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Another reason to buy from My Food Bag

I do like a company with a sense of humour.

It reminds me of this….

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An unknown mental illness is believed responsible for a series of violent incidents

You may have noticed that mental health has been in the media a lot lately.  Globally there has been incident after incident where previously seemingly healthy men have suffered  inexplicable nervous breakdowns. This mysterious epidemic of mental or psychiatric illnesses has left researchers struggling to find a common cause or factor. So far experts remain baffled.

Homophobicus orlanditis: In this disturbing case, a young man from an ethnically diverse and culturally rich background that coincidentally has strong traditional taboos against such modern practices as man on man copulation or woman on woman coupling and yet who exhibited no previous symptoms of any mental disorder whatsoever mysteriously suffered an acute breakdown of his nervous system (or homophobicus orlanditis), when he found himself inexplicably confronted by a tutu-wearing group of cavorting drag queens in a “gays only” nightclub in an American tourist resort. Symptoms of the mysterious breakdown included loudly and repetitively shouting out guttural slogans with strong flat vowel sounds whilst expressing his neurological disturbances via the means of shooting everybody dead. Diagnosis: Unknown mental illness.

Catholicus intoleranza: In this extremely rare case, a young man and his associate, both from ethnically diverse and culturally rich heritages that coincidentally hold strong traditional taboos against the faith-expression practices of so-called “non-believers” and yet who exhibited no previous symptoms of any mental disorders mysteriously suffered an acute and simultaneous breakdown of their nervous systems (suspected catholicus intoleranza) when they found themselves accidentally confronted by one old priest and two nuns swinging a bowl of incense in front of their faces in a French medieval town. Symptoms of this unusual twinned nervous breakdown include both individuals simultaneously breaking into guttural verbal manifestations with unusual linguistic quirks whilst displaying signs of acute psychological disturbances via the means of slitting the priest’s throat. Diagnosis: Unknown mental illness.

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Fundraising ideas for Labour, let’s help a comrade out


Let’s face it, when it comes to fundraising the Labour party lack entrepreneurship  almost as badly as they lack funds. In an insincere gesture of cross-party cooperation I thought we could put our collective heads together to help our Labour Party comrades out.

I have a few product suggestions which I hope you will all add to in the comments.

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Bad translation fun

It is great how easy it is to get text translated these days. Unfortunately it doesn’t always translate perfectly but fortunately it can often be hilarious.

Below is the result of translating the above sentence in and out of English a few times using google translate.

During these days, how easy it is to get the text from a great present. Until the case is not a complete success can often hilarious

I don’t know how the below signs were translated but the end results are very enjoyable.


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Ever wondered if you are an Aspie?


We  joke about Asperger’s syndrome in our family.  None of us have ever been diagnosed as being an Aspie but we certainly recognise a few Aspie qualities in the way that we interact and do things. Both Cameron and my son have  encyclopaedia-like memories. Cameron’s specialty is history and politics and his general knowledge is incredible.

I read recently that Aspie women are better at hiding their Aspie qualities from others. Apparently, they are better at pretending to be “normal” than the guys.

A wicked sense of humour is also, I believe, a common Aspie trait so here is a set of fun questions to find out if you too belong to the weird and wonderful world of the Aspie. I recognise myself and members of my family in quite a few.

NOTE: This is not a diagnostic tool – it is a bit of fun.

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Diversity at Whaleoil is vast, like the right-wing conspiracy

We here at Whaleoil pride ourselves on our diversity. The Ferald has asked if different organisations are too white. We here at Whaleoil ask if our organisation is too diversely fabulous?

The staff who run Whaleoil like a well-oiled… er Whale come from all walks of life. We were founded by a Fijian coconut.

Fijian coconut

Fijian coconut

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I’m a rightie so that makes me…

Inspired by an article on Stuff, I have decided to gauge what New Zealanders think about right-wing culture in a tongue-in-cheek move to try to change people’s perceptions.

Please finish the following sentence in the comments. The one with most upvotes wins.

Feel free to be negative, positive and also humorous. I do ask that you refrain from being crude or plain nasty.



I am a rightie so that makes me…

Before you start here are some pictures to get your creative juices flowing.

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