Category Archives: Media

Egotistical Enlightenment

First, a super defensive caveat to do with the fact that I sometimes listen (via free audiobook or podcasts, just so you know I don’t pay for that shit) to what one might call ‘gurus’, that is, people into meditation … Continue reading

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Quitting the Media: Part IV (Facebook)

Quitting the Media, Part IV, Making Use of Facebook’s Delete Delay (Click here for the ‘Quitting the Media’ series so far, with some ‘Confessions of a Former Liberal’ episodes included) Dealing with “the media” (or maybe the media industrial complex) … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Book Launch ‘Underground Women’

Book Launch: Underground Women This is the formal official (and only) launch of my first (and so far only) novel, Underground Women (link takes you to its page on Amazon.com). So you, the massive and discerning and etc. readership of … Continue reading

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Mike Hosking: Clickbait Champion

It was good to see Mike Hosking dumping on the Aaron Smith clickbait story (about a quickie in a public loo) and, by implication, his own bosses/moneychangers who passed the story for publication.  The chap who took the shot of … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Gerry Brownlee

In the glorious battle over a National backbbencher’s bill to sort out the sorting out of lost property by airport authorities you can follow Professor Andrew Geddis’ contribution on Pundit and his posts on the inanity of the bill.  Once … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Stole Best Friend’s Wife

A story in the Herald this week was headlined ‘I’m not proud I stole my best friend’s wife’.   What can this mean?   Did said bloke just pick her up, sling her across his shoulders, tether her tightly in his compound?   … Continue reading

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On the Bring From a Lack of Drink

I confess I was shocked by the blatant beer and circuses approach adopted by National to the challenge live television coverage of the Rugby World Cup posed to my compatriots.   Open the bars they compassionately cried.  Equality for binge … Continue reading

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