Fighting Talk - An Ecstasy Of Posts
Guest Post: Keith Ng - aspiring scatologist, Wellington
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
The comparison is a little icky, but bear with me: why is it that chopsticks - a traditional, Eastern way of eating -
are okay, exotic, and becoming part of "high-culture" in Western society, while squat toilets - a traditional, Eastern
way of taking a dump - are seen as backwards, filthy and an object of "cultural cringe"?
Lyndon Hood - committed atheist, Lower Hutt
Friday, December 17, 2004
It's probably a sign but I hate to think what of.
I leave a post on Christmas and Christianity unfinished to go buy some presents. And when I get on the train home I find
that in amongst the crowd is a flock of Latter Day Saints.
Is 'flock' the word? An ecstasy of Mormons? An persistence? A doorslammery?
Max Johns - missing Geoff Robinson, Blenheim
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
The surprise announcement that Margeret Wilson will be the next Speaker of the House - that is, Parliament's version of
a square leg umpire provided by the batting team, who already get the benefit of the doubt - has been met with some
pretty harsh opposition. This is more surprising than it first seems, because Speakers are usually given endorsement
from both sides of the House (and often appointed unanimously) when they take over the big seat at the front. Even in
politics, it's considered bad form to slag off the ref.