Archive for March, 2009

02/03/09

What effect can blacking out your Facebook avatar really have on legislation? I joined in; blacked out my Facebook and Twitter, and signed the petition, but wasn’t really sure if it was going to have the desired effect —the repeal of Section 92A of the Copyright Act. When I showed up to the protest at [...]

02/03/09

The Left, The Right, and the Question of Moolah Occasional Salient writer and full-time tango dancer Matthew Cunningham takes on economics, history and politics, laying out the facts so you can make up your own mind about this shithole we’re in. This is the full article which encompasses alternate economic theories. Feel free to engage [...]

02/03/09

How to Cope with the Recession Let’s look at some terminology boys and girls. Recession: it’s a word. What do words mean? Well, you should know that! You shouldn’t need me to tell you. But a lot of people don’t even know this kind of thing, that a word is do mean. Words mean “things”, [...]

02/03/09

In the shadow of the incidents that plagued Victoria University’s 2008 University Games campaign, Vic officials have experienced unprecedented difficulty in finding accommodation for the 300 athletes expected to attend this year’s games in New Plymouth. Current arrangements, which have yet to be finalised, include having 200 team members based on a marae 15 minutes [...]

02/03/09

The 2009 VUWSA Exec has agreed to form a sub-committee to review and re-write the proposed role position of VUWSA Association Manager. In a meeting held last Monday (23 February), the Exec passed three motions concerning the final report of the VUWSA Change Proposal Committee. The three motions involved “accepting and receiving” the committee’s final [...]

02/03/09

A source close to a Scottish family, whose tale of sacrifice and hearing difficulty warmed the hearts of the nation, has told Salient that the child at the centre of the infamous ANZ commercial, Wee Hamish, only cried during the four hour connecting flight from Aberdeen to Glasgow, and not the 36-hour marathon to Auckland [...]

02/03/09

Zack and Miri Director Kevin Smith has recently become addicted to the chronicling of his life. He updates his blog (My Boring-Ass Life) every day, detailing almost every move, including awkwardly detailed rundowns of his masturbatory routine and technique. Every week he records a podcast with his producer Scott Mosier. These consist of them talking [...]

02/03/09

A word of warning about travelling to Fiji: don’t buy a package tour. A second word of warning about travelling to Fiji: don’t buy a package tour that includes ‘Awegasm’ in its title. We were lazy. It was the middle of the second semester, and there was no way we could work out where we [...]

02/03/09

Question: Am I out of touch? I just had a thought. Jackson and Uther had been a little vague on how much content I needed to submit for the first issue, so I figured that giving them a couple of extras beyond my Camp A Low Hum review might be helpful. Okay, so I should [...]