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Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, July 17th, 2008 - 15 comments
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15 comments on “Oops ”

  1. Blar 1

    Some policy coverage, too much to ask? 😛

  2. Umm, you couldn’t find a picture of a cat?

    No, it was nice to have a cute, hopeful picture to contemplate. Back to reality…

  3. Lew 3

    Come on, someone, write up a mock press release launching the joint NZ-China `Hug a Panda’ initiative. Extra credit if you can include references to Kevin Rudd, the Pope, and `sorry’ 🙂


  4. Matthew Pilott 4

    Blar, it sure is when this post is surrounded by such articles. But that much is obvious to anyone short of a coma.

    Eddie, nice panda – is that you in the photo?

    One general question. What does a panda look most like, for anyone who cares to answer:

    A) A panda

    B) Someone in a panda suit.

    I choose B, clearly.

  5. Matthew, agreed.

    There’s something about pandas, they just don’t look real – the little ones look like toys, the adults like people in panda suits.

    incidentally, do you think there are more panda suits than pandas in the world?

  6. Matthew Pilott 6

    incidentally, do you think there are more panda suits than panadas in the world?

    Probably. Same goes for gorrillas, and tories (they all have several suits, y’see). Pity they’re not as endangered as the former.

  7. Phil 7

    “tories (they all have several suits, y’see)”

    “Clothes make the man” Sadly, in the case of the Labour party, it seems to be more like “clothes make the hobo”

    Notable exception;
    Cullen’s budget-day suit was: “clothes make you look like an old, slightly overweight, Mike Hosking”

  8. Matthew Pilott 8

    You’ve screwed that metaphor up royally Phil, y’see if ‘clothes make the man’ then someone poorly dressed would automatically not be ‘the man’ as such. So saying ‘clothes make the hobo’ is at best a tautology, because it’s implicit, in the saying, that poor clothes indicate a poor person.

    Whether that statement holds any water factually is another kettle of fish – can’t say I focus on such matters unless Graner’s gone for the Spectacular Stripes Suit Combo again…!

    But, ah, nice try. I’m guessing you’re in Sneans at the moment, they just fit with what you said.

  9. Phil – you’re a tard. The line is from Hamlet and it’s “for the apparel oft proclaims the man” (it’s advice from Polonius to his son Laertes). The irony is that Polonius is a tard-figure in Hamlet (it’s him that gets stabbed while eavesdropping behind the arras) and the speech he gives his son, including the clothes remark, is meant to show the audience he is a shallow character with nothing to offer past trite folk wisdom. A bit like John Key really…

  10. Felix 10


    What are these “Sneans” you mention?

  11. Matthew Pilott 11

    Sneans? Sneakers and Jeans!

  12. And white sneakers and stonewashed jeans at that!

  13. Felix 13

    Good lord! People do that? In this day and age?

  14. Rex Widerstrom 14

    Why is that man getting so cosy with Mike Moore? We should be told.

  15. Phil 15

    “Sneans? Sneakers and Jeans!”

    My shamefull teenage past revealed!

    I blame Jerry Seinfeld

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