Caption Competition

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71 comments on “Caption Competition”

  1. Hayden 1

    That’s a nice computer… Can I sell it?

  2. Tiger Mountain 2

    Hey creepy space invader guy, I said no on FB….

  3. higherstandard 3

    Key is fair game, using members of the public and especially kids in this way is most definitely out of order.

    • Dean 3.1

      Go fuck yourself, HS. If Key wants to do photo ops with members of the public, those photos can be mocked. PR isn’t a one way street.

      • higherstandard 3.1.1

        How about if it was your daughter Dean, would you be OK with her photo being posted on a political blog and used in this way ?

        • McFlock 3.1.1.1

          Oh please. 
          If the objective of the caption competition was to belittle the student in the photo, you might almost have a point (depending on what constitutes ethically reasonable or fair use of photos already in the public eye). But she’s not. Key is.
               
          It’s no different from people laughing during the campaign when Key picked up a sweet looking baby that immediately burst into tears when he touched it. 
             
          But your delicate sensibilities have been noted. 

        • travellerev 3.1.1.2

          Well yeah, If a creepy old guy was hanging over my daughter like that I would like to be able to us it to warn other parents.
           

    • Hayden 3.2

      Where do you think the picture came from? Secret Standard photographers?

      Besides, no-one’s denigrating the girl.

      • higherstandard 3.2.1

        I have no idea where the photo came from and I’ll pose the same question to you as I did to Dean.

        How about if it was your daughter, would you be OK with her photo being posted on a political blog and used in this way ?

        • Hayden 3.2.1.1

          Is she the object of ridicule? If not, then probably yes.

        • Kotahi Tane Huna 3.2.1.2

          New caption, after HS: “Hey, you slippery piece of Tory filth! How dare you exploit me for votes? Do you want a smack in the mouth?”

        • PJ 3.2.1.3

          It’s one of John Key’s own cover photos on his Facebook page

          • Rosemary 3.2.1.3.1

            [deleted]

            [lprent: Definitely a comment well over the edge. ‘Robust’ does not mean that you have can just rave. Read the policy and you have just had your warning. ]

          • David H 3.2.1.3.2

            Oh you are joking. I don’t use farce book my self but this as a cover photo . It’s a warning. Dirty old man lives here. Danger Little Girl Danger. (shades of lost in space)

            It looks like a a case of “go away creepy old man, my mum told me never to talk to strangers” Help! Help!! HELLLLLLPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!

  4. Kotahi Tane Huna 4

    “Hey I can’t find my iPad – can I see your copy of Boag’s email? Just need to check something.”

  5. Craig Glen Eden 5

    This is a private conversation do you know what a private conversation is?

  6. Blighty 6

    Did you leak the Boag email?

  7. Policy Parrot 7

    “Hai, mai name is Jhon.

    Can I has a look at ur interwebs?”

  8. muzza 8

    Why is your nose growing…..

  9. tc 9

    you are even creepier for real than on telly and take your hand out of the pocket as mummy and daddy warned me about strangers and the promises they make.

  10. So, how much you love my National standards?

  11. Roy 11

    “…and as soon as I finish school I am moving to Australia, because there aren’t any jobs here.”

  12. Treetop 12

    Key
    Have you heard of the control card which will be issused to every 16 – 18 year old who Work and Income have to support because they are unemployed?

    Teenager
    Prime Minister, what are you doing for teenagers to help them find employment?

    Key
    Well there is a recession and the Christchurch earthquakes are keeping us busy.

    Teenager
    Don’t blame youth when they can’t find employment as they do not run the country.

  13. Eddy M 13

    “You can be Miss New Zealand just like me when you grow up!”

  14. “Have you thought about enrolling in a charter school?”

  15. King Kong 15

    “I see you are looking at the Standard. Man do those guys have a boner for me”

    “and looking at your log in you are…Felix, nice to put a face to the name”

  16. Chris Ford 16

    Hey, do you specialise in screening out leaked emails?

  17. ptoothfish 17

    Watchdog and NetNanny can’t help you once the creepy guy is actually in the room

  18. tc 18

    I see you’ve googled cycleway mmmm, let me say that googles opinion and mine differ somewhat, yes he is clever that google, gunna get them to run some techy IT stuff for us ackshully.

  19. ianmac 19

    Lots of people don’t trust me any more. Will you fall under my spell instead?

