Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, September 3rd, 2014 - 41 comments
No. Not Pete George. Instead Andrew Geddis appears to be up to his neck in the mire of organising “Debating ‘Dirty Politics’: Media, Politics and Law”, at a ‘scholarly’ debate on Friday from 1pm-4pm. It is a long-winded scholarly debate inside work hours. But it will be streamed on youtube and hopefully not only live.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 23rd, 2010 - 9 comments
Great video of Clayton Cosgrove getting right stuck into the Sensible Sentencing Trust’s Garth McVicar over his hypocrisy on David Garrett. Cosgrove’s certainly no bleeding heart liberal so I’d say McVicar’s credibility on law in order is now pretty much shot.
Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, July 27th, 2010 - 7 comments
The Yes Men have become famous for impersonating people and organisations in an effort to make political points. They’re now being sued by the US Department of Justice for one of their latest stunts. Unable to release the version of their latest movie containing the offending footage, “The Yes Men Fix the World”, they’ve instead […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, July 23rd, 2010 - 113 comments
Halfcaste interviews a selection of Young Nats at their recent conference. Interviewer: “What’s your favourite tribe?” Young Nat: “To be honest I don’t have a favourite Maori tribe” Interviewer: “Top three?” Young Nat: “Ahh… I don’t think I know…” Interviewer: “Don’t know any Maori tribes?” Young Nat: “Noooo… No, hang on, Maori tribes… no sorry…” […]
Written By: - Date published: 6:59 pm, May 23rd, 2010 - 44 comments
â€œThe Bechdel testâ€ requires a movie to pass three questions:
1) Does it have two or more women in it (who have names)?
2) Do they talk to one another?
3) Do they talk to one another about something other than a man?
This two minute video explains…
Written By: - Date published: 2:57 pm, July 13th, 2009 - 15 comments
You may have noticed that we’ve taken to offering Labour a little unsolicited comms advice of late. Irish recently told them to get some decent key lines. I asked them (as have many others) to start talking about their vision, and when they do, to keep it simple. Phil Goff’s latest video (below) looks like a step […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, October 23rd, 2008 - 30 comments
UPDATE: The Pink Batts original is youtubed here.
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, July 31st, 2008 - 10 comments
Stuff reports that “a British commercial for a chocolate bar featuringThe A Team star Mr T has been pulled over concerns it could cause offence to homosexuals”. Here’s one airing locally that’s likely to cause some controversy too. It’s from a campaign by athletic gear manufacturer Skins called (perhaps tellingly) “Beyond reason”.
Written By: - Date published: 3:41 pm, April 30th, 2008 - 70 comments
Just received this parody of Hillary Clinton’s 3am ad, but with a New Zealand twist. Very funny.
Written By: - Date published: 2:16 pm, April 21st, 2008 - 11 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:43 pm, April 5th, 2008 - 16 comments
Sarah Montague from BBC’s Hardtalk interviews Helen Clark – starting with a question about whether the time might be right for a New Zealand referendum on republicanism. I’ve got to admit that I found it thoroughly refreshing to watch an interview where the interviewer doesn’t pull punches but also isn’t competing to be the centre […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, April 4th, 2008 - 7 comments
A reader just sent us this – REM meets John Key. (Hat-tip: PJ)
Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, March 20th, 2008 - 18 comments
One of the most interesting questions from the audience at the Stiglitz interview in Wellington last week was whether he thought we were focusing unduly on “economic growth” as the sole indicator of societal wellbeing. The point being that, as in the headline, it’s easy to imagine situations in which GDP’s rising but quality of […]
Written By: - Date published: 2:14 pm, March 13th, 2008 - 6 comments
Following a_y_b’s post about the deliciously punny Yes, Pecan! ice cream, we’ve found some more Obama-flavoured silliness which is also, incidentally, the best campaign song ever. Here’s ‘Viva Obama’, by some random mariachi band: And if that’s not enough Viva Obama goodness you can also download the ringtone and get the MP3 for your iPod […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, March 13th, 2008 - 18 comments
Richard Wagstaff from the PSA was interviewed by Sunrise on John Key’s plan to undermine the public service this morning. He notes Key’s tactical use of emotive language, questions his distinction between “front-line” and “bureaucratic” staff, suggests that the numbers used by National are possibly a little misleading and points out that our public service […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, March 12th, 2008 - 11 comments
Now to be perfectly honest I’ve never really thought that seven sins was enough. I was delighted to see that the Vatican has added some extras. They are: environmental pollution, genetic manipulation, accumulating excessive wealth, inflicting poverty, drug trafficking and consumption, morally debatable experiments and violation of fundamental rights of human nature. I’m not for […]