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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hamiltron to the financial rescue

Why the former television boss, Ian Fraser, was announcing a boxing match I don't know. He's probably just there to charm the provincial cheque books out of the municipal robes of the Hamiltronian leadership after Auckland City Councillor Aaron Bhatnagar told them where to get off... only about a hundred K's down State Highway One as it happened:

It appears the city were the only council to offer a financial investment to secure the fight. Hamilton mayor Bob Simcock said the city [had funding available because of a now cancelled world rally championship and ] were able to switch that money at short notice.

Hamilton has stumped up the cash where in Auckland they only do that sort of thing if it involves boats or over-paid English soccer players. If the ratepayers of Hamilton are happy to see the year's cultural/motorsports budget expended on a big Samoan and a big Palangi smashing each other over (and the critics would say that is something you can witness for free in certain public bars and carparks most weekends up the road in Auckland anyway) - then I dare say it appears as good as an investment as the V8 street car franchise.

But all right, local government issues aside, it will be a momentous occasion as far as boxing goes. I cannot recall a match between contender/title class heavyweights who are both New Zealanders - not in my lifetime anyway.

If people can get in for $60 then great - they'll likely get a good view of Tua's shimmying tassles on his shortskirt and Cameron's bleeding, shredded face from wherever they are in the stadium.
Tua

v.
Cameron

5 Comments:

At 25/2/09 5:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

REPLY TO IAN FRASER WHO SAID BLOGGERS DON'T 'HAVE A LIFE'.

HE'S RIGHT!

TAKE THIS FROM ANARCHY, STATE, AND UTOPIA BY ROBERT NOZICK.

(PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AT HARVARD.)

"BLOGGING IS A KIND OF SUICIDE."

SOMEONE FLOATING IN A TANK IS AN INDETERMINATE BLOB, A MAN-MADE REALITY , A WORLD NO DEEPER OR MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT WHICH PEOPLE CAN CONSTRUCT.

THERE IS NO ACTUAL CONTACT WITH ANY DEEPER REALITY, THOUGH THE EXPERIENCE OF IT CAN BE SIMULATED.MANY PERSONS DESIRE TO LEAVE THEMSELVES OPEN TO SUCH CONTACT AND TO A PLUMBING OF DEEPER SIGNIFICANCE...WHAT SOME VIEW AS EQUIVALENT TO SURRENDER TO 'THE EXPERIENCE MACHINE/THE COMPUTER', OTHERS VIEW AS FOLLOWING ONE OF THE REASONS NOT TO SURRENDER.WE LEARN THAT SOMETHING MATTERS TO US IN ADDITION TO EXPERIENCE BY IMAGINING AN EXPERIENCE MACHINE AND THEN REALIZING THAT WE WOULD NOT USE IT.SOME WOULDN'T USE "THE TRANSFORMATION MACHINE" AT ALL; IT WOULD SEEM LIKE CHEATING.

SUPPOSE THERE WERE AN EXPERIENCE MACHINE THAT WOULD GIVE YOU ANY EXPERIENCE YOU DESIRED.SUPER-DUPER NEURO-PSCHOLOGISTS COULD 'STIMULATE YOUR BRAIN' SO THAT YOU WOULD "THINK AND FEEL" YOU WERE WRITNG A GREAT NOVEL, OR MAKING A FRIEND, OR READING AN INTERESTING BOOK.ALL THE TIME YOU WOULD BE FLOATING IN A TANK, WITH ELECTRODES ATTACHED TO YOUR BRAIN.WOULD YOU PLUG IN? WHAT ELSE CAN MATTER TO US, OTHER THAN HOW OUR LIVES FEEL FROM THE INSIDE?

SO SOMETING MATTERS IN ADDITION TO ONES EXPERIENCE, HOW WE 'THINK AND FEEL', AND WHAT ONE IS LIKE.

 
At 25/2/09 6:06 pm, Anonymous deano said...

Fat hasbeen fighting bleeding never-will-be. Exciting.

 
At 25/2/09 9:57 pm, Anonymous Ponty. said...

Tua will win this bout.It will draw a decent sized crowd,the promoters will make money,Hamilton will do well out of it.Tua has fought eight out of the best ten in the world,currently.And either,held his own,or won.Cameron has fought a few peripheral contenders,and done OK,the first decent boxer he came up against,some "seppo",rated about15th,he got hurt,and subsequently,lost the fight.A journeyman boxer,up against a hard hitting pro,not much of a contest,still it will be a scrap that will pull a decent crowd.All us poor Aucklanders,have got,is that "mouse dick",Arron Bhatnagar,telling us that,it won't work.This from a guy who gained his life experience from hanging round his old man's appliance shop.Seems like the best part of Bhatnagar,senior, went into the milk bottle,after all.Hats off to Hamilton,like the V8's,their onto another winner.

 
At 25/2/09 10:21 pm, Anonymous Ponty said...

Tua will win this.A south pacific,journeyman fighter,up against a guy who has fought and held his own, sometimes winning,against eight of the current,ten best in the world,not that great a contest.Hats off to Hamilton,they'll do alright, out of it.Pity Auckland had to listen to that "mouse dick",Arron Bhatnagar.This guy gained his entrepeurial nouse,from hanging round his old mans appliance shop.Looks like the best part of the old boy went into the milk bottle.

 
At 26/2/09 9:03 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a soft spot for David Tua. I just wanna see a good scrap. Well done Hamilton!

 

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