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Fighting Talk - Superman, You're Laughing

Fighting Talk - Superman, You're Laughing

Patrick Crewdson - some young guy, Auckland
Wednesday, October 20, 2004

An Englishman, an Irishman and an Algerian walk into a bar. The Englishman and the Irishman each order a drink, and the Algerian asks for a review of his security risk certificate. The bartender looks them up and down and says,
''Sorry, I don’t do political humour.''

Max Johns - Briefly unemployed until I can find a way to get to Blenheim, Dunedin
Monday, October 18, 2004

Later this month, APRA is going to hold a glitzy ceremony in front of an invite-only industry crowd and give out a few awards. The APRA Silver Scroll will be decided by a secret panel of six judges and will go to 2004's best NZ songwriter. There will also be awards for those who received more airplay than anyone else this year, on both a national and international scale. For 39 years the Silver Scroll has been one of the highest local accolades available to New Zealand musicians.

Tom Goulter - Nigerian Lottery Winner, Christchurch
Saturday, October 16, 2004

Firstly, and belatedly, I think it's very likely that Christopher Reeve deserved every bit of adulation and respect that he was given in life. However, I'd like to place a moratorium right now on anyone who's thinking of eulogising the man by lamenting how very much the world needs Superman at a time like this.

Lyndon Hood - shameless plugger, Lower Hutt
Friday, October 15, 2004

I’m rehearsing for a play. I say this not to excuse my behaviour but by way of introducing a story.
When I found out that the amateur dramatists in my ‘hood were putting on Moliere’s Tartuffe I thought I’d audition. Turns out the folk at Hutt Repertory are lovely people. Plus we get to dress up like badass 17th century French people of the landed classes. Though I’m only in a couple of scenes I consider the first to be one of the funniest lovers’ tiffs out.

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