Remember Bogor?

Last week’s Listener celebrates its 70th birthday.

It dedicated the issue to humour, with contributions by or about some of the people who had entertained and amused readers in the past.

These incldued John Clarke, Tom Scott, A.K. Grant and Lyn of Tawa.

Then there was Bogor.

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(Some stars are much brighter than others. Bright stars are like important people. they stand out amongst the many unimportant dim ones. But dim stars aren’t really dim. They just seem to be becasue they’re far away. I’m like that. Not really dim, just  far away).

I loved the little woodsman and was very sad when he left The Listener.

The magazine thrived in the days it had exclusive rights to schedules for TV programmes. Once it lost those rights its readership fell but it has survived and a few months ago after years of buying it casually I became a subscriber.

It still has good writers, including Jane Clifton and Joanne Black,  but I miss the regular cartoon.

Apropos of the magazine, the current edition which asks is Phil Goff’s Labour Party strong enough to rise from Helen Clark’s long shadow?

Over at Keeping Stock, Inventory 2 has been having some fun with some of the quotes part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5.

One Response to Remember Bogor?

  1. Inventory2 says:

    Thanks for the shout-out Ele. The Listener article itself is little more than a puff-piece on Goff, but even so, it already seems to have backfired. It gave the government and its support parties plenty of fodder for debates and questions, and especially good was Rodney Hide’s use no less than three times of the Phil Twyford quote on down-town Auckland.

    It really is quite a sight to see the Labour MP’s resiling from what they fought so vehemently for up until the election – some seem to have undergone a paradigm shift in their values! It’s amazing what an election defeat and the propect of obscurity does!

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