Weekend social 05/04/2013

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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

21 comments on “Weekend social 05/04/2013”

  1. prism 1

    After sifting through political obfuscation for meaning I believe it has prepared me for this sort of thing from Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade.

    ‘Of course, G W made a great play of her independence and self-reliance. But the point about that kind of stuff was that you needed someone around to be proudly independent and self-reliant at.

    People who didn’t need people needed people around to know that they were the kind of people who didn’t need people.

    • McFlock 1.1

      I have almost all his books. I recommend people do that with at least one author – it’s fascinating with Pratchett to see how his writing style develops. But he does like to torture people with puns and the occasional sentence structure like that quoted above 🙂

      • Rosie 1.1.1

        Indeed Mr Rosie has the full collection. I remember going into a book store in Mt Eden, many years ago and asking after the latest Terry Pratchett. Reply: “Oh, sorry, we don’t carry those kind of books in here”. Literary snobbery!

    • ianmac 1.2

      Or one of my own Prism: “What is the point in being early since there is no-one else there to see that you are early?”

      • prism 1.2.1

        Good one. As I am invariably late this philosophical question had never occurred to me. I think I am an early human born into the quantum model or something.

  2. AsleepWhileWalking 2

    IT’S BACK!! Arrested Development returns online.


    Now if only they would bring back The Good Guys. I think the name did it a disservice, such a funny show.

  3. Morrissey 3

    On-air tribute from a broadcasting legend means….
    a champagne celebration this weekend!

    This writer, i.e. moi, shall be quaffing a magnum or two of Blenheim’s finest, and basking in the golden glow of receiving a personal tribute from Dr. Brian Edwards on Jim Mora’s “Panel” show this afternoon.

    In the course of perversely defending the Prime Minister’s lying, errrr, “memory lapses”, the good doctor said that ANYBODY could forget things—and as an example he cited his own failure to remember when he had interviewed the extreme right wing commentator P.J. O’Rourke—Dr. Edwards mistakenly called him J.P. O’Rourke—on his Top o’ the Morning show back in the 1990s. Dr Edwards said that “a guy” had claimed that he (Edwards) had interviewed O’Rourke, and that he (Edwards) had denied this. Then “the guy” sent him irrefutable proof that he had indeed interviewed the sneering ideologue—for a whole thirty minutes!

    Yes, fellas, you guessed it: “the guy” was THIS WRITER, i.e., moi. The forgotten P.J. O’Rourke interview became a point of contention during an acrimonious debate back in January, which ended up in my being banned, I think forever, from posting on Dr. Edwards’ website.

    Aficionados can follow the ins and outs of the conflict by clicking on the following….

    Open mike 04/01/2013


    • prism 3.1

      Fight the good fight Morrissey. And enjoy your celebratory quaff.

    • ianmac 3.2

      Maybe Mr Morrissey should have done something to make himself more memorable. Wear a clown mask? Wave a sawn off shotgun? Pee in the glass of water?
      Nah. Its just Brian getting older and not accepting those elderly brain fades as inevitable. I know!

  4. SukieDamson 4

    An ankle sprain means books, movies & the Internet for me this weekend. In a mood for some le Carre or even a Bond movie or two. Love Judi Dench as Q. Also looking to pick up some t shirts online. Isn’t it so much cheaper buying them offshore?

    • prism 4.1

      Judi Dench is M Sukie. And have you seen her in Skyfall? Her death was very affecting. I thought I’d be bored by another James Bond film but oh no, great action and camera shots.
      And don’t forget to support NZ entrepreneurs living and trying to earn in NZ when thinking of buying overseas.

      • Colonial Weka 4.1.1

        “Her death was very affecting.”

        On behalf of all the readers who haven’t seen Skyfall yet, thanks prism

        • prism

          CW\Oh dear I seem to get up your nose in everything I do. Do you think you can stop harrassing me with your negativity?

          • Colonial Viper

            Yeah very bad form to put out a spoiler like that without warning.

            “Shit who would’ve thought that Darth Vader was Luke’s real father?”

          • Colonial Weka

            “CW\Oh dear I seem to get up your nose in everything I do.”

            Not at all. I generally find your posts interesting.

            “Do you think you can stop harrassing me with your negativity?”

            I wasn’t being negative to you personally, but apologies for the sarcasm. Try CV’s post if mine doesn’t make the point.

            • prism

              I am unlikely to make comments about any of your posts so if you can think twice before sallying forth on mine it would be good.

              • Colonial Weka

                Prism, I wouldn’t have commented except you overstepped the bounds by posting a spoiler without a warning. If you can’t hear that from me, read CV’s comment.

    • Descendant Of Sssmith 4.2

      I’ve gone for a trilogy of Django films for the weekend.

      The 1966 original which I’ve seen often loads over the years – when the Internet came along it was great for picking up those long lost films that had dissappeared – The Losers, Turk 182, The Stand TV series, etc.

      Sukiyaki Western Django in which Tarantino acts – curiosity got the better of me when I saw this in the DVD shop and the recent Django movie which is awfully long.

      I’ll be spag westerned out.

      Book wise currently reading “the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay” which I’m thoroughly enjoying for it’s wordiness.

      Pulp and class – sounds like a balanced weekend for me.

  5. Ennui 5

    Glorious rain…..yeah!!!!! Going to walk in the cool with no dust on the tracks, excellent.

  6. The Al1en 6

    Another work in progress.
    As always, best on headphones and play with your eq settings as I’m deaf above Elephant trunk rumbling frequencies.

    The race down


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