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Party like it’s 1999

Written By: - Date published: 3:19 pm, November 16th, 2007 - 64 comments
Categories: humour, national - Tags: ,

If we needed any more reason not to let National take us back to the 90s, I think this might be it.


Via nznationalparty on flickr.

64 comments on “Party like it’s 1999 ”

  1. Billy 1

    Or, you could put your faith in the fashion sense of these guys


    who do not have the excuse that it is 1990.

  2. Tane 2

    Billy, Chris and Don are dressed like normal people. You’re not from the North Shore are you?

  3. Billy 3

    Where I come from only freaks have hereford head moustaches last sported by Gary Whetton.

  4. the sprout 4

    why do they do it to themselves?
    who was their fashion advisor, DPF?

  5. Tane 5

    I hear it was Billy. Obviously struck a nerve.

  6. Matthew Pilott 6

    I get it Billy! You can type well for someone at kindergarten. I can imagine that if one of your play pals had a mo they’d look a bit odd, given you’re all four years old & all 😉

  7. Lampie 7

    I’m from the Shore, that is an example of Shore wanabes and total National party membership for the Shore branch. Also how energetic Mapp is!

  8. Billy 8

    Actually, I am now seriously worried. When I read the thing first time, I understood it was an old photo. If it is recent, I agree entirely that it impacts on their ability to govern.

    (Although I stand by my sound criticism of those moustaches, which appear to be worn entirely without irony).

  9. the sprout 9

    god it’s not really a current photo is it?
    say it isn’t so…

  10. Tane 10

    I actually don’t know how old it is. On the one hand I’d assume it’s pretty recent if it’s up on their flickr site, but on the other I refuse to believe those sweaters were made this century. No sane manufacturer would allow it.

  11. the sprout 11

    they are a fashion war crime

  12. Santa Claws 12

    Good thing that Dear Leader would never wear anything so lame….



  13. Tane 13

    Santa, are you racist?

  14. Billy 14

    Matthew Pilott, please tell me you don’t have a hereford head moustache.

  15. Santa Claws 15

    Tiny – I was waiting for some socialist to post such a response. So predictable. So lame.

  16. santa…i think you are a total lug. but that was pretty funny.

  17. Sam Dixon 17

    With National’s policies you’ld think it was still 1991.

    Santa – APEC constumes are chosen by the host nation, usually a slightly kooky take on traditional dress of the nation… and, of course, those great conversative heroes, Howard, Harper and Bush can be seen in them too.

  18. Tane 18

    Santa bro, I was taking the piss. You’re not, like, actually a racist are you?

    (On a more serious note, what Sam said.)

  19. Billy 19

    Sam, defend Trotter’s moustache. I dare you.

  20. Robinsod 20

    I think Trotter’s looks kinda cool – reminds me of my days in the police…

  21. Billy 21

    There you were, Robinsod, the coolest guy on the left. And you ruined it. If you think that’s cool, there is no way I am dating you. And remember, I am really hot.

  22. well…in defence of the mo: currently a fashion must have due to movember and the trough of celebs who are giving a mo a go. also movember has the kudos of ‘charity’ behind the silliness and charity work is always something worth associating with. (except if it is a ‘save the national party jumper’ charity.)

    lastly… on occasion… a mo that has gone a bit soft (no longer the stubbly hair) can feel great when a guy is licking your snatch.

    there will that do ya billy?

  23. Santa Claws 23

    Tane, I don’t care what race people are.

    Sam of course. But most folks get a laugh from them don’t they?

    2005 version http://tinyurl.com/ymqgsb

    Bush http://tinyurl.com/yx73dg

    I should say I totally agree that those National shirts are ugly nowadays, and were probably ugly back then too.

  24. Robinsod 24

    Shit – I forgot that, um I was never in the police and I don’t believe in facial hair! Like a young Sofia Loren, right?

  25. Lampie 25

    With National’s policies you’ld think it was still 1991.

    they have policies???? Is that the ‘sell everything to the highest bidder’?

  26. Billy 26

    …only hotter and more left wing.

  27. Robinsod 27

    Oh man…

  28. Nih 28

    Bush looks like a kid in a school play. I bet he waved to his handler immediately after the photo.

  29. Tane 29

    Oi! Cut it out you two!

  30. Nih 30

    Putin looks like he wishes he was off smoking behind the bike shed.

  31. Sam Dixon 31

    i didn’t think I was going to read the word snatch today, now I can’t get it out of my head. thanks, beany, for making my day more magical.

