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Spy Fox
06-07-2010, 10:02 AM
Does anyone consider this Robin Bain thing a bit much? I mean, do they really need to do this?

_Ed_
06-07-2010, 10:43 AM
Yeah, it is overkill, and it's hardly going to have any effect.

But I guess the Bain defence was based heavily on tarnishing the reputation of someone who's dead and so couldn't defend himself, so maybe it's fair to have someone stick up for him. But people have probably already made up their own minds about it.

The bit about the photocopier guy's testimony could be pretty big. Don't know who to believe of course, but there were a few people who had a very different version of events and even denied that the guy was ever there. If that testimony was fabricated, that's a huge deal. Probably can't prove it though.

Spy Fox
06-07-2010, 10:46 AM
Yeah, it does seem like something may have happened there. I just don't see what people would get out of it. The verdict was probably quite highly biased because of the publicity of the trial to start with.

_Ed_
07-07-2010, 06:19 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2TsKIxRkY6s/SGAInoK03sI/AAAAAAAAAG4/YwbNr1ryr1U/s320/original%2Bblack%2Bglasses.jpg

Michelle
07-07-2010, 08:41 AM
:erm:

darkshineskitty
08-07-2010, 04:48 AM
On hold with StudyLink. They're really blasting the Dave Dobbin :erm:
Do you think other countries play only local music on their hold lines?

_Ed_
08-07-2010, 04:57 AM
Haha, they're obviously so in touch with the youth of today. We all love big Dave.

I wonder what they play on hold lines in North Korea. Perhaps Justin Bieber now, after the hilarious poll result?

Davinq
08-07-2010, 05:05 AM
I wonder what they play on hold lines in North Korea. Perhaps Justin Bieber now, after the hilarious poll result?

Oh surely. :chuckle:

Just saw Toy Story 3. :supersad:

_Ed_
08-07-2010, 05:09 AM
How was it? I remember liking the first one, but not the second.

Do you think it deserves the obscenely high rating it's got on IMDB?

MistressMary
08-07-2010, 05:11 AM
That has been everybody's reaction to Toy Story 3!! I am going to be prepared - I'm going to bring tissues with me when i go see it.

What is this poll result?

I bought a kobo recently. I am finding it difficult to make it do what i want to do after my younger brother screwed around with it. Curs'ed sibling!

_Ed_
08-07-2010, 05:20 AM
What is this poll result?
http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/internet-extradites-justin-bieber-to-north-korea-700583 :chuckle: North Korea ended up winning the poll very easily.

What, pray tell, is a kobo?

Davinq
08-07-2010, 05:40 AM
How was it? I remember liking the first one, but not the second.

Do you think it deserves the obscenely high rating it's got on IMDB?

I wasn't expecting to cry for several reasons: I am male, my favourite Pixar film as a kid was always A Bug's Life, and Tim Allen tends to annoy me in his roles. I tried hard not to cry, and I failed miserably. :'( Those last twenty minutes proved that whoever writes the screenplays for these Pixar films is a pro at heartstring-tugging.

That being said, it wasn't perfect, but I say that as a notorious nitpicker of movies in general, because it did everything so well, even by Pixar standards, despite a few somewhat contrived or underdeveloped story elements. I reckon it has become my favourite Pixar film now, passing A Bug's Life several times over. :happy:

IMDB is certainly off by a bit, but it is still by far the best of the Toy Story series and up there with the best of the Pixar productions.

Michelle
08-07-2010, 06:14 AM
I wasn't expecting to cry for several reasons: I am male, my favourite Pixar film as a kid was always A Bug's Life, and Tim Allen tends to annoy me in his roles. I tried hard not to cry, and I failed miserably. :'( Those last twenty minutes proved that whoever writes the screenplays for these Pixar films is a pro at heartstring-tugging.

That being said, it wasn't perfect, but I say that as a notorious nitpicker of movies in general, because it did everything so well, even by Pixar standards, despite a few somewhat contrived or underdeveloped story elements. I reckon it has become my favourite Pixar film now, passing A Bug's Life several times over. :happy:

IMDB is certainly off by a bit, but it is still by far the best of the Toy Story series and up there with the best of the Pixar productions.

:supersad:

I really want to go see it before I go back to Tiri! Think I'll text my friend now to see if we can go see it tomorrow.

I saw the new Shrek last weekend. It was good for laughs throughout the movie but that's about it.

JoBear
08-07-2010, 06:56 AM
On hold with StudyLink. They're really blasting the Dave Dobbin :erm:
Do you think other countries play only local music on their hold lines?
It's a New Zealand government thing, every government department/agency does it now.

_Ed_
08-07-2010, 10:21 AM
So jealous of a friend of mine who's going to T in the Park...Muse, Goldfrapp, Editors, Kasabian, and the fucking PROCLAIMERS. :awesome:

_Ed_
08-07-2010, 01:13 PM
I know it's immature, but this headline made me laugh.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6622I420100703

MistressMary
09-07-2010, 01:01 AM
A kobo is an eReader. :) It is soo annoying atm though. It was just fine until my brother funked around with it.. *sigh*

T in the Park!? Europe gets all the awesome music festivals. Once a year I look at all the line ups... I don't know why, I end up feeling close to miserable everytime because I won't be there.

Michelle
09-07-2010, 01:21 AM
So jealous of a friend of mine who's going to T in the Park...Muse, Goldfrapp, Editors, Kasabian, and the fucking PROCLAIMERS. :awesome:

Wow, that would be an awesome day! Over in Europe they are even just lucky getting awesome support bands. Just imagine how crazily fun and exhausted we'd be from a gig with White Lies and Muse!

I've noticed that a lot of bands are all coming here the end of July and beginning of August. I'm still undecided whether to go the Florence + the Machine and The Temper Trap. Just brought new hiking shoes and being waterproof they took a big chunk out of my bank account, but I'll probably dump them on to my ever growing loan :rolleyes:

Spy Fox
09-07-2010, 02:32 AM
I know it's immature, but this headline made me laugh.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6622I420100703

:chuckle:

_Ed_
10-07-2010, 10:48 AM
http://donstuff.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/online-nun.jpg

_Ed_
10-07-2010, 12:53 PM
http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Snoop_Dogg_wants_role_in_Corrie

:LOL:
Surely not. Would be awesome though, especially if it led to other characters reciting his lyrics in their distinctive accents.

Spy Fox
11-07-2010, 06:14 AM
Outrageous Fortune on Tuesday :awesome:

_Ed_
12-07-2010, 04:12 AM
That fucking octopus. :noey:

_Ed_
12-07-2010, 05:12 AM
Although he could come in handy...

http://www.cricketweb.net/forum/attachments/off-topic/19207d1278907343-lmao-bain.jpg

But to be fair, the jumper may have been a factor.

_Ed_
12-07-2010, 12:57 PM
I see it's now Lenny's birthday, so if you see this, happy birthday! Hope it's an awesome day filled with splendidness.

Spy Fox
12-07-2010, 12:58 PM
Lenny! Have a good one mate :D

darkshineskitty
12-07-2010, 01:03 PM
Oh Happy Birthday Lenny! :D
Hope its a good one!

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj102/enspiracion/hendrix_birthday.jpg

JoBear
12-07-2010, 05:18 PM
How did I miss in the budget that National are limiting student loans?!

_Ed_
13-07-2010, 01:31 AM
Makes sense. Wouldn't want to encourage students to attain high levels of qualification, or anything. That's just daft.

_Ed_
13-07-2010, 01:35 AM
You know what else is daft? The little notification that pops up on the computers at work when you plug in your headphones - "you just plugged a device into the audio jack!"

Why is it necessary to be notified? In what situation could someone do this without being aware that they have done so?

The exclamation mark is what I really hate. It's like it's surprised or annoyed. "What the fuck did you do that for?!"

darkshineskitty
13-07-2010, 05:51 AM
How did I miss in the budget that National are limiting student loans?!

What? :eek:

Edit: Fffffffff they want to raise fees too? And new permanent residents will have to have lived here for 2 years before being able to take out a loan? Fuck off National.

_Ed_
13-07-2010, 09:57 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1293165/Nanny-30-died-sexual-arousal-watching-pornography.html

What a way to go!

Spy Fox
13-07-2010, 11:12 AM
Makes sense. Wouldn't want to encourage students to attain high levels of qualification, or anything. That's just daft.

That's probably me. Fail.

You guys need to get me up to date on Politics, I'm eligible to vote next time :eek:

JoBear
13-07-2010, 06:03 PM
What? :eek:

Edit: Fffffffff they want to raise fees too? And new permanent residents will have to have lived here for 2 years before being able to take out a loan? Fuck off National.
Australia does the same to us don't they? I know they did the standdown on benefits for kiwis in Australia before we did it the other way around.

And Angus, voting anyone but National or Act is the way to go. Most places the electorate vote doesn't matter because there's people who are going to either die in that seat or crash into a tree drunk, cry on the front page of the paper and be shamed out of the seat.

