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Weekend social 12/12/2014

Written By: - Date published: 2:06 pm, December 12th, 2014 - 26 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?

26 comments on “Weekend social 12/12/2014 ”

  1. rawshark-yeshe 1

    Ice, Ice baby … awesome footage of a glacier calving the equivalent of the lower half of Manhattan Island …. thank goodness global warming isn’t real, or imagine how serious this might be. (sarc)

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU%3Frel%3D0

    • b waghorn 1.1

      Did you spot the ice whale at the 2 minute mark.

    • ianmac 1.2

      Played it again on the big screen. So powerful. Me so puny!

      • rawshark-yeshe 1.2.1

        just watched again .. me so puny too … left to wonder how humans became so arrogant when we are so seriously puny ….

      • rawshark-yeshe 1.2.2

        and here is another delightful lesson in self-importance and its futility …

        this is grand …

        http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/the-universe-is-scary

        • phillip ure 1.2.2.1

          that link is indeed most excellent..!

        • ianmac 1.2.2.2

          Enormousness is a very difficult concept rawshark-yeshe!
          When travelling I like to imagine the world from the mind of every passer by, who of course, sees the world as very important to themselves. Each is the centre of his/her world. A baby. An elderly man. A bossy woman. Weird really?
          Once on the London Underground I caught the eye of a fractious toddler. I was busy seeing the world through his eyes. We became fixed looking at each other across the carriage. His cries faded. His eyes closed and he drifted off to sleep. I looked around and realised that maybe half a dozen commuters had been watching the action from their point of view and each of those had a world view…..

          • rawshark-yeshe 1.2.2.2.1

            🙂 I think we would enjoy a good cuppa together ianmac .. there is only perception, nothing more … just like the Buddha said !!!

  2. Jenny Kirk 2

    Heading north ….. apparently right into a severe weather warning. Darn !

  3. Ad 3

    Major family Christmas session.
    Eating, presents, bitching, full works.

    But meringues!

  4. a couple of the interesting arty-stuff i found today..

    “..The Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole..

    ..Two-hundred and fifty years ago –

    – Horace Walpole published ‘The Castle of Otranto’ –

    – a strange campy book – that’s widely considered to be the first Gothic novel.

    In real life, Walpole’s family was beset by tragedy –

    – and his life’s obsession was a Gothic castle called Strawberry Hill..”

    (cont..)

    http://blog.longreads.com/2014/12/10/the-gothic-life-and-times-of-horace-walpole/

    (and..)

    “..The 30 Best Music Videos Of 2014..”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/11/best-music-videos-2014_n_6302638.html

  5. Jimmy 5

    Looks like Saturday should be good weather, I’m going gliding. Hope the thermals are popping.

    • ianmac 5.1

      Always wanted to go gliding at least once but… A friend offered to take me in his pouch para-ponting but no longer brave enough. Sad.

      • Jimmy 5.1.1

        Your never two old for gliding,
        Ive taken a 96 year old, he was keen on doing loops and spins, really loved it, beautiful flying around the mountains of NZ.
        Be careful though it is very dangerous, could get addicted.

        • Jimmy 5.1.1.1

          Damn it no gliding today now, got contractors comming to mow 20ha.
          Never mind, while the sun shines and all that.

  6. philj 6

    Lurverly walking on the Wellington waterfront last evening. Calm and fresh. Then on to a Comedy show at ‘The Cavern’ called Comedy Deconstructed. Good audience and show. Comedy is going to be Big next year in The Welly, says the American promoter/comedian. Laugh now?

  7. Ant 7

    The enterprizing folk of Glenavy
    Are renowned for making fine gravy.
    Without any help
    They make it from kelp,
    Its eagerly bought by the navy.

  8. lprent 8

    I hate raising a depressing topic. But we have just about finished Xmas shopping. And we have managed to avoid going near a mall. So I am happy.

    Novel on Jervois road has a damn good selection of books.
    Mr Vintage near Eden Park and online has effective tee shirts.
    A few gift vouchers.

  9. aerobubble 9

    You’ll have my balls in your hands?

    Q. for Slater?

    Whats it like to scratch the PM itchy scrotum seeing you’ve made a career out of it?

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