  20. bobo 20

    No I haven’t seen breaking dawn yet, but I know breaking wind quite well.. (farts) ok ill just go over there, yeah,… (awkward silence) note to self “tomorrows schools will have better air con”

  21. Te Reo Putake 21

    Eeeek! There’s a dead rat on your head!

  22. Hami Shearlie 22

    “Feel my greenstone suit, doesn’t it make you go all tingly inside? Ooooooh, I love it, it makes me want to mince all over again”!

  23. fabregas4 23

    Hi little girl – I am the man who is hell bent on wrecking public education in New Zealand. And by the way isn’t your teacher lazy and useless!

  24. KeepOurAssetsDon'tSell. 24

    I am working to make our unequal society even more unequal. Unless you’re special (Academic ability, Workability) you’ll have to get along on just smiles in the future. I don’t believe in sharing our rich land’s wealth with non performers! So be a performer! Like me get in on a Ponzi scheme and get out with 50,000,000 before TSHTF.

  25. McFlock 25

    Hey, can we go on a tour of your neighbourhood? I’m pretty sure YOU won’t emigrate to Australia before the next election…

  26. Brian 26

    ‘How much for zee leetle girl”?

  27. grumpy 27

    Crikey, Darren, you look a whole lot different after your holiday in Thailand………………….

  28. Kevin Welsh 28

    Fuck off John, can’t you see I’m busy?

  29. Bored 29

    Nice computer girly, make it last because Ive sold your future.

  30. Eva 30

    “Do you use apple shampoo?”

  31. Jackal 31

    “Yeah! Those nice people at Huawei can spy on everything you do even faster now little girl.”

  32. Colonial Viper 32

    “I’m on Bebo too, you know”

  33. Timmy 33

    “He, he, he, – that’s what I like about these school girls; I get older, they stay the same age.”

  34. North 34

    (Doubtful) higherstandard……

    I’ll take you seriously when you copy me your letter to Key castigating him for his cynical stunt a few years ago when either or he or one his underlings publicly depicted a certain poor Auckland street as the utter pits, then prevailed on the parents of a 7 or 8 year old girl living in that street to let her accompany him to Waitangi I think it was.

    A photo op that lasted a whole day. Bloody creepy actually that he would use that kid in that way.

    Anyway……..”Who’re you sending that email to little girl……..?

  35. Jason 35

    Schoolgirl Prank Goes Awry.
    “I thought I’d try out our Science classroom’s new 3D printer”, said a shocked student.
    “But when my friends dared me to try Printing “parasite”, well, the result was worse than anyone could have imagined”.

    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing)

  36. fender 36

    Don’t bother smiling at me Mr Assassin, I can see you reaching for your weapon, just smile at the web camera you fuckwit.

  37. Steve 37

    Did you leak the email?

  38.  – “Don’t be afraid. I know the smile is creepy but I just can’t get it to stop”
    – “Can you go to my facebook page and like me? Like me lots?”
    – “Back off mister, you’re starting to freak me out”
    – Child makes online report of stalker
    – “I’ve got candy”

  39. QoT 39

    “We’re hoping if we get your arms accustomed to this horribly unergonomic position from an early age, we’ll save millions on ACC costs in the future.”

  40. ak 40

    NATS CYBER-SCANDAL SPREADS: another “brain-damaged puller” spotted in school

  41. You have… beautiful eyes

  42. TT 42

    No, that’s untrue; all Tories aren’t on the sex offenders register little girl… some of us still haven’t been caught yet.

  43. felix 43

    Googlemaps, eh?

    Look up “McGehan Close”.

  44. Uturn 44

    “…oh, researching leprechauns are you? Some people have an angel on their shoulder that keeps them honest, but I have a boy who I feed pies and wine gums…”

  45. Jackal 45

    “Want to be in my party promotional video little girl? I promise not to close your school down.”

  46. mikesh 46

    How would you like to send an email to the Herald?

  47. Adders 47

    “Excuse me while I whip this out.”
    [Reaches into waistline as crowd gasps and screams.]

    (With apologies to “Blazing Saddles.”)

  48. burt 48

    Mr Key, are you sure we can get rid of this crap teacher and get one that gives a shit about what we learn rather than only telling us how fabulous the Labour party are ?

  49. burt 49

    OK, you have navigated to the school payroll details, now click the “send to public” button – It’s OK I’m the PM and by definition I can’t leak so go for it.

  50. fender 50

    Schoolgirl gets fingers ready to eye-gouge fugitive wanted in connection with a string of SOE thefts.

