My latest rant

Sometimes I just need to rant. Be afraid, you are my captive audience.

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 nose after being hit by a door during a struggle between her parents and the fine, upstanding specimen of manhood that is her father (and the father of the unborn child) threw a hissy...

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The rumoured bed …

Big Save say it will be here on Friday. So that’s another delay of another week. They also say (once again) that they’ll understand if we don’t want to go through with the purchase. They’ll understand if we want to buy elsewhere. They’ll understand if we want them to take back the half-arsed, damaged, mismatched bedroom suite they delivered 8 weeks or so ago. Because, I guess, it’s easier to wash your hands of...

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Holidays and wayward furniture

So I’m not back in the land of the web-living after a week of annual leave involving several vodka tasting sessions, searching for lost ping pong balls (Norman’s favourite toy at the moment),  bonding with Seymour the Wonder Cat and his arch-nemesis Norman the Newbie Cat, avoiding the particularly nasty bout of late autumn weather that invaded our lovely province and wondering why the hell buying a new bedroom suite ended up being such...

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Boo-fecking-hoo, poor baby

Did we all feel sorry for the pillock in court last week, facing charges over a high-speed chase? He was “petrified”, according to the news report. Poor boy thought the police would stop chasing him once he hit speeds of 160kmh so he kept going … and so did the cops. Eventually, he reached 190kmh, which is when the whole “petrified” thing happened. According to that same court report, the moron in question was...

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WOOS: (Word) Occupational overuse syndrome

I know the Christchurch earthquake has been awful, that it has done so much damage to the city it’s almost too much to comprehend. However, I think it’s time we in the media banned the term “earthquake-ravaged”. Much like the liquefaction, it’s everywhere: earthquake-ravaged this, earthquake-ravaged that, earthquake-ravaged city, earthquake-ravaged central-business district, the earthquake-ravaged eastern suburbs … the list goes on. It was a good, effective, punchy way of describing the damage. Once or...

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The key to getting it right

Dear New Zealand citizens, If you don’t know the name of our country’s Prime Minister you have no right to whinge about him. I am sick to death of seeing all the hand-wringers on the Trade Me message board getting stuck into everything he does while getting his name wrong: it’s John Key, NOT John Keys. Perhaps we should have a basic intelligence and general knowledge test before allowing people to vote. And perhaps...

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Horror after horror

I think I might just be in a bad mood for the rest of the week as I try to get my head around the insensitive, selfish fuck-tards who seem to inhabit some parts of cyberspace here in New Zealand. These past few weeks has been pretty awful, with the deadly quake in Christchurch and now the awful events in Japan. Like nearly everyone I know, I spent that Friday night glued to the...

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Do You Wanna … what?

I’m not a great fan of Glee I figure, which shouldn’t come as any great surprise since I’m probably 30 years too old to be in the show’s target audience range. So for that reason, I won’t offer any sort of critique of the TV program in general because I have watched just two episodes since it hit our screens (and only then because a friend insisted it was the best thing she’d seen in a long...

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Dear Cheap Designer Bags …

please feck off. I don’t know why but I’ve suddenly been inundated by spam comments from designerbagss.org (the not linking was on purpose, I really don’t want anyone going to their site because they are hairy arsed pirates of the interweb, however if you’re looking for someone to sign up for gay porn sites or a goat-appreciation society, it would appear DESIGNERBAGSS.ORG@domainsbyproxy.com is the email addy used on behalf of the registrant). As you were …

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Silver Fern Farms Te Aroha: disgusting behaviour

Silver Fern Farms is quite rightly getting slammed in cyberspace for their actions in docking the pay of their workers who observed the two minutes’ silence during the memorial service for the Pike River miners. Sure, there have been some trying to defend their actions by pointing out that the staff are paid by production levels so during those two minutes didn’t process the one-beast-per-60-seconds (or whatever the rate is) they normally would but...

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