November 2014

Sunday nightCap

New Zealand in the 60s through the eyes of Cleese and Idle

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Today’s Trivia

via cdn.com

via cdn.com

 

Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

 

Len Bias, number 2 pick of the 1986 draft celebrated so hard he died of a cocaine overdose. He’s now regarded as one of the greatest ballers never to play in the NBA. (source)

 

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Map of the Day, proofer, emergency fixer upper

Battle of the Bullpups

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Lost in translation: No no homo in Finland

I don’t think he meant this to come out as funny as it did

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Fried shrimp in 0.3 seconds

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Don’t ruin your Christmas by paying stupid tax

The lower drink-drive alcohol limit kicks in tomorrow, just in time for the majority of end of year company events.

Christmas party revellers are being warned police will be out in force to snare drivers who fall foul of new drink drive limits.

And police insist there will be no leniency for motorists who plead ignorance to the new drink-drive limits which come into force tomorrow.

“We’re stepping it up, definitely,” said Assistant Commissioner Dave Cliff.

“December and January are the worst months for alcohol and speed-related casualties so we want to get in early with really ramping up enforcement to keep people out of the hospitals and out of the mortuaries.”

Under legislation passed this year, the legal alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 and over will be lowered from 80 to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, or 400 to 250 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.

Drivers whose breath registers between 251 and 400mg of alcohol will receive a $200 fine, and those who have more booze on their breath will still face criminal sanctions.

The alcohol limit for drivers under the age of 20 will remain at zero.

Cliff said there would be no grace period.

Geez the cops have become grumpy as.   No tolerance.  No grace.    Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

Apparently it is our fault we don’t get Islam, so we need to force schools to brainwash kids

Didn’t take long did it…apparently it is our fault we don’t understand Islam and so there are now calls for our kids to undergo indoctrination so we can better understand.

Questions are being raised over why it’s not mandatory for state schools to teach religious diversity.

The Secular Education Network says while schools are supposed to be sensitive to different religions, in the end what they teach is up to each school’s board.

Spokesman David Hines says Muslim leaders making submissions on the Terrorist Fighters Bill are worried about the negative view New Zealanders are getting of Islam.   Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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