Weekend social 22/06/2012

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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 22/06/2012”

  1. Bored 1

    Has anybody out there seen Corialanus at the movies? Its on my agenda.

    Otherwise its some cheerful drinks with friends plus relaxing with the chickens (also friends).

    • McFlock 1.1

      Chickens make lousy friends – they’re always in a fowl mood.

    • Vicky32 1.2

      Has anybody out there seen Corialanus at the movies? Its on my agenda.

      I haven’t seen it, but I have heard that it’s very good…

    • r0b 1.3

      It’s very well done. Bloody grim in places. I can see why it isn’t WS’s best known play, and I could have done without the very last shot in the movie, but apart from that, good stuff.

  2. ianmac 2

    We are having the fibre optic cable put in our street. We will not be able to afford it but nice to know it is coming. They did put their nifty horizontal auger under the footpath and then pulled the piping along in stages. Unfortunately it hit our stormwater piping which caused a great block of uplifted footpath. Then this morning they ripped out the underground telephone cabling. They fixed it again within hours.
    Our whole town is being done. Anyone else?

  3. higherstandard 3

    Annual social midwinter cricket game if the weather is kind.

  4. rosy 4

    A weekend cycling in the Wachau valley and a cruise along the Danube to see the summer solstice celebrations. And as expected, after +30 degrees heat all this week, a cold front is moving in.

    • r0b 4.1

      I’m not jealous. Much.

    • ianmac 4.2

      Rosy. My wife and I and family are going to Vienna for Christmas. Later in the year might I contact you for local on the spot winter advice. Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest.

      • rosy 4.2.1

        I’ll look forward to hearing from you Ianmac. We had a great weekend – good weather, good friends, amazing solstice celebrations – fireworks and beacons for about 20kms along the river.

        First advice – if you only have an NZ-warm coat, you’ll need a warmer one (same for boots). You need to prepare for outdoors at night. It’s a great spectacle.

  5. vto 5

    Family goodness to warm the cockles of our bellies …

  6. lcmortensen 6

    First it was body painted flight attendants, next it was All Blacks, and then it was Richard Simmonds… Air New Zealand’s got another one! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmcFKtzcKbQ

  7. vto 7

    and then there is just more of the same

  8. I’m going to read the book Oracles by Don Thompson. A book on Prediction Markets. Link to interview with Harvard Business Review on my post. Interesting aspect is the way in which they might be used to give workers ownership in a business:
    http://nowoccupy.blogspot.com/2012/06/oracles-by-economist-don-thompson.html

  9. Descendant Of Smith 9

    Picked up a reissue of Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake on vinyl and will now listen to the cd while playing mine craft.

    My original record is scratched to hell and I’ll give the new vinyl at least one play to listen to it in all it’s glory.

    I suspect it will be one of those albums that will sound noticeably better on vinyl. Some like Days In Europa I can tell the difference others like Pyramid I can’t so I’m not sure what ends up making it so.

  10. Draco T Bastard 10

    Decided not appropriate and wouldn’t let me delete.

    • Descendant Of Smith 10.1

      Dunno what you said but I wouldn’t have been offended I have a quite eclectic taste in music from punk to 70’s sit around a beer crate and sing on a guitar song to Frank Zappa to country to instrumental to Peer Gynt to Sinead to War of the worlds to almost anything.

      While 70s punk will always be my favorite music like art is always in the eye of the beholder.

      I’m probably the only person I know that still listens to the Beegees Frampton Sgt Peppers.

      • Draco T Bastard 10.1.1

        It was a picture and I’m sure that most people wouldn’t have been offended but it did include nudity.

  11. Adrian 11

    This is why South Islanders don’t like Aucklanders attitude. The ditzy Auckland promotions bimbo who has signed Hayden Paddon ( good Geraldine boy ) as an international “Auckland” ambassador spent an RallyNZ interview effusing how proud they were to have signed someone from ” Southland”.
    Yeah, there really isn’t anything south of the Bombay Hills, eh.

    • Anne 11.1

      Let me assure you Adrian as a born (well almost) and bred Aucklander, most of us don’t like the attitude of the ditzy Auckland promotions bimbo types. These Jafas are usually young, desperate for attention and they have a lot to learn. They give the rest of us a bad name.

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