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  • jude

    I am about to go out for a quiet dinner with my husband.
    I have spent so much time on this blog, I have decided if anyone asks what I do all day, I am saying I research….Whales:)

    • Cadwallader

      Spoken like a true Japanese! Enjoy your dinner, sushi?

      • jude

        I enjoyed a lovely fillet steak

  • Carl

    It would be good to see the reactions of the cleaners. (pic)

    • caochladh

      Before I get into bed, I scan the sheets with a black light.

      • luke

        and the tv remote, towels, phone, door handles etc, etc.

        • caochladh

          I always carry a pack of wipes that kill 99% of germs for that purpose. With lurgy staying active on surfaces for quite some time and not knowing what sort of unwashed mongrel has been there before you (even in 5 star hotels), you can never be too careful especially if you are traveling for a specific purpose.

          • Cadwallader

            If you feel the need to do this entering a motel, what on earth would you carry into the Greenies caucus room?

          • Reaper

            or the Ngati Whatua room?

          • Dave

            No need to carry in anything, just enter in a decontamination suit and breathing aperatus.

          • Cadwallader

            Impossible! Decontamination suits do not come in hemp!

          • caochladh

            I’d pay to have it fumigated first.

          • Cadwallader

            …and you’d need fumigation on the way back out!

          • Wallace Westland

            A clue.
            It would be the only one in there as they haven’t got any.

          • JAFA Gazza

            Very clever! I saw what you did there! :)

          • Stayed at St Regis in DC once, opened the bed and found public hairs … yuk. Even in the best hotels. They were so embarrassed they gave me a free night!

          • Bimwa

            I can go one better. found a used female hygene product on the floor near the bed at a well known provincial hotel I was staying at. Need less to say the desk staff were mortified

          • Used …. yuk

          • caochladh

            I had a Scottish police mate whose “party trick” was to rinse and make fluffy a new tampon, then cover it liberally with tomato sauce and a smear of mustard. The wag would secrete the item usually behind a chair and wait until the party was in full swing. He would casually find the tampon, hold it up and exclaim in a loud voice “who dropped this”, then he would suck on it claiming it was very tasty.

      • Watcher

        I just go to bed and try not to think about “things”

        • caochladh

          You should call the concierge to organise “room service” – that will get you off in no time.

    • luke

      I snorted at this, quite brilliant. If But if I was a hotel cleaner that discovered it, it wouldn’t be just the room that would need cleaning.

  • Isherman

    If you have seen the profile photo featuring Andy on the Labour Party facebook page, I reckon its got Meme caption contest all over it…

    • Betty Swallocks

      Damn you for making me look at it! :o)

    • Hard1
      • Carl

        “How long before we decide to stab this leader in the back guys”

        • Dave

          Lets wait for him to relax a little, say another few weeks.

          Hey Andy, thats on of your main competitors behind you, looks like she has your back.

      • Dave

        Either Hippy needs to get platform shoes, or the “lady” on his left needs to be on her knees. Yes Andy, we know she is behind you as the knife catcher.

        Perhaps it could be titled, Angry Andys harem?

      • JAFA Gazza

        I think Grant looks much better since his makeover….not so sure about the green shirt colour choice tho…I’d have thought he would have gone more pink…

      • Chris EM

        There’s someone directly behind Angry, between the tall woman and the school boy.

        • SlightlyStrange

          There is too… Either that, or Angry has grown an extra ear.

  • Nige.

    why is it that motels have 1. shower mixers that are hard to understand 2. shower wastes that cant get the water away very quickly 3. dodgy wiring ie there is a GPO (hotpoint) wired onto an iron handrail 4.disgusting colours

    feel free to add anything i missed…. also the best most cortious truck drivers are the ones who drive tankers.

    • Cadwallader

      How about 1978 model TVs?

      • jcpry

        Or remotes that don’t work.

    • Dave

      And pathetic light bulbs, they always seem to be 60 watt, or 75 at most. Then the desk lamp is always behind you, so you work in a shadow!

