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A job for arts, lifestyle and travel blogger David Farrar

This has to be the perfect job for arts, lifestyle and travel blogger David Farrar.

Wanted: ‘Caucasian male aged 25-50, prepared to fly to Croatia at 6am tomorrow and flash private parts’

An email, purporting to be an “urgent” casting call for the role of the “King’s Landing nudist” in the Game of Thrones season five finale, has been circling online after being posted on Reddit yesterday.

During the episode, shamed villainess Cersei (Lena Headey) is forced to undertake a naked walk of penance through the streets of King’s Landing, during which a crowd of townspeople jeer, and hurl obscenities (as well as mud and spit) at the fallen queen.   Read more »

Please tell me why I should stay with Sky

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So can anyone give me a single reason why I should still have a Sky account?

Don’t say sport, I can stream whatever I want…plus there are multiple sports channels with far more sport than most could consume available on multiple systems including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV (I have both) plus other systems. ESPN boxing and MMA coverage is superb, plus other sports that are never aired on NZ television, without paying extortionate fees to Sky TV for channels I barely watch.

Don’t say Movies, I can get whatever I want through Netflix, Hulu, HBO and a myriad of other services that in total don’t add up to the cost of even Sky Basic.   Read more »

Comment of the Day

With all the weapons grade howling coming from the left that their darling of prime time, John Campbell, could potentially lose his show there is barely any sensible discourse.

Luvvie state funded troughers like Russell Brown and Damien Christie are calling for squillions to be spent on public broadcasting, presumably only for their approved type of shows and people, with scant regard to commercial realities. I doubt they’d be keen on a publicly funded political show fronted by me for example.

One commenter at Russell Brown’s recipe, music and arts blog is Robyn Gallagher…who refreshingly understands the real problem.

Serious question: who here regularly watches Campbell Live? And by that, I mean the full episode, live to air. Not occasionally watching a video someone has shared on Facebook.

I don’t. I really like John Campbell, but I haven’t watched the show since the 2000s, and if Campbell Live had been cancelled five years ago I wouldn’t have noticed.

Campbell Live seems like one of those shows that people like the idea of in theory, but not enough people actually watch it for that theory to work in practice.    Read more »

Bill Maher cuts loose at the liberal apologists – They should wear t-shirts that say “Je Suis part of the problem”

Bill Maher has become almost a lone voice in calling out liberal apologists.

He said Islam was the only religion that will “kill you if you…draw the wrong picture.”

They protested him speaking at their commencement.

Months later, Islamists shot up a French magazine for publishing, well, “the wrong picture.”

Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time,” took Friday night as an opportunity to take something of an “I told you so” lap around the University of California Berkeley students who protested him coming to their campus.

Those liberal students resorted to “extreme bullying” like so many other liberals who want to impose limits on free speech when it offends them, Maher said.

If you’re one of those people, you’re not really a liberal, Maher added. You’re a “baby.”

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The liberal thought police versus freedom of speech

I have blogged previously of the liberal/left-wing desire to silence those who will speak their mind on things they disagree with.

They want dissent silenced. If it isn’t threatening and abusing Phil Robertson over his views then it is trying to silence skeptics on global warming or climate disruption as they prefer to call it now that the warming has failed to materialise.

The left-wing has become exceedingly intolerant and bully like in their question to silence opponents.

Kirsten Powers writes at USA Today:

Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences.

How ironic that the persecutors this time around are the so-called intellectuals. They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The touchstone of liberalism is tolerance of differing ideas. Yet this mob exists to enforce conformity of thought and to delegitimize any dissent from its sanctioned worldview. Intolerance is its calling card.

Each week seems to bring another incident. Last week it was David and Jason Benham, whose pending HGTV show was canceled after the mob unearthed old remarks the brothers made about their Christian beliefs on homosexuality. People can’t have a house-flipping show unless they believe and say the “right” things in their life off the set? In this world, the conservative Tom Selleck never would have been Magnum, P.IRead more »

Game of Thrones out now, but not at Warehouse

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The latest season of Game of Thrones is out now and people can buy it everywhere…except The Warehouse. I went down to the local store and they don’t have it…I asked about it and was told they won’t be stocking it because it is R18.

Barack Obama is a fan and he has asked HBO for an advance copy so he can watch it on the weekend…lucky he doesn’t have to ask The Warehouse or he’d be disappointed.

The Warehouse seem to have decided to become censors and moral arbiters of what we can or can’t buy and watch Their stance that it is because it is R18 might be valid if it wasn’t for they hypocrisy.  Read more »

Green Party taking liberties?

via the tipline, a reader emails:

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Hi,

I noticed the poster at Armageddon at the weekend, the Greens using Game of Thrones in their advertising campaign.

Considering the lack of HBO, Game of Thrones or any logo other than the Greens’ I’m suspicious that they haven’t bothered to obtain permission to use the imagery or tag line, which would be typical of their hypocrisy when it comes to rights.  Read more »