Trivia: PM’s tiara rivals milk bottle

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, November 7th, 2010 - 8 comments
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With all the crap this government’s spewing out at the moment, sometimes it pays to take a breath and look at something a bit lighter. Lynn posted a while ago about some of the oddities of the internet, noting how “milk bottle” was one of the most frequent search terms used by visitors to this site. Well gentle readers, the “tiara” is making a comeback – thanks to this piece about John Key’s motives for resuscitating the English feudal honours system. Like the milk bottle mystery, the fetching tiara used to illustrate the post is the number one google image seach for that term. As a result the story is 19th most read story on this site’s stats 😆

So that might seem a bit odd for a political blog, but then it is a very fetching tiara John has his eye on – imagine the touch of class it’ll bring to the next State Barbie.

Yes, the internet makes for some pretty obscure connections. On which note, here’s one of my favourite sites from the ‘Bizzare but Somehow Still Entertaining’ files: Cats that look like Hitler. Yes… there is a website dedicated to ‘Kitlers’ – there are thousands of them, and yes, some of them do quite look like Hitler.

You have to the love the internet for the readerships it can create.

8 comments on “Trivia: PM’s tiara rivals milk bottle”

  1. Very funny. But is this post an exception to Goodwin’s law or a reinforcement of it?

    • Zorr 1.1

      It actually doesn’t invoke Godwin’s Law because there is no direct comparison of the subject to Hitler or the Nazis. “Kitlers” are just amusing things that people take pictures of if they have one these days – reducing Hitler to an absurdity.

  2. Tigger 2

    Key doesn’t have the hairline to pull off that tiara. It’s more suited to Peter Dunne’s bouffant do. Anyway tiaras wouldn’t last long around Key, his lot being so keen to sell off the family jewels…

  3. ianmac 3

    Anyway you don’t need a tiara when you are called Sir John. Sir John, Saviour of Democracy, Exposer of Hypocrisy, Leader of the People, and Closer of Gaps!
    Hail Sir John quickly now before we become a Republic!

  4. Jum 4

    Wouldn’t pseudo-sir-john hate it if an incoming Labour or New Left Government reversed all knighthoods except those they thought actually deserved one. Sir Ed in/Shipley, business rotundtable, nact politicians, etc. OUT! Yay!!!

    It would be a simple process; just keep the Sirs and Dames that actually helped New Zealand rather than sold it down the South Island rivers.

  5. Treetop 5

    I spotted six milk bottles in a wire crate in an op shop a month back, had others as well. Reminded me of my childhood. One morning the milkman retrieved my dad out of the gutter, (he had been drinking at a friends place all night) milkman put him on the back of the milk truck and dropped dad off at his gate when he delivered the milk. Dad was not wearing a tiara. Knew where dad lived as he often would deliver the milk when dad left for work when on the early shift.

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