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Caption Contest: Northland Special

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 25th, 2015 - 46 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, by-election, campaigning, Politics, same old national - Tags: , ,

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46 comments on “Caption Contest: Northland Special ”

  1. Melanie Scott 1

    Friends, Romans, Northlanders (er.. is Rome in Northland? Must be.) How about a new coliseum – for bread and circuses.

  2. ianmac 2

    A new Star has risen.
    All hail Emperor Ossie Osborne!

  3. Paul Campbell 3

    It’s my own hair, honest

  4. Ffloyd 4

    I come to bury John key. Not to praise him.

    Did I get it right Mr Joyce?

  5. tc 5

    Et Tu Steve?

  6. saveNZ 6

    Forget zero hour contracts… lets bring back the good old days of slavery.

  7. Clemgeopin 7

    The white robed emperor of Rom who answers questions with the stock phrase, “No, not at all!”

    He needs to be suddenly asked this:
    “Mr O, are you trustworthy?”
    “No, not at all!”

    Some real “Not at all” references found here:

  8. McFlock 8

    I’m ready for my close-up now, Mr Joyce…

  9. adam 9

    At least he had the good sense not to wear purple.

  10. philj 10

    From Nero to Zero….. all in one weekend!

  11. My contributions:

    “And the prize for runner up goes to …”

    “I may have misunderstood when Mr Joyce said I was in the sheet”

    “Whaddya mean ‘typical Tory sense of entitlement’?”

    “All dusty roads lead to Rome”

    “Me too, Brutus (Have I got that right, Mr Joyce?)”

  12. felix 12

    This reminds me of when my friend Mike Sabin made me dress up as an altar boy.

  13. national party initiation rites..

  14. TheContrarian 14

    The only caption needed is “WTF?”

  15. David H 15

    What do you mean beware the Ides of march ? The 15th has passed. Arrrgggghhh Winston!

  16. b waghorn 16

    Is that the cup Joyce is going to put my balls in if I lose.

  17. sabin-swap-club partygoers..

    [Probably a bit to close to the bone, Phil, so I’ve changed a word. You know what happens if you expose TS to the risk of legal shenanigans 😉 Welcome back. TRP]

  18. BLiP 18

    You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!
    O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Paihia,
    Knew you not Pompey?

  19. Brian 19

    “What a con artist Northland loses in me”

  20. Treetop 20

    Osborne will be remembered for the early votes cast. People couldn’t wait to vote to send a message of being a side-show by his sidekick.

  21. Skinny 21

    “Hey Mike what mystery is hidden under your cloak of silence… How did you guess Steve Joyce is hidden under mine..oh right you can see the soles of his feet sticking out the front.”

  22. mac1 22

    “Dressed up to the Nones.”

    Emperor Oslatum awaits the reading of the entrails (as supplied by Cosby Textor) whilst in the background lurks invisibly Praetorian Quintus Stephanus Iocius .

  23. “Prize pet poodle gets cup as well as gold ribbon.”

    • Hami Shearlie 23.1

      The Poodles of NZ will be up in paws at that comment – they wouldn’t be seen DEAD with this numpty – I know – My poodle told me!!

  24. philj 24

    ” Pontius Pilot reincarnates for Northland election in Nu Zeelund.”

  25. Hami Shearlie 25

    Kings and Emperors having their own personal fools – a tradition that endures!!!

  26. aerobubble 26

    Cheap shots against NZF in parliament hit a new low in QT yesterday. During the Fraser commiseration speaches, Dunne could not help himself. Smearing the speach of the deputy NZF as having been scrapped from wikipedia. She did not rise to him and ask for an apology. Obviously many Ozzies, like myself, would require wiki to find out about our former PM and do not need Dunne insulting us all about lacking internet skills at such a important time, and such a giant figure in OZ history. NZF being a NZ nationalist party of the right isnt expected to have Dunnes long discredited career of sitting on the fence doin nothing in successes govts of left and right.

  27. b waghorn 27

    The wife says ” Joyce s fat hands have stretched the controls on my dummy”

  28. joe90 28

    Mark Antony and Marcus Osbornius Agrippa win best in show.

  29. rawshark-yeshe 29

    Saturday’s sacrificial lamb trimmed and ready for roasting in gold ribbon.

  30. Stuart Munro 30

    Fwenz, womans, and countwymen – let’s have some beers!
    I have come not to pwaise Sabin, but to buwy him…
    The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interwed with their bones
    So let it be with Sabin. The noble Winsthon
    Hath told you Sabin was a typical Gnat candidate
    If it were so, it was a gwievous fault…

  31. the pigman 31

    Throw them to the lions!
    Throw them to the lions!
    Throw them to the lions!
    Ha-ha-ha-ha!

    Apologies to Iggy Pop.

  32. ropata 32

    Veni, vidi,…?
    I came, I saw, I conked out

  33. Treetop 33

    This picture is inauspicious.

  34. humPrac 34

    From rags to riches.

  35. McFlock 35

    Now to play the fiddle while my electorate vote burns…

  36. Thinkerr 36

    Saturday wasn’t Mark Osborne’s best night ever.

    Not only was there the by-election outcome to deal with, but also the Awful Horror of being the only one to turn up in fancy dress…

  37. Thinkerr 37

    1. John Key doesn’t dye his hair.
    2. These are my natural eyebrows.
    3. Winston Peters has zero chance of winning Northland.

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