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Someone at Fairfax is a subversive?

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Pointed out to me by several Facebook readers…

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fairfax - stuff - story - Customs seeks powers to disclose passwords  - customs can go fuck themselves

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Note the URL?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/66957924/customs-can-go-fuck-themselves

Someone at Fairfax/Stuff has a wickedly subversive sense of humour.

I may have to re-new my subscription to the ‘Dominion Post‘…

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This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on 11 March 2015.

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A marketing campaign that didn’t focus very well

6 March 2015 1 comment

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Driving around Wellington, this poster is prominent on bus-stops around the city…

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Focus-2015-Movie-Poster

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My first thought was; “Will Smith must’ve been paid a truckload of cash to front an advertising campaign for up-market sun-glasses“.

It was only when I stopped at traffic lights and noticed the lettering at the bottom of the poster that I realised it was actually advertising a movie, not sun-glasses.

I’d say this was one advertising campaign that wasn’t well focused on the product? Those young things in Marketing seem to have stuffed up on this one.

Regardless, when it comes to ‘sunnies’, Smith looked better here, as one of the Men In Black;

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Now that is C.O.O.L.

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Political joke of the week…

16 September 2014 Leave a comment

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NEWSFLASH: Dotcom email almost certainly a fake, says handwriting expert hired by the National party!

 

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Political Joke of the Week…

6 September 2014 4 comments

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John Key was visiting a primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked Key if he would like to lead the discussion on the word ‘Tragedy’.

So our Dear Leader asked the class for an example of a ‘Tragedy’.

Manu, a little boy stood up and offered: ‘If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playin’ in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.’

‘Incorrect,’ said Key… ‘That would be an accident.’

A little girl raised her hand: ‘If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everybody inside, that would be a tragedy.’

‘I’m afraid not’, explained Key ‘that’s what we would refer to as a great loss’.

The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Key searched the room.

‘Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?’

Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand and said: ‘If a plane carrying you and Paula Bennett was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile an’ blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy…’

‘Fantastic’ exclaimed Key, ‘and can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?’

‘Well’, said Johnny, ‘it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn’t be a great loss, and it probably wouldn’t be a fucking accident either!’

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Fastest growing poverty

Above image acknowledgment: Francis Owen/Lurch Left Memes

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Laughing/crying at Dirty Politics…

6 September 2014 Leave a comment

When satirists remind us at the absurdity of dirty politics…

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The only ‘down-side’ to Emerson’s cartoon above is that the image of Key lying supine, with grotesque monsters bursting from his chest, implies that he was somehow an “innocent victim” in Dirty Politics.

I doubt that very much.

Especially as the next image implies;

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Dirty politics - tui - yeah right

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Ms Murdoch’s cartoon, on the other hand, is spot on;

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Dunne won’t read ‘muck-raking’ Dirty Politics

2 September 2014 1 comment

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peter dunne - dirty politics

 

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Full story: Dunne won’t read ‘muck-raking’ Dirty Politics

Because as we all know, ignorance is such bliss. Eh, Mr Dunne?

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Whale spotted off Wellington

2 September 2014 Leave a comment

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whale in wellington

 

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Full story: Whale spotted off Wellington

Shouldn’t that be a “Southern Right Wing Whale”?!

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