Techtard of the Day


Clare Curran is the gift that just keeps on giving. Just when you think she can’t get any dumber she comes out and proves us wrong.

The tip line has produced an absolute gem which shows why the ICT sector should be crapping themselves if Curran ever gets the portfolio.

During Radio New Zealand’s financial review appearance Clare Curran showed what a techtard she is.

This transcript exert below is brilliant. RNZ chief executive Peter Cavanagh did well not to start pissing himself laughing.

Jonathan Young: I listen to your programmes every day of the week through my iPad. I don’t use my radio anymore except as an alarm.

Clare Curran: Actually, I just wanted to wave it at you because it is such a great innovation, the app, and I have listened – I used it when I was in the States last year, and it was amazing to be there and to hear the quality of the voice coming through. It’s fantastic. The only criticism I would have of it, and I’m interested to know if this is happening to other people, is that it cuts off. It cuts out after a certain amount of time, and then you’ve got to stick it back on again. So there’s some sort of glitch, but I don’t think it’s just my iPhone.  

Peter Cavanagh: Can I respond to that one? Are you mobile at the time you’re using it?

Clare Curran: Sometimes not. So you’ve got to walk around with it to keep it going, is that the answer?

Peter Cavanagh: No, no, no. We’re not aware of any bugs in the iPhone application itself, but we certainly have had reports—and I’ve experienced this myself, listening, when I’ve been out walking. But as you move you move from one reception area to another, and sometimes when you change reception areas it cuts out and then will cut back in again.

Just in case you missed it, Curran was actually asking if you have to be continually walking round to ensure the app works properly!

I couldn’t make this up.

I bet she experiences loads of Chair to Keyboard interface problems.


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  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    There is nothing to laugh here. Peter Cavanagh QC answers an innocent question from Curran. Move on sir.

  • Dave

    He missed an opportunity, better to say, it works best when walking south, so best you continue heading south………

  • Jaffa

    It’s best if you start walking towards the person you are talking to.

    • Random66

      Now that would have been funny had he said that, perhaps he could have added that it works best when walking towards the person you are talking to with your left arm held up vertically like an antennae.

  • Michael

    Dead God..

  • David

    Have a listen to her questions to the PM today, I actually felt sorry for her for being so stupid

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    The moronic constituency is well catered to in NZ to the point of being over-represented.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Blonde and Australian – there ya go

    • Hazards001

      Huh? Australian? I’ve known her and her parents and sisters almost my whole life. Where did Australian come from?

      • pukakidon

        I feel sorry for you

        • Hazards001

          Interesting that you do. So I’ll share.

          The Curran family picked myself at age 8 my brothers 7 & 3 up the morning my father died and got us out of the house. A Saturday morning and a place full of drama, They took us to their home and then picked up some of our friends and took us swimming for the day. My best friend from back then and still now 40 years later came swimming that day and is someone close to her and has featured on WOBH in a negative way.

          The fact that I don’t agree with Clare Curran’s politics (or my best mates) does not discharge me from my obligations as a man. Her family supported me and mine for a long time in many small ways.

          I don’t feel sorry for me at all for knowing them.

          • Dave

            Hazards admiration from me for sharing that + for keeping friendships when they don’t share your views. Well said !!

          • pukakidon

            You seem surprised that that is what people do for their neighbours and friends and that is unusual. She is a rotter mate unfortunately she has turned to the dark side.

            These are things that normal people do for each other?

  • Hamish

    How is this funny. She wasn’t asking that question at all, you just shaped it to your advantage. Try harder next time.

    • Troy

      Best you try again harder next time…. what part of “So you’ve got to walk around with it to keep it going, is that the answer?” that are you confused with? Best you contact Clare – it’s the only therapeutic treatment I can recommend for you.