November 2014

Sunday nightCap

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


Today’s Trivia




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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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Battle of the Bullpups


Lost in translation: No no homo in Finland

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


Fried shrimp in 0.3 seconds


Daily Roundup

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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 »

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 »