Archive for March, 2008

Eye on Exec

Eye on Exec

by / 24/03/08 / [ 4 Comments ]

I was expecting a lot more of my first VUWSA Exec meeting experience. There’s little juicy scandal to report (even what was said in committee was slightly boring) and no one said anything really dumb. Welfare Vice- President Melissa Barnard is the exception to the latter, and her attempts to make a really long straw [...]

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What a Long, Strange Strip it’s Been – The Work of G.B. Trudeau

What a Long, Strange Strip it’s Been – The Work of G.B. Trudeau

by / 24/03/08 / [ 2 Comments ]

Cartoonists aren’t known for their high public profiles, except for Man’s Robbie Neilson, who habitually dresses as a giant chicken and photographs himself naked in front of international landmarks. But it wasn’t Robbie’s muscular buttocks that were an invited guest during the recent Writers and Readers Week – it was Doonesbury artist Garry Trudeau. Share [...]

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Album Review – Logistics – Reality Checkpoint

Album Review – Logistics – Reality Checkpoint

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

Logistics (aka Matt Gresham) is a prolific drum and bass producer hailing from Cambridge, England. He runs a club night named Spoonfed in his hometown with his brother Nu Tone (incidentally another well know producer) and breakthrough artists of last year Commix. He has been signed to Hospital Records since 2004, a label which has [...]

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China and Tibet

China and Tibet

by / 24/03/08 / [ 3 Comments ]

Chinese Voices Discuss Tibet Tibetan Buddhist monks in Lhasa organized protests for 10 March this year to commemorate their people’s failed 1959 uprising. Chinese police stopped protestors at the Indian border, and three days later the situation turned violent. But there our certainty ends. Reporters are barred access to the region, and official reports of [...]

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Party on, no more

Party on, no more

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

The announcement of the official banning of party pills has caused a great sting to the raver in my heart. Although party pills are subject to the snobbery of A Class drug users and considered “nowhere near as good as the real thing’, they shouldn’t be banned. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Games Reviews – Cooking Mama: Cook Off

Games Reviews – Cooking Mama: Cook Off

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

Genre: Party/Fun Console: Wii Cooking Mama: Cook Off , the squeal to Cooking Mama for Nintendo DS, was released for the Wii last year. Made in Japan, you definitely get a taste (hah! Pun!) of their quirky style. From its opening screen to the game descriptions in bad Engrish, it’s full of touches of innocent [...]

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Big City Life

Big City Life

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

I was saving the following realisation for the punchline but I might as well put it out there now: Koala Park Sanctuary wasted a lot of my limited time in Sydney and all because their brochure said “sustainable”. I am a sucker. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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David Mitchell: Why stammering is good for literature

David Mitchell: Why stammering is good for literature

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

As novelist David Mitchell spoke to a gigantic Embassy Theatre audience, the stammer that he has battled with throughout his life was occasionally in evidence. Occasionally Mitchell would pause for a second to search for a word which would express what he wanted to say, but which he would not stutter out. Share on Facebook+1 [...]

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The Art of Rugby

The Art of Rugby

by / 24/03/08 / No Comments

There are all sorts of crazy theories and ideas about why countries go to war with each other, and or don’t go to war with each other. Democratic peace theory, Golden Arches Theory, Clauswitzian ideas, Heglian ideas, machtpolitik, Economic theories, Evolutionary and rationalist Theories. Theories ad naseum. However none of these really explain the motivations [...]

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Album Review – Percieve – Second Chances

Album Review – Percieve – Second Chances

by / 24/03/08 / [ 9 Comments ]

Upon first inspection I was slightly confused by the name of this album. It sounds more like the name of a sophomore effort released after a disappointing debut. However, Second Chances is in fact the debut album by Otaki-raised, and now Wellington-based rapper, Perceive, aka Pera Barrett. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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