Posts Tagged ‘global economic downturn’

Episode 91: Would You Rather…

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


Nobody knows exactly when we will next get to vote.  It could be thrust upon us at a moment’s notice.  You could be at home, you could be at work.  You could be out, it might be dark, you could well be drunk.  So it pays to think CONSTANTLY about how you’d vote or else you might get caught out and end up voting for the wrong people in a kind of panic.  In this episode we moan about there basically being nobody to vote for, identify who we think are the “Most Egonomist MPs”, Dan outlines precisely what it will take to get him to vote Green, and Dave reminisces about ripping off his shoddy neighbor‘s unsecured wireless internet.

Episode 89: Welfare Warfare

Friday, November 26th, 2010


Back in August Paula Rebstock, a former commerce commission head and therefore the most appropriate person to make these sorts of life-and-death decisions, released her welfare working group’s issue paper which set us off like a firecracker in episode 50 (highlight here).  Rebstock is back this week, with her group’s recommendations.  Claiming our economy cannot support our society, she makes the dual mistake of forgetting that it’s our society that should come before our economy in that sentence, and that economies do tend to behave rather catastrophically when you base them on bullshit figures.

Episode 68: Debbie Does Dumb Sh*t

Thursday, October 7th, 2010


Join us as we try to set Dan up with Deborah Hill Cone.  Have a look at her sterling wit here, just before John Campbell has to actively resist punching her in the face.

But mainly we take a look at Andrew Little – can he be Labour’s Don Brash In A Good Way Don’t Get Me Wrong Here?  Can he save us from the horrors we so accurately predict (will be Bill English’s fault)?  It’s all a bit of a downer – BUT!  Comedic relief is here in the form of a brand new ACT MP!  Hurray!

Episode 50: Fare Thee Well

Saturday, August 14th, 2010


Welfare reform – it’s about time those social parasites learnt a lesson about the value of the dollar; Don Brash, John Key, Paula Rebstock – we’re looking at you.

FIFTIETH EPISODE!  Well, the fiftieth episode that we’ve released, that is.  To celebrate this milestone, we suggest that our listeners have a drink.

Episode 43: Lacking Conference

Sunday, July 25th, 2010


The National Party Conference has just been, which means comedy gold is in the air.  From the promises themselves, the dodgy stats backing up the decisions, to the unions who tried to storm the castle, we get a bit of fodder out of the whole ordeal.  Also on the agenda:  The future of the Maori party, Molotov Mitchell tweets about non-specific violence, the US revolutionary war, the PEDA fiasco and fallout, and Lego:

Just to cheer you up some.

Episode 36: Advance Australia, already.

Sunday, June 27th, 2010


Australia is going through a bit of an upheaval at the moment, but it’s still going to be shit.  Dan and Dave reminisce about the Nats’ promises to stem the flow of Kiwis crossing the ditch, illustrated by this billboard of theirs which invoked that most Australian of political institutions: Kidnapping.  Meanwhile, grumpy Brit voters are getting what they asked for.  And at home, drink driving goes to the next level of ridiculousness with these two winners.

If you’re wondering about this donk business…

Episode 23: …and you’re out

Thursday, May 27th, 2010


Baseball meets the justice system and ACT meets the demands of their hysterical, uninformed constituents in this week’s biggest news: The Three Strikes Bill.  Also, we ask the hard questions about why “Mum and Dad” investors would want to buy something they already own, where Dolf Lundgren is these days, and what Tory Horse thinks about all this.

Episode 21: Molotov Cock

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010


This idiot.

This fucking guy.

This is the sort of shit he talks:

It embarrasses me to have this garbage on our site, but in this episode we have a chat about him, so you may want to get acquainted… painfully acquainted.  On the other hand, we do talk about chicks for a bit too.

Episode 19: Tory Horse

Saturday, May 15th, 2010


The UK Election, 9/11, Cuban Missile Crisis and BOOBQUAKE!  How’s that?

This was supposed to be a short and sweet episode.  How did that turn out?  Much like this:

Episode 17: Gingercide

Sunday, May 9th, 2010


This episode has THE LOT:  M.I.A.’s new music video (see below), the rise and fall and rise and fall of the Labour Party, and a vision for the future where Terry Serepisos leads us all to utopia.

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.