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News, Politics

Herald has eight left columnists and one right one: Redux

Herald has eight left columnists and one right one: Redux

Over at KiwiBlog, David Farrar has done a seriously low-effort post. Usually I wouldn’t demean myself by responding but I’m involved in the post, and it was such a pile of wrong that I couldn’t help myself.

by × July 7, 2018 × 2 comments

Reviews

Comedy fest review: White Man Behind a Desk in WMBADx: Idea worth spreading

Comedy fest review: White Man Behind a Desk in WMBADx: Idea worth spreading

White Man Behind a Desk has scaled heights faster than most comedians get to. For the last wee while he’s been honing his Colbert/Stewart pastiche and delivering lefty sermons with humour from behind his desk and building quite the following.

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Reviews

Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in An Inconvenient Poof

Comedy fest review: Eli Matthewson in An Inconvenient Poof

I feel almost a paternal instinct towards Eli’s comedy. I saw him in his Billy T nominated show ‘Faith’ in 2015, then again last year in ‘The Year of Magical Fucking’ and I usually will leave it at a couple of shows to review a comic before I move on to someone else.

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Reviews

Comedy fest review: Wilson Dixon in What a Country!

Comedy fest review: Wilson Dixon in What a Country!

I have been hanging out to see Wilson Dixson for years. There’s something super alluring about what he does. The cowboy shtick that he has down to a fine art, that soft picking at the guitar as he gently woos you with his drawl and his songs. This year was my first time seeing a full Wilson Dixon hour and I wasn’t disappointed.

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Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Marcel Lucont in Etc. A Chat Show

Comedy Fest Review: Marcel Lucont in Etc. A Chat Show

I knew it. I knew Marcel Lucont would be a phenomenal show. I saw his show a couple of years ago when he was last in New Zealand and it was one of the shows I was most looking forward to

by × May 9, 2018 × 0 comments

Reviews

Comedy Fest Review: Donna Brookbanks in You do you babes

Comedy Fest Review: Donna Brookbanks in You do you babes

What a joyous eruption of chaos, energy and laughter. Donna’s show You do you babes is crammed full with so much energy, so much material that it’s almost exhausting.

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Feminism, International

Redistribute my ass

Redistribute my ass

Massive sexual assault trigger warnings. There was a vehicle murder in Toronto recently. A guy drove his car into a large group of people and so far he has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. On his Facebook page, the attacker wrote “The Incel rebellion has begun”. And if you didn’t know what incels are then you’re probably lucky.

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Reviews

Comedy fest review: Alice Snedden in Self-titled: Volume II

Comedy fest review: Alice Snedden in Self-titled: Volume II

Alice Snedden is a fucking good comedian. I try to get along to as many Billy T Nominee shows in Wellington as possible because I often don’t know much about the comics and so frequently unearth some gold, like Guy Montgomery from a few years back. Alice is like Guy in that I went in knowing little and left being super impressed.

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Reviews

Comedy fest review: Lucy Roche & Ray O’Leary in Young, dumb and full of comedy

Comedy fest review: Lucy Roche & Ray O’Leary in Young, dumb and full of comedy

Lucy Roche and Ray O’Leary are a couple of NZ comics on the up and up. Lucy won the National Raw Comedy Quest in 2016 and Ray was a Billy T Award nominee last year. They both have a solid resume of shows and experience but there’s still a bit of work to be done.

by × May 2, 2018 × 0 comments

Reviews

Comedy fest review: James Veitch in Dot Con

Comedy fest review: James Veitch in Dot Con

James Veitch is known for his hilarious emails, no not the guy who tried to pay his power bills with a spider-drawing, but for being the guy who emails back scammers. The Nigerian Prince types.

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Reviews

Comedy fest review: Seven Deadly Stunts

Comedy fest review: Seven Deadly Stunts

Ah comedy fest. This year it’s started earlier than normal. In fact my first show was before the Comedy Fest has even started at all. I saw Seven Deadly Stunts last night at Circa 2 and had a ball.

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Health, What to expect when you're not expecting series

What to expect when you’re not expecting XXV: The end

What to expect when you’re not expecting XXV: The end

I can remember the exact moment when Kim and I decided we were ready to have kids. We’d talked about it vaguely but we decided for real on a trip to Europe in 2014.

by × January 10, 2018 × 4 comments

Health, What to expect when you're not expecting series

What to expect when you’re not expecting XXIV: Happiness is a high HCG

What to expect when you’re not expecting XXIV: Happiness is a high HCG

Last post was pretty grim huh? Apparently one of my sisters read it and rang my mum because she was concerned about my mental state.

by × December 20, 2017 × 1 comment

Health, What to expect when you're not expecting series

What to expect when you’re not expecting XXIII: Purgatory

What to expect when you’re not expecting XXIII: Purgatory

Someone messaged me and said they admired us for playing out the “horrors” of IVF so publicly so people could a) understand or b) if they were going through it themselves find some comfort that someone else out there knew how they felt.

by × December 17, 2017 × 0 comments

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What to expect when you’re not expecting XXII: Expecting?

What to expect when you’re not expecting XXII: Expecting?

Jesus, this is post number 22. That’s a lot of my dribble. Well mainly my dribble, some of it has been Kim’s pearls of wisdom. I’ve said this a lot but way back when we started writing we did it to help others.

by × December 12, 2017 × 2 comments

Reviews

Comedy review: Louise Beuvink in Ladylike: a modern guide to etiquette

Comedy review: Louise Beuvink in Ladylike: a modern guide to etiquette

Whenever I write reviews of comedy shows I don’t feel it’s important to mention that someone is a female comedian (if they are); I guess that’s because I don’t feel it’s important to mention that the 75% of comedians I see are male

by × December 6, 2017 × 0 comments

Health, What to expect when you're not expecting series

The first baby photo I've ever been able to take. It has my roundness.

What to expect when you’re not expecting XXI: One egg, two baskets

Boy it’s getting tense isn’t it? Saturday was transfer day, when the fertilised embryo we had was getting put back in to one of Kim’s uteri. We went in for our appointment. Kim had to drink 750ml of water immediately before-hand because apparently an enlarged bladder makes it easier for the doctor doing the transfer to see where to go on the scan.

by × December 4, 2017 × 1 comment

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What to expect when you’re not expecting XX: The stress and the excitement of it all

What to expect when you’re not expecting XX: The stress and the excitement of it all

On Monday we went in for egg harvesting. Last time we did that we managed to get 5 eggs out which isn’t a great result but we were very happy because we’d been expecting 3 max. This time we tried not to have expectations because of the 5 they got out last time, precisely zero fertilised. Which sucked.

by × December 1, 2017 × 0 comments