      • peterwn

        Years ago in USA I purchased a 100w bulb from a drugstore and used that in hotels/ motels until I forgot to change it back one day.

    • Yeahright

      The Showers also feel like they are water blasting your skin to the level of very uncomfortable..maybe that’s the point!..??

    • Greg M

      The couple through the paper thin walls in the next unit that spend all night banging like a Buick with a busted conrod.

      • Dave

        Apologies Greg :)

        • Cadwallader

          I don’t know whether to admire or be jealous of Dave or Greg? Unless you room together?

          • Dave

            I am sure most members of the ground crew could be good mates, but we might not quite take it that far Cadwallader.

          • Cadwallader

            That’s a relief but I expect you’d spend all night banging…on your laptops!

          • Dave

            At least we would be laughing and it would be a pleasurable evening over a few beverages, can you imagine the hatred, anger and spittle going everywhere with fellow pinko’s.

          • Cadwallader

            Well the Labour seniors would insist on staying somewhere far more grand than a simple motel whereas the Greenies would be curled up under a hedge.

      • I can but dream …..

      • I.M Bach

        It must have been a V6 Buick. Not a V8.

    • Carl

      Why do they still have a bible in the rooms and how long before this is deemed offensive to certain people?

      • Cadwallader

        Gideon’s Koran doesn’t have the ring to it that “He clasped a Gideon’s Bible opened at page one” has. Where is that line from?

        • Gaynor

          “Locomotive Breath”

          In the shuffling madness
          Of the locomotive breath,
          Runs the all-time loser,
          Headlong to his death.
          He feels the piston scraping —
          Steam breaking on his brow —
          Thank God, he stole the handle and
          The train won’t stop going —
          No way to slow down.
          He sees his children jumping off
          At the stations — one by one.
          His woman and his best friend —
          In bed and having fun.
          He’s crawling down the corridor
          On his hands and knees —
          Old Charlie stole the handle and
          The train won’t stop going —
          No way to slow down.
          He hears the silence howling —
          Catches angels as they fall.
          And the all-time winner
          Has got him by the balls.
          He picks up Gideon’s Bible —
          Open at page one —
          God stole the handle and
          The train won’t stop going —
          No way to slow down.

          • Cadwallader

            Yep! Dates back to about 1972?

          • Now that takes me back Jethro Tull one of the all time greats

          • Dave_1924

            Nice….

          • I.M Bach

            The word ‘balls’ was censored back in my day, so sad.

            (Sad that it was censored and sad that I’m that old, yes.)

    • Ilovelife

      Bloomin heck! You’re staying in some real dives.

      • Nige.

        i know. it was cheap cheap cheap. the kids arent even excited.

        • Nige.

          gets better…. theres ants everywhere….

    • idbkiwi

      C’mon Nige, catch up; “shower mixers that are hard to understand”: left (red) = scalding heat @ zero pressure, right (blue) = ice melt @ skin shredding 750,000psi, centre = off. Easy as.

      • Watcher

        Ha ha, I would give you 20 up ticks if I could, you made me laugh like heck.

      • Nige.

        im very slow.

    • Sooty

      Yep! Them lime green fuel tankers!

  • dgrogan

    Congratulation Pete Burling on winning the 2015 Moth World Championship on Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne.

    • Chris EM

      Blimmin ‘eck! Those things have changed! Last time I saw an International Moth it was made out of plywood, took two people to lift it and it stayed in the water. Had an NZ Moth back in my school days.

      • Watcher

        Yeah me too, I learnt to sail on a moth, a totally different beast to Pete’s 30 knot flyer.
        I said on and not in cause that’s what an old moth was eh.
        You were more on than in

        • Chris EM

          So true, kind of resembled a raft compared to conventional yachts.

