Sadistics office backs National Standards

Written By: - Date published: 3:55 pm, March 19th, 2010 - 19 comments
Categories: education, Satire, youtube - Tags: , ,

New instalment from John Key impersonater “Plumedekiwi”, in which the PM gets his linguistic knickers in a twist over national standards….

If you haven’t seen the other vids by Plumedekiwi, check him out here

19 comments on “Sadistics office backs National Standards”

  1. BLiP 1

    Ahhhh . . . now I get it!! Literacy and numerology!! I was wondering where the policy came from.

    Thanks for another classic Friday Funny.

  2. Classic.

    That was a parody wasn’t it?

  3. DeepRed 3

    It’s called Poe’s Law.

  4. Chris 4

    My respect for DonKey has leapt by leaps and bounds!!

  5. Pete 5

    He’s nailed Key’s pronunciation of ‘Statistics’ – well done.

  6. Ianmac 6

    Here was I thinking that a Noun was a Continent? Is he saying that he is Incontinent Illicitly? My brain hurts!

  7. hurhur 7

    The standard shows its true colors with another adhom wrist off. What a bucket of jizz this site is.

  8. bobo 8

    Talking of satire this is a good one of modern “news” shows

  9. mehere 9

    Satire is meant to be funny and this isn’t funny. This man needs a script writer. Although that said, it’s interesting to see that the real John Key has only marginally more views for his latest clips on Youtube.

  10. Tim Spense 10

    The bulk of the population like him as you can see in the latest poll (several “rogue” polls in a row)

    • Descendant Of Smith 10.1

      Question: Are polls becoming more and more skewed to a particular demographic e.g. those that have a land-line?

      I know my kids. two now in their twenty’s have no intention of ever getting one and most of their peers are the same. I know lots of everyday workers who have given it the chop and text or use a pre-pay phone for the few calls they make.

      I have the same issue with council surveys where they only survey people with land lines – I’m less sure about how they do these political polls however. It seems logical that the more skewed in terms of a random selection they get the less notice can be taken of them.

      • lprent 10.1.1

        Yeah, there is a systematic bias – for instance as I discussed in this post

        I’ve discussed this at length in the past in both posts and comments as you can see in this search. (I love sphinx – it was worth the anguish).

        There are also a lot of commentary over the years on the site, see this search

        BTW: I think that I finally located the string that was causing you to get dropped into moderation all of the time. It was matching on your e-mail. Eliminated it.

        • Descendant Of Smith 10.1.1.1

          Thanks for search link and the removal from moderation. Pity the cricket wasn’t going so well. Can you do anything about improving that?

          • lprent 10.1.1.1.1

            Nope. I used to be able to reliably help a team lose. But that is of no use unless I join whoever the opposition is…

  11. Mac1 11

    The Morgan poll finding #4334, Oct 20-Nov 2 2008, gave National 45% Labour 34% and the actual Election result was 45% to 34%. While I understand Lynn’s point about bias and polling landlines and the variance between electorates as in his posts mentioned above, has there been any work done on the accuracy of polling by pollsters and the actual Election day poll?

    The 2008 result seems accurate as called by Morgan. Is this a freak, does it all come out the same in the wash as it were or were other polls at larger variance? Do landline polls get more accurate the closer they are taken to an election?

    • lprent 11.1

      They get more accurate closer to the election as more people make up their mind. However there is still quite a high degree of variation. Ummm there was a independent look at polls that I posted about here for the 2005-2008 period.

      Looks like the source data is there as well on the links.

      • Mac1 11.1.1

        Thanks, Lynn. At the link, it is interesting to note that OOB thought on 27 October 2008 the Morgan poll was the most accurate in 2005 with a 2.1 and 2.6% discrepancy. They got much closer in 2008.

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