MSM catching up on monorail sledge

Tv3 is the first to cotton on to Gerry’s masterful monorail sledge:

Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee in Parliament yesterday compared Auckland’s plan for a city rail link to the infamous monorail episode of The Simpsons.

In response to questions from Labour MP Phil Twyford on the impact of the city’s growing traffic woes, at first Mr Brownlee disputed the economic benefits of the proposed rail link, and questioned the impact it would have on congestion.

But towards the end of his answer, Mr Brownlee slipped in a reference to the classic Simpsons episode Marge vs the Monorail.

“I would consider hiring Lyle Lanley and associates to do a scoping study for us on the city rail link,” he said.

“I know that they’ve done some very good work on some of the projects in Brockway, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook, and if they think this stacks up, we’ll give it some consideration further.”

In the Simpsons episode Lanley is revealed to be a conman, building a cheap and nasty monorail which begins to fall apart on its maiden trip.


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  • Blue Tim

    Gee they’re quick

  • paddles83

    Classic BIG G ……

  • Gazzaw

    I wouldn’t think that Parliament TV would be top of the viewing list for the repeaters.

  • Macca

    Is Lyle Lanley and Associates the same people who did the scoping study for Liebours new Housing policy? You all know the one – $300,000 homes on fictitious, $50-70,000 sections built from materials Sheep reckons he can get 25-30% cheaper by buying them in bulk – ie. well below cost from suppliers!

    • Hazards001

      Same leftists consultants that worked out a 3 Billion dollar tunnel and train stations to nowhere would ease traffic congestion in the same parts of town that they tried to ban cars from in the 1st place.

  • sheppy

    A monorail would make more sense!