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International

Never transit through Shanghai-Pudong

Never transit through Shanghai-Pudong

1020 – Descent (ascent) into Hades. The terminal boasts a giant billboard picturing blue sky.

by × June 24, 2015 × 1 comment

International, Rights

This should have been a place of worship.

Letter to White America

Dear White America For better or for worse, your country is the leader of the Western world.

by × June 20, 2015 × 1 comment

General

Support the Cancer Society and maybe Matthew Hooton dies

Support the Cancer Society and maybe Matthew Hooton dies

I pretty much disagree with the man on every political level imaginable, but he is also a friend. He’s planning on running in the London Marathon and raising money for the Cancer Society.

by × June 18, 2015 × 0 comments

Rights, Tech

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Something rather big happened to the internet the other day.

by × June 16, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Reviews

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

Review; Mad Max: Fury Road

I didn’t even want to see Mad Max: Fury Road.  I don’t do action movies. 

by × June 12, 2015 × 2 comments

Politics

We fucking love National. And cheese.

It’s all so obvious when you think about it

  There are a group of people, we are told, that focus groups suggest, will not vote National.

by × June 10, 2015 × 4 comments

Reviews

Theatre review: Success

Theatre review: Success

I think it’s important to make two disclaimers before I go any further with this review.

by × June 7, 2015 × 0 comments

News

Ka Kite Ano Campbell Live

Ka Kite Ano Campbell Live

Today will be tough. There will be laughter. There will be cake. Campbell Live is famous for cake. We are the only people in the world who lose weight on Christmas holidays.

by × May 29, 2015 × 52 comments

International, Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival review: War of Lies

Documentary Edge Festival review: War of Lies

The Iraq war started twelve years ago, briefly after the invasion of Afghanistan following the attacks on New York City in 2001.

by × May 25, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

It’s not easy being Green (while running for male co-leader)

It’s not easy being Green (while running for male co-leader)

A while back I asked the four Green Party co-leader aspirants what their favourite musical was.

by × May 23, 2015 × 2 comments

Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival review: The Forecaster

Documentary Edge Festival review: The Forecaster

What a frustrating watch! This should have been a documentary that I enjoyed immensely.

by × May 23, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Documentary Edge Festival: Some reviews

Documentary Edge Festival: Some reviews

Tim Batt went to a screening at the Documentary Edge Festival, the screening he sat in featured all three of the following:

by × May 22, 2015 × 0 comments

International, Rights

Baltimore Riot 1861. Slightly different shit, slightly different time, same place

Baltimore of the same

There’s a whole lot of frustrated people in Baltimore right now. Not without reason either, it’s been a pretty frustrating few weeks.

by × May 11, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Ben Target in Discover Ben Target

Comedy fest review: Ben Target in Discover Ben Target

24 hours. That’s how long the record stood for hardest review I’d had to write for a Comedy Festival show.

by × May 8, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

Comedy Fest Review: Adrienne Truscott in Adrienne Truscott’s Asking for It (trigger warnings)

Last year I saw Reginald D. Hunter as part of the Comedy Festival. His show hinged upon one big giant rape joke he did smack in the middle of his set.

by × May 7, 2015 × 1 comment

Humour, Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Eastend Cabaret in Perverts

Comedy Fest Review: Eastend Cabaret in Perverts

Eastend Cabaret is the type of show that isn’t for everyone. It’s for most people. But not for everyone. 

by × May 6, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Des Bishop in Made in China

Comedy fest review: Des Bishop in Made in China

I’ll copy/paste the blurb for Des’ show to set some context: In February 2013, Des moved to China for a year so he could learn enough Mandarin to perform stand-up to a Chinese audience. He even starred on China’s biggest dating show. Now he’s here to share these hilarious and unique experiences with you.

by × May 5, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Sanjay Parbhu in Because I said I would

Comedy fest review: Sanjay Parbhu in Because I said I would

  Sanjay Parbhu has been performing as a comedian for around 7 years, since graduating from the NZ comedy fest initiative “Class Comedians” while still in high school. This is his debut solo show.

by × May 1, 2015 × 3 comments