_Ed_
13-07-2010, 10:32 PM
Most places the electorate vote doesn't matter because there's people who are going to either die in that seat or crash into a tree drunk, cry on the front page of the paper and be shamed out of the seat.
Some of us aren't so lucky. :indiff: Jonathan Fucking Coleman.

_Ed_
14-07-2010, 03:56 AM
So the Government's going to legislate to remove the claim of right after it was used successfully by those guys who sabotaged the domes at Waihopai spy base.

Another case of the Government changing the law after a case goes against them. :noey: It's despicable. DESPICABLE!

Spy Fox
14-07-2010, 05:21 AM
That's just throwing your toys when you don't get your way.

darkshineskitty
14-07-2010, 05:39 AM
Australia does the same to us don't they? I know they did the standdown on benefits for kiwis in Australia before we did it the other way around.

And Angus, voting anyone but National or Act is the way to go. Most places the electorate vote doesn't matter because there's people who are going to either die in that seat or crash into a tree drunk, cry on the front page of the paper and be shamed out of the seat.

What a dick move.

Fucking National. Why did people vote them. John Key can GTFO. I want Aunty Helen back.

Super Sammy!
14-07-2010, 06:24 AM
How did I miss in the budget that National are limiting student loans?!

Universities are all capping their numbers now, they don't need to give out as many loans, so why on earth would they limit student loans?! There is no logic in that. If there are less people going to uni, there are going to be less loans, duh...

And new permanent residents will have to have lived here for 2 years before being able to take out a loan? Fuck off National.

Only positive I can see in that is that it might stop all the international students that abuse our system because we have relatively cheap university compared to other countries, but other than that, that's downright unfair for most people who move here from overseas to start a new life or whatever...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1293165/Nanny-30-died-sexual-arousal-watching-pornography.html

What a way to go!

Oh dear :LOL:

_Ed_
14-07-2010, 08:58 AM
http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/vuvuhero.gif
:chuckle:

_Ed_
14-07-2010, 11:52 AM
I love watching really old episodes of Shortland St on TVNZ6. So many actors who went on to other things - Karl Urban, Martin Henderson, Michael Galvin... Oh wait, he's still there.

JoBear
14-07-2010, 06:14 PM
I'm enrolled in Wigram now, went from Gerry Brownlee to Jim Anderton.

JoBear
14-07-2010, 10:16 PM
Chris Comeskey sure is having a huge fall from grace isn't he?

_Ed_
15-07-2010, 03:37 AM
I'm enrolled in Wigram now, went from Gerry Brownlee to Jim Anderton.
Big improvement! Although if Jim wins the mayoral election, you won't be able to vote for him in Wigram next time. :( Some random with questionable credentials will probably take over.

Chris Comeskey sure is having a huge fall from grace isn't he?
That he is. What goes around Comesky around...best I could do.

JoBear
15-07-2010, 06:03 PM
that's pretty funny....too bad he's only suspended, think he should have been struck off.

_Ed_
16-07-2010, 01:52 AM
Did everyone hear this story? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10611973

Now, I don't want to seem like I'm defending his actions, but aren't you asking for trouble having wildlife enclosures so close to a drinking establishment? Is it a fully fledged zoo, with giraffes, rhinos, hippos and the like? Countless dangerous drunken adventures to be had if so.

Ghosty Ghost
16-07-2010, 10:05 AM
We bought beer at Berlin zoo! The Germans are much more trusting with their public drinking.

_Ed_
16-07-2010, 11:08 AM
Outrageous!

I just had a comical misunderstanding. I was reading an article on Cricinfo that said "live audiences are dropping like a skier being chased by RP Singh", and I assumed this meant that Indian cricketer RP Singh had become some sort of alpine predator. Instead, it was a reference to a ball hit high up into the sky. That's comparatively boring. :(

Spy Fox
17-07-2010, 07:55 AM
Outrageous!

I just had a comical misunderstanding. I was reading an article on Cricinfo that said "live audiences are dropping like a skier being chased by RP Singh", and I assumed this meant that Indian cricketer RP Singh had become some sort of alpine predator. Instead, it was a reference to a ball hit high up into the sky. That's comparatively boring. :(
Silly cricket similies.

Spy Fox
17-07-2010, 08:34 AM
Oh, I can't choose between Otago or Vic. Accommodation applications are getting closer... :erm:

JoBear
17-07-2010, 10:17 AM
Apply for both.

I've been to both, Otago has better facilities like libraries, but Victoria was great for having the School of Government. Guess it depends what you're doing.

_Ed_
17-07-2010, 02:06 PM
Went to the King's Arms tonight to see five bands for $10.

The first band, Litvak Attack, was absolutely fantastic. Worth the $10 alone. Those are some very talented musicians who I doubt will be the opening act on a bill like that for much longer.

So when they finished, I thought that since they were only first up, I would be in for a stunning night. It was not to be - the rest of the bands were AWFUL! At least Snakes Of Iron were entertainingly bad - my friend and I were pissing ourselves laughing through most of their set. But the others were just painful. On top of being musically poor, The Rabble were unbearably preachy.

darkshineskitty
17-07-2010, 02:07 PM
What were the other two?

_Ed_
17-07-2010, 02:23 PM
Um...The Outsiders and Lungs. The latter had an excuse for being bad - the singer had lost his voice. :stunned: They learnt a valuable lesson tonight. CANCEL THE SHOW WHEN YOUR SINGER HAS LOST HIS VOICE.

How was your day?

darkshineskitty
17-07-2010, 02:25 PM
Um...The Outsiders and Lungs. The latter had an excuse for being bad - the singer had lost his voice. :stunned: They learnt a valuable lesson tonight. CANCEL THE SHOW WHEN YOUR SINGER HAS LOST HIS VOICE.

How was your day?

Haven't heard of them.

Alright. Its so chilly atm though.

_Ed_
17-07-2010, 02:28 PM
Yeah, it's crazy. Coldest week I can remember in Auckland. I'm distinctly unimpressed.

darkshineskitty
17-07-2010, 02:39 PM
Yeah, it's crazy. Coldest week I can remember in Auckland. I'm distinctly unimpressed.

Yeah same. It got so cloudy the other day that at like 4pm it was really dark! Then the clouds passed and it lightened right up again!

_Ed_
18-07-2010, 12:54 AM
One of the first lines of a show I've just started at work - "annoying neighbours that don't like you cos you rob their garages and shit."

This is going to be sensational.

Me Rug I Sty
18-07-2010, 09:13 AM
Where do you work/what do you do?

Spy Fox
18-07-2010, 09:15 AM
Where do you work/what do you do?
He's the one wot gives you dem subtitles on tv.

JoBear
18-07-2010, 05:21 PM
so national is rolling back labour laws and rights now too? i do not agree with 90 day trials and then allowing employers ask for proof of illness after one day? :mad:

_Ed_
19-07-2010, 02:35 AM
Yeah, I'm not a fan.

I agree with Matt McCarten's point that it'll make new employees spend all their time sucking up to their bosses in those first 90 days.

_Ed_
19-07-2010, 10:20 AM
Solo news-age is hard work! So exhausted.

Turns out the person who was meant to be on Tonight with me is off sick today, and it was never re-allocated. I should have gone and asked someone else, but by the time I realised, it had reached a point where it was so late it's a bit awkward to ask anyone to help.

Michelle
19-07-2010, 10:36 AM
Fucking National. Why did people vote them. John Key can GTFO. I want Aunty Helen back.

+1

http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/vuvuhero.gif
:chuckle:

Bahaha!

Luckily I got to watch the final on tiri with the 4 other people on the island. Couldn't watch the replay though, so it was a long day.

Did everyone hear this story? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10611973

Ultimate :facepalm:

_Ed_
19-07-2010, 12:10 PM
I've had a weird slight shortness of breath since yesterday. It hurts a bit when I try to take a deep breath. Not sure why, but it's annoying, so I hope it clears soon.

JoBear
19-07-2010, 05:05 PM
Yeah, I'm not a fan.

I agree with Matt McCarten's point that it'll make new employees spend all their time sucking up to their bosses in those first 90 days.
basically if you end up with a personality clash with someone at the start of a job, they can just get rid of you instead of having to work through it.

sounds like maybe a chest infection? haven't had a cold or anything have you?

Michelle
20-07-2010, 12:28 AM
I've had a weird slight shortness of breath since yesterday. It hurts a bit when I try to take a deep breath. Not sure why, but it's annoying, so I hope it clears soon.

I've gotten something like that too!

Last week on Tiri it felt like my asthma was coming back and it got more persitant when I came home. So I saw a dr yesterday and he said it must be an infection triggering it as my temperature was 38.6!! I have no other symptoms and he said I didn't have a chest infection, so it is still asthma but potentially could be influenza... So I'm not allowed to go to uni or anywhere until it it has cleared up in hopefully a few days. If not, I have to go see the dr again.

I'm not sure if you have a history of asthma Rich, but if it starts getting too uncomfortable and makes you cough, you might want to go to the dr to get checked out.

