Archive for October, 2009

An Education

An Education

by / October 12, 2009 / No Comments

An Education is the latest film from Danish director Lone Scherfig. Her breakthrough film, Italian for Beginners, made Danish director Lars von Trier vomit when he saw it. This is the same Lars von Trier who directed Antichrist and orgy-tastic The Idiots; the same Lars von Trier who published a diary he had kept while [...]

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At the Movies in 2009

At the Movies in 2009

by / October 12, 2009 / No Comments

2009. It’s not over yet, but it might as well be considering this is the last issue (the ultimate issue, if you will) of Salient. Hells teeth, where do I begin. Has 2009 been a good year for film? Well, I would say yes. It was certainly a damn sight better than 2008 but still [...]

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Neverwinter Nights 2

Neverwinter Nights 2

by / October 12, 2009 / No Comments

In the sullenly sparkly 80s, before there were computerised RPGs, there was Dungeons and Dragons. This was how people played computer games before computers were mainstream. A complex set of rules defined a game where combat was resolved using the role of dice. A problem lay in the intricacy of the game, and could be [...]

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No good will ever come from reading news in Salient

No good will ever come from reading news in Salient

by / October 12, 2009 / [ 2 Comments ]

“Oh, people read news,” man about town BK Drinkwater reassured me. “People read news.” I have been lied to by BK Drinkwater before. In 2003, the man who lived E34 at Weir House told me that Radiohead’s ‘We Suck Young Blood’ had “killed” his clown. He later recanted saying he never had a clown and [...]

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VUWSAAR installs RADICAL coin-operated surfboard ride to woo back Sam Oldman

VUWSAAR installs RADICAL coin-operated surfboard ride to woo back Sam Oldman

by / October 12, 2009 / [ 8 Comments ]

In what’s being described as a masterstroke of ingenuity not seen from a student association since… well… ever, VUWSAAR has invested in a $20,000 coin-operated surfboard ride in a bid to bring back one of its most strident of critics. Former VUSWAAR Camping Officer Sam Oldman resigned his post in a fit of blossom-cheeked rage [...]

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The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Ant and the Grasshopper

by / October 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Theatre for children is very much of a form. You go in knowing what you’re getting and really all you can hope is that it is done well. And, to get it out of the way, The Ant and The Grasshopper, the latest production from Kidzstuff theatre, does it well. Really well. Like super well. [...]

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Arch school fails to heed advice, doesn’t read feature

Arch school fails to heed advice, doesn’t read feature

by / October 12, 2009 / No Comments

After weeks of deliberation, the Victoria University School of Architecture has surprised many by announcing its official typeface for all official material henceforth to be Comic Sans MS. “Every time I get an email in 14pt navy blue Comic Sans it puts a smile on my face and lights a fire in my heart!” Head [...]

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Courier set for big OE, ha ha!

Courier set for big OE, ha ha!

by / October 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

ONYA ARSE! A 34-year-old piss choppin’ courier ex-tra-or-di-naire is finally givin’ this joint the old heave ho and pissin’ off on his big OE! Mike the Courier (AKA Mike the Man Beast, AKA Mike the Strong, AKA Mike the Piss Choppin’ Lady Stoppin’ Scrum Poppin’ Courierasaurus!) got a big fat fuggin unfair dismissal payment from [...]

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Stuff.co.nz Create Web of Lies

Stuff.co.nz Create Web of Lies

by / October 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Bowie afraid of New Zealanders too Fans are suing New Zealand news website Stuff.co.nz after being led to believe Da-vid Bo-wie, or simply ‘Package’, would headline Big Day Out 2010. Last Tuesday, die-hard fans opened their email inboxes to find the first announcement did not contain the words “Bowie, David” and have since decided to [...]

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Sando spews forth

Sando spews forth

by / October 12, 2009 / No Comments

So, this is it. The final Salient column of the year. Well, I mean presumably there could be another Salient column, but not by me. I’m sorry, but I am not in charge or even capable of designing this magazine, there are reasons, strange and disturbing reasons why I am not the designer for Salient, [...]

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