WTF?

Some things just defy normality. Some of them are named Kanye and have recording contracts. Others are here.

I do … in debt

I do … in debt

According to Quartz, the taste for ridiculously expensive weddings is nothing new, but I’m finding it hard to get my head around the average spend in 2013 of an eye-watering $29,548. I get that brides want their big day, but holy crap that’s a lot of dosh. That’s a deposit on a house, or a decent start on one. Or a honeymoon. Or a new car. Quartz, says that figure represents 49 per cent...

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The butler iceberg did it

The butler iceberg did it

A common phrase I hear around the office is “people are stupid” and nowhere is that more evident than online. This week’s example of one of life’s special people: Does the Titanic sink at the end of the movie or does it have a happy ending,wont be up to watch the end…thanks (this one was from the Trade Me message board) Hmmm, I worry for our future.  

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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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It’s not a garden gnome

It’s not a garden gnome

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Smile for the camera

Smile for the camera

There are times in life when there really isn’t anything you can say except: WTF??? Dude, nice mask but damn, you could have worn a cape. Or pants.

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Fountain attempts to drown passing woman

In my Online column this week,  I linked to the infamous “stupid woman falls in fountain as she walks and texts at the same time” video (click here and scroll down). Now the news is out that the aforementioned stupid woman is planning to sue the mall because no one came to her aid. Well, of course they didn’t. They were all too busy laughing. Just like the rest of us. I mean, come...

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Family portrait?

Family portrait?

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How great are you?

How great are you?

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Dodgy pursuer offers Facebook lesson

Dodgy pursuer offers Facebook lesson

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times)  The internet’s a strange beast and its users are often even stranger. Yes, I know I’m one of those users so am possibly strange, but my strangeness is well-hidden and relatively harmless to others. Most of the time. A report this week that a Facebook user in Hastings was lurking about the place friending Invercargill schoolgirls and claiming to be a local himself has...

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