  51. Jackal 51

    Would you like to see my poll results little girl?

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    by Daphna Whitmore Every Sunday for the past two months unionists from First Union, with supporters from other unions, have set out to the Ihumatao land protest, put up gazebos and gas barbeques, and cooked food for a few hundred locals and supporters who have come from across the country. ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
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  • Climate Change: The wrong kind of trees?
    Newsroom today has an excellent, in-depth article on pine trees as carbon sinks. The TL;DR is that pine is really good at soaking up carbon, but people prefer far-less efficient native forests instead. Which is understandable, but there's two problems: firstly, we've pissed about so long on this problem that ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • No freedom of speech in Turkey
    Canan Kaftancioglu is a Turkish politician and member of the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP). Like most modern politicians, she tweets, and uses the platform to criticise the Turkish government. She has criticised them over the death of a 14-year-old boy who was hit by a tear gas grenade during ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Speaker: Tadhg Stopford: Why I’m standing for the ADHB
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  • Good little vassals
    The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has published their report on whether the SIS and GCSB had any complicity in American torture. And its damning. The pull quote is this:The Inquiry found both agencies, but to a much greater degree, the NZSIS, received many intelligence reports obtained from detainees who, ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
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  • Who Shall We Turn To When God, And Uncle Sam, Cease To Defend New Zealand?
    Bewhiskered Cassandra? Professor Hugh White’s chilling suggestion, advanced to select collections of academic, military and diplomatic Kiwi experts over the course of the past week, is that the assumptions upon which Australia and New Zealand have built their foreign affairs and defence policies for practically their entire histories – are ...
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  • The Politics of Opposition
    For most of the time I was a British MP, my party was out of government – these were the Thatcher years, when it was hard for anyone else to get a look-in. As a front-bencher and shadow minister, I became familiar with the strategies required in a parliamentary democracy ...
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  • More expert comments on the Canadian fluoride-IQ paper
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    RedlineBy Admin
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  • Air New Zealand identifies this enormous plot of unused land as possible second airport site
    Air New Zealand couldn’t believe its luck that this seemingly ideal piece of real estate had so far gone entirely unnoticed. Air New Zealand’s search for a site to build a second Auckland Airport may have made a breakthrough this afternoon, after employees scanning Google satellite imagery spotted a huge, ...
    The CivilianBy admin
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  • Redline on the Labour Party
    No-one on the anti-capitalist left in this country today puts forward a case that Labour is on the side of the working class.  There are certainly people who call themselves ‘socialist’ who do, but they are essentially liberals with vested interests in Labourism – often for career reasons. Nevertheless, there ...
    RedlineBy Admin
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  • New Fisk
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
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  • Labour’s failure
    When National was in government and fucking over the poor for the benefit of the rich, foodbanks were a growth industry. And now Labour is in charge, nothing has changed: A huge demand for emergency food parcels means the Auckland City Mission is struggling to prepare for the impending arrival ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Ardern attempts to vaccinate Clarke Gayford live on television to prove that it’s safe
    Gayford, pictured here on The Project, before things got wildly out of control. A bold public relations move by the Government to encourage parents to vaccinate their children has gone horribly wrong. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared on tonight’s episode of Three’s The Project, where the plan was for her ...
    The CivilianBy admin
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  • Has Mr. Whippy gone too far by parking on our front lawns?
    Mr. Whippy’s business model has driven it down a dark road of intimidation. Residents in major centres around the country are becoming disgruntled by the increasingly aggressive actions of purported ice cream company Mr. Whippy, who have taken to parking on people’s front lawns and doorsteps in a desperate attempt ...
    The CivilianBy admin
    2 weeks ago
  • Cleaning up the water
    Today the government released its Action Plan for Healthy Waterways, aimed at cleaning up our lakes and rivers. Its actually quite good. There will be protection for wetlands, better standards for swimming spots, a requirement for continuous improvement, and better standards for wastewater and stormwater. But most importantly, there's a ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Fronting up
    Today I appeared before the Environment Committee to give an oral submission on the Zero Carbon Bill. Over 1,500 people have asked to appear in person, so they've divided into subcommittees and are off touring the country, giving people a five minute slot each. The other submitters were a mixed ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Politics of science – making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear
    Anti-fluoride activists have some wealthy backers – they are erecting billboards misrepresenting the Canadian study on many New Zealand cities – and local authorities are ordering their removal because of their scaremongering. Many New Zealanders ...
    2 weeks ago

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