Andrew Little made a start, now let’s hope he can play himself in

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No appearance in parliament, no Tweets, one Facebook post and no press releases.  It’s the only way to make sure Andrew Little clocks up another day.  If he gets through today as well, with the weekend wind in his sails, he can theoretically start a fresh week on five! Read more »

Local body candidate puts stickers on other people’s cars!


Someone had this stuck on their window without their permission by the candidate today.

When confronted he said to her “well I’m putting a Whaleoil one above it”

This was met with a stern “don’t you bloody dare! I dont want to be associated with that lot

Keep Calm


Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

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Face of the Day

Word of the day

The word for today is…

tragedy (noun) – 1. (a) A drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances.
(b) The genre made up of such works.
(c) The art or theory of writing or producing these works.
2. A play, film, television program, or other narrative work that portrays or depicts calamitous events and has an unhappy but meaningful ending.
3. A disastrous event, especially one involving distressing loss or injury to life:.
4. A tragic aspect or element.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 14th century, “play or other serious literary work with an unhappy ending,” from Old French tragedie (14th century), from Latin tragedia “a tragedy,” from Greek tragodia “a dramatic poem or play in formal language and having an unhappy resolution,” apparently literally “goat song,” from tragos “goat” + oide “song”.

The connection may be via satyric drama, from which tragedy later developed, in which actors or singers were dressed in goatskins to represent satyrs. But many other theories have been made (including “singer who competes for a goat as a prize”), and even the “goat” connection is at times questioned. Meaning “any unhappy event, disaster” is from circa 1500.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 25

3No one can comprehend the height of heaven, the depth of the earth, or all that goes on in the king’s mind!

Thursday nightCap


Caution:  Language

Are the Police Racist?

Today’s Trivia


Welcome to Daily Trivia.

The first Olympic disqualification for drug use was against a Swedish pentathlete who drank two beers before his shooting event to calm his nerves. (Source) Read more »

Making gas cylinders out of one piece of metal