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Public Address 06/11/06 - A Whole New Week!

PUBLIC ADDRESS 06/11/06 - A Whole New Week!

Public meatings | Nov 05, 2006 12:08
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

With this tarty tease of a headline and lead para, you'd have expected news of a radical Islamic army flinging sachets of Whiskas at Supre girls on Queen St. But the only supporter of the 'uncovered meat' comment in this story was one guy on a yahoo group...,


Here comes Summer | Nov 04, 2006 11:52
Fiona Rae from the couch

Like a girly little fangirl I went along to see Summer Glau at Armaggedon on Labour weekend and can report that she is gorgeous and sincere and, like John Travolta owed his late-career resurgence to Quentin Tarantino, she owes her career to Joss Whedon...,


Once more on the tiles | Nov 03, 2006 15:11
Graham Reid's many things

Okay, this is true. Working at my house right now is a tiler. From Thailand. Yep, a Thai tiler -- in the country. Legally. Didn't have to spend time off-shore to wangle a passport as far as I know...,


They don't make 'em like they used to | Nov 03, 2006 14:59
David Haywood from Christchurch

A few weeks ago I was watching television with my seven-year-old niece, and found myself saying the following words: "When I was your age we had a television set that ran on valves." "Valves?" said my niece...,


I've Got the Love. In the Music | Nov 03, 2006 12:36
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

It seems these days almost every post I write I'm tempted to throw in a disclaimer, explaining my increasingly characteristic space between blogs. Every day or two I have something I feel like sharing, but then a day or two passes and it seems to have dated too much to...,


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