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International, News, Politics

Discontent warning

Discontent warning

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

by × September 4, 2015 × 5 comments

News, Politics

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Flagged as inappropriate

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

by × September 1, 2015 × 0 comments

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. by

by × September 1, 2015 × 0 comments

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. by

by × August 27, 2015 × 0 comments

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. by

by × August 21, 2015 × 0 comments

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. by

by × August 20, 2015 × 1 comment

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. by

by × August 19, 2015 × 1 comment

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. by

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. by

by × August 2, 2015 × 0 comments

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

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

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

by × July 19, 2015 × 1 comment

News, Politics

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

Orewa 3: The Orewa-ing

On Saturday morning I was rung by a friend who is a huge political nerd. He is also right wing. He was excited. by

by × July 14, 2015 × 7 comments

International, Politics

Meet the socialist running for US President

Meet the socialist running for US President

Bernie Sanders is, on first blush, a grumpy old man with crazy white hair who’s constantly yelling numbers into microphones about income inequality. He’s been doing it for decades. by

by × July 13, 2015 × 0 comments

News, Rights

Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

My suspicions were first aroused when my property manager told me not to panic. by

by × July 10, 2015 × 0 comments

Reviews

Sleeping Beauty on Ice: Sleeping Dave in the crowd

Sleeping Beauty on Ice: Sleeping Dave in the crowd

When I was very young, maybe 4 or 5, my parents took me to watch Torvill and Dean who came to New Zealand and did their ice skating thing at the Hutt Park Raceway by

by × July 4, 2015 × 1 comment

Tech

In Mod we trust

In Mod we trust

Yesterday, Reddit continued it’s dramatic month of what can only be described in a public relations context, as a cluster fuck. by

by × July 4, 2015 × 0 comments

International, News, Politics, Rights

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.” by

by × June 30, 2015 × 1 comment