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Weekend social 27/05/2011

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, May 27th, 2011 - 30 comments
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Christmas truce 1914

Weekend 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?

30 comments on “Weekend social 27/05/2011 ”

  1. I would say go the warriors but they have a bye.

  2. todd 2

    Awesome! The rain has finally stopped. Weather has been mental as of late.

    • Lanthanide 2.1

      Yeah, been a bit weird. The weather in CHCH, up until the last 2 days, had been great – very sunny and not much wind, although a bit cold particularly at night.
      Tomorrow will probably be at least a little wet again, but Sunday and Monday are looking sunny and warm.

    • You are lucky Todd it is pissing down here in Cambridge ,However it is warm .

      • Deadly_NZ 2.2.1

        Yeah same in Levin pissed down last night, but looks angry outside so I expect more precipitation.

  3. Last week saw the Pirates with Johny Depp.A great way to forget this troubled world. Next Wednesday a treat for opera lovers.The Great Met HD, at local cinemas .Strauss’s Capriccio starring the exquisite singing from Ren’ee Fleming a treat in store.

  4. Chris 4

    Crusaders playing Reds this Sunday should be a good game. Sonny Bill back too

    • happynz 4.1

      Yeah, looking forward to this game as well. I understand it’s nearly a sellout. Go the Crusaders!

  5. r0b 5

    todd – I moved a comment to Open mike.

  6. vto 6

    I made a new years resolution today!

  7. ianmac 7

    Isn’t Skype great? My wife is working in the UAE and they are 8 hours behind NZ. Today is Friday their day of rest on a Fri-Sat weekend. At 6:45 it is a cool 25degrees there but will hot up to 45+ degrees today.
    So we can chat for an hour or so this evening, and swap info about upcoming plans for Turkey. A bit of a worry though.
    Why did Microsoft buy Skype?

    • Draco T Bastard 7.1

      Apparently, so they could screw everyone else over.

      • ianmac 7.1.1

        Thanks Draco but what effect does the canning of Asterix mean to a Mac user? There are millions on Skype at any moment. They have a lot to lose.

    • Bored 7.2

      Splendid Ianmac, comms that dont cost the Earth. TNZ miss out and you can get to talk to you good lady gratis…excellent. Skype is going ubiquitous.

      • Draco T Bastard 7.2.1

        There’s no interconnection from Skype to other VoIP applications and it looks like MS are going to restrict that even more.

      • ianmac 7.2.2

        At this moment there are 21,128,726 skypes active. How about a dollar from each of those? Whew.

    • rosy 7.3

      “Isn’t Skype great?” a resounding yes for expats. Apart from anything else when we use it to speak to the kiddies they can show us things that are important to them, rather than just describing.

      Vienna this weekend – 25+, sunny and the Vienna festival is on (aka bierfest – with the ompah bands too!)

    • Mac1 7.4

      Ianmac @ 3.57. Isn’t it ever! My old friend of 55 years standing lives in the UAE, too, and I enjoy skyping with him on a Friday evening.

      Upcoming plans for Turkey sounds great. We were there four years ago. I loved Turkey. We took a two week tour and saw a lot of old ruins. Sang in the Roman theatres in Ephesus and Aspendos- a highlight of my life. And took a balloon ride in Cappadocia.

      Great memories. Have a great trip, Ianmac!

      • ianmac 7.4.1

        We have just been booking a flight with Butterfly Balloons Cappadocia Mac1. Sounds great. I used to fly model hot air balloons made of tissue paper and heated with meths. Now for real!
        “How nice to be a cloud, floating in the blue….”

  8. Mac1 8

    A short film review of “Sarah’s Key” which I have just seen tonight. In French with subtitles and partly also in English, it is very much worth seeing. It is a serious treatment of the deporting of Jews from France in WW2, and involves four generations of people with flashbacks to 1942.

    Well-made, well-acted and good enough to stir the soul at a deep level.

    Another deep moment this week was to hear “The Dimming of the Day” on Youtube sung by Richard and Linda Thompson. Even better was to have it recommended by my daughter who in turn got it from her friends. Some of the great music has become inter-generational, as it should.

  9. ZeeBop 9

    Sanity check. When asked the recluse replied that he could not know whether he was hearing voices, since there was no one around to hear, and so confirm they weren’t just in his head.

  10. Descendant Of Smith 10

    Lawns mowed, dishes done, tea prepared.

    Now I can sit down and watch the first series of The Virginian which arrived from the states yesterday – in colour too – only having had black and white when it was shown here.

    I’ve always thought this was the best of the Western series though always enjoyed them all from Bonanza, to Wagon Train, to Zorro, to Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, to the sillier stuff like Bearcats!.

    I’ll always have a soft spot for Westerns whether film, TV or reading.

    • Herodotus 10.1

      As someone who obviously watches westerns, have you seen the movie True Grit and if so is it worth a watch? And is Jeff Bridges performance superior to the Dukes Oscar?
      I thought High Chaparral was better than most

      • Descendant Of Smith 10.1.1

        It’s a well done remake and both actors do a good job in the role.

        I try not to compare with remakes but let each stand on it’s own merits.

        I was happy with it.

      • Both are good Heodous ,but I would not like to compare both are very good. If you are able to get Central TV every Saturday they play some really old westerns . Roy Rogers and Ken Maynard , Hells bells back to my childhood .and didn’t we love them all .

        • Herodotus

          Can buy the original at a red place for $9.99 and the new version is out 7th June. I wonder if Jeff Bridges will follow up with Rooster Cogburn? Perhaps save up the piggy bank with my tax cuts and make a dvd purchases, I see also that the Dirty Harry collection is also available,( I always thought that The Gaunlet was one of this collection – another case of being wrong). I will look out for the Sat Westerns what chanel is that thanks for the tip ?
          Out super city may not be working too well ( I see the JLR was replaced by a similar thinking man !!), but in Jafaland the weather has been good for sport, Sat morning are so magic on a bright Sat morning. Feel sorry for those who had their sport cancelled over the glorious weekend.
          Also is anyone else finding the weeks are rolling over at an ever decreasing amount of time? I remember that a week use to take 7 days I am sure they are not taking 6 !!!!

  11. The musical students at the Waikato University will be having a concert tonight 7pm. at the Academy should be well worth going out for.

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