I was looking at the Herald's readers' comments, and there were a few claiming that this budget would send people migrating to Australia. But, really, who wants to live in a country racked by drought?
This might explain why there were others threatening to move "overseas". Oh, where would that be? Botswana? Poland? The Czech Republic? Tuvalu?
MrJudkins on YouTube says:
This is hands down one of the most terribly hilarious music videos I have ever come across - I found it on a vhs tape passed on to me by an old flatmate. Filmed in Hamilton, NZ (shot around well-known locations), this is well... watch it and see for yourself.
From the fashions and hairstyles, I'm picking this is from the late '80s, but given that it's from Hamilton, that could actually mean it's from the early '90s. (Shut up! I grew up in Hammo!)
No one yet knows who the band is, but if you recognise them, do share. This hard-working bogan pop-rock unit deserves recognition for this ground-breaking piece of Hamilton music video history. (Seriously)
I've just seen the poster for Brendan Lovegrove's new show. It's called The Emperors New Show so presumably its new material?!
Or maybe he's telling is it's new, but really it's old, but we believe it's new because he says so.
So we need a boy to say, "But I heard the one about polytechs offering degrees in buttons at the comedy fest six years ago!" and the truth will be revealed. Or will it...?
Well, I'd rather look at pictures of his penis than listen to his music, that's for damn sure.
Wait - he's in a band or something as well?!
I was at the Classic a few years ago. I was on my way to the ladies loo, which involve passing the men's. The door to the men's was open and I looked in that direction and saw Brendhan Lovegrove pissing at a urinal. He saw me looking and gave me a look as if to say, "Jesus! Can't a fellow piss in a toilet with the door open without having people staring at him?!"
I have incorporated this anecdote into my stand-up comedy routine.
This is a good blog site, but kind of dominated by testosterone...where all the ladies?
There ain't no ladies here. This is the last place you'd find a lady.
The 'original' emo bands sound nothing like the bands that get labelled with it now
Yeah, I remember that emo period. I was kind of into it back then, but couldn't quite work out how Jimmy Eat World emo begat Fall Out Boy emo.
As for cutting, back in the '90s I had a flatmate who had just got over a major cutting phase. She was a serious cutter, going right down to muscle, and leaving some really major scars on her arms and legs. She was fucked up when she did it, but eventually sorted her stuff out.
It's laughable looking at some LiveJournal emo bragging about the little scratches s/he has inflicted upon herself.
Emo's just another form of goth. There's nothing wrong with it, but anyone subscribing to the emo culture shouldn't take themselves too seriously. I mean, I know I get my kicks laughing at the emos in Aotea Square.
P.S. Pete from Fall Out Boy is hot!
When I was in London, I met a kiwi, asked where he was from and he said "Dunedin...I KNOW I KNOW" and when I said "huh?" he launched this tirade about how "you North Islanders think you're so much better than us".
A few years ago, two friends of mine hitch-hiked from Auckland down to Southland.
They'd engage in conversation with the drivers who picked them up, which would usually involve, "So, where are you guys from?"
They discovered that the further south they travelled, the more negative the driver's reaction was to their hometown, verging on near hostility by the time they neared their destination.
It would have been nicer if she wasn't so self-conscious at the start.Be a rockstaress, Anika!
I liked Finn's comments on the one-sided Australia vs New Zealand situation:
These are trivial matters but I mention them because some in New Zealand spend too much time worrying about Australia. If they take credit for some of our stuff it's not that big a deal. We should be calmly confident enough not to care. And anyway, they don't spend any time worrying about us.
In other words, it's just a pavlova.