The dirty secret: journalism has always been horrible to get in; you always have to eat so much crap to find a place to stand. I waited tables for seven years, did writing on the side.
If you’re gonna get a job that’s a little bit of a caper, that isn’t really a job, that under ideal circumstances you get to at least leave the building, find people more interesting than you, learn about something, come back and tell other people about it—that should be hard to get into. No wonder everybody’s lined up, trying to get into it. It beats working.
— David Carr, here.
34-8 victory over Highlanders brings regular season to an end.
My report from last night’s game.
Crusaders’ back has had a big year
I had a chat to Kieron Fonotia ahead of the Crusaders’ game against the Highlanders tomorrow night.
JUNE HAS been good to the Canterbury Rams, and wing Ethan Rusbatch in p…
My report from tonight’s Crusaders-England game.
Crusaders no match for England
I spoke to the guy marking Dan Carter when he makes his club rugby comeback this afternoon
First-five ready for Carter
My column this week, on my World Cup memories
Bring on the World Cup
Canterbury students get to hear from former Tall Black Pero Cameron
And I was there too. A really interesting talk.
“Elia of Dorne,” they all heard Ser Gregor say, when they were close enough to kiss. His deep voice boomed within the helm. “I killed her screaming whelp.” He thrust his free hand into Oberyn’s unprotected face, pushing steel fingers into his eyes. “Then I raped her.” Clegane slammed his fist into the Dornishman’s mouth, making splinters of his teeth. “Then I smashed her fucking head in. Like this.” As he drew back his huge fist, the blood on his gauntlet seemed to smoke in the cold dawn air. There was a sickening crunch. Ellaria Sand wailed in terror, and Tyrion’s breakfast came boiling back up. He found himself on his knees retching bacon and sausage and applecakes, and that double helping of fried eggs cooked up with onions and fiery Dornish peppers.”
— my fav scene from asoiaf. done justice on tv tonight.