July 6th, 2010


Mah cloze, let me show you them

Last night we ate steak and watched the first four episodes of Merlin. It's silly, I like it.

I have trouble just watching media when I'm at home, and instead I usually listen to it and do something else at the same time. Last night, I finished coat number 2.

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Meanwhile, I have long been of the understanding that the 6 o'clock swill contributed in a big way to the binge-drinking culture in New Zealand by giving most workers only one hour between finishing work and the pubs closing, which led to people getting as drunk as possible in the short space of time - a practice which seems to have stuck with us.

Now I see that we are looking at reintroducing enforced closing times. While 4am is far from 6pm, I still wonder if this isn't an arse-backwards way of addressing the issues around drinking - I am envisioning Courtenay Place at 4am after everyone's crammed as much booze as possible into that last hour.

How will that be better than the way it is now?