_Ed_
20-07-2010, 02:53 AM
sounds like maybe a chest infection? haven't had a cold or anything have you?
I had a cold a couple of weeks ago, but thought it had cleared. Random.

I'm not sure if you have a history of asthma Rich, but if it starts getting too uncomfortable and makes you cough, you might want to go to the dr to get checked out.
No history of asthma, but it is uncomfortable and making me cough, so maybe I will go see someone about it. Bit wary of getting too much medical attention at the moment though - having the cyst thing on my face cut off tomorrow. It's covered by insurance, but it's about $1900! :stunned:

Hope your infection clears up Michelle!

Michelle
20-07-2010, 04:33 AM
No history of asthma, but it is uncomfortable and making me cough, so maybe I will go see someone about it. Bit wary of getting too much medical attention at the moment though - having the cyst thing on my face cut off tomorrow. It's covered by insurance, but it's about $1900! :stunned:

Hope your infection clears up Michelle!

Wow :stunned: Are you getting full anaesthetic or just a local while they remove it? I hope that goes all smoothly for you too!

_Ed_
20-07-2010, 04:52 AM
Just local. Thanks!

Michelle
20-07-2010, 04:56 AM
Cool.

So what are you up to now? Starting to get your masters project on the way or still waiting for your dissertation mark?

_Ed_
20-07-2010, 05:02 AM
I'm trying to sort out my enrollment at the moment. Looks like I might have to wait until my dissertation mark is confirmed. The suspense is killing me!

How about you?

Michelle
20-07-2010, 05:27 AM
I see, hopefully you'll get your mark soon!

I'm just on and off Tiri still, haven't been to Motuihe as much but there are about 20 bellbirds still there which isn't too bad. And while at home, I have to sort out my data. Today I watched some more of my camera footage and I got 334 male bellbirds coming into a feeder in just one hour. They are hungry little sauages :chuckle:

_Ed_
20-07-2010, 05:34 AM
Wow! Action-packed footage. That's amazing for such a short period of time.

Michelle
20-07-2010, 05:45 AM
Indeed. But not so much action when a tui is around. They can't get into the feeder but they sure like to find a way. One tui spent maybe 20 minutes coming back and forth, climbing all around the feeder (even under it!) and just stood outside the entrance as if thinking of what to try next.

_Ed_
21-07-2010, 04:29 AM
Had that operation today. I had a local anaesthetic, but it wasn't fun being entirely conscious of what was going on the whole time. I'll spare you the gruesome details.

One side of my face is drooping a bit because of the anaesthetic. I feel like Rob Muldoon.
http://i27.tinypic.com/2ild15x.jpg

Michelle
21-07-2010, 04:31 AM
:chuckle:

Glad to hear it wasn't too traumatising then! I can imagine it would feel quite odd, I've never had a local though. Did it take long?

_Ed_
21-07-2010, 04:40 AM
Not very long. I had the injections, then I had to wait for about 20 minutes, and then it took about half an hour.

How's your day been?

Michelle
21-07-2010, 04:43 AM
Oh ok, cool. How's your breathing?

My day has been ok thanks, just watching more camera footage.

Michelle
21-07-2010, 05:36 AM
:eek: A tui under the feeder actually tried to get a drink by sticking it's beak through the mesh! Haha, silly determined tui.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r187/Musedmichelle/tuilick.jpg

_Ed_
21-07-2010, 05:44 AM
:LOL:
That's awesome.

My breathing seems a bit better today. Hopefully it's clearing by itself. How's yours?

Michelle
21-07-2010, 05:56 AM
That's good. Mine might be a tiny bit better than yesterday, still using the inhaler though.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs039.ash2/35288_426934546680_565606680_5192598_279067_n.jpg
Sugar!!

Spy Fox
22-07-2010, 03:35 AM
So, I could go to Vic and do Psychology, or Otago and do Neuroscience. Both of which I'm really interested in.

Wellington is closer to home, if I want to visit. Most of my friends are going there. I like Wellington better as a city too. I also think the accomodation is better (maybe just because I want to get into Weir House, cause they have a darkroom :p) It also gives me better opportunities to do something else, like Film, which I know isn't a strong point at Otago, and something I'm really interested in.

I like the idea of Neuroscience better though. It uses more of what I've learnt at school. As far as I know it's the best for research, which is what I want to get into after Uni. It's a lot further away, and I'll know less people, though. There's also not much room for other papers (minors, etc) and even less if I do Honours.

I can't decide which is better for me. :erm:

_Ed_
22-07-2010, 04:18 AM
Hmm, sounds like a tough decision.

I don't think not knowing people is a strong reason not to go to Otago, though. From what I've heard, it's an extremely social student population and it's very easy to make friends - more so than in the bigger cities, where the student population is more spread out.

Michelle
22-07-2010, 05:30 AM
So, I could go to Vic and do Psychology, or Otago and do Neuroscience. Both of which I'm really interested in.

Wellington is closer to home, if I want to visit. Most of my friends are going there. I like Wellington better as a city too. I also think the accomodation is better (maybe just because I want to get into Weir House, cause they have a darkroom :p) It also gives me better opportunities to do something else, like Film, which I know isn't a strong point at Otago, and something I'm really interested in.

I like the idea of Neuroscience better though. It uses more of what I've learnt at school. As far as I know it's the best for research, which is what I want to get into after Uni. It's a lot further away, and I'll know less people, though. There's also not much room for other papers (minors, etc) and even less if I do Honours.

I can't decide which is better for me. :erm:

From what I know between the two subjects, neuroscience will probably be like my physiology classes with lots of physiology to learn and lab work... My friend did psychology (as well as physiology) but there was no lab work or anything like that, just assignments and some surveys on people. Not sure what it would be like at different universities though... So I guess just look around some more at the two subjects and think of what you might like the best and what kind of research/jobs you'd like to do after uni. A girl from my high school is doing neuroscience at Auck uni, and in the local newspaper it said she got a phd scholarship to work on brain cells in Huntington's disease.

Michelle
22-07-2010, 05:51 AM
Ooh, my first zoom sequence. Not the best quality but I like it :LOL:

The female hihi stare.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs079.snc4/35318_427231046680_565606680_5200756_6204365_n.jpg

_Ed_
22-07-2010, 05:58 AM
That's a cold stare. Chilling, even!

Michelle
22-07-2010, 06:09 AM
Excellent. The perfect stare for a zoom sequence :LOL:

_Ed_
22-07-2010, 06:26 AM
Indeed. :yesey:

Now, I love whales, but this would scare the bejesus out of me. :stunned:
http://a.abcnews.com/images/International/ht_whale_onto_boat_100721_mn.jpg
http://abcnews.go.com/International/breaching-southern-whale-crash-lands-yacht-south-africa/story?id=11215915

Michelle
22-07-2010, 06:37 AM
Shit that is awesome! Must have not seen the yacht :LOL:

How's your face Rich?

_Ed_
22-07-2010, 06:39 AM
It's not too bad. Painkillers are helping. It's a bit swollen, though. I don't know if it doesn't look as bad as I think, or if my workmates are just being polite in not saying anything!

How's your day been?

Michelle
22-07-2010, 06:48 AM
That's good. It probably feels more swollen to you.

My day has been pretty much the same as yesterday. Watching camera footage then putting the silly pictures on facebook :rolleyes: I need to check with one of the tiri rangers to see if I can add his pic to the album with him sticking his face in the camera :chuckle:

_Ed_
22-07-2010, 06:51 AM
The silly pictures on Facebook are excellent! :yesey:

Michelle
22-07-2010, 06:53 AM
Thanks! There should be many more to come! :D

Spy Fox
22-07-2010, 09:34 AM
From what I know between the two subjects, neuroscience will probably be like my physiology classes with lots of physiology to learn and lab work... My friend did psychology (as well as physiology) but there was no lab work or anything like that, just assignments and some surveys on people. Not sure what it would be like at different universities though... So I guess just look around some more at the two subjects and think of what you might like the best and what kind of research/jobs you'd like to do after uni. A girl from my high school is doing neuroscience at Auck uni, and in the local newspaper it said she got a phd scholarship to work on brain cells in Huntington's disease.

Neuroscience > Psychology
But Wellington > Dunedin
But I haven't been to Dunedin, so I guess that's a bit biased. I keep swapping back and forth between where I want to go, daily. I was set on Victoria this morning, now I'm set on Otago. :LOL:

Spy Fox
22-07-2010, 10:07 AM
I love Prime. They're playing Ghostbusters!

Michelle
22-07-2010, 10:22 AM
Neuroscience > Psychology
But Wellington > Dunedin
But I haven't been to Dunedin, so I guess that's a bit biased. I keep swapping back and forth between where I want to go, daily. I was set on Victoria this morning, now I'm set on Otago. :LOL:

How about a weekend trip to Dunedin to have a look? I know, I know, not always feasable. I had never been to Palmy, but it ended up all good. The only thing one of my friends complained about in Otago was the cold, but they have good heating, lol.

