The SkySore

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, February 16th, 2015 - 14 comments
Categories: humour, scoundrels - Tags: , , ,

Dave Armstrong at The Herald Dom Post has written a very funny piece on the SkyCity fiasco, and in the process coined the immortal phrase “The SkySore”:

When SkyCity politely asked the taxpayer for a top-up they were met with a FeroCity of criticism from Kiwis who couldn’t believe the AudaCity of a massively wealthy corporation asking for a government SubCity.

But SkyCity is not just a business. As their television PubliCity shows, it is a community, charity and a business – employing people of different EthniCity – rolled into one.

SkyCity simply uses money it makes from gambling and bars to fund charities to help combat social evils like gambling addiction and alcoholism.

And Prime Minister John Key was dead right to warn New Zealanders that without the state top-up, the convention centre would be an eyesore, which will be rebranded as SkySore.

That’s a pity because as any architect knows, some of the world’s most beautiful buildings are convention centres.

Head on over and read the whole piece. Brilliant.

14 comments on “The SkySore”

  1. Clemgeopin 1

    Ha, ha! SkySore! Now THAT will remain as the enduring and apt monumental legacy of the two gambling National brothers in town, Key and Joyce. Idiots.

    • One Anonymous Bloke 1.1

      That, and the enabling and encouragement of Sabin.

      • Murray Rawshark 1.1.1

        I suspect the Sabin business will remain in people’s minds longer, once the whole story becomes known. Aucklanders get used to expensive ugly buildings fairly quickly.

      • gsays 1.1.2

        hi oab, that enabling word is something that bears repeating.

        this sabin character who alledgedly has done something so bad that it warrants a blanket ‘you not can talk about it in public order’ and he was gunna be one of the pms ministers!

  2. Skinny 2

    I credit Phil ure for the title SkySore. Way to go cobbah!

  3. cyclonemike 4

    Dave Armstrong at the Dom Post ….

  4. miravox 5

    First it was going to be a ‘world class’ convention centre, then it was going to be an ‘eyesore’ without the injection of taxpayer funds and now the whole thing was getting ‘too flash’.

    Skysore is a pretty good moniker for whichever way Key&Co are spinning.

  5. Neil 6

    Key has certainly changed his tune on it being an eyesore.

  6. linda27 7

    i bent key will join the board of skycity .

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