WTF?

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

From the ‘no shit, Sherlock’ files (an ongoing series)

From the ‘no shit, Sherlock’ files (an ongoing series)

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When did Christmas happen?

It seems that the start of November also marks the start of the festive season, if our local shops are to be believed. Especially Starbucks, with all its tinselly bits and bobs, little white Christmas trees and assorted festive-themed drinks. Yes, I know some stores start cranking out the Christmassy stuff in October but I figure that actually means they are insane so I ignore them. While awaiting my beverage of choice at Starbucks yesterday, I...

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That’s a ballsy auction

There are times when I stumble across auctions on Trade Me and am left with one small question: Why? If you fancy taking ownership of a a set of cat testicles, here’s your chance. Winky the cat had his nads removed about 10 years ago and those very same fur-balls are now on offer, with bidding currently sitting at $5050. You’ve got until next Thursday to stake your claim. An even more disturbing auction...

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Ripped from the (old) headlines

What is it with all the anti-news stories about lately? I thought news stories were meant to inform us, to educate and offer us fresh facts and opinions.  I can sort of forgive “Words can ease pain, I swear” from the Sydney Morning Herald because I guess while most of us already knew dropping the F-bomb in response to physical pain was helpful but it’s nice to see scientific proof to back it up. ...

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Cute (in a weird kinda way)

Cute (in a weird kinda way)

We have new arrivals at Wellington Zoo: pygmy marmosets. I don’t know about you, but I reckon they look a bit like a Furby, minus the ears. You remember Furbys don’t you? (Please say yes, or I’ll feel even more old).

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In case of emergency … cross your fingers

I see there’s another drama involving our not-always-efficient 111 emergency services phone system.  This time, it’s come out that police 111 staff have been reprimanded for their failings:  One Wellington staffer swore at and was rude to a caller (on their second warning); A South Islander call-centre worker had a good old nosey through the National Intelligence Application, which lists criminal history (on their final warning); Another Wellingtonian failed to send officers to respond...

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You’ve goat to be kidding

You’ve goat to be kidding

Ever wanted a pet goat? Something to snuggle up with at night, take for walks or train to fetch your slippers? Now you can get one for free. You just have to stump up the cash for a new ute (a pickup, for the Americans out there). Mitsubishi is offering  a free goat with every Triton ute sold before August in a ploy aimed at the rural market. The company says the bearded ruminants,...

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Yes, people like this still exist

Okay, so I know tolerance isn’t one of my strong points but compared to Pat Robertson I’m a breeze! I’m gobsmacked that in this day and age we still have people as ignorant as this sucker. I’m even more gobsmacked that this so-called Christian televangelist has so many glowing terms sprinkled through his Wikipeida entry. I guess that’s all the proof you really need that Wikipedia isn’t always accurate. Robertson does, however, have a whole list...

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Now that’s just creepy!

Now that’s just creepy!

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Our ridiculous new law

The protest are mounting against the new law that will be inflicted upon us from next week but are the politicians listening?  And more to the point, do they care? The drama is all over “Section 92a”, a proposed amendment to our copyright law that’s scheduled to become a happening thing from February 28. This ridiculous piece of legislation says internet service providers “must adopt and reasonably implement a policy that provides for termination” of...

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