I love Prime. They're playing Ghostbusters!

Oh darn, I forgot about that! I do love that sequence of the giant marshmellow puff in the random picture thread :LOL:
http://cheezcomixed.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/605ac106-3cf0-450d-99da-465109b7a55c.jpg

_Ed_
22-07-2010, 01:59 PM
Got a bit of a fright when I got home from work tonight. I turned on the light in the kitchen, and on the floor was the biggest fucking weta I've ever seen. :stunned:

I have safely removed it from the premises.

JoBear
22-07-2010, 05:26 PM
Hmm, sounds like a tough decision.

I don't think not knowing people is a strong reason not to go to Otago, though. From what I've heard, it's an extremely social student population and it's very easy to make friends - more so than in the bigger cities, where the student population is more spread out.
You're exactly right Richard. Most people at Otago are from all over New Zealand. Whereis I know a lot of other universities it was a bit of a different feel as lot more people live at home and go to university. I lived in a hall in Dunedin which was 90% North Islanders (mostly Aucklanders at that) and no one knew anyone, so we were all in the same boat and I still keep in touch with a few people from then despite living on the other side of the world. Dunedin really has a community, something I never really felt at Vic, because there's the whole of North Dunedin which is basically studentville. You walk down the street and get invited into a keg party sort of thing. Depends what you're looking for really.

Then again, would have thought the choice between neuroscience and psychology is very different!

Michelle
22-07-2010, 09:37 PM
Got a bit of a fright when I got home from work tonight. I turned on the light in the kitchen, and on the floor was the biggest fucking weta I've ever seen. :stunned:

I have safely removed it from the premises.

Oh nice! Glad to hear it was "safely removed".....

Tiri is going to get giant weta in the near future! I can't wait for that, they are literally huge, fat, awesome things to see.

Spy Fox
23-07-2010, 06:32 AM
How about a weekend trip to Dunedin to have a look? I know, I know, not always feasable. I had never been to Palmy, but it ended up all good. The only thing one of my friends complained about in Otago was the cold, but they have good heating, lol.



Oh darn, I forgot about that! I do love that sequence of the giant marshmellow puff in the random picture thread :LOL:
http://cheezcomixed.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/605ac106-3cf0-450d-99da-465109b7a55c.jpg
I don't think I'd have the opportunity really. Not until the end of exams late in November :erm: I think I can rely on the fact that it is really a student city. I'm quite intent on going to Otago right now, but that might change in the next few days :chuckle:

That is an awesome sequence :LOL:
You're exactly right Richard. Most people at Otago are from all over New Zealand. Whereis I know a lot of other universities it was a bit of a different feel as lot more people live at home and go to university. I lived in a hall in Dunedin which was 90% North Islanders (mostly Aucklanders at that) and no one knew anyone, so we were all in the same boat and I still keep in touch with a few people from then despite living on the other side of the world. Dunedin really has a community, something I never really felt at Vic, because there's the whole of North Dunedin which is basically studentville. You walk down the street and get invited into a keg party sort of thing. Depends what you're looking for really.

Then again, would have thought the choice between neuroscience and psychology is very different!

I think it's generally stacking up to be Otago, from talks I've had with people. The course is more specialised (and I have the option of taking Psychology papers towards the Neuroscience course as well, because there are no Neuroscience papers untill 400 level and you do Anatomy, Physiology and things before then.) I'm not worried about being far from home right now, but as my parents said, it'll be a bit expensive if I do want to come home for the weekend.

_Ed_
23-07-2010, 12:55 PM
Affordability is not a good consideration in the purchasing of beer. We tried an unpleasantly cheap imported beer called Zipfer this evenign. It was dewcidedly unwise. But hilarity ensued. My friend suggested it may have been poured through an old sock.

JoBear
23-07-2010, 07:59 PM
I don't think I'd have the opportunity really. Not until the end of exams late in November :erm: I think I can rely on the fact that it is really a student city. I'm quite intent on going to Otago right now, but that might change in the next few days :chuckle:

That is an awesome sequence :LOL:


I think it's generally stacking up to be Otago, from talks I've had with people. The course is more specialised (and I have the option of taking Psychology papers towards the Neuroscience course as well, because there are no Neuroscience papers untill 400 level and you do Anatomy, Physiology and things before then.) I'm not worried about being far from home right now, but as my parents said, it'll be a bit expensive if I do want to come home for the weekend.
I had a friend from Napier at Uni who went home quite regularly and it's certainly a lot cheaper these days with grabaseat/more airline competition than it was then....other than the airport being in the middle of nowhere.

JoBear
24-07-2010, 12:02 PM
Affordability is not a good consideration in the purchasing of beer. We tried an unpleasantly cheap imported beer called Zipfer this evenign. It was dewcidedly unwise. But hilarity ensued. My friend suggested it may have been poured through an old sock.
i am loving the beer store by our place. although most of our selection has been brewdog.

i'm eating jaffas, i have bacon and onion soup mix and my mum also sent me a goodnight kiwi and cat necklace. :awesome:

_Ed_
24-07-2010, 12:49 PM
Beer place sounds so so good.

And those are awesome presents. :awesome:

JoBear
24-07-2010, 07:05 PM
i went to three major supermarkets and couldn't find reduced cream, which is called extra thick cream here (which seems so contradictory). then on the way home disappointed and frustrated, i went into a little local store and found it.

the smell of the dip is so comforting! feel like such a kiwi.

_Ed_
25-07-2010, 12:46 AM
It is a comforting aroma.

My sister said the bandage on my face makes me look "rugged". I think it looks more like I was standing too close to a door when I opened it.

_Ed_
25-07-2010, 05:49 AM
I'm so immature sometimes. There's a photo of some kids fishing, and the weather presenter's script says she's going to make a comment that says "big rods for little kids!" :chuckle:

darkshineskitty
25-07-2010, 06:07 AM
I'm so immature sometimes. There's a photo of some kids fishing, and the weather presenter's script says she's going to make a comment that says "big rods for little kids!" :chuckle:

A friend of mine was telling me about a headline they saw in the paper which said 'Baptist students approve 54 missionary positions' :LOL:

_Ed_
25-07-2010, 06:30 AM
:LOL:
The mind boggles.

Michelle
26-07-2010, 05:00 AM
:LOL: At statements above.

I had a fun weekend in Rotorua. The place Wingspan was awesome, I got to have Milly the NZ falcon on my hand eating some meat. :happy: They are gorgeous birds.

_Ed_
26-07-2010, 05:05 AM
Wow, that would have been amazing!

I finally sorted out my uni enrollment, and then I had an awesome pie for lunch. Pretty happy with today, really. Small pleasures.

Michelle
26-07-2010, 05:30 AM
Glad to hear you got it sorted!

_Ed_
26-07-2010, 05:42 AM
http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Granny_falls_down_manhole

That would be unexpected.

Michelle
26-07-2010, 05:58 AM
It would be :stunned: Good thing she didn't get too injured.

So my birthday is in a week and I'm tyring to sort out what to do since it's on a Monday. Think I'll have a small thing on the Monday then a bigger gathering for drinks the following Friday. But for that to work, I'll need to others to be available then. You are all invited :D Who could make the Friday get together?

_Ed_
26-07-2010, 06:05 AM
My social life is so spectacular that I can already say with 99% certainty that I can make it.

That sounds great! :)

_Ed_
26-07-2010, 06:09 AM
Seen this? http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/24/kings.of.leon.pigeons/index.html?iref=NS1#fbid=8dcMOB66PRZ :chuckle:

""Jared (Followill) was hit several times during the first two songs," Mendelsohn said of the band's bassist." :LOL:

_Ed_
26-07-2010, 08:44 AM
That must have been a shitty experience for them.

You could say the pigeons were being party poopers.

That must have been quite a dump.

Yeah, I'm bored. :$

Michelle
26-07-2010, 10:51 AM
My social life is so spectacular that I can already say with 99% certainty that I can make it.

That sounds great! :)

Excellent! :D I am thinking about starting at least at the bluestone room, with one of those beer towers. You approve?

Seen this? http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/24/kings.of.leon.pigeons/index.html?iref=NS1#fbid=8dcMOB66PRZ :chuckle:

""Jared (Followill) was hit several times during the first two songs," Mendelsohn said of the band's bassist." :LOL:

I heard about that! I did not know it was Kings of Leon though, ahaha.

That must have been a shitty experience for them.

You could say the pigeons were being party poopers.

That must have been quite a dump.

Yeah, I'm bored. :$

:chuckle:

_Ed_
26-07-2010, 11:46 AM
Excellent! :D I am thinking about starting at least at the bluestone room, with one of those beer towers. You approve?
:eek: I most certainly do!

Bluestone is always a great starting point.

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 04:16 AM
http://smallfarms.typepad.com/small_farms/images/2008/06/23/peanut.jpg

Who takes a photo of a peanut?

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 05:09 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO!

