Archive for March, 2008

24/03/08

“Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting.” Orson Wells Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

24/03/08

Free internet and printing? I’ve been getting hassled by a couple of angry politicos about it. “Where’s my free internet and printing Joel? Huh? You’re a fucking liar, you fucking liar”. The level of discussion ends about there, usually. Having said that, there are also some real people out there asking me about it too. [...]

24/03/08

Oh imdb let me name the ways you are ineffectual as a teacher, mother and secret lover. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

24/03/08

The VUWSA Exec is facing a revision of its 2008 budget next month following a roughly $40,000 reduction in expected income. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

24/03/08

Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson announced that the signing of an educational co-operational agreement between Turkey and New Zealand last week is intended to strengthen the ties between educational institutes and authorities in both countries. Hodgson believes that the agreement is a positive reflection on the New Zealand education system, institutions and academic staff. Share [...]

24/03/08

4. “Politics and sport should be separate.” Such was Muldoon’s argument in 1981 – but in 1980 his National Government had put immense pressure on competitors to pull out of the Moscow Olympic Games. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

24/03/08

So celebrity hook ups are interesting because, well let’s face it, celebrities are interesting, and hook ups are interesting – put the two together and they’re even more interesting. But what makes this particular story so newsworthy is the amount of stuff that’s gone on, online about it. With anything like this you’ll get the [...]

24/03/08

The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant (Penguin, 1999) is Seattle-based sex advice columnist Dan Savage’s autobiographical account of how he and his boyfriend, Terry, adopted a baby. As Savage tells readers, he wrote The Kid partly to fill an empty niche in the gay book market: “Some [...]

24/03/08

If you frequent the Cuba St area, you may have noticed posters proudly displaying a sallow-skinned, acne-covered woman, applying lipstick in the mirror, complete with the bizarre caption “Here’s to Future Days.” What on earth is this all about, I hear you say? Salient Music Co-Editor Sophie Barclay spoke to Bernie Galaxy, the organiser of [...]