Lyndon Hood - commentemator, Wellington

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

New Hood: The Week In No Particular Order

Does anyone know what Helen Clark ate when she had lunch with George Bush? And did she bring her long spoon?

He called her a "straight-forward honest woman" so probably she called him a "warmongering maniac" at some stage. Still, it was a weight off my mind when John Key said Helen Clark wasn't actually very close to George W. Bush after all...

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Lyndon Hood - Making it up as he goes along, Wellington

Friday, March 16, 2007

New Hood: Mr Field Goes To Wellington

I'll mention I'm also participating in the 24 Hour Improv-a-thon. Starts at Bats at 7pm tomorrow (Saturday) – I'm on at the start and the end. "Every single dollar raised will help support World Vision projects in more than 12 countries around the world including Vanuatu, Honduras and Niger" and as it happens, it'll actually be 25 hours due to daylight savings in the middle.

So: improvised comedy for a good cause. Actually, sometimes I prefer to think of "improvised theatre", which suggests the possibility of things like plots and characters and doesn't raise expectations too high. So you might prefer to think of the event as "Story Charity".

Improv-a-thon Press Release
Improv-a-thon MySpace page, schedule

Lyndon Hood - White Hat, Lower Hutt

Sunday, March 11, 2007

New Hood: Law and Order Briefs

Rickards Exonerated
Prisoner-Father Story in SST Raises Question of Whether Prisoners Should Be Allowed in SST
Evidence withheld from jury to prevent assumption of guilt causes entire nation to assume guilt
Burton Not at Fault in Burton Rampage: Burton

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