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General

The Rumi Awards 2015

The Rumi Awards 2015

Recognising some of the best and worst things that happened in New Zealand this year.

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News, Politics

Peaking Into The Future

Peaking Into The Future

The inclusion and subsequent failure of Red Peak in the New Zealand flag referendum is a triumph of democracy; pats on the back to everyone involved.

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International, Politics

The American Election II: Who’s Cruz?

The American Election II: Who’s Cruz?

We all know somebody like Ted Cruz. You know, that guy who ran for class president every year?

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International, Politics

The American Election: Trump For Dummies

The American Election: Trump For Dummies

It’s unlikely that New Zealanders, Americans, or anyone else in the world will be looking at President Trump in 2016.

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General

Introductions

Introductions

Kia ora!

by × November 25, 2015 × 2 comments

General

I did it my way (but no longer will)

I did it my way (but no longer will)

And now the end is near. And so I face the final curtain.

by × September 8, 2015 × 2 comments

International, News, Politics

Discontent warning

Discontent warning

Sometimes it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

by × September 4, 2015 × 7 comments

News, Politics

Flagged as inappropriate

Flagged as inappropriate

Well they’re out. The final four design have been reached and they’re all a bit terrible.

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General

Cosentino: Twisted reality in a real way

Cosentino: Twisted reality in a real way

Cosentino is an Australian illusionist and escapologist. He’s a multi-talented guy. One of those people that you suspect might be better than you at everything.

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Health

The dashing dildo dangler

The dashing dildo dangler

Dear SSBS, Recently I fell on hard times, living in my best friend’s pocket. Back to the job market I went to find work on the line at a plastic press.

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Reviews

Jonny always does awesome promo shots. Except for one.

Review: Jonny Potts in Loose

Last year I reviewed Jonny Potts’ NZ Comedy Fest show: The Delusionaries.

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News

I shit you not, this was the first image of Mike Hosking using Google Image Search's "for reuse" button

Be Like Mike

In continuing my trend of writing about things days after everyone else has pretty much covered it, I’d like to wade in on the Mike Hosking thing.

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Politics

I hope the Young Nats paid for their license

I hope the Young Nats paid for their license

So the John Key + All Blacks love affair has been going on a while. This isn’t news.

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Health

My elevator rides are a lot duller than this letter writer's

What to do about office shenanigans (nsfw language)

Dear Slightly (if I may be so familiar), I have been suffering alone for months, and I am so glad that finally the right advice columnist has come along to help me with my problem.

International

This is Raro: and how I learnt to not be an imperialist

This is Raro: and how I learnt to not be an imperialist

Last week I spent five nights in Rarotonga. It was my first time having an “island” holiday. The closest I’d come was a week in Phuket. It was not what I expected.

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Politics

It's the amazing Labour party and their poll dance!

Farrar vs polls vs spin

In a Kiwiblog post that seems to have been written by David mashing his fists against the keyboard, Farrar argues that Labour’s “week of headlines on blaming the Chinese for Auckland house prices has come to nought” (source).

by × July 21, 2015 × 2 comments

News, Politics, Rights

I'm Morgan. Look at my lovely smile.

When are numbers racist?

By Morgan Godfery Some politicians seem to think that “data” exists in a privileged realm somewhere above politics and power relations. Data, according to Phil Twyford and others, enjoys the authority of objectivity.

by × July 20, 2015 × 0 comments

Feminism, General

This is truly the most OK age there has ever been

This is truly the most OK age there has ever been

We live in a world of hyperbole. We live in a country that suffers from an est-est complex and now this seems to be spreading.

by × July 19, 2015 × 1 comment