Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It’s not every day you meet a real-life hero [updated]

A small but very loud enthusiastic New Zealand contingent flew over to Sydney to hear and meet up with Yaron Brook, who’s been doing a fantastic job as head of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights

Sydney-Brook 04We’re the excited-looking bunch around him. Yaron’s the nervous-looking one in the middle. 

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for some very exciting plans afoot for Australasian Objectivists—about which, more soon.

UPDATE:  No matter how many times you’ve visited Sydney, it’s impossible not to enjoy it. It’s a great city in which to be a tourist.



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Anonymous Richard McGrath said...

I recognise your good self, PC; also Mr Brook beside you; and is that erstwhile Libz leader Russell Watkins at the back?

May I enquire who else is in the photo with you?

10/13/2010 12:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Lefty Diehard said...

Is that Redbaiter's last name called Watkins? I read a blog post somewhere (Kiwiblog, I think) that Mr Redbaiter's first name is Russell who lives in Tauranga or Whakatane. Now we can see what Redbaiter looks like. PC, I thought that Redbaiter is your nemesis, but now, I know that you're good mates with him.

10/13/2010 12:46:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

@Lefty Diehard: Bedwetter's surname is Fletcher.

10/13/2010 12:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Julian said...

Brilliant PC. What a great experience. I was at the Ford Hall Forum presentation by Yaron Brook a couple of years ago and thought he was a thoroughly engaging speaker.

Hope he can return to this part of the world again!


10/13/2010 01:03:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

@Richard: From left to right, that's Albert and Monica from Hamilton, some visitor from Hawkes Bay, the redoubtable Mr Brook, the undoubtable Mr Watkins, Tim Wikiriwhi's best mate Mike Gordge, and a building regulator from Canberra there to make sure check nothing was said that was too incendiary for the fire regulations.

10/13/2010 01:11:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

"Hope he can return to this part of the world again!"

Funny you should mention that... ;^)

10/13/2010 01:23:00 pm  
Anonymous RW said...

Said regulator is Wondsor Ung, and to be fair has become enlightened since joining the 'regulators'. He is leaving the regulators shortly in his defence.

Also, I have met Russell Fletcher, and it turns out that he is indeed not me...he is no where near as good looking or as charming as me you fucking idiot!

10/13/2010 01:23:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

Well, Wonds will have to leave now you've outed him. ;^)

10/13/2010 02:21:00 pm  
Anonymous matt said...

Nice Bastiat t-shirt.

10/13/2010 02:47:00 pm  
Anonymous Richard McGrath said...

Thanks, PC. I recognised Albert and Monica from the other photo. Likewise Mike G.

Russell, your head is as shiny as ever. I told you that furniture polish works a treat!

10/13/2010 03:31:00 pm  
Blogger Andrew B said...

You could have tucked yourself in and worn a long sleeve shirt. Bloody oik!

10/13/2010 08:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Falafulu Fisi said...

How about getting Mr Brook to Auckland so that our politicians can attend his public lecture? Such event would be a good education for the likes of David Cunliffe, Turei, Nick Smith and other misinformed MPs if they're invited to attend?

10/13/2010 09:28:00 pm  
Anonymous James said...

Yep....Brook for Auckland....Id attend that! ;-)

10/13/2010 09:43:00 pm  
Blogger Sam P said...

Andrew - at least he wore a *shirt* to the presentation!

10/13/2010 11:04:00 pm  
Anonymous wonz said...

That's the 101th time you've said that PC!!!!!

anyway...cheers to ardbeg, though I prefer the glenfiddich. I suspect the shiny bald guy is onto the last drop of tullamore dew as I write this...

10/14/2010 01:25:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

You're right, Wonz. I should have stopped when I cracked the ton.

It was the Ardbeg wot made me do it. Honest. :-)

10/14/2010 01:37:00 am  

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