Whale Week What Was

QC7kkThe blog started Saturday by having a look at a number of Christchurch people taking pictures up women’s skirts at malls.  And wouldn’t you know it?  A teacher was arrested as well.  Iain Lees-Galloway shows he is a slimy git by opening a Burger King and then refusing to take a bite, preferring to preach sensible food choices.  Cam then called for nominations for Worst Political Journalist, and Barry Soper and John Campbell appeared hot favourites.   Next we had a vote on Best Political Journalist, which Larry Williams took out with a massive 47% of the vote.  Graham McCready withdrew litigation against John Banks because it made no sense to anyone – as in – they couldn’t understand what it said.  Whale then claims a win on his Hekia Parata predictions and wonders why Key has let this train wreck happen.  We raise our eyebrows about Nelson looking for a scooter riding bottom pincher and then watch a video of what happens to a pig at the bottom of the sea over 7 days.  Next a post where Greens are fighting Greens over the Google solar plant.  On the one side: solar energy.  On the other? Turtles.   Charles Krauthammer explains why gun control alone isn’t the solution to mass shootings.   A MENSA spokesperson calls people with low IQs carrots and the BBC feels they have to apologise.  There is a property for sale next to Kim Dotcom‘s place.  Cam suggests the GCSB or the US should have bought it to set up spying operations.   WOBH is calling for The Whale Army to send in their holiday snaps, in a new feature called Snapped!  Cam takes a brief look at who will enter parliament if Tim Groser leaves for the WTO.  To close the day, a WhaleTech post looks at a the cull-de-sac that’s the QII roll-up keyboard.

JmYZlSunday we see Barack Obama has a spider named after him.  Cam then draws attention to tax payer funded web site by Gareth Hughes allowing the public to vote for their favourite beach.  After a while the site withdraws “Add a beach” as a function.  Money Printers Bay in Russell wasn’t eligible for some reason.  Catherine Delahunty gets some attention calling for qualified people in teaching, yet is quite happy to be a lay person on education herself.  Whaleoil Awards then call for nominations for the Best Opposition MP.  An editorial by Cam Slater looks at what might happen surrounding David Carter becoming speaker.  Voting then opened for Worst Political Journalist, with the decisive winner being John Campbell with 49% of the vote.  We rejoice in a judge that’s making decision in line with public expectations.  Thank you Judge Russell Callander.  The Owl then thanks our readers for their support and wishes them all a good break and great 2013.  Global Warming seems hard to accept with Europe enjoying the coldest winter in 70 years.   Then we look at The Best of Whale Army – some of our readers’ comments from the week.  Stuff stuffs it up again by reporting a lotto winner collapses when all she does is trip off the stage.    Cameron Slater announces his appearance on NewstalkZB as a Sunday night talkback host.  Then we watch a video where Penn Jillette is the voice of reason about gun control as a panelist on the Wendy Williams Show (who?).  A WhaleTech post on an organic emitting light surface heralds some interesting new lighting in future.  Another look at Obama being the best thing for gun sales as gun control fears drive sales every time he makes a statement about guns.  We then highlight a John Roughan piece about the Pullar/Boag scam that this blog highlighted, and he reaches the same conclusion.  We close the day with a post about Clare Curran.  This is the same woman that called for a boycot on The Mad Butcher / Peter Leitch simply for spending time with John Key.  This woman is so mean, so nasty, so incredibly vicious, she and her union pals denied a worker a Christmas hamper (the only one in the company), because he was a “National supporter and a Scab!“.  These are the people that want to run the country.

6yli3 (1)Christmas Eve (Monday) proved to be a very slow blog day.  A reader gets us started showing how you can have Auckland City Council trim your hedges for free.  This is followed by a post pointing at the Green Scam that is carbon credits by highlighting the way an Irish company is scamming Brazilian rain forest tribes for billions.  WOBH calls for nominees for the Best Electorate MP to be voted on by the readers later.   In the next post we get to vote for Best Opposition MP out of Chris Hipkins, Kevin Hague, Russel Norman and Winston Peters.  Chris Hipkins and Russel Norman are co-winners with 34 and 33% each. A post highlighting a Deborah Coddington piece in the Herald On Sunday where she talks some much needed sense about David Bain.  We then have a good laugh at Newt Gingrich blaming Mitt Romney for being a poor candidate and saying Rick Perry or indeed himself would have gained the presidency.  We see a sobering chart where US spending is seriously out of control in relation to it’s income.   A laugh as we see an Australian 4×4 towing fail leads to the Whale asking what is wrong with our judges?  A recent decision says the smoking ban in prisons isn’t legal.   Next we take some heart from an Employment Court decision upholding the sacking of workers boozing in a company cupboard.  Clare Curran took to tweeting to try and explain yesterday’s reports of her being vile were wrong, but she hangs herself out to dry on her own Facebook page.  Vile and dumb.  The first of our Snapped! photos are coming in – keep them coming in. We’re doing them until you stop sending them.  We’re appalled by a father taking his son out on a jetski to check for crayfish during a severe weather event in our regular People are Stupid feature.  Prince Harry, Big H,  has  a confirmed Taliban commander kill in Afghanistan.  We then started winding down, it’s Christmas Eve after all.  Twas the night before Christmas brings back bittersweet memories of good times past, and The Pogues ring in Christmas with their classic Fairytale of New York.

