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General, News

Dream big New Zealand

Dream big New Zealand

In the end, the end came at the beginning, but for some reason even the end felt like a beginning of a kind. by

by × March 30, 2015 × 2 comments

Politics

How the War in the North was won

How the War in the North was won

So that settles it, Winston is awesome at campaigning. Better than Joyce. And Joyce is supposedly awesome. So awesome > supposedly awesome. by

by × March 30, 2015 × 0 comments

General

I never advocate violence. But this guys face is so punchable.

Blackcaps vs some guys

Cricket. It’s never been on such a high in this country. And boy are we excited. by

by × March 28, 2015 × 0 comments

International

Cricket and India, India and cricket

Cricket and India, India and cricket

What exactly did the producers of Australia’s Today Show actually think was going to happen by

by × March 27, 2015 × 2 comments

Humour, Politics

“The term New Zealand comedian is an oxymoron”

“The term New Zealand comedian is an oxymoron”

So the title of this post is not my position, god no it isn’t.  by

by × March 27, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, Tech

Excellent customer service from Spark

Excellent customer service from Spark

We’re always very quick to complain when customer service is shit (see Fone,Voda). by

by × March 26, 2015 × 3 comments

Politics

A very short post that continues my rage about the Feed the Kids Bill

A very short post that continues my rage about the Feed the Kids Bill

So like the huge political nerd I am, I did a bit of fishing. by

by × March 25, 2015 × 1 comment

Feminism, News

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Regarding “call-out culture”: the uncontained fury of the imagined teenage Tumblr feminist

Recently Jonathan Chait generated a lot of heat online for a New York mag piece raging about a new era of political correctness. by

by × March 25, 2015 × 4 comments

News

Yes, the girl who used to be somebody, you have a question?

RelaX-Factor

I figured the Rumi needed some sort of trashy blog about this reality TV shitstorm to demonstrate site diversity. by

by × March 24, 2015 × 0 comments

Politics

Here is the list of MPs who voted to not give children food, here is how to contact them

Here is the list of MPs who voted to not give children food, here is how to contact them

Here is the long list. It’s the National Party + David Seymour + Peter Dunne. by

by × March 19, 2015 × 13 comments

Politics

I'm just going to put my dick in this pipe and pretend it's New Zealand

Hubris

Hubris: excessive pride towards or defiance, leading to nemesis. by

by × March 19, 2015 × 11 comments

Politics

I was there

I was there

I was there on July 7, 1916 when the Labour Party was officially formed. by

by × March 18, 2015 × 4 comments

Reviews

Six Bad Arthouse Plays: A review. Of sorts.

Six Bad Arthouse Plays: A review. Of sorts.

Before you read this review you should watch a minute or so of this video. It’s of a Wii game called Smooth Moves (skip to like 4:45). by

by × March 12, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Politics

She may have made a poor life choice, but she deserves better

TV3: Seemingly prepared to help the Nats with a dirty deal

I’m a big defender of our media. I’ve copped some flak for it, but I think that on the whole our reporters do a reasonably good job by

by × March 9, 2015 × 0 comments

Tech

#RumiPlaylist

#RumiPlaylist

Last week I got a playlist thing happening on Spotify. And it was a fun time. Now I’m running a weekly update. by

by × March 9, 2015 × 0 comments

Humour, News, Politics

Key: "I dunno"

John Key: I don’t even know what the GCSB is

By New New Zealand News correspondent Charles Harrison In a belligerent press conference, John Key has admitted he isn’t sure what the GCSB does. by

by × March 6, 2015 × 0 comments

General, Tech

Rumiplaylist: the awfulness

Rumiplaylist: the awfulness

So in a fit of collaboration, I thought I’d ask my friends, family, Twitter followers and Facebook pals to name me one song that I would add to a Spotify playlist. by

by × March 4, 2015 × 4 comments

Uncategorized

Picture Godwin!

Opaque transparency

It takes a lot to make me write about current events. Usually because I’m not a creative thinker by

by × March 2, 2015 × 1 comment