I was looking for a picture of a funny-shaped birthday cake. I found some that were really side-splittingly hilarious (including at least two penises), but I thought we should go with a taste of home instead.
http://www.centralparknz.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/kiwi-pavlova.jpg

Hope you have an awesome day.

darkshineskitty
27-07-2010, 05:40 AM
:eek: Happy Birthday Jo! I hope its a good one :happy: I decided to go the opposite route from Richard and picked one that celebrates your new locale :chuckle:

http://www.caketoppers.co.uk/graphics/75172061-item-union_jack_cake.jpg
Ignore the writing :shifty:

Michelle
27-07-2010, 07:49 AM
Happy Birthday Jo!:party:

http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake881.jpg

:eek: I most certainly do!

Bluestone is always a great starting point.

Good good :D

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 11:02 AM
Those penguins look like they're having a great time.

Michelle
27-07-2010, 11:57 AM
Indeed. Who wouldn't love skiing on a cake!

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 12:13 PM
Good point. But they're being a bit reckless. What happens if they misjudge one of the bends? It'd be a caketastrophe!

darkshineskitty
27-07-2010, 01:27 PM
Richard, do you know where Commerce A is? I was sure the commerce buildings are now Arts 1 and 2, but one of my tutorials says CAG 15 :erm: And Arts is being renovated atm so surely its not in there?

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 01:33 PM
Yeah, I've had classes in Commerce A. It's between the library and Old Government House. It's just near where ULT/LLT used to be.

darkshineskitty
27-07-2010, 01:36 PM
Yeah, I've had classes in Commerce A. It's between the library and Old Government House. It's just near where ULT/LLT used to be.

Oh I think I know where you mean. Behind Biology.
What's ULT/LLT?

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 01:37 PM
Upper and Lower Lecture Theatres. A terrible old building that got pulled down in 2008 I think it was and replaced by a random little lawn.

darkshineskitty
27-07-2010, 01:38 PM
Upper and Lower Lecture Theatres. A terrible building that got pulled down in 2008 I think it was and replaced by a random little lawn.

Aw that's nice. I see it on the map now. My other tutorial is down on Short St because Arts is closed :indiff:

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 01:40 PM
That's annoying! And quite a hike.

I actually didn't know Arts was closed. I'm quite out of the loop!

darkshineskitty
27-07-2010, 01:44 PM
That's annoying! And quite a hike.

I actually didn't know Arts was closed. I'm quite out of the loop!

Yeah they're fixing it up and whatnot. Its gonna be closed for aaaages.

I know, I don't even know where I'm going. Its right after the lecture though.

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 01:46 PM
Right, so at least a group of you will be going.

The time it'll take to get there will take a big bite out of your tutorial time though!

darkshineskitty
27-07-2010, 01:57 PM
Right, so at least a group of you will be going.

The time it'll take to get there will take a big bite out of your tutorial time though!

Yusss :LOL:
Well, I'll be in the law school anyway, so maybe not.

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 02:11 PM
Oh, true.

I can't believe the guy who got a face transplant after "accidentally shooting himself in the face" is planning to return to hunting. Or that they're going to let him. I think shooting oneself in the face is a clear sign guns and you don't mix all that well.

Davinq
27-07-2010, 02:59 PM
Gorillaz in NZ! Auckland on the 21st of December.

_Ed_
27-07-2010, 03:00 PM
Yeah, my friend mentioned that today. Seriously tempted. The price of tickets for gigs at Vector is often ridiculous though, so I might have to wait and see.

_Ed_
28-07-2010, 06:19 AM
So there's been a plane crash in Pakistan, and it sounds like a lot of people may have died. This is what they just said on the news -

"Don't you take off - we have more on the Pakistan plane crash coming up."

Holy shit. That's a new level of insensitivity.

Ghosty Ghost
28-07-2010, 07:37 AM
Thanks for the invite Michelle, would love to be there if I could!

_Ed_
28-07-2010, 10:09 AM
http://sify.com/news/dikshit-issues-warning-to-games-contractors-news-national-kh0vEcjjdgj.html

Is that really her name? Really?

JoBear
28-07-2010, 05:47 PM
if that plane crash happened in a western country and / or a new zealander was named among the dead they wouldn't have said that.

thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! we went out to a fantastic restaurant last night for a 3 course pre theatre meal, then followed it up with a show of course and saw avenue q. i like having my birthday in summer - next year i plan to be somewhere exotic instead of work.

JoBear
28-07-2010, 05:48 PM
also, they have burger fuels in saudi arabia and dubai but have none in the south island?!

_Ed_
29-07-2010, 05:31 AM
That's weird! Surely when you're looking at expanding something that's been successful in the North Island, the South Island would be a more likely contender for continued success than Saudi Arabia. Such a random choice.

http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/labour-suspends-mole-chris-carter-3678696
:facepalm: Hopefully he'll stop complaining that he's targeted for being gay. His sexuality has nothing to do with the criticism he's faced in the last year or so (and it's ridiculous for him to compare it to some of the horrible prejudice others have faced) - he's targeted for being a disaster and a liability. I'm really disappointed in him.

_Ed_
29-07-2010, 07:23 AM
A friend posted this on Facebook:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs169.snc4/37802_511735982008_217700090_397740_6139141_n.jpg
:LOL:

darkshineskitty
29-07-2010, 08:13 AM
thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! we went out to a fantastic restaurant last night for a 3 course pre theatre meal, then followed it up with a show of course and saw avenue q. i like having my birthday in summer - next year i plan to be somewhere exotic instead of work.

How did you like Avenue Q?

Edit: Is anyone watching 'This Is Not My Life'? Its weird. Futuristic. I reckon the guy is a clone.
Also I don't like that title much.

Ghosty Ghost
29-07-2010, 09:22 AM
I won free drink round and champagne round at the pub quiz last night! And today is my day off which makes it all perfect :D

_Ed_
29-07-2010, 09:26 AM
Congrats! That's an excellent result.

What sort of questions were they?

Ghosty Ghost
29-07-2010, 09:54 AM
Easy ones! Lead singer of the Smiths and the voice actor of Buzz Lightyear. I was just super fast :cool:

lensip max
29-07-2010, 12:29 PM
A friend posted this on Facebook:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs169.snc4/37802_511735982008_217700090_397740_6139141_n.jpg
:LOL::LOL: Awesome

How are you all?

darkshineskitty
29-07-2010, 12:39 PM
:LOL: Awesome

How are you all?

Fancy seeing you here :awesome:

I'm alright, how about you? In New Zealand?

lensip max
29-07-2010, 12:43 PM
Sadly. My best friend paid for me to go to Europe but I had to turn her down :'(

Back at uni though so yey :happy:

Urgh and I've just been kicked off the internet for the next four days so I'll have to love you and leave you but not for as long as before.

You see, I now actually have a laptop :party:

darkshineskitty
29-07-2010, 12:49 PM
Sadly. My best friend paid for me to go to Europe but I had to turn her down :'(

Urgh and I've just been kicked off the internet for the next four days so I'll have to love you and leave you but not for as long as before.

You see, I now actually have a laptop :party:

:eek: what? why?

Oh, so soon? Oh well, yay you'll be back again :awesome:. It's great having your own laptop. Not great for when you're trying to study, but great at other times! :happy: have a good one.

_Ed_
29-07-2010, 12:52 PM
You see, I now actually have a laptop :party:
This is good news. :happy:

Hopefully you'll grace us with your presence again soon!

Spy Fox
30-07-2010, 07:06 AM
A friend posted this on Facebook:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs169.snc4/37802_511735982008_217700090_397740_6139141_n.jpg
:LOL:

That is awesome :LOL:

_Ed_
30-07-2010, 12:34 PM
Someone was kind enough to smash the wing mirror of my car and not leave a note or anything. The damage is pretty major, and there are shards scattered all over the road, so it's not like it was a slight clip that they didn't notice.

Just what you want to see when you get home from work.

_Ed_
30-07-2010, 01:26 PM
This made me feel better.
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg839/scaled.php?tn=0&server=839&filename=v28.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640
:LOL:

Davinq
30-07-2010, 04:37 PM
This made me feel better.
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg839/scaled.php?tn=0&server=839&filename=v28.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640
:LOL:

Took me a good half minute to realise that was a microphone. :LOL:

_Ed_
31-07-2010, 11:38 AM
http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/platypus.jpg
Platypus.

JoBear
31-07-2010, 03:11 PM
that is one mammal that just sounds and looks so made up

_Ed_
01-08-2010, 03:44 AM
that is one mammal that just sounds and looks so made up
Sounds like the answer to the quiz question, "What do platypuses (platypi?) have in common with Sarah Palin?"

Spy Fox
01-08-2010, 09:34 AM
About two weeks for me to decide that I like Victoria University again :LOL:

_Ed_
01-08-2010, 11:29 AM
Haha. Keep us posted.

The Temper Trap were amazing tonight. :happy: Way too short, though - about 1 hr 10 mins, including a 5-minute encore break. Would have liked a bit more, even if they had to resort to a couple of covers or something.

