

During the opening act as I watched Eve Gordon float effortlessly up an aerial silk, I found myself holding my breath. It was not the last time I did so during the 90 odd minutes that was Love & Money at Downstage.

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Humour

Bring It Back: Useful Dogs

Bring It Back: Useful Dogs

Dogs is an anagram of gods. This is no coincidence. Dogs ARE gods. Well, at least they were, until around the 1960s when they started becoming as lazy and useless as their human owners.

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General, Health

You don’t know me: Ali Ikram

You don’t know me: Ali Ikram

We’ve invited a group of well known New Zealanders to submit pieces about subjects that they aren’t well known for.

by × July 31, 2013 × 2 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.

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International

Ain’t none so black and white

Ain’t none so black and white

Right verdict, wrong outcome.

by × July 19, 2013 × 2 comments

Reviews

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

by × July 12, 2013 × 0 comments

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