We’re both back. Not like zero hour contracts at Restaurant Brands – those are gone.
Campbell Live has an existential threat. It’s not a home improvement show, so this was in the post. What does NZ look like without this current affairs show which has weaved its way into the machinery of how good things get done?
And we dip into the rank mouthbreather stinktank to hear their views of a think tank’s New Zealand rankings.
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Coley is still sitting in for Dan, who is in gaol for mattress fraud.
Today we talk about more sombre subjects, particularly about male-on-female abuse and sexual assault. There’s the automatic cultural rehabilitation of abusive male artists, the IPCA’s recent report into the Police’s mishandling of the Roasbusters case, and the dismissal and silencing of women just in general.
It’s not all gloom, however, as our MBC section lets you know – you could be rich!
Next episode in around a fortnight – now Dave is going on a quest for a while too.
Hey! Coley is sitting in for Dan who is taking a week off to get back to the real him.
Northland votes for a new MP tomorrow after their last one punched their way out of office. Who will win? Not you, no matter which way you slice it.
Speaking of biffo: Jeremy Clarkson got fired for a fireable offence. Also NASA, and pubes.
It’s Poops, Spooks and Cultural Whoops as the Egonomist tackles the issues of the day.
Splash Palace pool in Invercargill had, at time of recording, suffered 5 “code browns” in sequential Friday evenings. That’s now 6, with the serial mystery pooper striking again just prior to this episode being released. The cost – financial and human – is considerable, and definitely no laughing matter.
The latest Snowden revelations show that we are spying on our closest neighbours for a raft of reasons. Why should we care? Giovanni Tiso’s post here: http://bat-bean-beam.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03/on-caring-about-surveillance.html
And we check in on the now infamous Ya-Ya Club, and questions arising of cultural appropriation recorded well before even this happened.
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A British Airways flight had trouble with passengers airways as somebody tragedy-of-the-commonsed their toilet, and had to turn around. In other surprises: The Nats have to pull finger in Northland in the form of chinos and bribes. And the X Factor goes septic with some nasty, microcosm-of-the-nation’s-soul level outrage.
Hey! How’s it going?
Somebody pranged a ferry in Auckland, lowering the count of reliable public transport options to -1. That’s not all for Auckland though – fruit flies are amok in Grey Lynn and we’re all going to die.
In other, more serious news, the protest against the inclusion of uniformed police and corrections officers in Auckland’s Pride Parade resulted in the painful injury of one of the protestors. How does the mainstream mentally process discord in marginalised communities we often view as a bloc?
Hey, how’s it going?
Today Key announced that NZ troops will be going to Iraq as part of a joint task force with Australia to do… stuff. Not war, but… stuff.
Also, with Norman’s departure as leader, the Greens are snubbed from the Intelligence and Security Committee.
Jessica Williams (@mizjwilliams) is our guest as we run through the major issues facing mankind today. Namely; John Key (film reviewer), prime ministerial pubic hair, McDonalds’ special sauce and the trials and tribulations of New Zealand political journalism.
The first rule of Ya Ya Club is talk lots about Ya Ya Club. State Housing is going under the hammer, thereby twinning the worst aspects of asset sales and subprime housing. Also; Fast Food News! And Anti Fast Food News as Jaime Oliver seems set to open a restaurant in Wellington – what does the internet think of that?