The Naked and Famous were awesome too, but again crazily short - about 25 mins. They also weren't very interactive with the crowd - "we're The Naked and Famous" and "thanks" were all they said, and they didn't even say goodbye after their last song. They just stopped playing, waved and fucked off. :erm:

The crowd were cool until The Temper Trap started - there were mass singalongs with the songs that were playing while we waited. Weather With You was the highlight.

But then when the band came on, a group of six or seven really annoying drunk girls barged their way to the front and stopped just in front of me. For the duration of the set, they fell over on each other and bystanders (standing on all of our feet repeatedly), and they took photos of each other non-stop throughout the concert. Can still see the fucking flashes when I close my eyes. And they kept hugging each other, whacking me in the face in their uncoordinated flaily attempts to reach their arms around each other.

But at least I was able to share my disdain for these vile creatures with some of the others who were suffering the same ordeal.

darkshineskitty
01-08-2010, 11:32 AM
Haha. Keep us posted.

The Temper Trap were amazing tonight. :happy: Way too short, though - about 1 hr 10 mins, including a 5-minute encore break. Would have liked a bit more, even if they had to resort to a couple of covers or something.

The Naked and Famous were awesome too, but again crazily short - about 25 mins. They also weren't very interactive with the crowd - "we're The Naked and Famous" and "thanks" were all they said, and they didn't even say goodbye after their last song. They just stopped playing, waved and fucked off. :erm:

The crowd were cool until The Temper Trap started - there were mass singalongs with the songs that were playing while we waited. Weather With You was the highlight.

But then when the band came on, a group of six or seven really annoying drunk girls barged their way to the front and stopped just in front of me. For the duration of the set, they fell over on each other and bystanders (standing on all of our feet repeatedly), and they took photos of each other non-stop throughout the concert. Can still see the fucking flashes when I close my eyes. And they kept hugging each other, whacking me in the face in the process of reaching their arms around.

But at least I was able to share my disdain for these vile creatures with some of the others who were suffering the same ordeal.

I was just listening to the Temper Trap :stunned:

Massive crowd singalongs are awesome :LOL:

Those girls sound super annoying but I hope the band was good at least! You should have yelled at them to fuck off (the girls). I'm sure the crowd would have backed you up.

JoBear
01-08-2010, 04:36 PM
fuck i hate how gigs are all about either a) taking shit blurry photos of the stage with your camera constantly in the air b) taking photos on your smart phone to post straight to fb or twitter c) taking photos of you and your friends

ban cameras at gigs i say

Michelle
01-08-2010, 11:54 PM
http://sify.com/news/dikshit-issues-warning-to-games-contractors-news-national-kh0vEcjjdgj.html

Is that really her name? Really?

:stunned:...... :LOL:

Someone was kind enough to smash the wing mirror of my car and not leave a note or anything. The damage is pretty major, and there are shards scattered all over the road, so it's not like it was a slight clip that they didn't notice.

Just what you want to see when you get home from work.

Oh no, that sucks. Will it be covered by insurance?


The Temper Trap were amazing tonight. :happy: Way too short, though - about 1 hr 10 mins, including a 5-minute encore break. Would have liked a bit more, even if they had to resort to a couple of covers or something.

The Naked and Famous were awesome too, but again crazily short - about 25 mins. They also weren't very interactive with the crowd - "we're The Naked and Famous" and "thanks" were all they said, and they didn't even say goodbye after their last song. They just stopped playing, waved and fucked off. :erm:

The crowd were cool until The Temper Trap started - there were mass singalongs with the songs that were playing while we waited. Weather With You was the highlight.

But then when the band came on, a group of six or seven really annoying drunk girls barged their way to the front and stopped just in front of me. For the duration of the set, they fell over on each other and bystanders (standing on all of our feet repeatedly), and they took photos of each other non-stop throughout the concert. Can still see the fucking flashes when I close my eyes. And they kept hugging each other, whacking me in the face in their uncoordinated flaily attempts to reach their arms around each other.

But at least I was able to share my disdain for these vile creatures with some of the others who were suffering the same ordeal.

Glad to hear they were amazing! But those girls do sound dreadful, I would have been fuming.

_Ed_
02-08-2010, 05:06 AM
Massive crowd singalongs are awesome :LOL:
:yesey: They should take place more often at gigs. Such a good way to pass the time while you're waiting for a band to come on.

fuck i hate how gigs are all about either a) taking shit blurry photos of the stage with your camera constantly in the air b) taking photos on your smart phone to post straight to fb or twitter c) taking photos of you and your friends

ban cameras at gigs i say
Well said!

Oh no, that sucks. Will it be covered by insurance?
Nah, I don't think it will. Oh well. Lucky I get paid this week!

_Ed_
02-08-2010, 05:08 AM
Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHELLE! :)

You've got nice weather for it at least!

Michelle
02-08-2010, 05:30 AM
Cheers! It has a been a decent day, quite warm too which was unexpected!

Spy Fox
02-08-2010, 10:31 AM
Happy birthday!

It's like some sort of psychological war going on in my head.

darkshineskitty
02-08-2010, 11:23 AM
Happy Birthday Michelle!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Oi6MHRhDPTc/SpXa2CC607I/AAAAAAAACCY/ll8Ts28KK3E/s400/bird+cake.bmp
('cause its got birds on it?)

Did anyone watch the feature-length episode of Shortland Street? :LOL:

_Ed_
02-08-2010, 11:50 AM
I read the scripts for it at work. :$ Only because I needed to be up to date for the episode I was working on...honest!

It sounded like comically dramatic stuff. :LOL:

_Ed_
02-08-2010, 02:07 PM
Just saw this on Facebook:
http://i32.tinypic.com/2j4bmlk.jpg

Um...what the fuck? Why?! Just...why?!

What news could Facebook's page give you about Facebook that, if it's worth knowing, you wouldn't have already noticed yourself in logging on to Facebook?

darkshineskitty
02-08-2010, 02:08 PM
Just saw this on Facebook:
http://i32.tinypic.com/2j4bmlk.jpg

Um...what the fuck? Why?! Just...why?!

Its an infinity loop! Don't look at it!

Michelle
03-08-2010, 05:59 AM
Happy birthday!

It's like some sort of psychological war going on in my head.

Happy Birthday Michelle!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Oi6MHRhDPTc/SpXa2CC607I/AAAAAAAACCY/ll8Ts28KK3E/s400/bird+cake.bmp
('cause its got birds on it?)


Thanks guys! That is an awesome cake! :D I had a quite delicious banana cake yesterday :happy:

Just saw this on Facebook:
http://i32.tinypic.com/2j4bmlk.jpg

Um...what the fuck? Why?! Just...why?!

What news could Facebook's page give you about Facebook that, if it's worth knowing, you wouldn't have already noticed yourself in logging on to Facebook?

:rolleyes:

_Ed_
03-08-2010, 10:20 AM
http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/hardcore-porn-screens-indonesian-parliament-3683162
:LOL:

_Ed_
03-08-2010, 12:43 PM
Liking Arcade Fire's new album so far. Think it'll take a few more listens, though. It's quite long! There's a lot to take in.

darkshineskitty
03-08-2010, 12:45 PM
I just listened to a concept EP by a band called Ludo. Loved it.

_Ed_
03-08-2010, 12:47 PM
Ooh. Might have to investigate.

I've also been listening to Ash a lot lately. Crushed that they're doing a little tour of Australia at the moment and didn't add any NZ show. :( Loved them since about 2003, and I think they last played here in 2002. Typical.

darkshineskitty
03-08-2010, 12:49 PM
Ooh. Might have to investigate.

I've also been listening to Ash a lot lately. Crushed that they're doing a little tour of Australia at the moment and didn't add any NZ show. :( Loved them since about 2003, and I think they last played here in 2002. Typical.

Its called Broken Bride. Quite a mix of songs, its probably not everyone's cup of tea, but by the last song I was practically tearing up.

Get on their forum and yell at them :LOL:

_Ed_
03-08-2010, 12:51 PM
I'll definitely look into that!

Forum hassling is worth a try, I suppose. I saw someone in the Marina and the Diamonds thread on this board said she sent a message to Marina and she replied. :stunned: Might be worth me suggesting a NZ tour is in order for her as well.

How are you, anyway?

darkshineskitty
03-08-2010, 12:53 PM
I'll definitely look into that!

Forum hassling is worth a try, I suppose. I saw someone in the Marina and the Diamonds thread on this board said she sent a message to Marina and she replied. :stunned: Might be worth me suggesting a NZ tour is in order for her as well.

How are you, anyway?

Yeah if they hear there's a market here for them, then they might be more inclined to visit.

I'm okay, what about you?

_Ed_
03-08-2010, 12:56 PM
Yeah, not bad, thanks. Found out I got a B for my dissertation. Pretty happy with that, considering I had to get it done in one semester instead of the usual two.

Trying to organise a pub quiz outing for my department at work next week. It's hard to find a day that works for everyone!

