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Public Address 22/08/05 - A Don Never Wears Shorts

NOTE: This is a catchup edition of Public Address and includes the editions of 18th and 19th August.

PUBLIC ADDRESS 22/08/05 - A Don Never Wears Shorts

The Poll Dancer/Yellow Peril Cross-Over | Aug 22, 2005 10:04
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

[In a cheesy cross-over gimmick designed to bolster our mutual readerships, I will be guest blogging on Yellow Peril this week. At this rate, it won't be long before we end up with a "Best of" blog...,

A Don Never Wears Shorts | Aug 19, 2005 11:49
David Slack on his own account

Cast your mind back a few seasons in the Sopranos. Did you see the episode where the New York boss remarks to Tony, "A Don never wears shorts." You may not be surprised to learn that this gem was slipped into the script on the advice of People Who Know...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 19/08/05 - The Breeder Bounty

The Breeder Bounty | Aug 19, 2005 08:57
Russell Brown's Hard News

I'm not sure how much longer Labour's opponents can continue to call it "anti family" with a straight face. I mean, they let those gay folks get married and everything, but the breeder bounty has flowed like a river since then...,

It's About Whanau | Aug 18, 2005 23:42
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

Wow. Wish I had kids. I'm sure that there are many happy families out there as a result of Labour's promise to extend the Working For Families package. I'm not impressed. Hardly surprising I suppose, single professional male that I am...,

Low Thoughts & High Roads | Aug 18, 2005 13:20
A guest weblog by various artists

A special post for Public Address, a look at the rat-race from an unimpressed frequenter of the Wellington Beltway, "Michelle", who would rather not be identified for very good reasons. Enjoy - Keith. When the abyss stares back you only have a split second to react, react or go mad,...,

Alternative Nation*9: We are Devo | Aug 18, 2005 11:57
Graham Reid's many things

For those who missed it, here is a transcript of last night's Television One News. Unfortunately audio or pictures are as yet unavailable, but you know the voices and style so you can imagine what it was like if you happened to be watching E! instead...,


PUBLIC ADDRESS 18/08/05 - Everyone's becoming the media

Everyone's becoming the media | Aug 18, 2005 10:15
Russell Brown's Hard News

Morning Report devoted a remarkable amount of time today to discussion of Labour's and National's first official campaign ads for television. Everyone seems to think National's Taxathon ad is done in the style of South Park...,"

Burying One's Feet | Aug 17, 2005 14:46
Che Tibby's view from Wellington

Yup, I'd better come clean. The thesis isn't actually finished and handed in. All the hard yards are done, and I'm kind of kicking back making small structural and wording changes as they are indicated...,

Revenge of the Nerds | Aug 17, 2005 12:43
Keith Ng on the election trail

With the National Party finally prepared to unleash the torrent of fiscal wonk that they've been baiting us with for so long, we're about to enter the geekiest two weeks of the election campaign. This week, I talk to Michael Cullen about what really happened with the "Chewing Gum Budget",...,


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