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Weekend social 09/03/2012

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, March 9th, 2012 - 16 comments
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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?

16 comments on “Weekend social 09/03/2012 ”

  1. higherstandard 1

    Perfect weather for a bit of cricket.

    • Herodotus 1.1

      To true even a good day to spend in the field !!! pity that the rain is not in Dunedin it looks as if that maybe the only thing to save us, I cannot see us chasing 350, then I cannot see us getting 250 🙁

  2. mac1 2

    Where we are it would be good if you were a quick with a liking for the southerly at your back.

    For me it will be a final relax before the run up to a different stage as we approach opening night for a play in which I play a lawyer in a Melbourne mental asylum in 1971. A great minor role, not many lines ( for a fading memory) but a good amount of stage time, a chance to experiment with an interesting character and accent, and to sing a little opera!

  3. http://whoar.co.nz/2012/comment-whoar-i-was-just-on-national-radio/

    (ed:..i did the ‘best song ever written’-segment with jim mora..

    ..if interested you can hear it in link..)


    • Vicky32 3.1

      I heard it live at the time…. Excellent! 🙂

    • Te Reo Putake 3.2

      Genius song choice, Phil! And may I say you sound like a terrific bloke.

      Now, if only ….
      you could master …
      written English …

      • rosy 3.2.1

        Excellent choice…

        Years ago we were told we were told our flat in London’s Muswell Hill was next to where the Davies lived, and the supermarket was the nightclub they played at. Every day I acknowledged the previous presence of genius lol.

  4. Rosemary 4

    Where’s Monique Watson? I feel like giving her a tune-up.

  5. johnm 5

    Heard a great quote from Gerald Celente in an interview; whether it’s original to him I don’t know but here goes:


    Probably explains why it’s so corrupt and such a drug for many of them here and abroad and also well paid.

  6. Adele 6

    I work most weekends and as I am so pious its also voluntary – with koha to pay for biccies and cups of tea.

    Trying to sound like I know anything about gardening but I planted some peppers in a pot. They are so beautiful fully grown that it’s almost a shame to dice and slice them.

    • deuto 6.1

      Well done Adele!

      This year, here in Wellington. I am pleased I did not plant tomatoes. peppers etc as they would not have thrived judging from the courgettes which usually flourish but have only produced two inch ‘things’ which have then shrivelled and then died. Last year I was overwhelmed with marrows which went to the local soup kitchen, BUT the good old silverbeet is looking good as are other winter crops such as leeks and celery.

      Enjoy your peppers.

      • Descendant Of Smith 6.1.1

        Apart from make some scones for visitors coming on Sunday I’ll spend some time watching the cricket, playing Mass Effect III and watching the BBC doco “All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace” which someone kindly lent me.

        Ayn Rand, Silicon Valley, Alan Greenspan, computers …..

        Here’s a little info on the doco:

        and the poem that gives the title:
        All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

        I like to think (and
        the sooner the better!)
        of a cybernetic meadow
        where mammals and computers
        live together in mutually
        programming harmony
        like pure water
        touching clear sky.

        I like to think
        (right now, please!)
        of a cybernetic forest
        filled with pines and electronics
        where deer stroll peacefully
        past computers
        as if they were flowers
        with spinning blossoms.

        I like to think
        (it has to be!)
        of a cybernetic ecology
        where we are free of our labors
        and joined back to nature,
        returned to our mammal
        brothers and sisters,
        and all watched over
        by machines of loving grace.

      • Adele 6.1.2


        Thank you, I will enjoy.

        As for small sized courgettes – I was told many moons ago that size only matters if you’re a bloke. My grandmother was infinitely wise.

  7. burt 7

    A social, Lamington’s anyone ?

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