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?
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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.
Teachers are striking. I bet it’s because they’re greedy little masked bandits hellbent on holding the nation’s children to ransom. What say you? We corral a real live teacher into the studio to hear their terrible demands. WARNING: What you’re about to hear my shock you.
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.
Sorry for the delay, everybody. Here’s our FORTIETH EPISODE! From Auckland’s “Party Central” (failed plans for a celebration zone on Auckland’s waterfront) to Wellington’s “Party Central” (Dan and Dave in a strip joint) to Christchurch’s “Party Central” (serious sexual assault allegations), this episode has the lot.
We use the N word in this episode, quoting You-Know-Who. Just a heads up.
We’re amazed that nobody hit upon this solution earlier: pay the teachers less! Roger Douglas is a man with a vision. Also, stupid laws and embarrassing musical purchases round out this episode.
Boy, oh boy. This episode has EVERYTHING. Sexual disease, sexual perversion and conspiracy nuts! Inglewood High School has turned into a harem, Auckland district court has turned into a peep show, and Dave’s life has become very complex since hearing the news about aliens, Planet X and the TRUTH.
Yes, failblog went and scooped us. That’s what we get for pre-recording episodes, and what you get for reading failblog.
Here’s that fucking BC, BTW (source). I am so sick of your shit, everybody.