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Future dreams

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OMG this

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Shakes Fist

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Watch and play

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Well?

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Outlook for tuesday

Grey nothing day

best slap on a fake smile crank up some tasty tunes and stare blankly out the window

I can see a tree

A multifaceted day

The Gunner's Lament

A Maori gunner lay dying
In a paddyfield north of Saigon,
And he said to his pakeha cobber,
"I reckon I've had it, man!

'And if I could fly like a bird
To my old granny's whare
A truck and a winch would never drag
Me back to the Army.

'A coat and a cap and a well-paid job
Looked better than shovelling metal,
And they told me that Te Rauparaha
Would have fought in the Vietnam battle.

'On my last leave the town swung round
Like a bucket full of eels.
The girls liked the uniform
And I liked the girls.

'Like a bullock to the abattoirs
In the name of liberty
They flew me with a hangover
Across the Tasman Sea,

'And what I found in Vietnam
Was mud and blood and fire,
With the Yanks and the Reds taking turns
At murdering the poor.

'And I saw the reason for it
In a Viet Cong's blazing eyes -
We fought for the crops of kumara
And they are fighting for the rice.

'So go tell my sweetheart
To get another boy
Who'll cuddle her and marry her
And laugh when th…

Gordon Campbell On our unhealthy fixation with Gallipoli

Gordon Campbell » Blog Archive » On our unhealthy fixation with Gallipoli

At the post-Cabinet press conference last Monday, Prime Minister John Key had to field a range of official and personal questions from the press gallery about Anzac Day. Had he ever been to Gallipoli? As a young man on his OE, had he wanted to? Would the Icelandic volcano prevent him getting to Gallipoli this year? Would he be going to the Australian service? Would they be coming to ours? Would we be inviting them to ours? Etc etc.

What the line of questioning signaled – beyond the attempt to crank up a diplomatic incident out of whether our Anzac mates are slighting us, on this most sacred of days – is that Anzac Day is becoming increasingly synonymous with Gallipoli. Is that really such a good thing? In recent years, we have been told that the young are turning out in increasing numbers for Dawn Service commemorations. What message – if any – are they taking away from what happened at Gallipoli?

The reason the qu…

Lest We Forget

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Whoop whoop

Old habits: Have big fun

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Eat well die young

'Too Fat' for Empire?
Military Generals Target School Lunches

School Lunches Blamed As More Americans Too Overweight To Join The Military

By Mary Clare Jalonick

April 20, 2010 "AP" - WASHINGTON - School lunches have been called many things, but a group of retired military officers is giving them a new label: national security threat.

That's not a reference to the mystery meat served up in the cafeteria line either. The retired officers are saying that school lunches have helped make the nation's young people so fat that fewer of them can meet the military's physical fitness standards, and recruitment is in jeopardy.

A new report being released Tuesday says more than 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all Americans ages 17 to 24, are too overweight to join the military. Now, the officers are advocating for passage of a wide-ranging nutrition bill that aims to make the nation's school lunches healthier.

The officers' group, Mission: Readiness, was a…

Arthur Russell - This Is How We Walk on the Moon

thanks to twitter chatter today I'm back in Arthur's land... choice

RIP Guru

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Gang Starr rapper Guru-- born Keith Elam-- passed away yesterday, MTV reports. He was 43. In March, Guru suffered a heart attack that left him in a coma for a brief period.

Something in the air?

I knew on Monday this was going to be one of them weeks.... and its sure shaping up that way... life your sure like to test us.

One for ya book of dates

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Giddy up

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Save some or protect them all?

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Children you need this!

Who Needs Them?

and another one

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he he

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Civilisation

You stole my weekend

awesome

Breakfast at Sulimay's

Malcolm McLaren

Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of The Sex Pistols and the man who claimed to have invented punk, has died aged 64.

McLaren died in New York this morning after a long battle with cancer.

His spokesman, Les Molloy, said the impresario had been suffering from cancer for some time and he expected his body would be returned to the UK shortly.

An unashamed self-publicist, McLaren gained notoriety as manager of The Sex Pistols who were propelled to number one in the charts with God Save The Queen in 1977. Having brought together the roguish band members he went on to become a household name in his own right, entering into the public spotlight again in recent years when he stood for the newly created London mayoralty in 2000. His policies included the serving of alcohol in libraries.

Having dropped out of art school - McLaren said the experience taught him "that it is better to be a flamboyant failure than any kind of benign success" - he made a first foray into music management in…

Phew... that was a close call

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Not Even

Bugger it I can't this out of my head

I have just under 1000 Cash songs and collaborations on the BobPod... and have been slowly working my way through them this last week whilst taking back the galaxy from the rebel alliance



So honey just keep smiling, like you do

And with this bus ride we say enough

Jeff waxes lyrcial about the Fall

All is wet in the River

When I was a record store I didn't have the blues

I adore this cover