Media watch – Tuesday

20 November 2018

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  1. Gezza

     /  November 20, 2018

    You have to feel sorry for this poor lady. She’s such a luddite.

    “OPINION: The furore over the word “trivial” in an NCEA history exam was a small illustration of a big generational divide.

    The Qualifications Authority (NZQA) last week agreed not to penalise petitioning students who claimed it was unfair to use the word “trivial” in a question as they didn’t know what it meant.

    We older generations laughed, but it shows that, though we live side by side, our realities are enormously different.

    And for anyone trying to influence this generation that’s far from trivial.”
    More …
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/108697343/generational-divide-highlighed-by-exam-is-far-from-trivial

    Me – I just smile when I drive past a group of 3 friends walking along the street, like I did on Sunday, all in single file, all wombling along looking at or working their mobiles, oblivious to their surroundings and to each other. The writer of that article obviously suffers from low-self esteem and thinks everybody is as disconnected from the playgrounds of gen Z as she is.

    Age, experience and cunning (and the ability to use the same technological tools) are still as powerful a defence as ever against whiny, entitled, life-inexperienced millenials.

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    • Gezza

       /  November 20, 2018

      Driving back from getting some nurofen from the local NW supermarket this morning I wondered how many Gen Zers will get taken out by self-driving cars after stepping out onto the road while looking up the meaning of “trivial” (or suchlike) on their mobiles?

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      • robertguyton

         /  November 20, 2018

        You’re sounding curmudgeonly today, Gezza. Understandable, I suppose, given your mention of nurofen. I hope it’s temporary.

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        • Gezza

           /  November 20, 2018

          I do angelic on Wednesdays. I’ve never done nurofen before. It’s not got much of a buzz.

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          • Gezza

             /  November 20, 2018

            By arrangement with PDB, I bullshit on Thursdays, unless I have to reschedule that for another day owing to other commitments. I allow him to bullshit any day of the week and he never lets me down.

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            • PDB

               /  November 20, 2018

              You obviously rescheduled to today this week with that comment…

            • Gezza

               /  November 20, 2018

              I’ve had an injury. And I’m on nurofen. Where’s your bloody humanity?

            • PDB

               /  November 20, 2018

              You need to go easy on that stuff otherwise next you’ll start agreeing with what Robert writes.

            • Gezza

               /  November 20, 2018

              I had a smidgeon of oral surgery on my lower jaw yesterday. Hurt like freakin hell when the local wore off last night. I’m staying out the public eye today. I’m not in any pain now, & the wound’s all good, but I look like I’m sucking a bloody tennis ball and the bruise is a freakin corker ! :/

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 20, 2018

      Oh dear, and it’s not as if you can disguise it with dark glasses or, as a bloke, with a scarf, as I did when I had an abcess that made me look as if I was sucking a tennis ball.

      I have noticed that it’s not just millenials gawping at phones, it’s all ages. Even oldies are gazing down at their little screens. It does seem rude when you’re with someone.

      A middle-aged woman must make a few hearts sink when she gets on the bus. She immediately launches into a dramatic conversation in a very loud voice that is impossible to ignore. All her problems are poured out in detail for the whole bus to hear. Bloody rude, really, and quite intrusive as we hear things that we’d rather not hear.

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    • Corky

       /  November 20, 2018

      The good news..this cuzzie is domiciled in Samoa.
      The bad news..many of his cuzzies in NZ hold similar racist views.

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    • Trevors_elbow

       /  November 20, 2018

      What a racist prick that guy is. Chip on his shoulder so big he needs a wagon to carry it.

      Another example of it’s ok to be racist as long as you’re not European….

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  3. Missy

     /  November 20, 2018

    NZDF standing with fellow uniformed services. They have a close working relationship so it is great to see NZDF supporting the police.

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  4. I was resigned to a loss when I gave up watching at lunch last night. Pakistan’s collapse was more dramatic than ours. A win by four runs.

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  5. PDB

     /  November 20, 2018

    Hager starts ‘give a little’ page in order to purchase new stolen emails as his last lot have run out and he can’t selectively ‘investigate’ anything incorrectly without some more.

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/376343/defence-force-claims-secret-drone-footage-disproves-hager-s-claims

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    • NOEL

       /  November 20, 2018

      One claim that NZ personnel “mishandled” a prisoner was rebutted some time ago.
      No comment by Hager or his mate that time.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  November 20, 2018

      Can’t wait until the climate alarmists are let loose on Mars.

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