Feedback on Winnie the Pooh and friends “extraordinary”


[…] We’ve had extraordinary feedback from last week’s column – the piece on Winnie The Pooh and his friends, post-general election.

The Sun has been overwhelmed* with messages about this column.

Thanks for the feedback. I even got a text from my Dad.

Then that radical, outspoken website, Whale Oil, contacted us and asked if they could re-publish it.  Which we agreed to, which means a whole new audience of Whale Oil followers are now tuned into The Weekend Sun website and SunLive.


Interestingly, we didn’t get much feedback from the ACT party or Labour.

But a couple of Greens party folk queried why they were left out. Just goes to show you can’t please everybody.



Which is not surprising; the column doesn’t set out to please anyone, rather poke as much borax as possible in as many different directions as possible.

That is probably why our readers enjoyed Brian Roger’s guest post. “Radical, outspoken” Whaleoil doesn’t set out to please anyone either. Like Rogers, we enjoy poking the borax too.

[…] Weird supermarket stuff

Being a hunter-gatherer, I rarely go to the supermarket. I avoid this whenever possible. This week I was instructed to search for Angus beef patties. I couldn’t find Angus but returned with another brand. I was in deep trouble. I still don’t understand.

I don’t care what the beefies name was. He’s dead now, so we might as well eat him.

This guy is hilarious I bet he is a closet Whaleoiler.

One good reason to avoid the supermarket, unless you are completely out of rations: it is too easy to buy things that are not necessary. And besides, there are disturbing and weird people in there.

Such as this guy:

People give me grief about wearing zip off pants, Crocs and hats with solar lights. But at least I haven’t sunk to the depravity of skin tight grundies, purple knee stockings under Doc Martens. I don’t like to judge, but I will. […]

[…] Warning:

If you get a deal offering a special on canned meat, beware.

I reckon it’s just spam. […]

[…] Kim Jong and Prez Don continue to rattle their sabres and take us all a step closer to nuclear annihilation.

And Winston is doing exactly what he said he’d do: wait for the special votes to be counted. Despite this, some of the media are trotting out the old line ‘country held to ransom’. What bollocks.

They’re simply waiting for the full result and then getting into coalition talks. Memo to media: Don’t hold your breath.

*How the media measures feedback:

Some interest: The dog woke up.

Great interest: The dog barked and one person commented.

Substantial feedback: The dog sat up for a scratch, the phone rang and more than one email received.

The phone didn’t stop ringing: the phone rang twice, but one of those was a wrong number.

Overwhelmed: Had more than 20 emails, a couple of phone calls, a chat at the Chapel St petrol station and a text from Dad.

Inundated: Stopped counting the emails, upset the Spinners & Weavers, invited to speak at service club meetings.

What a treasure this guy is. Now how do we steal him from The Sun?

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