          • Watcher

            Yes that’s it Chris, I quickly graduated to a ply hulled Paper Tiger, what a step up that was.
            I was taught to sail my PT by a fellow named Peterson, and now my memory has faded I cannot remember his first name, but he won some accolades for sailing them…..blimmin dementia ;-)

          • Chris EM

            That’s like going from a road car to a racing car. I seem to remember a Peterson, but my memory’s shot as well.
            Do you remember the 3.7? Single man with trapeze. I lusted after them in my Moth days.
            I went on to Lasers for a few years after school.

          • Watcher

            Yes I thnk I do remember the 3.7, single man dinghy? Never sailed one though.
            I did have the odd crack in a laser, my mate owned one.
            We never belonged to a club, we just owned boats and sailed em as hard as we could against each other.
            Our peers were flogging motorbikes ..Crosby and co.. We flogged sailing vessels as hard as we could. Got quite good at it too.

          • Chris EM

            I used to sail in club races, but was never very successful. I just liked sailing.

          • I.M Bach

            It’s funny you should mention that. I have two brothers; one quite keen on sailing and the other just liked it. We’d go on those ‘rum races’ under the Auckland Harbour bridge of an evening, Friday, lovely events. One brother (big business, competitive-as) had to crank the boat over, hard out, all the canvas available up etc. The other brother (thespian type, laid back), relaxed style, just enough canvas to keep us moving, fry up some fish, down an oyster or two, slurp a glass of the best wine and enjoy the evening. I liked both; but hey, such very different takes on the same thing.

          • dgrogan

            Bruce Farr design. Thrilling in its time. Still a few around sailing.

          • Chris EM

            That’s right. Wondered whether any still exist, I haven’t seen one in years.

          • Watcher

            Yes that’s right the Farr 3.7 I had forgotten about him.

          • hookerphil

            Helmer Petersen 1964 Gold Tokyo Flying Dutchman born Danish

          • Watcher

            You bloody beauty got it in one. Hell of a nice guy too, took me under his wing a bit, he was one of those influencers in influencing wayward youth that we all meet from time to time.
            Edit spelling

          • hookerphil

            I think his sailing partner was Earle Wells from memory

          • Watcher

            Yes it was. I never met Earle. Helmer was an upfront fella, and did not suffer fools gladly, he tuned me up when I needed it, but gave praise when things went well.

      • I.M Bach

        An International Moth? Is that when you have one mothball in Hobart and the other in Westport?

  • MaryLou

    This may well be an example of Native Advertising for Gareth Morgan (or not), but I’m amazed this issue isn’t getting more coverage. Whilst there has always been debate over the role of the Waitangi Tribunal, it’s scope and the WAY WE ARE GOVERNED!!!, it’s heating up somewhat. When people are talking changes of this significance, why is it not a slightly larger topic in the media?:

    Yes I get this article is mostly about Gareths views, but in light of the Waitangi Tribunals recent statement regarding the idea of running two systems, the debate needs to find it’s way into the mainstream:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11387505

    • Reaper

      Mike Butler is rather scathing of Morgan’s assertions.

      http://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/mike-butler-gareth-morgan-wrong-on.html

      • MaryLou

        Great article thank you for posting! Now we just need the MSM to be posting alternate viewpoints like that. I noticed in the article the writer states that yes, GM did do a deal with the Herald to promote his book.

        I so need to find many, many more places to get news…

        • Watcher

          Hi my name is watcher, and I have been Herald free for 3 days now, and I feel great

          • JAFA Gazza

            Hi Watcher….welcome. You are about to be FREED! …

          • Watcher

            Like all of us JAFA I cannot wait.

        • Reaper

          Then he gives Catherine Delahunty a good hard sledge in today’s article. Lol.

          http://breakingviewsnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/12/mike-butler-separatist-drivel-from.html

          • yossarian

            Looks like the article was a month ago, but a good one nevertheless. Unfortunately it is not only left leaners like Delahunty who want to tell the rest if us how we should review our history and reinvent it according to her own opinions, it is also right leaners like Finlayson and, by default, certain beloved Prime Ministers who know better that the rest of us what equality should really mean.

