The Daily Blog Open Mic – 5th April 2024


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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  1. Fun – Bradbury v Trotter.
    Verbal jousting is a way of releasing frustration.
    And physical skills in NZ – Film ‘Bludgeon’

    That looks like fun and people want to do it and run things themselves; cleaner than FiFa or Rugby etc so let’s take that specialty up, make it a vocation – one where so much is decided within the code,by oneself, making one’s own armour perhaps, very self-determined and the thrust comes from the body and mind.

    They want to have rules to guide behaviour, their own within the bounds of their own sport and nobility, in a sport that’s different, let’s people pit themselves against each other in controlled ways. It’s likely to be better than the government-organised wars, or being mercenaries though the two pursuits might coalesce.

    I picked up a phrase in recent reading, ‘the fierce energies of young men’. Let men be men and within their milieu learn to contain and control their drives, people be people instead of being neutered under farcical class rules from our pollies, genuflecting to the moneyed and their pocket economists. And also women would like top participate somewhere; also enjoy supporting the men, as seen in the film Bludgeon.

    Medieval type jousting overseas

    Woman jouster
    On scooters! –

    Look at all the words we have in English to describe this –
    under heading on google ‘belabouring meaning’.

  2. Kiwi Blog and The Standard, 400 comments a post and a 100. Of no account, the 400 ‘it’s only common sense’ reactionaries. The Standard, run by a Rogernome, is another thing. I think if Labour was on fire I wouldn’t piss on them in case I wettened their CVs.

  3. Maori have just sent shot over the head of the new Right govt, quite effectively. Re the neoliberal 40 year sloppy shit over all of us, a general strike by the 90 % of us fucked over by that freemarket tripe is needed. Put it in the streets.

    Labour, my arse.


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