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 ‘Phil Goff’
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?
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.
Moral high ground on the Paul Henry debacle? Not us! We accidentally fill a whole episode with the sort of talk that everybody who is capable of thinking is thinking. Includes a contextual history lesson, thanks to Dan, which makes Paul Henry’s comments even stupider than they were before.
Bit of a busy weekend so I haven’t had a chance to listen back to this one yet, but better get something out before you all forget we exist. Will add in tags and a blurb later on.
update: HEY! well it turns out we talked about ACT again! Specifically David Garret and his online dating conquests, among other things. Hurrah.
Race, religion, sexuality, Australia and Maurice Williamson – a mix as volatile as a meth lab in an earthquake, of which we’re fairly certain some poor fuckers are desperately cleaning up right now.
The Christchurch Earthquake is serious business and has had a huge impact on the lives of the residents, BUT: as with any news event there are peripheral political, financial and media fuck-ups that make up the bread and butter of this podcast. So, with our full sympathies going out to the victims of this horrible event, let’s commence with the piss-taking…
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.