Category: In the news

Plucked from the headlines, online and in print

RIP Paddles…and up yours, Gareth Morgan

Sometimes a news story brings out both the best and worst in Kiwis, and the sad news of the death of Paddles did just that, with kind words from many and an epic and ill-timed rant from Gareth “I Hate Cats” Morgan.

Great expectations

Christmas gifts, Xmas presents

  It seems that the are of receiving a gift has been lost in recent years, as we hear more and more often about people making crazy and often unreasonable demands for gift expectations. There was a time, when a…

Joe Rogan shows his lack of class, culture and clues

Joe Rogan

Spotify’s favourite cockwomble strikes again, this time having a crack at the haka specifically, but Māori culture in general. Joe Rogan (ex-TV host, professional conspiracy theorist, Covid denier and all-round irrelevant twat) took it upon himself to slam the New Zealand…

Hold the front page: entitled brats have a whinge

As a born-and-bred Southlander and a proud Invercargillite, I’m not sure if I’m most pissed off at the whinging couple from Hamilton who didn’t like their Air New Zealand Mystery Break, or at the idiotic, pandering media for giving them their five minutes of fame.

Tenants v landlords not always one sided

We keep hearing about bad landlords, but what about the bad tenants? In response to a report from Renters United detailing the perils of being a tenant, Stuff ran a story giving the other side of the story, because it’s…

Only one pig in this story …

Gareth "Moggy" Morgan

Gareth “Cat Killer” Morgan is at it again, showing us all how to win friends and influence people. And yes, that was sarcasm on my part. Our favourite tanty-throwing political wannabe has had a crack at Jacinda Ardern, comparing her…

It’s time to vote YES, Aussie

Yes

Given the impending postal survey on gay marriage across the ditch, now’s probably a good time to revisit a speech by an obviously well-raised young man who shows that sexual orientation has nothing to do with your value as a…

Zuckerberg would be an improvement

Mark Zuckerburg

It seems there’s been some speculation that Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is planning to have a crack at running for president, but the wealthy tech guru has poured cold water on the rumours. The rumours came about after he hired…

Which companies pissed us off the most?

Spark has taken top honours in the Commerce Commission’s list of Kiwi companies that we officially complained about in 2015. I suppose that isn’t really surprising, Spark is our biggest ISP/phone/mobile provider, and glitches with any of those services tend…

Bullshit bullfight traditions

There’s been plenty of backlash around the world over plans to slaughter the mother of a bull that fatally gored a Spanish matador, but I doubt that will stop the blood-thirsty cretins from going ahead with their plan. Yes, you…