Archive for September, 2008

Wellington Hospital

by / 29/09/08 / [ 8 Comments ]

Stethoscope: $200, Gloves: $200, Surgical equipment: $100,000. A patient not noticing you left a rag in their newly sewn up stomach… priceless. Wellington Hospital is becoming renowned for what Dr Liz Hesketh described as “unsafe clinical practice.” Several news media publications have followed what seems to be an increasing number of errors and staff resignations. [...]

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The State of Health, Are we in a healthy state?

The State of Health, Are we in a healthy state?

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Political Editor Jackson Wood wants to hold you in his arms ‘til you can feel his disease. That disease being an affliction of politics. Health is something that I am fond of. Currently as I dictate this to the Salient dictation monkey I am in bed with a case of pneumonia. I like health. I [...]

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Using the Google to Surf the Internet with Justin Timbervomitgutspuke

Using the Google to Surf the Internet with Justin Timbervomitgutspuke

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Ladies and Gentlemen I am so excited that I’m not even going to bother putting a comma after writing Ladies and Gentlemen like they teach me in Writing 101 classes because I am so hyped up and adoring of my manthrax homeboy George Bush who totally rules! Oh Yeah! Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to [...]

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Dude, what’s with food?

Dude, what’s with food?

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Dude, what’s with food? Many times, I have debated with my friends whether all food is gross, or just some. Most people are prepared to concede meat is gross, because noone really wants to think about eating a big mooing cow; it’s a whole lot easier just to think of it as steak. Share on [...]

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Cold War Kids – Loyalty to Loyalty

Cold War Kids – Loyalty to Loyalty

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The sobering tones of Cold War Kids (CWKs) second full-length release Loyalty to Loyalty has received a sound lashing from trendster music sites (yes, yes Pitchfork etc.). Admittedly, this is in part justified as CWKs have followed an astonishing debut (Robbers and Cowards) with a less endearing and accessible album, which makes the listener work [...]

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Norma Jean -vs- The Anti Mother

Norma Jean -vs- The Anti Mother

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Norma Jean -vs- The Anti Mother opens with a bang. ‘Vipers, Snakes, and Actors’ kicks in with a very heavy riff, traditional death metal vocals, and a bassline for stomping to. It is good stuff. There is a breakdown, back to normalcy, and a delicate fadeout to post-rock influenced ambience. 9 minutes later the track [...]

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Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs

Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Narrow Stairs isn’t a bad album. In fact, there’s very little to complain about at all. But. The Photo Album was one of the best of the albums from the second wave of emo that developed in the 90s. Transatlanticism built on this, to be, in my opinion, straight up one of the best albums [...]

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The Beatles – 1

The Beatles – 1

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Back in the day when I still had a ‘favourite band’, The Beatles were my favourite band. I’m over that phase now, but they still hold a very special place in my heart, and in my CD collection. And if I had to admit to being nerdish about anything, the Beatles are surely it. Share [...]

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Interactive Non-Fiction

Interactive Non-Fiction

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Anonymous, Consultation Document for a Revised Structure of VUWSA Business (Wellington, VUWSA, 2008) At the start of September, VUWSA-watchers were abuzz with the news that Anonymous—the loose collective of illiterate bards whose work was amalgamated and attributed to Homer as The Iliad and The Odyssey, who later composed Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and [...]

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Healthy Living

Healthy Living

by / 29/09/08 / No Comments

Your day breaks, your mind aches The cold I caught last week from trying to sunbathe in spring is slowly receding. With it the enhanced need to consume ginger, garlic, soup and citrus fruit is relaxed, and the cloud of tiredness stops clogging my brain and limbs. Sweet. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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