Archive for March, 2012

Political Porn with Hamish – Banks Has A Chance To Atone For His Past Sins

Political Porn with Hamish – Banks Has A Chance To Atone For His Past Sins

by / March 19, 2012 / [ 2 Comments ]

The first week of university is a chance to make a first impression. A chance to meet new peers, a chance to reconnect with those acquaintances you only chat to outside lectures, a chance to try and reinvent yourself as a “cool kid”. For a small group of students, the first week of uni was [...]

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Abortion Reaches Supreme Court

Abortion Reaches Supreme Court

by / March 19, 2012 / 1 Comment

The latest chapter in a seven-year legal battle over abortion law began in the Supreme Court last Tuesday, and VUWSA’s Women’s Officer says students should pay attention to the proceedings. In Right to Life NZ v Abortion Supervisory Committee, Right to Life are alleging that not all abortions carried out in New Zealand are legal, and that [...]

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Review – The Artist

Review – The Artist

by / March 19, 2012 / No Comments

DIRECTOR: Michel Hazanavicius  STARRING: Jean Dujardin & Berenice Bejo As an (almost) silent film shot in black-and- white, it would be easy to dismiss The Artist as a mere novelty—an overly-nostalgic tribute to Hollywood’s golden days. This would be wrong. Very wrong. The Artist introduces us to George Valentin, the biggest silent film star in Hollywood [...]

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Presidential Address

Presidential Address

by / March 19, 2012 / No Comments

You is kind. You is smart. You is important. Our Prime Minister is an important man. He makes many important decisions. He smiles a lot. He attends a lot of meetings and makes important speeches. An example of this was at a Colliers international event last week. He talked to the group about the government’s commitment [...]

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Why Cackling Film Villains are Making Society Stupid

Why Cackling Film Villains are Making Society Stupid

by / March 19, 2012 / No Comments

He is a cackling psychopath who is hell-bent on dispensing misery and consumed with delusions of grandeur.

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Mulled Whine with H. G. Beattie

Mulled Whine with H. G. Beattie

by / March 19, 2012 / No Comments

STAYING EXCITED ABOUT UNIVERSITY (TO BE TAKEN WITH A GRAIN OF SALT BECAUSE YOU MIGHT BE STUDYING SOMETHING CRAP) The first couple of weeks of university are a smorgasbord of laughs. The horror of working full-time over summer has subsided and there’s very little work to be done save the war for decent tutorial times. [...]

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Recipe: Birthday Cake

Recipe: Birthday Cake

by / March 19, 2012 / No Comments

The birthday party, the most special occasion to bake for. I have baked a few birthday cakes in my time, but cupcakes remain the closest to my heart. They are so delightful, easy to share and super fun to decorate. A special friend of mine had her 21st birthday bash recently and I was blessed with the [...]

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The Week That Wasn’t

The Week That Wasn’t

by / March 19, 2012 / No Comments

Gerry Brownlee was caught interfering in state-owned media for the second time this week.

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Somebody Tell Satan that I Want My Fucking Swag Back

Somebody Tell Satan that I Want My Fucking Swag Back

by / March 19, 2012 / No Comments

“I’ma ruin you cunt” is a line from 212 by Azealia Banks, and is perhaps my favorite lyric from the past year or so.

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Philosoraptor Considers Evil

Philosoraptor Considers Evil

by / March 19, 2012 / No Comments

Let’s face it. We live in an age of great evils: global warming, terrorism, rampant corporate greed, Facebook, T20 Cricket and poetry that doesn’t rhyme. There is no escaping the fact that evil exists. But why do we have to contend with these evils every day? Why do good people continue to die in terrible [...]

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