Archive for October, 2008

Editorial

Editorial

by / October 6, 2008 / [ 18 Comments ]

Editing Salient has been one of the most enjoyable, fulfilling things I’ve ever done, and also one of the most soul-destroying experiences of my life, leaving me feeling both accomplished and incredibly bitter. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Mr. Marmalade

Mr. Marmalade

by / October 6, 2008 / No Comments

A four-year-old girl whose imaginary friend pitches up with a suitcase full of dildos and pornography and then snorts cocaine and throws rubber penises around the room? Disturbing. I like the fact that this particular show is sponsored by D.Vice (they of marketing genius and designer sex gear for adventurous folk). Share on Facebook+1 on [...]

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Banned from the Dom Post

Banned from the Dom Post

by / October 6, 2008 / 1 Comment

NZTrio, St Andrews on the Terrace, 18 September Composer Competition, Adam Concert Room, 19 September STROMA, Ilott Concert Chamber, 24 September Thonthorstrok, Hunter Chamber, 28 September NZSQ Workshop, Adam Concert Room, 29 September None of the events reviewed here have been covered by the Dominion Post. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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The State of Victoria University

by / October 6, 2008 / [ 8 Comments ]

Inappropriate and lewd lecturer-student relationships! Academic ineptitude! Blatant bias! Marxist crackpots! Wild-eyed megalomaniacs! … Douchebags! If this sounds familiar, then the best of Salient’s sound and objective reportage over your years of readership has done its job. Long have we maintained an occasionally querulous interest in the performance and role of academic staff here at [...]

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The End

The End

by / October 6, 2008 / No Comments

Tristan asked that I write a concluding-type article for this week’s science column, as this is the last Salient of the year. I interpreted this to mean that he wanted me to write about some of the strange pseudoscience of the past. Ideas whose time has ENDed, geddit? Yeah, I know it’s a tenuous link, [...]

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Some sober reflections on beer

Some sober reflections on beer

by / October 6, 2008 / 1 Comment

If all the beer produced around the world was put into cans – and there are some people who would probably think that was a very good idea – the resulting stack would go from the earth to the moon over 35 times. Just like that, you are smarter than you were a minute ago. [...]

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Summer

Summer

by / October 6, 2008 / [ 2 Comments ]

It is that time of year isn’t it. All the kids love it. We all sit in the grassy knolls anticipating the end of another academic year. Everything seems clearer, lighter and inexplicably nicer. Sigh… a Salient Feature Writer and bad ass muthafucker shares a bit of parting third year wisdom by letting you know [...]

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Idiots guide to voting in the 2008 election

Idiots guide to voting in the 2008 election

by / October 6, 2008 / [ 3 Comments ]

Firstly enrol to vote. You know those guys who are in the van on the corner of Willis and Cuba every weekend? They are your electoral friends. Go see them, or head to the closest post office, online at www.elections.org.nz. Legally you need to be enrolled to vote. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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Anime: Princess Mononoke

Anime: Princess Mononoke

by / October 6, 2008 / [ 3 Comments ]

Another of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces, the director behind Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle, that follows a young warrior called Akatashi as he travels to the forest of the Deer God, in an attempt to rid himself of an evil curse. He attempts to protect the people of the ironworks as well as the animals [...]

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So Long, Farewell

So Long, Farewell

by / October 6, 2008 / No Comments

Being that this is the last time I will get to advocate in the name of bad taste, I thought I would go down swinging for something many parents, dentists and anti-obesity groups deem to be the Devil. Cadbury Schweppes – you know the guys that are discontinuing the production of Snifters, Sparkles and Tangy [...]

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