Davinq
03-08-2010, 05:23 PM
I've also been listening to Ash a lot lately. Crushed that they're doing a little tour of Australia at the moment and didn't add any NZ show. :( Loved them since about 2003, and I think they last played here in 2002. Typical.
I missed them by a DAY at Benicássim while I was on holiday in Spain. They've got some of the best setlists too, great balance of old and new. :(

Get on their forum and yell at them :LOL:

Forum hassling is worth a try, I suppose. I saw someone in the Marina and the Diamonds thread on this board said she sent a message to Marina and she replied. :stunned: Might be worth me suggesting a NZ tour is in order for her as well.

Ash is really responsive on their website to fans, it's definitely worth a go.

Michelle
04-08-2010, 03:22 AM
http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/hardcore-porn-screens-indonesian-parliament-3683162
:LOL:

Bahaha :LOL:

Liking Arcade Fire's new album so far. Think it'll take a few more listens, though. It's quite long! There's a lot to take in.

Good to hear! I've heard a couple songs which I liked, so looking forwad to listen to the whole album.

Michelle
04-08-2010, 06:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3iQNtdoTGY

_Ed_
04-08-2010, 07:20 AM
Awesome.

darkshineskitty
04-08-2010, 12:07 PM
Congrats on the dissertation Rich!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3iQNtdoTGY

So oddly mesmerising. I like the song choice :LOL: I saw this kiwi on the news update and was like 'Its on a HAND PULLED TREADMILL! :awesome:' to my mum :LOL:

_Ed_
04-08-2010, 01:20 PM
Congrats on the dissertation Rich!
Thanks! :)

I saw this kiwi on the news update and was like 'Its on a HAND PULLED TREADMILL! :awesome:' to my mum :LOL:
:LOL: Did you actually do the :awesome: face?

JoBear
04-08-2010, 05:13 PM
Happy Birthday Michelle and well done on the dissertation mark Richard.

Finally we have internet at home so I might be around a bit more!

_Ed_
05-08-2010, 03:25 AM
Yay!

I just saw a courier van and it had the licence plate "CUMN2U" :erm:

Michelle
05-08-2010, 03:26 AM
Happy Birthday Michelle and well done on the dissertation mark Richard.

Finally we have internet at home so I might be around a bit more!

Thanks! Yay for internet!

And congrats Richard! :D Totally forgot I had missed multi-quoting that in previous posts.

I just had my first day of an outdoor first aid course. It was quite good, the guy teaching it was pretty relaxed which made things easier. He showed us this clip from The Office (American version) of their fire evacuation plan in practice, it was pretty funny :LOL:

Michelle
05-08-2010, 03:31 AM
Yay!

I just saw a courier van and it had the licence plate "CUMN2U" :erm:

:erm: Either they didn't get permission for that from the boss or the boss was too old/out of the loop to identify the inappropriateness of 'cum'.....

_Ed_
05-08-2010, 04:55 AM
well done on the dissertation mark Richard.

And congrats Richard! :D
Thank you both. :)

darkshineskitty
05-08-2010, 11:49 AM
:LOL: Did you actually do the :awesome: face?

It was more like this:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4feGVFNKHOM/SsXD-s3hzeI/AAAAAAAAAJc/gK2j8nE5Tt0/s320/Spongebob_plus_Patrick.jpg


I just saw a courier van and it had the licence plate "CUMN2U" :erm:

Ahahaha :LOL:

lensip max
05-08-2010, 09:18 PM
:eek: what? why?

Oh, so soon? Oh well, yay you'll be back again :awesome:. It's great having your own laptop. Not great for when you're trying to study, but great at other times! :happy: have a good one.Man, I have no idea. My family are just weird.

It is indeed :D Though I've only now got internet access again and am very perturbed that the first thing I'm doing on a Friday morning is going online in bed, but whatever.

This is good news. :happy:

Hopefully you'll grace us with your presence again soon!:happy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3iQNtdoTGYSo gorgeous :awesome:

I saw someone in the Marina and the Diamonds thread on this board said she sent a message to Marina and she replied. :stunned:Wow.

I bought chrysanthemum tea yesterday. Just to have. I'm not sure I actually want to drink it though...

Ghosty Ghost
06-08-2010, 08:07 AM
I also am on the internet in bed first thing on Friday morning, so it must be the cool thing to do. If I didn't have to go to work I'd probably stay here most of the day as well!

lensip max
06-08-2010, 09:38 AM
I also am on the internet in bed first thing on Friday morning, so it must be the cool thing to do. If I didn't have to go to work I'd probably stay here most of the day as well!Yeah, the first thing I seem to have done upon arriving home is get into my jim jams and go back on the internet.




I can quit any time I want.

darkshineskitty
06-08-2010, 11:48 AM
I can quit any time I want.

:LOL:
I always end up staying on late at night. Time just flies when you get distracted by youtube and other content!

_Ed_
06-08-2010, 02:17 PM
I also am on the internet in bed first thing on Friday morning, so it must be the cool thing to do. If I didn't have to go to work I'd probably stay here most of the day as well!
What job have you got over there?

Ghosty Ghost
06-08-2010, 11:35 PM
I work at an hmv.

_Ed_
07-08-2010, 12:57 AM
:awesome:

Michelle
07-08-2010, 02:42 AM
:awesome:

Super Sammy!
07-08-2010, 04:27 AM
:awesome:

Spy Fox
07-08-2010, 05:26 AM
:awesome:

Spy Fox
07-08-2010, 05:36 AM
If you're interested:

dUIjMZ2mAYU

Custard Bear (http://www.myspace.com/custardbear) are my favourites so far.

JoBear
07-08-2010, 09:51 AM
:awesome:

too late?

Michelle
07-08-2010, 10:52 AM
too late?

Never! :LOL:

_Ed_
07-08-2010, 02:54 PM
I created a monster!

Anyway, Minuit were awesome tonight. And it was great seeing them in such a tiny venue. But it had its downsides - it was an awful place. My friend Scarlett came back from the bathroom with news that she saw a guy and a girl go into a cubicle together. A discussion ensued about how vile that was and why anyone would do that in a bar (especially one with pretty nasty bathrooms).

But then, half an hour or so later, when I myself went to the bathroom, I saw the same sight - and this time, the guy and girl went into a cubicle that didn't even have a lock. :stunned:

Michelle
08-08-2010, 04:34 AM
Oh, what a venue :erm:

Good to here Minuit were awesome. Wish I could have gone as I listened to one of their albums yesterday and really liked it! Ah well, another time.

This rainy weekend has been great for catching up on listening to all the new music I've gotten lately.

_Ed_
08-08-2010, 05:22 AM
Yeah you should definitely try to see Minuit. They put on an awesome show with lasers, smoke machines, strobe lights, etc...sounds a bit like our karaoke room on Friday!

Rainy days are good for music listening. Unfortunately I'm at work, typing the captions for a two-hour episode of The Bachelor. :indiff: These women are ghastly human beings. And the bachelor dude is a twat.

Michelle
08-08-2010, 05:31 AM
Yeah you should definitely try to see Minuit. They put on an awesome show with lasers, smoke machines, strobe lights, etc...sounds a bit like our karaoke room on Friday!

Haha, nice. Those strobe lights at karaoke were coming on at the most random times :LOL:


Rainy days are good for music listening. Unfortunately I'm at work, typing the captions for a two-hour episode of The Bachelor. :indiff: These women are ghastly human beings. And the bachelor dude is a twat.

Oh poor you! :( Hope you get it finished as quickly as possible!

_Ed_
08-08-2010, 11:41 AM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/08/sauna-championship-russian-dead
What a great idea that competition is. :rolleyes:

Michelle
09-08-2010, 01:26 AM
Crikey :stunned:

_Ed_
09-08-2010, 02:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_oMD6-6q5Y

Love this song. :happy: Video's a tad bizarre, though.

darkshineskitty
09-08-2010, 03:51 AM
:awesome:

So late to the bandwagon :LOL:

Oh hey, I went to karaoke the other day! My friends were very impressed with my remote-working skills.

_Ed_
09-08-2010, 03:58 AM
Good work! What did you sing?

darkshineskitty
09-08-2010, 04:05 AM
Good work! What did you sing?

Lots of stuff :LOL: There was a big group of us. We were there for THREE HOURS!

_Ed_
09-08-2010, 04:11 AM
Whoa, marathon.

Did you get the room with the random Egyptian decor? That's where my big work group went. Inexplicable. :chuckle:

darkshineskitty
09-08-2010, 04:13 AM
Whoa, marathon.

Did you get the room with the random Egyptian decor? That's where my big work group went. Inexplicable. :chuckle:

We went to a different place, but I think I've been in that room before :chuckle:

lensip max
09-08-2010, 10:34 AM
And the next time someone asks what Auckland has that Wellington doesn't?

I will say karaoke theme rooms.



Maaan. Getting sick and trying desperately not to. I might have to invest in some of my actual namesake tomorrow. I am toast if this cold gets to my lungs. French toast.

