Weekend social 28/12/2012

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, December 28th, 2012 - 18 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?

18 comments on “Weekend social 28/12/2012”

  1. David H 1

    Hot sticky weather all week, (IT Blew the bloody fridge/freezer up, after days of the motor running 24/7.) And now the outlaws for the Weekend.. Who’d I Annoy in a former life??? It’s supposed to be a quiet time at Xmas.

  2. Janice 2

    I am trying to get myself motivated to attack some of the deferred indoor domestic maintenance, but the mugginess doesn’t help. Yuck – dusting, vacuuming, cleaning – I was meant for greater things. Think I will just blob out with a good book.

  3. Breakers came back and had a good win.

  4. Rosie 4

    Crikey! It’s the weekend?! Well it’s been a blur of heat and humidity all week. Nice breeze a blowing now though…. thank god.

    Thank god (or ratepayers rather) for libraries too. Stocked up on reading matter on xmas eve including Mojo music mags. Quote of the week has to be from Don Letts speaking on John Lydon (Mojo, August 2012)

    “People are scared when somebody else speaks up when they haven’t got the guts to. People want to squash it”

    This made me think of the silence/cognitive dissonance/apathy we have in NZ during one of the most painful political times we have experienced in a awhile. Bring the noise I say!! (Apologies for being a bit political on the social pages)And on that note: Arohanui to the authors and moderators here at The Standard. You are a wise and strong collective,whose work is much appreciated by myself and many other commentors and readers for sure. I wish you well for your ongoing and increasing success in 2013.

    To commentors and readers: The very best of health and happiness to you in 2013, especially to those of you whose path has not been easy – may you find the change you are looking for. Kia Kaha.

    • R 4.1

      “Arohanui to the authors and moderators here at The Standard.
      To commentors and readers: The very best of health and happiness to you in 2013, especially to those of you whose path has not been easy ”

      +1, well said Rosie.

  5. Stuff had an item about sound editor Michael Hopkins who drowned, he was age 53.

    stuff.co.nz said he had been in the sound editing business since the 60’s.

    He was aged 53.

    Am i missing something?

    • Morrissey 5.1

      Am i missing something?

      Here are a few things you’re missing: common sense, compassion, empathy, diligence.

    • karol 5.2

      Am i missing something?

      Not if you read all of the Stuff article.

      It is sad to see anyone die before their time. He did sound on Blade Runner – the sound is always an important part of Ridley Scott movies, and contribute a lot to their stories. BR is one of my all time favourite movies.

      I was sorry to read about his accident.

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