The news, eh? What is it? Where do I find it? What do I do once I’ve caught it? Is it contagious? Already 2011 has been awful full of news, and with human-produced news levels at their highest point in recorded history, what can be done to prepare for the eventual catastrophe which everyone is certain is coming from somewhere soon?
Posts Tagged ‘Labour Party’
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.
Quick! Everybody change partners! Switch it up! – Sarah Palin comes out in support of North Korea and David Cunliffe comes out in supports of not-quite-but-kind-of-privatisation-but-not-really. It’s like that movie, you know?
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.
PRIORITY MAIL! OPEN IMMEDIATELY! WIN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS! TURN INTO A DOUCHEBAG! HANG AROUND IN WATERFRONT BARS! BECOME PRIME MINSTER!
BONUS: Hear us talk nicely about Pansy Wong two seconds before she was forced to resign. Dan’s been singing the praises of Brownlee all week since this.
Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins. What does that have to do with anything? Eh?!
In this episode we ask you to believe that we planned for a rant about war to come out around Armistice Day and that this episode isn’t just the random wafflings of a pair of Mark Corrigans that was going to happen anyway. Do it!
Darren Watson, Wellington blues icon and all ’round nice fella, swung by for a chat. DW’s never been afraid of speaking his mind on political issues, as anyone who’s seen him alter the lyrics mid-performance of blues numbers to ridicule National supporters can attest.
Darren’s new album “Saint Hilda’s Faithless Boy” is out November 1st on Red Rocks Records. Release parties are in Wellington on the 21st October at Ruby Lounge and in Auckland on the 23rd of October at Juice Bar.