Caption Competition

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35 comments on “Caption Competition ”

  1. Peter Rabbit 1

    “Labour’s tries to gain support in the polls by clearly communicating its values with a picture of their most successful PM Helen Clark”

  2. lprent 2

    It is a cool image – but what does it have to do with politics? 

    • D-D-D-Damn ! 2.1

      Agreed, 1prent. And, unlike many here, I just can’t stand Star Wars tosh !!! Hollywood at its most God Awful.

      • Colonial Viper 2.1.1

        It is a cool image – but what does it have to do with politics?

        There was once, a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, a democratic Galactic Senate, the ruling body of the Old Republic. It was inflitrated by those on the Dark Side of the Force, led by Darth Sidious – who eventually became Chancellor of the Galactic Senate, largely by buying over and otherwise controlling the votes in the Senate. Sidious even involved the Republic in a false war which he had actually engineered to act as a crisis which he could take advantage of to gain Emergency Powers.

        By various acts of treachery including co-opting a powerful young individual (Anakin) from a strong party that would oppose his quest for power (the Jedi), Sidious managed to permanently dispose of that party as a viable opposition, once and for all. Or so he thought.

        Sidious eventually dissolved the Galactic Senate (he may have done this literally…) and replaced rule through the Galaxy via the use of territorial Governors selected by him, subservient to the Galactic Empire that he created with himself as the Emperor.

        Anakin served the Emperor as one of his senior captains, Darth Vader, helping to enforce the iron grip of the Empire around wayward and distant star systems, and hunting down the anarchic rebel forces which represented the last of the opposition to the creation of a truly peaceful and well ordered society.

  3. Zorr 3

    Artists rendition of Don Brash’s new greenstone washed suit…

  4. Craig 4

    “Come out from under that mask, Brash. We know it’s really *you* under there!!!”

  5. Sally 5

    It’s amazing that someone would leak the cover design of the National Party Conference Programme to the Standard.

  6. Armchair Critic 6

    Don Brash unveils ACT’s full suite of policies.

  7. Craig 7

    The ACT Party unveils its agenda if it is re-elected to Parliament later this year. As one can see, they’re trying to grab cheap media attention by importing Hollywood movie icons to campaign for them…

    [Craig – could you try varying your email address or link details or IP address (if you can) and post a comment in whatever Open Mike if you can identify what it is that triggers our moderation every single comment? Ta. — r0b]

    [lprent: Also put a http:// at the front of the URL. ]

  8. r0b 8

    Turns out the brighter future had a dark side.

  9. vto 9

    Stick a flower in ya ear Titewhai

  10. Pascal's bookie 10

    A visitor from the Hawkes Bay.

  11. Alwyn 11

    That’s Phil in his motorcycle helmet isn’t it?

  12. Pascal's bookie 13

    Don Brash denies love child rumours.

    • The Voice of Reason 13.1

      “There is no escape! Don’t make me destroy you. LuKey, you do not yet realize your importance. You’ve only begun to discover your power! Join me, and I will complete your training! With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict, and bring order to the galaxy.”

      • lprent 13.1.1

        …and bring order to the galaxy.

        Seems to be a common theme amongst scifi baddies. I watched the first episode of Lexx with His Divine Shadow last night with Lyn last night (recalled to me because of QoT’s banner). Somehow I don’t think this series will be a winner with Lyn. But she was rather glued to screen whenever there weren’t criminals suffering the RWNJ’s idea of them being useful (having organs graphically chopped out of their unproductive bodies so that RWNJ’s could live longer). I have no idea how this made it to US TV even on the SciFi channel.

        • Lanthanide 13.1.1.1

          Lexx is very very strange.

          • lprent 13.1.1.1.1

            I was remembering that last night. Very very very strange.

            Even the wikipedia page was strange. I can’t remember ever seeing the 3rd or 4th series from the synopsis so I’m looking forward to that.

            • Zorr 13.1.1.1.1.1

              Wouldn’t really recommend watching past the end of the 1st season. The show took a really bad turn, suffers from actor replacement issues and lacks any further narrative after the resolution at the end of the initial season.

              1st season good, 2nd-4th seasons unimaginably painful

  13. joe90 14

    Don: Roger never told you what happened to your father.

    Big Bruv: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!

    Don: No. I am your father.

    Big Bruv: No… that’s not true! That’s impossible!

  14. Hollow Men II coming soon to a theatre near you.

  15. ianmac 16

    Act Motto: “Fear Anger Suffering Hate : FASHists.” (And the people will love us up to 20% of the vote!)

  16. higherstandard 17

    An old friend flies in from the UN.

  17. gold: Don Brash denies love child rumours.

  18. Treetop 19

    Imagery of Hides nightmare of Brash becoming leader of Act.

  19. RobC 20

    Trev’s facial reconstruction after another bike crash

  20. todd 21

    You’re not my father Don Vader, says Darth Shonkey.

  21. todd 22

    Insidious Darth Shonkey = the big baddy sith lord John Key
    The elitist frontier of despair = Nact with the devil
    Privatising clone army of mum’s and dad’s = a figment of imagination
    Mechanical zealot army = the media praying on your fears
    Princess Bill Organa Solo = Member of the old boys club
    Darth Bobo’s real daddy = Don Vader the rhetoric invader
    Backwaters of Inbredonia = stronghold of the sith lords
    The capitalist death star = Only costs $215000 to paint
    X-wing fighter jets = 34 imperialist transporters @ $200,000 each
    Sith lord arse warmers = nice to have and essential dictator status symbol
    Cybertronian old boys club = National imperialist running dogs
    Galactic Lynch mob = international marauders that want our SOEs
    Round table of doom = those that should remain consigned to history
    Jedi Alliance and high council leaders = Green tinged Wookies.

  22. jimmy 23

    National VIP donor brochure found to contain plans to clone army of Temuera Morison drones… is Hollywood giving them all their ideas lately?

  23. Toby Keith 24

    Darth Vader is still the coolest mother fucker on the planet.

  24. Jenny 25

    After taking a swim on the East Coast after the Petrobras oil spill local iwi member comes up covered in black shiny coating.

  25. Deadly_NZ 26

    Ooohh look, the Act party’s 2011 election poster.

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