Lord Sutch Articles by: Lord Sutch

Politics, Rights

It’s been a lot of fun: Why I’m worried about National

It’s been a lot of fun: Why I’m worried about National

“One option is the Government says: ‘Thanks very much, it’s been a lot of fun. If you don’t want to take the offer, that’s where it’s at‘.”

by × September 2, 2013 × 3 comments

Rights

Drugs: We’re doing it wrong

Drugs: We’re doing it wrong

New Zealand isn’t strictly speaking part of the United States’ War on Drugs, but if we had to pick a side, it would probably be theirs.

by × August 29, 2013 × 5 comments

Feminism

It’s a man’s man’s man’s man’s world

It’s a man’s man’s man’s man’s world

So this is a post I’ve wanted to write for a long time. But it’s been hard to get it right in my head, let alone down on page. So what you get is a stream of consciousness.

by × August 15, 2013 × 4 comments

Feminism, Humour

No. Let's not be friends.

The top ten things that annoy me

I’m an opinionated man. Anyone who knows me personally will tell you that I have an opinion on everything. Everything.

by × July 14, 2013 × 0 comments

General, Rights, Tech

Shaming: it’s a bit crap for everyone

Shaming: it’s a bit crap for everyone

It’s no surprise to anyone that Twitter and Facebook are filled with vile, racist, homophobic, bigoted awfulness. Because humanity is filled with vile, racist, homophobic bigots.

by × July 9, 2013 × 3 comments

Rights, Tech

It’s my privacy and I’ll cry if I want to

It’s my privacy and I’ll cry if I want to

The status quo: We’ve heard a lot in the news lately about spying. Edward Snowden is a name that will be familiar to a lot of people.

by × June 24, 2013 × 6 comments

Rights

It's so handy when racism wears a uniform.

Been spending most my life living in a bigot’s paradox

There’s that old cliche, where the racist old person starts talking. And they’re usually old. When you get to that old stage you find that the racism permeates both genders

by × June 3, 2013 × 5 comments

Humour, Reviews

The greatest song of all

The greatest song of all

When it’s 2am and the only people left at a party are the ones you’re not entirely comfortable talking to, conversation often lurches around trying to find common ground. Something you can all relate to. One such topic is “what’s the greatest song of all time?”

by × May 19, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood – Notes

Comedy fest review: Jeremy Elwood – Notes

Jeremy Elwood is one of the mainstays of New Zealand comedy. He’s appeared on several TV shows, comedy galas, even stepping out as a serious actor on stage. And there’s a reason why he’s been around for so long (fourteen festivals apparently)*. He’s just that good.

by × May 18, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews, Uncategorized

Comedy fest review: Greg Ellis – Vance Fontaine for Lovers

Comedy fest review: Greg Ellis – Vance Fontaine for Lovers

It’s a small crowd packed into the large Foxglove Starlight ballroom. Which is a real shame because the next hour or so proves to be a masterclass in musical improv comedy.

by × May 18, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Comedy Fest review: Alexander Sparrow – A One Night Stand

Comedy Fest review: Alexander Sparrow – A One Night Stand

Alexander Sparrow is a bright young thing from Wellington’s up-and-coming comedy scene.

by × May 17, 2013 × 4 comments

Feminism, Reviews

Comedy fest review: Michele A’Court, Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter

Comedy fest review: Michele A’Court, Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter

Michele A’Court has long been one of New Zealand’s premier comedians, she’s won oodles of awards and has pretty much clocked comedy.

by × May 17, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Comedy festival review: Adam Wright & Rick Threlfo in Gloriously Average

Comedy festival review: Adam Wright & Rick Threlfo in Gloriously Average

It’s a bold marketing ploy calling your show “Gloriously Average” but that’s what two up-and-coming Wellington comics have done.

by × May 11, 2013 × 0 comments

Humour, Reviews

Uniball Power Tank: A review

Uniball Power Tank: A review

The Uniball Power Tank is just another entrant to Mitsubishi’s popular Uniball range of precision writing instruments. The model I tested featured black ink, but green, red and blue are also available.

by × April 30, 2013 × 2 comments

Humour, Marriage Equality

Things Colin Craig didn’t say

Things Colin Craig didn’t say

In support of our blogging brethren over at the Civilian, we thought we’d also note some things that Colin Craig didn’t say.

by × April 24, 2013 × 3 comments

International

Death does funny things

Death does funny things

Death’s a funny thing. We’re not that comfortable with it. We don’t know how to think of our own deaths, let alone someone else’s.

by × April 20, 2013 × 0 comments

Humour

Orcas: the jerks of the sea

Orcas: the jerks of the sea

There is an episode of the Simpsons where the family, through a series of hijinks, get an elephant. At the end of the episode, they take the elephant to live in a nature reserve. Stampy the Elephant doesn’t take kindly to other elephants and starts repeatedly head butting their sides.

by × April 11, 2013 × 3 comments

General

Welcome to the machine

Welcome to the machine

Hello there. Welcome. This is the Ruminator. I trust you will enjoy your time here.

by × April 8, 2013 × 0 comments