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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Those of you who follow our twitter may already know this (and it’s not going to come as a shock to the rest of you) but Dan got into a scuffle the other week. He runs down the events that got him covered in blood. This sparks an oral history of getting monged in Wellington, which is arguably the only topic we’re actually qualified to talk on.
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.
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?!
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.
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!
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.