Archive for August, 2008

Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Don’t Mess with the Zohan

by / August 4, 2008 / No Comments

Directed by Dennis Dugan If you haven’t seen it yet, Adam Sandler’s latest hilarity fest, Don’t Mess with the Zohan came out a few weeks ago. And let’s just say that after watching it, I didn’t feel so tough anymore. He can play table tennis whilst barbecuing fish. He can do nohanded push-ups. He fights [...]

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Mates & Lovers

Mates & Lovers

by / August 4, 2008 / No Comments

Chris Brickell, Mates & Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand (Godwit, 2008) When does a homosocial relationship – ie a close relationship between two members of the same sex – become homosexual? This depends upon the definition of ‘sex’, and has far-reaching consequences for how we look at mateship in New Zealand’s history. Share [...]

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SuperClub Live Review

by / August 4, 2008 / [ 2 Comments ]

SuperClub DJ Shan & Raw, Chaomain, The Upbeats, and guests Shooters, 26 July DJ Shan’s Superclub party at Shooters bar on 26 July demonstrated that you can take one of Wellington’s most notoriously skanky bars and turn it into a premier venue for extraordinarily good dance music. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Transgengered Toilets: Why does it hurt when I pee?

Transgengered Toilets: Why does it hurt when I pee?

by / August 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

It is amazing the people you meet in toilets. People go to toilets for so many different reasons. They might be nervous. They might be angry. They might be full of shit. I’m quite discerning about my toilets. I don’t go to them if there are holes in the walls between cubicles. I don’t go [...]

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This Week In Music

This Week In Music

by / August 4, 2008 / No Comments

(Special Amy Winehouse Bumper Edition!) There’s probably a few things we should realise happen in the life of Amy Winehouse every week; she smokes, takes some drugs, a critic wanks over her in a literary sense and someone in the media mentions she has won something at the Grammys (‘the whats?’). But here is what [...]

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Week In Politics

Week In Politics

by / August 4, 2008 / No Comments

Condoleezza Rice came to New Zealand. Auckland University Students’ Association offered a reward for her arrest. She met with Winston, Helen and some other people. At a press conference Duncan Garner made a fool of himself and made New Zealand look like Hicksville, and questioned Winston Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The Black Seeds – Solid Ground

The Black Seeds – Solid Ground

by / August 4, 2008 / [ 22 Comments ]

Oh dear. The Black Seeds have done it again. Despite taking an adventurous turn and experimenting with some cool synth sounds and adding a trumpet player, they’ve made yet another really boring album. The best thing that could be said about Solid Ground is that they certainly tried hard. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

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The Volume Question

The Volume Question

by / August 4, 2008 / [ 25 Comments ]

I went to this gig the other weekend: Punchbowl’s EP release at Happy, with supporting acts Dyke? Dyke? Dyke? and Neon Bastard. I learnt several lessons from this: one, I don’t and probably never will get hardcore, and I should probably stop going to these gigs. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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High and Homoerotic in The Dark Knight

High and Homoerotic in The Dark Knight

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As I walk into my bathroom with two other men I momentarily reconsider what I am about to engage in, is this right, is this moral, what would my parents think. But I am relieved when the young man next to me takes his shirt off and says “Lets get high”, and we did. Very, [...]

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Infrastructure, tax and fawning journos

Infrastructure, tax and fawning journos

by / August 3, 2008 / [ 10 Comments ]

Easily the best news out of the National Party conference this week has to be the announcement that the party would reformulate the Resource Management Act. The RMA, passed in 1991 to ensure sustainable use of our environment, is commonly seen to be a cumbersome mammoth that obstructs many small building projects while failing to [...]

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