Archive for October, 2008

Flipping NY

October 17, 2008

I’m going to flipping New York on Tuesday, flip!

In advance of my departure, here’s a basic itinerary (details TBC)

The Brooklyn style I hope to channel will be this:

Obviously without the Heath or the baby

Obviously without the Heath or the baby

My key foodstuff will be this:



Then I’ll also get to say in a loud, drawling Noo Yawk accent: ‘Whaddaya doin with my bagel Lonnie?’ etc etc

The place I will go to recreate my favourite film set in New York will be here:

Bustin Makes Me Feel Good

Bustin Makes Me Feel Good

Viva La Venkman!

The bridge I will parade over in a peach/ruched/tulle-bedecked prom dress whilst singing Endless Love, Love is All You Need and Best of My Love is this one:



Any other suggestions for the itinerary?


Philosophers Face-Off

October 15, 2008

I’m reading these two books simultaneously at the moment:

Exhibit A: Jacques Derrida’s Positions

Sample quote: “Thus, the limit on the basis of which philosophy became possible, defined itself as the episteme, functioning within a system of fundamental constraints, conceptual oppositions outside of which philosophy becomes impracticable.”


Exhibit A: Derrida

Exhibit B: Chapman’s The Good Husband’s Guide to Balancing Hobbies and Marriage

Sample Quote: “My main qualification for writing this book is that I am a sportsman with a happy wife…a contented wife…a wife who supports my hobbies. And by the way, if you don’t think it is important to do all that you can to cultivate the sweet disposition of contentment in your wife, consider this ancient bit of wisdom from the book of Proverbs (27:15)…”


Exhibit B: Chapman

Obviously Derrida and Chapman enrich my life in different ways but i just thank god (sorry Chapman, the Sweet Lord Himself) for philosophers such as these – they illuminate, they elucidate, they speak the TRUTH

NB. Chapman also writes music but I’ll save commentary on his hit single: ‘The Hunter and His Gun’ for another post

Today this man came to my class and lectured me about ‘truth’ and I did not appreciate it.

October 13, 2008

The election pamphlet Rodney distributed also claimed that Roger Douglas is ‘New Zealand’s greatest-ever (sic) Minister of Finance’. What was that about truth again Rodney?