          • Reaper

            So it is – my mistake, I must be still stuck in last year!

          • MaryLou

            Another good one… bookmarked the site

    • Carl

      As soon as I say who wrote the article, Bryce Edwards I stopped reading

      • MaryLou

        Yes, I should. Years of conditioning though, keep me going back – “just in case”!

        Back onto topic though, this quote from a commenter on Reapers link:

        “My understanding (and I am happy to be corrected – so long as the correction is referenced) is that with Treaties written in two languages – the language of the indigenous takes precedence. In the case of Tiriti o Waitangi – the Maori version would take precedence in issues of disagreement – therefore sovereignty was NOT ceded”

        I find this topic concerning.

        • Nechtan

          There is a reply further down

          “Where there are two or more language versions of a treaty, they are equally authentic. However, should an ambiguity arise in one of the languages, the less ambiguous version may be given preference by a court. This has happened a number of times in international courts and tribunals e.g. there is no doctrine of equity in French law as there is in English law and so courts have given preference to the English version where a provision has invoked equity. In this instance, there is absolutely no ambiguity about what the English version means with respect to ceding sovereignty (and it took 150 years for someone to notice that there is supposedly such am ambiguity in the Maori version…………)

          An interesting additional thought is that Maori was not a written language and so an argument could be made to the effect that the Maori version was not authentic.

          It’s a moot point anyway as the law of treaties does not apply to treaties between imperial powers and tribal peoples according to the International Court of Justice in 2002.”

          • dgrogan

            IMO, it’s about time we became a Republic and wrote a whole new constitution. That way we could ditch the Waitangi Tribunal, the treaty gravy train and the whole colonial head of state overhang. Might be a good opportunity to set some new ground rule on immigration too.

  • Alright

    Why do I spend a disproportionate amount of my waking day being concerned about John Key’s well-being?

    • JAFA Gazza

      Probably a universe balance..ying yang thing to even out Wussel’s disproportionate amount of his working day being concerned about John Key’s txts….. ;)

      • Alright

        Actually my concern relates to do with global religious discord JG.

        But (for some light relief) I’ll post a good song for you a bit later. The last time I did you proposed marriage. Mrs Alright has only – now months later – got over it.

        • JAFA Gazza

          Sorry to have broken her heart Alright! But if you make it a REALLY good song I promise to reavow my intentions! ;)

          • Alright

            She was heart broken the transaction wasn’t completed!

            Have a good look at this…..

          • JAFA Gazza

            Ah now THERE you have and gone and done it! BRILLIANT. Is Mrs Alright avalable on Sept 5th? ;)

          • Alright

            Hold on……

            She’s available tomorrow.

            She want’s you to post a music link to work out if you are compatible.

          • JAFA Gazza

            Tried Hosier…Take me to Church…..but cant get a viable link…anyone can help/ ;p

          • Alright

            Is that it? One song, that you can’t even link to? And she was very much looking forward to trips away in the 7. Deflation.

          • JAFA Gazza

            Yeah I tried. Posted again an “unplugged” ( Read as a cheap) version. ;)

          • JAFA Gazza

            http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qmOLtTGvsbM

            How about a bit of Toto…all fullon session muso’s?

          • Alright

            Love Toto. Going to post a bit of Duran Duran

          • JAFA Gazza
          • SVlover

            What??? Is this a ‘Swingers Club’ or what?

          • Alright

            Yep.

          • JAFA Gazza
          • jcpry

            Thanks for this. Downloaded the whole album. Superb stuff.

    • Watcher

      I think it is right to be concerned for our PM, but bear in mind that he has a great team of personal protection members.
      He is at no more risk than any other western leader in my opinion, and anyhoo he accepts the risk as part of his service to NZ I would imagine.

    • peterwn

      Why bother – Bronagh and Moonlight are great support and Max is doing his bit by taking the micky out of MSM. Having Andy around helps too, just think of John’s problems if Labour had a *real* leader.

