Critic Booze Reviews

Corona is popular. No understatement, Corona is like herpes, because every third person in the room has it, and it’s usually a fuckboi. Like a dude passed out on the couch and a girl crying on the verandha, Corona is the permanent staple of every flat party. They’re nice to drink, but they’re a summer beer. Given that winter has come early to our little slice of paradise here on the Antarctic Riviera, it might be time to put the...

Advice on Giving Advice

Pint night is the old-but-kinda-nouveau-new thing for those who are keen on a social Wednesday evening. Because of this, the U-Bar mosh is arguably the most sociologically significant location for Dunedin students. There is an important code of etiquette to partaking in the mosh, so freshers listen up. For starters, don't be boring if you’re hanging over the front barrier, and never be a part of any wall of dude bros that transects...

Dunedin Flat Names Project

As long as student flats have been named, students have communicated their identity in a number of ways – in addition to hanging a shingle out the front of the house, that is. These means of identification go hand in hand with the communications technology of the time. Way back in 1991, I paid $50 a week for my room in a four person flat and spent a further $5 a week on stamps.  I wrote long letters to friends and family and received...

Critic Food Review

Ginger kisses contain both gingers and kisses, blended together in some sort of large grinder, which surely can’t be ethical. Both gingers and kisses are average on their own, but when combined they become equal to the sum of their parts. In Poland in 1942 one lucky solider, Gretchilio Nibs, invented ginger. He then lost an arm because, you know, he was a soldier. This was unrelated to his discovery and the war. It was the only unlucky...

Mr Sandler, Bring Me a Dream

Time to get real with you all. Uni is kicking my ass right now. I’m behind on my work and the last thing I want to do is waste two hours of my time reviewing another shitty Adam Sandler film. I started reading my reviews in his voice as if he was mocking me. The other night I couldn’t get this mental image of him naked in a bathtub full of money out of my head. I’m only human, and need a break from his style of comedy for a bit....

Dr Nick

The world’s climate is changing. “Once in 100 years” storms now seem to be happening yearly. Flooding is becoming increasingly common. Ski conditions are a shell of what they once were. Climate change is here. While the conversation used to be about how to prevent it, the question now is how to mitigate it. Here’s a quick run-down of how it works. Certain gases, produced through fossil fuel use and agriculture,...

Critic Blind Date

The hopeful lovers on the Critic Blind Date are provided with a meal and a bar tab, thanks to the Dog With Two Tails. If you’re looking for love and want to give the Blind Date a go, email...

ODT Watch

To start this week the ODT are pondering a question   Simple: Presbyterians, Vegetarians, Finns and anyone whose...

Post Facts

You can bring up any baby animal underwater and it will learn to breath like a fish “Nippy” means cold because all nipples are inherently cold A conversation between three people is called a tri-alouge A provisional conversation between...