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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Ah, Harry Potter.
The expectations are so high. We’ve had a very long time to read, re-read, and memorize entire scenes from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Can the new movie deliver?
 
It would seem so, on many fronts.

Inmates and Asylums and C4: Oh My

Inmates and Asylums and C4: Oh My

Who watches C4?
Okay.
Who has developed the irrational reaction of hives, channel switching, or staring stunned at your television after watching for too long?
 

Auckland Museum: Get Smarter, LATEr

Auckland Museum: Get Smarter, LATEr
Who’s been to Auckland Museum lately?
Show of hands?
Okay. Who’s been there after dark?
 

Michael Jackson Remembered: What’s Your Favourite Song?

Michael Jackson Remembered: What’s Your Favourite Song?
Whatever anyone says about Michael Jackson, the man could sing, he could dance, and he could bring people together.
 
It’s amazing how when someone so known all over the world dies, everyone connects with each other that little bit more.

The Art of Unselfconscious Exercise

The Art of Unselfconscious Exercise

Personal trainer: $80
Boot Camp run through the park: $250
Clippy water bottle hip attachment: $20
Maintaining a cool, calm and collected façade whilst sweating like a pig? Priceless.
 

“Grippy” Replaces “Fork” as Funniest Word Ever*

“Grippy” Replaces “Fork” as Funniest Word Ever*
*…In my survey of four.
 
Have you ever had the kind of night in, where you’re with friends, and clearly the weather is so abominable that it’s likely you will never leave your apartment again?

Stress and The City

Stress and The City

I remember the first time I knew I wanted to live in the city.
There was one thing, besides the tall buildings, besides the busy, sophisticated people, besides the skyline at night.
Pigeons.
 

The Great New Zealand Carpool

The Great New Zealand Carpool
Alright. Hands up, who wants Good Behaviour Vouchers for carpooling?
 
I do not happen to own a car, for the sole reason that if I owned one I would have to change my address to my parking space number, for the price I’d be paying.

House Finally Blows His Own Mind

House Finally Blows His Own Mind

Okay, who saw the Season Finale of House last night?
My gosh, it was a feast of self delusional, hallucinatory goodness, wasn’t it?
 

Dear John: The Least Marvellous Letter of All

Dear John: The Least Marvellous Letter of All

John picked up the letter from its position on his glass, see-through, very expensive desk. He had wanted mahogany but was told this was a type of thing more suited to One newsreaders.