Category: In the news

Plucked from the headlines, online and in print

Bad boys, bad boys …

As much as I enjoy a good game of rugby, I’ve been a bit put out by some of the imbalances shown during this Rugby World Cup. If you play for Samoa and wear a non-regulation mouth guard what happens?…

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Not your usual suspects

The likely looking group in the mugshots are the eight Amish men who fought the law. And the law won. As you probably know, the Amish aren’t fans of anything modern, like cars. These hardened criminals in the photos didn’t…

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Her cups runneth over

I sort of admire the attitude of a Welsh great-grandmother who decided to buy herself a new set of boobies at the age of 65 but I think that perhaps she went a little overboard. Joan Lloyd was widowed last…

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Meth market munted?

This nasty old recession is making things tough for everyone out there, even our drug-addled citizens. A story on the Dominion Post website today says prices for methamphetamine are on the rise but the product is in short supply and…

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And the winner is …

Moon-gazer Ken Ring has been in the news again of late and while I’m choosing to ignore the whole “another quake’s coming” prediction, I can’t ignore the New Zealand Skeptics Bent Spoon award he has inspired. These sensible citizens decided…

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Taking the man out of mana

Apparently attacking your pregnant ex isn’t such a big deal. Especially if you have your mana to protect. A manager at Te Papa had a row with his ex while visiting her and their toddler. The child got a bleeding…

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