Weekend social 28/10/2011

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, October 28th, 2011 - 12 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?

12 comments on “Weekend social 28/10/2011”

  1. Ilai 1

    Critical Mass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_Mass) is having its Halloween Ride in Auckland tonight (dubbed Critical Massacre!)..

    Get dressed up and meet us at 5.30 at the fountain in Albert Park!


    • Bored 1.1

      Bugger, us Wellington types miss out again to the big city boys, enjoy.

      Time to relax, unwind the mind from boggling at the colossal stupidity of all political figures and parties this week: nothing a dose of rabbit shooting wont fix, hopefully a few for the pot. Can recommend tandoori backstraps.

      • r0b 1.1.1

        Try living in Dunedin!  Sigh.

        Actually – for all that we miss out on lots of the “big events” – there are plenty of compensations.  Nowhere else I’d move to… 

      • Lucky you Roast Rabbit a working persons delight. Way back in my UK days used to snar rabbits in the country estate where I worked.Sackable offence ,the gamekepper was always on the lookout. Made them taste twice as nice. enjoy bored ,

  2. JS 2

    If you are in one of the main cities drop by and support your local Occupy group. Wellington (City to Sea bridge and Ilott Green) has a full weekend of open discussions under the banner ‘Occupy your mind’. Topics include the Rena, the TPPA, the global financial crisis, and youth and climate change.

  3. AAMC 3

    Relating to my weekend..


  4. vto 4

    Well in Chch this weekend the city’s famous department store Ballantynes is opening again for the first time since the February earthquake, as is the pop-up mall / shopping centre – both in the City Mall which is surrounded by flattened sites and this weird place called the ex-Chch CBD. It is a very strange place. So much has been lost that it is almost impossible to comprehend.

    Anyways, should be a something of a weekend for those who like shopping …… Strange how the efforts have gone into getting consumerism back on track first. All hail the great god of shopping!

  5. randal 5

    randal put new springs on jacksonstandardstrat. free pointless abuse and folk songs a speciality. have a weeird cd from a friend with ‘black hills of dakota” by (?) and ole 97 by lonnie donnegan. give it some airplay.

  6. Lanthanide 6

    This could probably go in Open Mike to, but I’ll put it here since OM has fallen down the bottom and this might generate some discussion from others.

    Has any thought been given to having chat rooms on this site? If not permanently, but for special events?

    We’ve got quite a lot of people over in the Labour Opening Campaign thread right now, and it’s taking on a chat-room like quality. But an actual chat would be great.

    Could be scheduled for specific things of importance. One tonight would have been good, for example. Other opportunities would be leaders debates, and also election night once the polls close and the TV coverage starts – plenty to chat about then I’m sure.

  7. Mac1 7

    Tonight I went and played some Irish music as a guest at a regular local youth musical evening.

    I was hugely impressed by the local talent displayed and also by the huge turn-out, many of whom were senior citizens supporting the local music even though many were not related to the youngsters playing. A $2 entrance fee and some great music from some great youngsters who gave this old folkie a good ear, as well.

    A real boost and buck up for someone a bit jaded by the eternal histories of lost youth and feckless idiocy portrayed in our media as being what young ‘uns are.

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