Archive for August, 2009

10/08/09

This is an apology. I apologise to the families affected by Salient’s proposed Lundy500. We did not anticipate your feelings when we were planning this. It was a mistake on our behalf. We could never imagine the hurt and pain you all must have gone through and go through every time something like this is [...]

10/08/09

Walter Cronkite was known as the most trusted man in America. He was anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years. He was that man in the living room lounge with you and your family every evening; he told American families about events like Vietnam, the death of President Kennedy, Watergate, Iran Contra, Presidential [...]

10/08/09

All right kiddies. No grammerz lesson today—instead Shirley and I are going to test your grammar. You probably weren’t expecting this, but you need to be prepared. Because bad grammar can strike anywhere, anytime. When you go to uni. When you take out your recycling. When you pay your rent. When you fucking sleep. So [...]

10/08/09

Correct! +1 point Epic fail! -1 point Name No points for getting this right If you got it wrong however, you just fail instantly Q1 a c Q2 b a Q3 b a Q4 a b Q5 c a Q6 c a Q7 c b Q8 a c Q9 b a Q10 b c Click [...]

10/08/09

In 1950 Enrico Fermi got a paradox named after him. Fermi’s paradox asks the same question that Fermi reportedly asked of his fellow physicists who were arguing that there must be life in our galaxy besides that found on Earth: “So, where is everybody?” Just over a decade later, Frank Drake got an equation named [...]

10/08/09

Every New Zealander wants to raise an All Black; it’s a never-ending cycle of hope and disappointment. It starts with the baby branded stretch ‘n’ grows, leading to the rough and tumble toddler play fights, which soon develops into the wrestling in the mud in the schoolyard. Eventually you get the tweens actually learning the [...]

10/08/09

Horoscope for people who can roll their tongues Saturn is dancing seductively with your love crystals this week. That can only mean one thing, and that’s, well… Oh, God. This is much harder to type than I thought. It’s over. Between you and me. Look. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. It’s just that… I… I [...]

10/08/09

When I go to the video store to get a $1 weekly special, I first take it to the counter. I put it in my bag, go home with my snacks, and insert it in my laptop. Autoplay kicks in. I skip past the warning—I don’t even need to watch the piracy anymore, even though [...]

10/08/09

New Zealand, much like its obese and sweaty sister nation Australia, is somewhat hard to get to. However, Australia somehow does manage to get much “performative action”. Indeed, bands from all over the globe drop down for a litle frisky fun time with Oz. As while she is a little broad in the beam and [...]