    Billy – rumour has it that Matt Pilott has no body hair whatsoever. that’s why he’s a socialist: his ultimate aim is to redistribute the luscious locks that you worked so hard to grow onto his lazy scalp

  32. Robinsod 32

    But Tane – Bean said “snatch”

  33. Billy 33

    This is the funnest thread it has ever been my pleasure to be a part of. Well done, everyone.

  34. Robinsod 34

    Sam – talk like that is just inviting Matt to sue you and teh standard for defamation. Unless it’s true of course. So, ah, Matt, is it true?

  35. so in your ‘learned’ opinion robinsod how many possible other words are there to use instead of ‘snatch’? ooo the standard could make it into another one of their fun competitions- list with the most words that mean ‘snatch’ wins!

    note: ‘snatch’ in this context does not mean ‘grab’

  36. Robinsod 36

    I make it about three Bean (I’m not really a man of the world). I’m pretty sure your idea would increase the standard’s hits though… And probably it’s spam as well.

  37. Nih 37

    note: ‘snatch’ in this context does not mean ‘grab’

    Do you have any hot, equally dirty sisters?

  38. but robinsod i though you were a qualified language expert. sigh, what do they teach you other than alternate words for snatch?

  39. Matthew Pilott 39

    Word on the street is, I’m growing a mo, at the mo. Due to my hairless complexion it is still three days from becoming visible.

    Sam I am actually a capitalist in disguise – I know there’s a cure out there, they just need to bulldoze the amazonian rainforest and snatch it off the indians.

    Robinsod, as it was a true comment of Sam’s, but you claimed it wasn’t, I’m goin’ ta get LITIGOUS (is that how you spell it? I stay the fuck away from the corpulent aspect of society that is sue-age) on your ass and snatch your hard-earned money.

  40. Matthew Pilott 40

    On a serious note, why is there a national “N” on everything?

    They’re a big hoax aren’t tehy? National I mean – they’re in alliance with the castro-chavez cabal, and they’re going to NATIONALIZE EVERYTHING!!! Even the clouds; look at the left shoulder of the person on the right.


  41. ahahaha mathew said snatch…and he was grabbing it like it was 1999! nooiiiice

  42. Sam Dixon 42

    I, for one, never foresaw that this thread would become a discussion of Pilott’s facial hair and the uses to which Beany likes to put such hair.

    Also, Robinsod/Billy, can I come to the civil union?

  43. well sammy sam if you would like to stoop even lower check this out!


    too much coffee does weird things to a bean

  44. Robinsod 44

    Bean – some stuff about words and all. Oh and don’t worry about Billy, I was always more of a Hepburn fan anyway…

  45. Matthew Pilott 45

    Oh and one last thought before I snatch a beer, make like a baby and ‘head out’ 😀

    Why would the Nats be partying like it was 1999? We might be 😉

    My captcha has the pound symbol in it. What am I supposed to do – robinsod you are censoring me and I henceforth announce my intention to Sue you. I might also Sharon, and even Camilla you, if you don’t watch out.

  46. Robinsod 46

    Woohoo! your threats to sue me boarder on defamation Matthew – you can expect to hear from my lawyers when you least expect it… Bwah hah hah…

  47. when i came back from rome i brought with me a photo of hepburn and hung it on my wall. perhaps it was a sign

  48. Robinsod 49

    I don’t know Billy, Beanie’s got some pretty sweet politics and I am a vegetarian…

  49. ak 50

    “boarder”? I’m shocked and disappointed…unless this is a couch surfing reference of course

  50. James Sleep 51

    Arhhhhhh! That pic is disturbing!

    30 years ago he would have had a Labour rosette on.


  51. maybe we could joust for you robinsod? nih would approve- he likes to hark back to the days of yore and romance

  52. Nih 53

    My idea of jousting only involves one joust.

  53. Patrick 54

    This is gold! There are some scary photos on this photoblog, check this out for example:

    Stanmore Bay Primary School Kapa Haka group

    Those are going to be some traumatised children! Let’s hope they still have a public health service to help them in the years to come…

  54. nih…i lowered the tone and you just took it and threw out out the window. loving your work!

  55. James Sleep 56

    Haha, well exactly.

    [John Key] – Under National we will ensure quality health services are delivered to our next generation….

    [James Sleep] Heh, with a price!

  56. Lee C 57

    I know a four-letter word alternative for ‘snatch’.


  57. thomas 59

    I know a four-letter word alternative for the four-letter alternative for “snatch”


  58. lee c you need to check my comment at 4.40pm yesterday.

  59. the sprout 61

    thomas that’s not very nice to snatches

  60. thomas 62

    Don’t worry the meaning changes in the course of it journey

  61. the sprout 63

    which brings it back to Tories

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