Random Play by Graham Reid

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Random Play: Sideslap: 5 Years And Mounting

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  • Robyn Gallagher,

    That was hilarious. I lol'ed in my latte.

    I demand more, at a later date.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Riddley Walker,

    this is a 'good' one in a similar vein

    AKL • Since Feb 2007 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    this is a 'good' one in a similar vein

    Um...

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Riddley Walker,

    yes well i put 'good' in quote marks. breathtaking isn't it?
    thanks to Spareroom for posting it btw.

    AKL • Since Feb 2007 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Nobody Important,

    One afternoon we rounded a corner to see a quaint old Maori man picking up a dead opossum off the roadside. We stopped and asked him what he was doing and he said he was taking it home for what he called 'a feed'.

    Back in the 1970's I was driving North with the wife (and children - I was but a child myself) of the then National MP when she suddenly pulled over, pulled out a shovel from the boot, scooped up a dead possum, and deposited it onto a newspaper presumably kept for this purpose.

    I was similarly shocked and stunned. Although very young, even then I knew this didn't seem a very 'National Party' thing to do (we lived in a blue-rinse electorate). When I grew up I voted Labour.

    expat • Since Mar 2007 • 319 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    Funnily enough good old granny Herald got a mention on Letterman the other night, in a segment called 'small town news'.

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Nobody Important,

    A 'mention' inasmuch he displayed an advert placed in the paper. Ulp - I've already forgotten what it was!!

    expat • Since Mar 2007 • 319 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    yes well i put 'good' in quote marks. breathtaking isn't it?
    thanks to Spareroom for posting it btw.

    My meaningful "um" meant that Graham's "Sideslap" was a parody of the NZ Herald's sideswipe, which is compiled by Ana Samways, who also co-runs the Spareroom blog. Geddit?

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Also something about truth, fiction, and degrees of strangeness?

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Riddley Walker,

    doh, got it. i'm in mourning, brain slow

    AKL • Since Feb 2007 • 890 posts Report Reply

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