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Jetstar, Your Local Time Travel Company

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Flying down to Christchurch tomorrow Jetstar gave me the following same day return options ... time travel is obviously now an option?!

Chocolate Fish II, Officially Coming Back - Shelley Bay

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All the news from The Noldor Blog, the fine Weta-following blog from Jack M:Wellington Lord Of The Rings tourguide. Look me up when you're in town, or ask for me by name at Flat Earth Tours when you book your Rings tour!
Anywho, it sounds like the Chocolate Fish mk II will start small: The general gist is that the Choc Fish II will open at Shelly Bay Airforce Base, around October first or thereabouts, and will at first be a reduced version of the original cafe. As the land still hasn't been properly redeveloped yet, there won't be a full kitchen, restricting it to just a barbecue grill. ...

... there will be sit-down space available, although the lunches will probably be served on takeaway plates, since there won't be a lot of cleaning facilities. Probably no toilets in the first bit either .... plan is that they will be there to stay, as long as they could get a long term lease

Picture from Jack M: "Chocolate Fish Cafe Mark II Wellington N.Z."

NZ Farmer "fudge this" Fuck Up

Ha ha ha ha - oopshttp://twitter.com/gnat/status/3572662186"laughing my arse off at "fudge this" http://bit.ly/axrvm" - Nat
Torkington (@gnat)

100 (Best) Movie Lines In 200 Seconds

Even if you don't think they're "the best" I suspect you know almost every single one!



via Bits & Pieces

Google Book Settlement - It Affects New Zealand Authors/Songwriters

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The Google Book Search settlement agreement is the settlement agreement reached in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York after the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers sued Google in 2005 citing "massive copyright infringement" related to its Google Books Library Project. The settlement will provide an avenue for copyright owners of out of print books to submit claims to Google, form the Book Rights Registry, and allow Google to sell advertisements and digital versions of these books, while paying 63 percent royalties to the copyright owners.

The Court will decide whether to approve the Settlement and bring it into force at the Fairness Hearing to be held on October 7, 2009.

source: Wikipedia

Just a heads up (and please pass it on) that there is a MASSIVE class settlement going on in the USofA-land with copyright holders and Google which has a lot of implications to New Zealand authors/copyright holders that should be widely …

My Wife Launches Her New Business - Come Along

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It's exciting times at the Riversdales with WaveAdept now an official Google Apps Reseller AND Liz, together with her mate Helen, kicking off their business with an event in October - here's your invite to buy a ticket AND pass on the news!

Diane Levy in Wellington, 7.30 on Monday 19th October

Parenting expert and bestselling author, Diane Levy, will be presenting ‘Personality Unravelled’ and ‘Why Oh Why Won’t They Just Do As They're Told’.

The evening will provide an opportunity for parents to come together and delight in Diane’s humorous and simple strategies for getting children to do as they’re told; discover ways to stop sibling rivalry and help parents understand why they may find one child easier to raise than another.

When: 7.30pm on Monday 19th October

Where: St James Cook Hotel, 147 The Terrace Wellington [map]

Tickets: $25
Liz 021-252 3234 or email tickets@breathingspacenz.com

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Rules From The South Island

If ya visit, take note ...

1. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

2. Turn your cap right, your head ain't crooked.

3. Let's get this straight: it's called a 'gravel road.' I drive a Ute because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're gonna get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.

4. They are cattle. That's why they smell like cattle. They smell like money to us. Get over it. Don't like it? SH1 goes north, find it and Bugger off.

5. So you have a $80,000 car. We're impressed. We have $250,000 Harvesters that are driven only 3 weeks a year.

6. Every person in the South waves. It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept.

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of geese/pheasants/ducks/quail are coming in during the season, we WILL shoot it outta your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time...

8. Yeah. We eat trout, salmon, deer and duck... You really want sushi and caviar? It'…

Ask For What You Want - This Spam Email Does

There's something quite cute about this piece of spam that just asks for what it wants:fromBritish 2009 Program dateSat, Aug 1, 2009 at 2:46 AM
We are pleased to inform you that you have been Awarded the sum of 1,000,000.00 GBP in the British 2009 Program.Please fill the contact form given below.
Names:....Address:... Country:....Age:.....Sex:...... Phone/cellphone........
Contact email: btprizeoffice0001@[snip]
It's so plainly crap that I love it :-) (read more classic spam posts)