Lord Sutch Articles by: Lord Sutch

Tech

A custodial investor: Rod and me

A custodial investor: Rod and me

Rod Drury is an entrepreneur. Entrepreneur is a funny old word. It gets bandied around a lot. “Oh if only New Zealand had more…entrepreneurs”. I’m not even sure what it really means. 

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Humour

Why the Jewish God was a dick and yet so much cooler

Why the Jewish God was a dick and yet so much cooler

I’m of Jewish heritage but I’m not a very good Jew. I eat bacon. Never had a bar mitzvah and I’ve got a foreskin. That’s a terrible way to begin a post, with a reference to my genitals.

by × March 21, 2014 × 3 comments

General

Ruminator Live?

Ruminator Live?

So a friend of mine who’s a bit of a doyen talked to me about an idea he had for a live show.

by × March 16, 2014 × 4 comments

Politics

Me and Ms Collins

Me and Ms Collins

We’re a big fan of Minister Collins. She was the first MP to support us. She wrote the first MP’s guest post for us (get one, get them all!) and though we don’t agree with her politically, she’s always been ready to engage online.

by × March 13, 2014 × 5 comments

Politics

I have a dream

I have a dream

Here’s my own cult of personality (none of this is real):

by × March 10, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

This is Smaug, not smug

Confidence: An ode to Bryce Edwards

Confidence. It’s the jewel in the crown of human behaviour isn’t it?

by × March 6, 2014 × 6 comments

General

Blog wars: or how I learned to stop worrying and start being an Emerald Stormtrooper

Blog wars: or how I learned to stop worrying and start being an Emerald Stormtrooper

First off, what the fuck is an Emerald Stormtrooper? Apparently this blog is frequented by them. Are you an Emerald Stormtrooper?

by × March 5, 2014 × 4 comments

General

A question for our readers

A question for our readers

Here at the Ruminator we like a bit of audience interaction, so here’s a question for you:

by × March 4, 2014 × 3 comments

Humour

My Claim to Fame

My Claim to Fame

In an idle moment on twitter I asked people what their claims to fame were. The responses were fantastic so here’s the collection.

by × February 28, 2014 × 1 comment

News

Unheralded Stuff: 28 February 2014

Unheralded Stuff: 28 February 2014

Let’s not talk about incest any more aye? It was fun while it lasted but we’re moving on. Here’s some world news you may not have known about.

by × February 28, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

The greatest cultural cringe in New Zealand; or why New Zealand Government Departments shouldn’t make videos

The greatest cultural cringe in New Zealand; or why New Zealand Government Departments shouldn’t make videos

  Hat tip: Laura McQuillan

by × February 26, 2014 × 1 comment

Politics

Free political advice: National Party

Free political advice: National Party

This is the second entry in my free-political-advice series. Today we look at the incumbents, the National Party. Or as I call them “John Key and the suits”.

by × February 19, 2014 × 1 comment

General

Why I’m pseudonymous (relatively)

Why I’m pseudonymous (relatively)

So in the course of discussing how I find it appalling that the Prime Minister of our country interacts with – and provides copy to – Cameron Slater given his “hilarious” revelling in the death of children with ethnic names, a few people called me out on my pseudonym.

by × February 14, 2014 × 1 comment

News

Unheralded Stuff: 13 February 2014

Unheralded Stuff: 13 February 2014

Much of the world has been in a flap about flappy bird. I have it on my phone. It’s not that good. More just frustrating.

by × February 13, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

Free political advice: Labour Party

Free political advice: Labour Party

So it’s election year. And I’m a thoughtful, intelligent, relatively non-partisan kind of guy. So I thought I’d do some thinking about what each party should do in the run-up to the election.

by × February 12, 2014 × 0 comments

Rights

What do we want?
LESS OF THIS!
What is this?
NOT SURE!

It’s PC gone mad!

Whenever something happens that tries to protect a minority say, or maybe sets out to right a wrong, there’s always a group of people who start yelling “This is bloody PC gone mad!”

by × February 11, 2014 × 5 comments

News

Unheralded Stuff: 10 February

Unheralded Stuff: 10 February

Goodness, between wildfires in Australia, the Sochi Olympics and Danish Zoos feeding dead giraffes to lions it’s a wonder anything else was reported. Fortunately I’ve gone looking so you don’t have to.

by × February 10, 2014 × 0 comments

General

An apology

An apology

Over the weekend I was emailed a post entitled “The sisterhood of the travelling racist jacket”. It was an opinion piece on the comments between Anne Tolley and Metiria Turei about who can and can’t wear flash jackets to parliament.

by × February 3, 2014 × 0 comments