Interviewer: So Mr X, can I call you Colin?
Mr X: No you certainly can not. Using a nom de plume is a literary device to make this interview more interesting.
When I read in A Newspaper the headline,
$165,000 Jaguar XFR gone in 60 seconds: How brazen thief stole luxury model from caryard
I immediately wondered if a MediaWorks journalist had decided to expose how easy it is to override keyless car technology and steal a luxury car in 60 seconds. It certainly is in the public interest to know how easily a car can be stolen if you have criminal access to such a device. I am sure that once MediaWorks have put their little expose together they will ring the car yard and arrange for the Jag to be returned expecting a pat on the back for drawing our attention to this terrible ‘loophole’ in our car industry.
I imagine they will express shock at how EASY it is to steal a car if you are prepared to first purchase an illegal device on the black market. After all if a silly old journalist can break the law then so can any 18 year old hopped on P.
As the Whaleoil HQ designated dogsbody I have been assigned the task of processing all the Dodgy Union book orders. I put all the unsigned book orders in one pile and the signed book orders in another pile and finally the orders with a message in another pile. Due to a sacred buyer, book wrapper confidentiality clause I cannot reveal to you the messages requested so far. But I can tell you that both left and right wing buyers have realised that for only $10 more they can make Cam Slater write whatever they want. Really it is a recipe for trouble and if the Left Wing in particular ever realise the power they could wield over Cam they would be buying even more physical copies of the book than they already are. Imagine the possibilities…
Today’s face of the day is Amina Hall. According to a newspaper’s reporter she is a beautiful blonde and a New Zealander but we will have to take their word for it as what you see now is all that the male photographer was allowed to photograph. He wasn’t even allowed to shake her hand because that is forbidden. Today’s face of the day has chosen an ideology that sets her apart physically from others. An ideology that sets her value at half that of a man. As an independent, intelligent, old fashioned feminist I can only ask one question of Amina and that is…
Via the Tipline
At the Fortune Fountain in Takapuna, ironically next door to the big Barfoot & Thompson offices!
Part of a large chicken shed near Te Aroha is on fire this morning.
Fire north communications shift manager Scott Osmond said the fire service received reports of the fire on Te Kawana Rd, a rural area just outside of Te Aroha, at 6.50am.
“It’s a fire in a large chicken shed, it’s part of the shed not the entire shed,” Mr Osmond said. Read more »
The Backburner at Australia’s SBS writes
A Brisbane man has died of dehydration today after refusing to consume water following the revelation that technically water is halal certified.
Forty two year old Brisbane local Keith Sheen, a noted opponent of what he believes Halal to mean, brazenly refused to consume water or any drink containing water to protest Halal certification. He also vocally expressed his outrage that two-thirds of the planet he inhabited was composed of what he called ‘the Muslim liquid’.
His body succumbed to dehydration earlier this morning. Read more »
We all know how it goes. The Labour party politician wants to impress us with his working class roots.
Some leave their collar open to say ” Hey, look, no tie I’m just like you. ”
Some wear a plaid shirt to say “Hey I’m just a working class stiff ”
This guy however channeled Tim Shadbolt and his concrete mixer.
He rolled up his sleeves ( physically not metaphorically ) and grabbed a wheelbarrow full of manure and …