_Ed_
09-08-2010, 12:37 PM
Hope it doesn't come to anything and you feel better!

It's random how that sometimes happens. You're so sure you're getting a cold, but then it's like the cold decides, "Nah, actually, I can't be fucked" and pisses off without causing days of misery.

JoBear
09-08-2010, 07:51 PM
http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi/2009/cpi_2009_table

check out how awesome new zealand is :awesome:

JoBear
09-08-2010, 09:19 PM
would any of you consider a tamarillo as a kiwi food icon?

_Ed_
10-08-2010, 01:56 AM
I've never actually eaten tamarillo. :erm:

So I suppose that makes my answer a no.

That transparency thing is great! But I've been a bit worried lately by government ministers having shares in things that relate to their portfolios. No more of those scandals, please.

Super Sammy!
10-08-2010, 02:16 AM
would any of you consider a tamarillo as a kiwi food icon?

Perhaps, but it's hardly raved about here anymore :erm: I tried one once and didn't like it :LOL:
Related to tamarilloes though, I had no idea that beef bourguignon had tamarillo in it :eek:

MistressMary
10-08-2010, 04:03 AM
Aren't we also number one on global peace index?

_Ed_
10-08-2010, 01:51 PM
Probably. But to be honest, starting a fight against us wouldn't achieve much.

_Ed_
10-08-2010, 03:09 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/raging-flight-attendant-makes-his-own-emergency-exit-20100810-11ul9.html?autostart=1

This is fantastic. :LOL:

The fact that he grabbed a beer on his way out is my favourite bit.

darkshineskitty
11-08-2010, 03:22 AM
http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/raging-flight-attendant-makes-his-own-emergency-exit-20100810-11ul9.html?autostart=1

This is fantastic. :LOL:

The fact that he grabbed a beer on his way out is my favourite bit.

"Criminal mischief"!

darkshineskitty
11-08-2010, 12:49 PM
I saw Grease tonight! :awesome: It was really good. Some of the lights and effects were awesome, and crazy bright. I loved the 1950's outfits as well! Left the theatre singing!

lensip max
12-08-2010, 11:43 AM
I saw Grease tonight! :awesome: It was really good. Some of the lights and effects were awesome, and crazy bright. I loved the 1950's outfits as well! Left the theatre singing!That's sounds awesome :D

I'm so tired. I'd rather be online than trying to sleep though.

JoBear
12-08-2010, 07:38 PM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/4019727/Lady-Gaga-packs-punch-ends-up-in-court

:LOL: oh new zealand

Davinq
12-08-2010, 11:22 PM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/4019727/Lady-Gaga-packs-punch-ends-up-in-court

:LOL: oh new zealand

:awesome:

Honestly though, who can speak Maori anymore? Kaore taku reo Maori te tino pai.

darkshineskitty
13-08-2010, 03:19 AM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/4019727/Lady-Gaga-packs-punch-ends-up-in-court

:LOL: oh new zealand

That is so New Zealand :facepalm:
I can just imagine the way he said it too :LOL:

Spy Fox
13-08-2010, 06:25 AM
I loved Wellington on Sunday/Monday, although the weather was crap. My jacket passed the test for next year too :awesome:

lensip max
14-08-2010, 03:31 AM
:awesome:

Honestly though, who can speak Maori anymore? Kaore taku reo Maori te tino pai.Truthfully :chuckle:

Otiraa, he pai tonu taaku :cool:


Man I'm so boreed. And have a lot of boring things that need doing. Stfu saturday.

_Ed_
14-08-2010, 03:39 AM
Know that feeling!

I have a random chest infection. It's not particularly enjoyable.

Davinq
14-08-2010, 03:49 AM
Truthfully :chuckle:

Otiraa, he pai tonu taaku :cool:


Man I'm so boreed. And have a lot of boring things that need doing. Stfu saturday.

Quiet you. :p

Skyping my grandparents in Hamilton right now. I miss New Zealand so much. :(

Don't do boring things!

lensip max
14-08-2010, 04:11 AM
Know that feeling!

I have a random chest infection. It's not particularly enjoyable.Aww sucky! Hope it clears up quickly!

Quiet you. :p

Skyping my grandparents in Hamilton right now. I miss New Zealand so much. :(

Don't do boring things!Your grandparents know how to use skype? :awesome:

My granddad was born in 1911. He had one of those old school enormous box-on-legs upholstered radio sets in the corner of his lounge and I remember going down there in about 2005 (we lived in this massive house altogether til I was 16) and asking if he ever listened to it, to which he replied:

'No, that's my old radio.

So, pushing my luck, I said, 'Really?' because I was impressed by the distinction. And he nodded. Then pointed at the tv.

'That's my radio.'


I have to go and do my laundry at the laundromat, because we don't have a washing machine and I don't have any towels left. Then I need to go and buy more sheets. Then I need to think about getting a cheap bookshelf from like the warehouse. It's 4pm though, and I think I might just stay in bed all day and do all of that tomorrow.

_Ed_
14-08-2010, 04:32 AM
My granddad was born in 1911. He had one of those old school enormous box-on-legs upholstered radio sets in the corner of his lounge and I remember going down there in about 2005 (we lived in this massive house altogether til I was 16) and asking if he ever listened to it, to which he replied:

'No, that's my old radio.

So, pushing my luck, I said, 'Really?' because I was impressed by the distinction. And he nodded. Then pointed at the tv.

'That's my radio.'
:LOL:

Davinq
14-08-2010, 04:34 AM
Aww sucky! Hope it clears up quickly!

Your grandparents know how to use skype? :awesome:

My granddad was born in 1911. He had one of those old school enormous box-on-legs upholstered radio sets in the corner of his lounge and I remember going down there in about 2005 (we lived in this massive house altogether til I was 16) and asking if he ever listened to it, to which he replied:

'No, that's my old radio.

So, pushing my luck, I said, 'Really?' because I was impressed by the distinction. And he nodded. Then pointed at the tv.

'That's my radio.'


I have to go and do my laundry at the laundromat, because we don't have a washing machine and I don't have any towels left. Then I need to go and buy more sheets. Then I need to think about getting a cheap bookshelf from like the warehouse. It's 4pm though, and I think I might just stay in bed all day and do all of that tomorrow.

The TV is his radio. :chuckle:

My GPs can never get the video to work, just the audio. Then my cousins stop by and show them how to fix it, and they forget again as soon as they're gone. Bless 'em. :happy:

Just think, by the time we reach that age we'll be like that with technology. "You have to tell the computer what? In my brain? How do I do that?"

lensip max
14-08-2010, 08:42 AM
:LOL:
The TV is his radio. :chuckle:Trufax. My granddad was the coolest man in the world.

My GPs can never get the video to work, just the audio. Then my cousins stop by and show them how to fix it, and they forget again as soon as they're gone. Bless 'em. :happy:

Just think, by the time we reach that age we'll be like that with technology. "You have to tell the computer what? In my brain? How do I do that?"That's still so cool :happy:


So I went out, and instead of doing my laundry, I bought new clothes+towels+sheets. I'm the best grown up ever.

Davinq
14-08-2010, 05:00 PM
So I went out, and instead of doing my laundry, I bought new clothes+towels+sheets. I'm the best grown up ever.

That's the spirit! :awesome:

_Ed_
15-08-2010, 11:00 AM
Almost had to stay late at work this evening because I somehow became distracted by daft, obscure conspiracy theories.

Well, that and the fact that the Jonas Brothers represent all that's wrong with the world and I needed at least a five-minute break for every minute of the show I completed.

But yes, mostly the theories. The Paul McCartney is dead one is my favourite. :chuckle:

_Ed_
16-08-2010, 11:52 AM
I love how hard Shortland Street tries to look more up to date than it is. On the episode I did today at work (which was filmed at least a month ago), they had a close up on a box of Daffodil Day daffodils.

darkshineskitty
16-08-2010, 12:02 PM
I love how hard Shortland Street tries to look more up to date than it is. On the episode I did today at work (which was filmed at least a month ago), they had a close up on a box of Daffodil Day daffodils.

The new kid character on the show is called Phoenix. PHOENIX. Every time they mention his name I repeat it in incredulity. Its not a bad name, but so soap opera. Plus he's a Warner, and they're rich. He's destined to be a wealthy playboy.

_Ed_
16-08-2010, 12:25 PM
Ah yes, Phoenix. He doesn't wear shoes, apparently. Little tidbit of information there.

Judging from an episode I did a couple of weeks back, his sibling rivalry with that little twat Harry is something special.

darkshineskitty
16-08-2010, 12:31 PM
Ah yes, Phoenix. He doesn't wear shoes, apparently. Little tidbit of information there.

Judging from an episode I did a couple of weeks back, his sibling rivalry with that little twat Harry is something special.

They're trying so hard to make him like, rural. Its really shit.

Harry is a total twat. I should clarify that my mum insists on watching Shortland Street in the evening, which is why I have such a knowledge of its storylines :LOL: Harry looks like a rat too.