Talk:Otago Daily Times

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"Father figure"?? Yeah. in the Robin Bain kind of way, right?

As in the "oldest continuous daily newspaper in the country" way. As in the "largest circulation among regional newspapers" way. As in the "most aggregate awards among New Zealand regional newspapers" way. Grutness...wha? 10:14, 27 July 2006 (UTC)


Strange, I have lived in Dunedin for over 10 years and I've never heard it called the "oddity." -- FP (talk)(edits) 11:43, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

FWIW, I've worked for them for nearly five years (and lived here 25 years), and often heard it called that. Perhaps it's a generational thing - it was very common when I was a student here a few years ago, but seems less so now among students (though it's still quite common among people aged 35+). Grutness...wha? 21:13, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Interesting. You say you work for the ODT? Is that the photogenic livestock division or the cat-up-a-tree department? :) Seriously though thanks for confirming that name. -- FP (talk)(edits) 03:08, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

:) FWIW, I'm one of the arts reviewers in Thursday's arts pages, and I also set the "Quick Quiz" that appears on each day's front cover or page 2. Grutness...wha? 07:10, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

You're the quick quiz guy? Kudos! My school friends and I used to have vicious competitions every morning to see who would be the day's quiz champion :) -- FP (talk)(edits) 06:55, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

That would probably have been before I took over writing it early this year - but yes, I'm "the quick quiz guy" :) Grutness...wha? 22:56, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

"Oddity" was around at least as early as 1970. Koro Neil (talk) 02:48, 24 January 2008 (UTC)


do Hugh Todd (twixt Sid and Garrick for a year or two) and new cartoonist Parry Jones rate a mensh? What is written is correct "from a certain point of view" as Obi-Wan Kenobi would say but Garrick only draws one or two a week. On the other hand, he doesn't get letters asking for an explananation of his cartoons! Is it time for Robin to be dewikified? Nankai 23:29, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

yeah, it certainly needs an update to mention other cartoonists, though perhaps only a passing one, since they haven't risen to national prominence the same way that either Scales or Tremain did (at the time the article was written, GT did do cartoons every day). As for Robin Charteris, an article on him is still on my "to do" list - I must get round to it sometime soon. Grutness...wha? 23:50, 18 September 2007 (UTC)
For my money, Hugh Todd was the best of all the ODT cartoonists. Koro Neil (talk) 02:49, 24 January 2008 (UTC)