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Stick to the Day Job

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 pm, December 1st, 2012 - 7 comments
Categories: Gerry Brownlee - Tags:

So Brownlee tried a Simpsons joke in the House and it completely failed (Danyl has clip here).

I guess everyone in National wants to emulate the Clown-in-Chief as they audition to succeed him. At least Gerry didn’t insult Finland with his ‘joke’ this time.

While they don’t seem capable of either running the country or comedy, they should probably just stick to one.  Either hand over the government to someone competent, or once they’ve given us a Brighter FutureTM, then they can start the comedy…

7 comments on “Stick to the Day Job”

  1. xtasy 1

    Brownlee is known to have the loudest and most powerful farts and back fire syndroms in cabinet.

    He tries to get over it by taking the verbal debate assault against Labour everytime there is a debate.

    He is a Schultzian for sure, and I feel he was born in the wrong country at the wrong time. He would have made a great career in the 3rd Reich, where characters like him were welcomed and groomed to perfection. Sadly Key and his ilk try to pull the wool over NZ’ers eyes to dare and bring in a moderate version of said regime, but I hopefully think, they have stuffed up enough and will not succeed.

    Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping enough numb and dumb may wake up, I rely on Natzies to be out of office by 2014. This is not relying on Shearer though, as I expect a deserved challenge and change of leadership in Feb. 2013.

  2. red sugar 2

    Oh come on bunji.

    I loathe the nats probably more than most, but cracking a Simpsons funny like that deserves some credit. Was pretty bloody good.

    And it’s to the shame of every other mp that none pissed themselves laughing.

    • TheContrarian 2.1

      I’m with you on this. I was sitting at work, streaming parliament TV, when I heard ‘North Haverbrook’. An awesomely obscure Simpson’s reference. He should have followed it up with “The labour party with money is like a mule with a spinning wheel. nobody knows how they got it and danged if they know how to use it!”

  3. Ed 3

    A friend told me that he had been told (yes I know – a friend of a friend, but that’s how information is sometimes shared) that Brownlee had no idea of the Simpson reference – he had been told it was a prestigious consulting firm that was ‘on message’ and would support the government position – it was only afterwards that he was told it was an attempt to get an over-reaction from Labour. Naturally that became the public position; Brownlee is not too happy but is having to swallow it. Teh colleague who set it up was not named.

  4. McFlock 4

    um – usually when Nats are non-answering questions with smug conceit (their understanding of the word “humour”) it’s telegraphed by their obvious pride at being able to avoid the question and their staunch belief that “boobies, hur hur” was not included in the Importance of Being Earnest simply because Wilde was too stupid to understand the nuance. It’s also accompanied by a back-bench laugh track that an ’80s prime time sitcom would be embarrassed to use.
             
    Given that all of the above was absent when Brownlee made the comment, you might well have heard the truth. 

  5. ak 5

    Ae Flocko. Right-wing humour, right-wing empathy: the fabled oxymoron twins.

    Onnit sweetie: sounds awfully like some pimply tory Farrarski aide’s attempt to gotcha Labour. “har har har, too thick as batshit to see the joke geddit har har har aren’t we clever eh John har…..”

  6. Ad 6

    Sorry I thought it was great. Brownlee’s expression as he delivered it in the house made me suspicious as well. Perhaps the Ministry of Transport staff in Auckland are wittier than one gives them credence for.

    Having said that, Auckland Council should admit that they should STFU about CRL in public. Just grind away with the public servants on The Terrace in time for November 2014.

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