      • Alright

        Worrying about personal health, not political. Have a think.

  • yossarian

    An Upper House “half elected by Maori”? Well, since we seem to be ceding more and more decision making to the increasingly extreme views of the Waitangi Trubunal I suppose it should be no surprise that deep thinker Gareth should jump on that band wagon. Welcome to the future Aotearoa New Zealand, where sickly white liberals demand that we forever pay for the actions, imagined or real, of their ancestors.

    • I.M Bach

      Your last sentence contains the word ‘future’. Would you mind (awfully) if I inserted the word ‘current’? I do think it’s befitting.

  • Disinfectant

    Switzerland pulls the Euro cap on the Franc.
    Swiss Franc soars by 30 %.
    Will other currencies now fall out of the ERM?
    Currency Trader in Auckland closes up shop.
    Will this lead to the breakup of the European Union.
    What will be the affect on Greece?
    Edit: delete word.

    • sarahmw

      What’s that all about? Who’s manipulating currency and oil? Trying to squeeze Isis/al queda? Do we have an expert to give an idea.

      • Disinfectant

        Bloomberg’s now reporting casualties from New York to New Zealand.
        Swiss Franc soared up to 41% in latest trading.
        I’m not an expert, but hopefully one will come on line and shed a bit of sunlight on matters.

        • Watcher

          It’s those damed joos manipulating the world economy, attacking those peace loving mooslums.

          (I really really hope)

      • Honcho

        Saudi’s are over producing oil, they are happy to admit that they are responsible for driving the prices down.
        The Saudi’s claim their economy could survive on oil prices below the US$30 a barrel range, the US needs prices around US$80 a barrel to make fracked oil fields viable, $200 billion in debt is held by the frackers, we may well see a double dip global financial crisis coupled with at least another decade of total dependence on middle east oil.

        Its not just frackers in the US feeling the pinch, oil sands in Canada, north sea oil for Norway and Scotland, and this last week Russia had another credit downgrade to where it is now only one step above junk bond status with an economy in freefall and the promise of 5-10% cuts in govt spending across the board.

  • cows4me

    Fish today, should have stay home and sprayed weeds. Plenty of fish on sounder but they just are not biting and this is wide spread in our area. Oh will maybe next week.

    • Isherman

      Were you out there for the change of light this morning?

      • cows4me

        No I was in the cowshed for that.

        • Isherman

          Yeah its frustrating alright, often sunny cloudless days don’t help a lot I’ve found. I prefer cloudy or overcast conditions, and fishing the change of light. Sometimes some ground bait, or dropping jigs can entice some action, but if it was always easy, it would be called harvesting instead of fishing I guess. Hope it was a nice day out there anyway.

          • dgrogan

            I walked along Petone wharf yesterday afternoon and there was a young guy there who had just pulled in a pretty big Kahawai – about 4 kilos I reckon. He’d caught 2 others before hand, both bigger that the last. I kid you not.

  • Isherman

    Just when you thought you’d heard all the ‘unplugged’ versions of old rock songs..

    • Dave_1924

      Top, top band Isherman…… i listened to Angels relentless when at college back in the early 80’s…. RIP Doc Neeson….

    • jcpry

      They were at Sweetwaters 1982 I think. Brilliant band and very good live.

      • Isherman

        I only saw them once at the logan Campbell in Auckland, in 88′ or thereabouts, good live band, cant say the same about the venue. Also saw Skid Row and Megadeth there, rubbish accoustics.

  • Karma

    For those of discussing the perils of showering, comedian Eddie Izzard sums it up nicely at about 1.17 in.
    http://youtu.be/2_-SkRA6AjM

  • Rem

    Rachel Smalley is surely the grand master of Palilalia. “I am
    very well, I am very well”. Way to make
    be hit the off button on my car radio Rach (with force!)

    • Watcher

      Hi my name is Watcher, I have been Rachael Smalley free for 48 hours now, and I feel great.

