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Alden Bates
Date: 2005-06-25 18:23
Subject: Priorities
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Two tornados hit Auckland today. That wasn't the lead item on TV1's evening news. The lead item was the All Black versus the Lions rugby match. I suppose I should really stop being surprised. There could be a thermo nuclear holocaust, an invasion by Martian war machines, and George Bush could halt mid-speech and moon the camera, and TV1 New would still lead with a story about how one of the All Blacks stubbed his toe. Because that's what's important.

My web page is not working. Grrrrr.
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George Solana
User: drake57
Date: 2005-06-25 14:26 (UTC)
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Ack i didn't know you guys got twisters down there.
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2005-06-25 23:45 (UTC)
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They're very rare, but we do get them. :)
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Daveosaurus
User: southerndave
Date: 2005-06-26 00:26 (UTC)
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I recall there was one a month or three back that did get quite a lot of attention. Out at Greymouth or somewhere like that.

I suppose the difference is that tornadoes in Auckland is weather, but an All Black stubbing his toe is religion. Sort of like all the news about the old Pope when he was about to kick the bucket (and possibly stub his toe while doing so...)
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2005-06-26 01:17 (UTC)
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Maybe we should start referring to them as archbishops or something. :)
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Daveosaurus
User: southerndave
Date: 2005-06-26 01:22 (UTC)
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Well if Brian Tamaki can unilaterally declare himself a bishop I don't see why not...
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Neon Tapir Wonder Durf of Justice
User: tangentier
Date: 2005-06-26 14:39 (UTC)
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American TV news is no better.

Have I mentioned that I adore your icon? :)
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2005-06-26 20:39 (UTC)
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Heh, thanks. :)
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