Saturday nightCap

I realise this is a promotional video, but it is still interesting

Erm. Ehh…. what exactly does she wipe up?


Today’s Trivia




Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?


The pirate Jean Lafitte saw that there was a $500 reward for his capture. So he offered a $5,000 reward for capture of the Governor. (source)


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Not only NZ has heartless judges

Father throws chair at judge after the driver that killed his 2 year old daughter and her grandparents in a car accident only got 120 hours of community service.

How judges can hand out community service sentences in exchange for the loss of 3 lives is just beyond my understanding.

I wonder if the guy who took 3 lives makes people laugh?



Mean Tweets

Another in the popular series. ¬† Avoid Twitter. ¬†Just don’t go there.


Daily Roundup


Rough morning or rough evening?

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Bye,Bye,Bye, dear Laila…

With Laila leaving the Leadership of the non -existent Internet Party ( she doesn’t want to work for love only cold hard cash ) I thought that I should put together for her some images created during the election, as a keepsake.

Although her strategies all back fired on her, in the long run she certainly gave it her all and left no stone un-turned in her quest to change the government.

Below are but a snap shot of that heady time when she wore her ‘ uniform ‘ and plotted for power and glory.


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Duncan Garner on Andrew Little

Duncan Garner doesn’t hold back in the Dompost:

A bunch of faceless union hacks chose Andrew Little to lead the Labour Party this week.

That’s the truth. It’s as simple and as brutal as that.

Six unions got to vote in the leadership race – but just one union, Service and Food Workers, actually gave all its members the right to exercise their vote.

The other five unions gave the power to about 100 senior delegates to cast the crucial votes on behalf of those on the factory floor.

Who are these delegates? Who knows. If it wasn’t for Little’s 100 union mates who wielded the power and the final say, Little would have come a distant second in this race.

In the end, he sneaked home by just 1 per cent ahead of Grant Robertson. Take the union influence out and Robertson would have romped home to win by 56 per cent to 44.

There is a reason why a lot of the Labour caucus are also members of the SFWU…they get extra votes.

Much and all as Labour and Andrew Little are now attacking the media and anyone who dares to speak the truth, Andrew Little is a union appointed leader of a a now union dominated political party.

Robertson made noises this week about the union vote being too influential and not transparent enough. It sounds a bit like sour grapes, but perhaps he has a point.

Robertson was the popular choice among the masses. He easily won the caucus vote and comfortably won over the wider party members.

In short, he thrashed the pants off Little, who finished last in the vote by his caucus colleagues.

This is unprecedented for Labour – 27 of its MPs don’t want Little to be their boss.

Yet leader he is. It’s a perverse outcome that looks farcical. But the process is the process – despite it looking like an ass. It certainly doesn’t seem fair to Robertson, and of course he’s gutted and licking his wounds.

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How the stupid make life more expensive for the rest of us


Kids drown in pools.  Fences.

Kids are bitten by dogs.  Dog chipping.

Kids fall off bikes.  Helmets.

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