      • dgrogan

        Geez, W. You really are a tiger for punishment. First the Herald and now RNZ. Any other vices you want to kick, while you’re getting your life back on track? :)

        • Watcher

          Yeah there is quite a few, but 2 at a time is hard enough.
          Smoking, drinking too much red wine, working too hard, no life work balance, keeping the employees happy, seeking new contracts…all easy and fun

          • dgrogan

            Pretty much normal then, eh?

          • Watcher

            You bet.

      • JAFA Gazza

        Loving your expunging…. :)

    • Alright

      Rem, she is actually common. Listen to her pronounce “Twenty” (“Tweny”)

    • Watcher

      I am very impressed, I am very very impressed, this has to be the word of the day, I just googled it.
      The things one learns on WO, thanks.

      • Rem

        Thank the TV programme QI, but cheers

  • jonno1

    Tonight’s wine was Wither Hills Sauv Blanc – nothing special but still a cheeky little wine, especially when accompanied by a massive medium-rare T-bone steak. Lovely.

  • Alright

    For Jaffa Gaza who has undone the Pope, and all religions. And all strength to his arm.

  • Comes a time

    Did anyone see 3 news on the Charlie Hebdo mag on trade me? Can’t seem to find the auction

  • caochladh

    Fresh pork sausages anyone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG4WhppBNCM

    • jude

      so many becoming vegetarian!My daughter would be delighted)

    • Garbageman

      priceless thx

  • I.M Bach

    Got home, tired, hot, grumpy, dealing with lesser mortals most of the day, I’m going ‘grrr’ all over the place. Then…. Logged on, got an email from each of my daughters, the wife rang to say “I’m coming home” and thought….hang on, life’s actually ok, look at what’s come into my grumpy world in just a few minutes to turn the tables. Thought I’d have a quick look at WO, got some more chuckles….

    I’m looking out the window, cloudless sky, building a menu in my head for the evening meal; must away to prepare it so that the wife can walk into yummy aromas and a cold JD.

    My point? Life isn’t all that bad, family matters big time and WO can lift your spirits.

    Now I’ll log off and go and sample some more/different spirits. Have a great w/e folks and remember; however bad your day….someone out there is having a worse one.

    Forecast for Perth tomorrow is 38d, might drag the Heritage out.

  • Watcher

    I have nailed my colours to the mast on WO a few times before in regard to Israel.
    I wish again to state:
    I 100% support them, and their democratic, women loving, Difference tolerant society.
    I love that they do not stone their women nor sell their very young daughters into marriage with dirty old men.
    I love that they love freedom and democracy.
    I love that they are strong and willing to defend those freedoms.
    I love that they do not desire to behead those that disagree with them.
    I love that they offer a homeland to those who Islam would kill in a heartbeat.
    I love that they do not kidnap young school girls and sell them into slavery.
    I love that they do not desire me to convert to Judaism to be accepted.
    I love that do not care on jot about the lefty apologists and irrational haters in the NZ MSM.
    I love a whole lot more, and just for the record I am not a Jew.

    If I was the King of NZ I would offer an overflow homeland here, I would say, bring your persecuted, your attacked, your dispossesed, they are welcome here, all we ask is that you accept our way of life and you assimilate as much as possible while holding on to your own culture and religion. You are welcome.

    • Alright

      Brilliant post Watcher!

    • Dave

      Sitting outside here tonight after a lovely fresh fish dinner, our first thunderstorm for the season with endless lightening and thunder all round! Whilst we are only likely to get 5 mm of rain the best part is the temperature has dropped steadily from 32 to just under 25 in the last half hour, the first time it’s been below 25 since mid December. BLISS !!!

  • Watcher

    Right WO campers, I am away.
    Going to the Tauranga A&P show tomorrow, then revamping the wife’s rose garden.
    Thanks for your company.

    • Huia

      Have a good time tomorrow and when you have finished your wifes garden then there is one up here on the Coro that needs some tender loving care if you are so inclined.

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