Thursday, September 20, 2007
I really wish they'd held it together for a couple more days just to keep the above current.
Besides, I had understood that Christians weren't supposed to abort their parties before birth.
Monday, September 17, 2007
- One Fine Day in the Newsroom:
First Editor: So what about international news?
Second Editor: Well, at APEC Helen Clark met the President of China.
ED1: Really? What's his name?
ED1: The Chinese President.
ED1: The President of China.
ED1: The guy who met Helen Clark.
ED2: Hu. Hu is the Chinese President.
ED1: I don't know. I'm asking you.
- Subeditors Kick Rugby Scandal For Touch:
There's growing excitement in the subediting benches. A rugby-related scandal during the World Cup and unlikely to hear its final whistle any time soon, promises a record run of punning headlines and captions. Corrections Minister Damien O'Connor is widely agreed to have taken his eye off the ball and perhaps also dropped it, by going on a Parliamentary rugby tour with a Corrections manager who is currently suspended and under investigation, possibly for screwing the scrum.
- Meanwhile, in France:
First Frenchman: Mon Dieu! Les All Black jouer contre du Monde, mais la Prime Ministrice de la Nouvelle-Zélande, Helen Clark, n'est pas en France. Aussi, le leader du Opposition néo-zélandaise n'est pas ici.
Second Frenchman: Zut Alors! Et qu'est-ce qu'il s'appelle?
FR2: La leader du Opposition en Nouvelle-Zélande. Saivez-vous son nom?
FR1: Oui. Key.
FR2: L'homme néo-zélandais.
FR1: C'est Key.
FR2: Je ne sais pas. C'est le raison que j'y ai demandé. Qui est la leader du Opposition néo-zélandaise?
Friday, September 07, 2007
New Hood: Moorephing
Made, I should say, on a PC using the reasonably useful, fun and free WinMorph. The last Helen Clark was two morphs spliced together with CombiMovie (which may be responsible for slightly inconsistent playback in Quicktime). Also among the various other ultimately redundant software I downloaded during days of on-and-off trying make things work was the useful set of command-line flash tools swftools.
Overall if the videos don't play, I blame Microsoft*. And be grateful. At one pooint they may have crashed your browser.
* I will accept offers of more effective code, but I will still blame Microsoft for making it necessary.