Paul Little: Blithering idiot [UPDATED]

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Paul Little likes to think he is a superior being. He exudes this in his pontificating columns in the Herald on Sunday and today he outdoes himself on proving he is a jealous, petulant, idiot.

In trying to attack a school over their billboard he gets everything completely wrong including the quotes.

If there’s one thing we can safely say about the billboard advertising an open day at King’s College on February 25 – the day after the headmaster’s garden party – it’s that you don’t need a private school education to be able to understand it.

The billboard shows a boy in King’s uniform holding the world in the palm of his hand. “Come to King’s,” it says, “and you will control the world.”

My education was very different from what you get at King’s. This might leave me open to charges of sour grapes, but I prefer to think of it as objectivity.

His objectivity went out the window when he said the billboard was advertising Kings College…it isn’t, it is Kings School. It even says so on the billboard. Which by the way does not contain the words that Little has put inside quote marks.   Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Photo, by Irving Penn 1947.In a portrait by Irving Penn, Peter Freuchen wears a vast coat, made from the fur of a polar bear, which only serves to emphasise his not undaunting 6'7" frame. Freuchen stands beside his third wife, Dagmar Cohn, whom he married in 1945. But the beguiling portrait only hints at the surprising life of Peter Freuchen.

Photo, by Irving Penn 1947.In a portrait by Irving Penn, Peter Freuchen wears a vast coat, made from the fur of a polar bear, which only serves to emphasise his not undaunting 6’7″ frame. Freuchen stands beside his third wife, Dagmar Cohn, whom he married in 1945. But the beguiling portrait only hints at the surprising life of Peter Freuchen.

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In a portrait by Irving Penn, Peter Freuchen wears a vast coat, made from the fur of a polar bear, which only serves to emphasise his not undaunting 6’7″ frame. Freuchen stands beside his third wife, Dagmar Cohn, whom he married in 1945. But the beguiling portrait only hints at the surprising life of Peter Freuchen.

Freuchen was an arctic explorer, journalist, author, and anthropologist. He participated in several arctic journeys (including a 1000-mile dogsled trip across Greenland), starred in an Oscar-winning film.

Freuchen also wrote more than a dozen books (novels and nonfiction, including his Famous Book of the Eskimos), had a peg leg he lost his leg to frostbite in 1926.

He was involved in the Danish resistance against Germany, was imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Nazis before escaping to Sweden, and studied to be a doctor at university. His first wife was Inuit and his second was a Danish margarine heiress, he was also friends with Jean Harlow and Mae West, and once escaped from a blizzard shelter by cutting his way out of it with a knife fashioned from his own faeces.

A woman offered to bite off Peter Freuchen’s toes. He declined. Instead, he chopped them off with shears and a hammer.

These are not tall tales. These are not fake Chuck Norris facts. Peter Freuchen was not the Most Interesting Man in the World. He was a Jewish Danish Arctic explorer, who had to survive glacial Greenland winters. On one occasion, he had to keep wolves away from his makeshift igloo by… singing.

Freuchen did make it out (be it without a leg) and went to… Hollywood. There, a movie was made based on a book he wrote. That movie was the Oscar-winning “Eskimo”, starring the previously-profiled Ray Mala. Oh, and Freuchen had a part as well. He played the villain.

After that, it was back to Denmark, but World War II broke out. So Freuchen joined the Danish resistance, was captured by the Germans, but managed to escape to Sweden.

And, last but certainly not least, with the war over, Freuchen made it back to America, where… he won $64,000, one of the first winners of the famed game show, “The $64,000 Question.”

Alright, maybe Peter Freuchen was the real Most Interesting Man in the World.

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Killer cows: you know they’re real

While the Media party continues to focus on sharks looking for tasty meals in the water, the reality is that Killer Cows are still stalking us.

A man was flown to hospital after being “bowled over by a cow” in Northland this afternoon, emergency services say.

Paramedics were called to a property in Maungaturoto at 5.17pm where a man in his 40s was injured by the animal, a St John Ambulance spokeswoman said.

“He was bowled over by a cow.”   Read more »

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I wonder duh, if this is connected to Islamic terrorism

There are terrorist attacks in Israel almost every day now in my Facebook feed. Terrorism attacks in the West are also becoming frighteningly common. The way they are reported though, is maddeningly similar. The initial reports always comment that the reason for the attack is unknown. The latest attack in America, with barely the basic facts known, clearly points to an Islamic terrorist attack yet the press and the police persist with the pretense that they really have no idea why it happened, as they always do every time this kind of attack happens.

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Kim Dotcom: neither destitute nor concerned about his children’s privacy

Kim Dotcom has claimed in court he is destitute, yet he is living the high life down at the Viaduct, and is taking holidays at $900-a-night luxury lodges…oh, and showing off his kids and his attention-seeking trollop at the same time.

That makes a lie of his claim to want privacy.

His publicist publisher continues the positive news stories about the large German gentleman.

Has Kim Dotcom’s love life taken a twist fit for a rom-com on the eve of Valentine’s Day?

Earlier this month, the internet mogul ended his whirlwind romance with 21-year-old Auckland woman Elizabeth Donnelly, saying the media attention was “unacceptable”.

But a photo posted to his Instagram today shows Ms Donnelly relaxing by the pool with Dotcom’s children at the exclusive Chateau Matakana, north of Auckland.

Ms Donnelly has also posted photos suggesting she is holidaying with Dotcom.  Read more »

Packaging is one of the problems with legal marijuana edibles

America has legalised marijuana for recreational use in some states and has had two key problems.

The first problem is with the serious hallucinogenic side effects of edibles when the customer accidentally eats too big a dose. The second problem is the unregulated packaging. Have a look at these and tell me whether or not children and adults would be confused by them.

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Smug Aussie senator poured back in her bottle

Aussie Labor has its nasties just like New Zealand Labour, but watch the video above as Labor senator Katy Gallagher accused Communications Minister Mitch Fifield of ‘mansplaining’ to her. She got spanked for her smug arrogance.

A government minister has accused a Labor senator of hypocrisy after she claimed he was ‘mansplaining’ to her.

A standard parliamentary committee hearing erupted into a fiery exchange between Labor’s Katy Gallagher and Communications Minister Mitch Fifield on Thursday.

Senator Gallagher accused the minister of mansplaining to her in an answer about cabinet process on social services legislation.   Read more »

Key continues charm offensive

John Key knows he is winning. He knows the polls are telling him that Steven Joyce needs to take one on the chin every month for the next year and victory is assured.

That’s why he just exudes confidence, while Andrew Little just looks sad and angry.

Prime Minister John Key has visited projects seeking to create a sense of community in the earthquake-devastated centre of Christchurch.

His visit to the city he grew up in yesterday helped to highlight the Otakaro Orchard and the nearby Margaret Mahy family playground.

The orchard is a community garden on government-owned land on Cambridge Terrace that has just got the green light.    Read more »

Yesterday’s papers – the UK Independent stops printing

Ironically this is yesterday’s news as well.

The Independent has called an end to its print newspaper operation after three decades, and will produce an online edition only, making around 75 journalists redundant.

The newspaper publishing group claimed the move would ensure a “sustainable and profitable future” for the company which has been struggling with heavy losses for years.

The newspaper, which was launched in 1986, will print its last daily title on 26 March. The last Independent on Sunday will be published on 20 March.   Read more »