Archive for October, 2007

16/10/07

Well, here’s the final of very few blogs by me this year. I had great plans to begin with, but then got a bit busy, and a bit lazy, so it never really eventuated. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

15/10/07

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. – Henry Ford EACH day we are told that we must obey as the economy – or rather, her priests, the economists – dictates. [...]

15/10/07

Year in which… It was announced that Kiwi households will be paying $2,890 extra next year; that only 26 per cent of voters believed that the Labour party would govern after the next election; NZ was ranked third to other OECD countries in rate of teenage fertility; scientists were conducting experiments which aimed to change [...]

15/10/07

Christchurch four-piece The Enright House have done well with their debut LP Amaze and Amazement. A dense work of shifting melodies and whispered vocals, this record is complex and ethereal, and will no doubt be a hit for anyone with a taste for dark, layered post-rock in the same vein as Explosions in the Sky, [...]

15/10/07

The definition of new media according to PC Mag is: (1) The forms of communicating in the digital world, which includes electronic publishing on CD-ROM, DVD, digital television and, most significantly, the Internet. It implies the use of desktop and portable computers as well as wireless, hand held devices. Almost every company in the computer [...]

15/10/07

This week you are holding the last Salient of 2007, where we summarise the highs and lows of the Salient year. My vision for Salient was always to increase the level of radicalism, and while I know that’s meant at times it’s been a serious read, I don’t apologise. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

15/10/07

All Blacks fans: Quit your bitching, get a hobby Victoria academic Dr Todd Bridgman insists the All Blacks coach Graham Henry isn’t to blame for the All Blacks’ loss to the French in the quarter final of the World Cup. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

15/10/07

Upon inspection of the lyrics of the Muppets’ theme song, ‘The Muppet Show’, there are some lyrics that will strike a chord with anyone who has followed Vic’s student politics, or attended an exec meeting, this year. “Why do we always come here I guess we’ll never know It’s like a kind of torture To [...]

15/10/07

The University Council shifted rooms to escape rowdy protestors before passing a five percent fee rise for next year last Monday. The public attendance of the meeting was limited to a maximum of 50 students, despite a 150-person capacity, due to past experience, precedent and a “question of health and safety”, Chancellor Tim Beaglehole said [...]