‘WORLD WAR 1 PICS YOU’LL BE SCARED TO SEE NOW’

http://playbuzz.club/word-war-i-pics-you-ll-be-scared-to-see-now/?utm_source=taboola_network&utm_medium=theatlantic

Great to see that these include a photograph of:

‘Members of the Māori Pioneer Battalion performing a haka for visiting New Zealand Prime Minister William Massey and Deputy Prime Minister Joseph Ward in Bois-de-Warnimont, France, on 30 June 1918’.

EIGHT YEAR OLD CAMERAMAN SNAPS PM

In 1952, when I was eight, my mother took my sister and I to London for a brief holiday. I remember that we stayed at the Russell Square Hotel and visited London Zoo.  Of course we also had to make a pilgrimage to Downing Street to see where the Prime Minister Winston Churchill lived.

NOT GIVING UP A NASTY HOBBIT EASILY

Local sources in Wellington report panic from Peter Jackson’s Post-Production facilities in Miramar as completion nears for the third film in The Hobbit Series: The Battle of the Five Armies.

AWARENESS AND REFLECTION

In the New York Times [October 10, 2014] Michael Graziano, from the Department of Psychology at Princeton University, asks ‘Are We Really Conscious?’

His work suggests that the brain is a parsimonious modeller that provides its client body with as close an approximation to predicting reality and reaction as is required for the continuation of individual life and the survival of the species.

MORNING WALK AT EVANS BAY

Then time took up the koru sun

That coiled and edged the bay

Burned and in its heaven spun

The spiral of that shimmering day

And waves fell tilted from the spill

To topple there and then at last lay still.

There the gyre and there the strand

In progress set to play and turn

The thrower takes the cast to hand

And catches ripples in return

So the steady foot step trails

And dusts the trace where imprint fails.

NO LONGER COUNTING SHEEP

Nowadays when I ask my wife ‘How did you sleep?’, she consults the Sleep Cycle graph on her I-pod. ‘88 percent quality last night’ she says, ‘look, I was out like a light – see that big fall off – but then I had some irregular non-REM – I think that spike is when the Scruffy cat jumped on me. Overall pretty good though – average heart rate 82 - but I still feel tired’.

As we all know:

‘Sleep spindles are unique to NREM sleep.

JUST WHAT IS IT WITH ECONOMISTS OVER FURRY ANIMALS?

As I continue to meditate deeply on the Global Economic Crisis [much to the ennui of my small sons who have decided that the BBC World Business Report is BORING], I look for a few fixed points from which to triangulate. One such of these is Paul Krugman’s admonition that:

'Saying “Professor X has made basic errors” is not at all the same thing as saying that his mother was a hamster'.

EE - I WOULD HAVE BEEN LUCKY TO HAVE LIVED IN A CARDBOARD BOX WHEN I WERE A LAD - WE LIVED IN A SWILL HOLE

SEE ALSO:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/10638681/Battle-over-Wellingtons-bar-closing-times

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9154623/Wellington-CBD-liquor-backdown

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/10604807/Mayor-roughs-it-for-a-little-taste-of-homelessness

http://kjohnsonnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/americans-score-king-hit-for.html
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