xmas whaleChristmas Day fell on a Tuesday this year, and Whaleoil Beef Hooked had the day off.  A number of scheduled post ran with Christmas song videos, and very few covered other topics.  But there were some:  We voted for Best Electorate MP, and Sam Lotu liga took that one out by 41%.  Then Cam called for nominations for Worst List MP.  In spite of it being Christmas day, the Whale Army made a big list.  Don’t miss this Snapped! photo.  The WOBH Hot or Not List had very few Hot and lotsa Not.  Another WhaleTech post shows that battery technology may be replaced by Super Capacitor technology allowing you to charge your cellphone in 30 seconds.  And that was Christmas Day for us all.  Hope you had a good one.

zIhK0On Wednesday Cameron Slater said “I told you so” when reports that the “DJ Hoaxnurse suicide made clear she had been suicidal to start with.  An unpleasant piece about magician Paul Daniels who doesn’t come off looking good accusing some of child molester Jimmy Savile‘s victims of making it all up.  Nominations are then called for the Biggest Corporate Fail of 2012, followed by a vote on Worst List MP.  This was won with the biggest margin of any vote thus far: take a bow Gareth Hughes at 62% of the vote.  Then a great post exposing the poor-porn that’s the annual City Mission Christmas Lunch.  Whale calls time on pimping the poor for ratings and celebrity photo ops.  Did Water Safety NZ do a cricket-commentator-like Jinx?  They demanded we all be vigilant, and a day later the first drowning victim is on the board.  Then a widely commented on post where Piers Morgan is being criticised for going nuclear on one of his guests resulting in a movement to have Piers Morgan deported to the UK.  We watched a great Gangnam Style parody made by a Canadian Obstetrics unit that received so many complaints it had to be removed (of course, nothing really gets removed, does it?).  A post showing a teacher marking a test question wrong really set the Whale Army on fire even though some couldn’t get the right answer either.  Because it was Boxing Day, the rest of the afternoon was filled with several videos to entertain the troops, but there wasn’t much of substance left to report on.  We closed with a vid on a Dr Who model Tardis that is bigger on the inside.

tQO3vBack to work for some of us on Thursday, and the blog livened up with it. We report on Barry Soper going without testicles as he tweets about his leg massage and pedicure.  Kim Dotcom leaves us with a video Christmas message which divides the Army into those that liked it and those that think the big man has lost all sense of reality.  A rare moment when we praise David Farrar for doing something useful, like picking up on the fact that Mike Smith outs The Standard as a Labour Party funded blog after years of lies denials.  Aficionados of NZ politics are encouraged to read all of Chris Trotter’s research into David Shearer.  Some of the Whale Army think this piece portends the start of a string of pieces to take Shearer down at the next vote.   We get to vote on Biggest Corportate Fail, which results in Michael Fay receving 40% of the vote to take it out from Jetstar at 31.  Nominations were then called for Worst Political Blog, including Tumeke, Pundit, Red Alert and… no guessing… The Standard.  We note that Gerry Anderson, the inventor of the Thunderbirds died.  Think much about the Antichrist?  Then you must have realised Gangnam Style is a message from the Antochrist, right?  Right!  Next we ask the question: Does John Key need to harden up?  Answer: YES!  Good to know the UK is ready for a Zombie Apocalypse.  Some wonder if New Zealand has all its ducks in a row, in case….?  The a gob smacking post where a 32-year old woman with 11 children gets helped by the Police to fix and upgrade a Housing New Zealand home.  Cam Slater asks: would it be cheaper to fix her?  Travis runs another Caption Competition – where does he get those photos from?  We slide to the end of the day with a few videos and photos, including one of Kim Dotcom and his illegal boat people fan club and another Snapped! contribution (keep em coming!).  To close the day  we take vicarious joy from another Herald balls up.  This time showing the same stock photo of a Whangarei fire appliance on a story about a boat being on  fire in the harbour off Auckland!  Are all their subbies foreigners perhaps?

shock-gunFriday started with a Face of the Day post that started a good day of debate in the comments.  Some idiot shining a laser at a Rescue Helicopter learned the hard way that they have night vision equipment to ID him in the dark.  David Rankin upsets his friends by agreeing with the idea that Maori are not New Zealand’s indigenous people.  A useful post takes all the zeroes out of the US Fiscal Cliff numbers by breaking it down into terms we can understand.  Duty Minister Judith Collins slaps down Labour replying to a manufactured outrage about DPS costs.  In the US, the Westboro Baptist Church is inciting a move for their organisation to be declared a Hate Group.  Cameron calls time on Wind Power as nothing but a feel-good hole to dump subsidies into.   The votes are in for Worst Political Blog, and with 53% The Standard is the winner.  Martin Bradbury will be annoyed he barely beat Red Alert for 2nd place.   The call then went out for Best Minister nominations, voting will be tomorrow.  We visit The Grumpy Economist who looks at the current debate surrounding the US Fiscal Cliff.  Someone by the name of Fred Laumua offers a new version of New Zealand history via Facebook.  Some useful work by a WOBH reader showed us the Fiscal Cliff numbers for New Zealand.  If you haven’t seen it, check it out now.  Cam Slater than repeats his call for NZ Police to be armed. As he sees it, “I can’t see any reason why our police can’t be armed… the criminals are”.  He then calls a Herald “survey” wrong for returning a 74% result for David Cullen Bain to be compensated.  Another reader is calling WOBH “a bit gay” and calls for the return of Monday mullets and Wednesday weapons.  And the week comes to a close with a post about a brain challenged mental health nurse that wanted a personal grievance claim heard only to discover he wasn’t fired in the first place.  He then proceeded to insist on a grievance claim anyway!

And so, we head into a long weekend to see out  the current year and see in a new one.  Wherever you are reading Whale Oil Beef Hooked, thanks for being part of our audience.  December has been a slower month, but bigger than December last year.  With your help, we’re going to crack the Million Page Views a month during 2013!

 


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