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International

Obama’s week from hell

Obama’s week from hell

This has been one of, if not the single worst week the Obama administration has faced. And it’s only Wednesday in the States.

by × May 16, 2013 × 0 comments

General

This would be an amazing business shirt

Obligations: or how I learned to grow up and iron a Goddamn shirt

I guess one of the real tricks of adult life – one of the ways you can tell that you are, in fact, growing up – is figuring out how to get stuff done that you don’t want to do without being a total asshole.

by × May 13, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Peanut Butter Hummus

Peanut Butter Hummus

Utter peanut butter nutters

by × May 12, 2013 × 2 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

General

Google Me This

Google Me This

I’m 32 and I feel like I wasted my education. At present, I’m in France, traipsing around the countryside admiring castles and all sorts of other old shit. I’m scouring the leaflets and information signs attached to various wonders, but the main thing they illuminate is my ignorance.

by × May 10, 2013 × 0 comments

International

Defending the 2nd amendment

Defending the 2nd amendment

In response to today’s piece on gun control in the US, Linoge, a reader in the United States had the following to say in rebuttal To follow the same pattern as the article, I see three primary faults in it.

by × May 9, 2013 × 54 comments

International

We need to talk about Barack

We need to talk about Barack

I love the United States. I love the food, I love the country and I love the American confidence. There are plenty of things that we could learn from them. 

by × May 9, 2013 × 8 comments

General

Casting the first stone

Casting the first stone

Much has been written of Aaron Gilmore and his poor decision making skills at a Hanmer Springs bar. But the whole affair has made me feel a bit icky.

by × May 8, 2013 × 7 comments

International

Moaning well

Moaning well

Ooooh I can’t stand that Julie. Who does she think she is; coming over here with her brown shoes and her straight walking? Don’t get me wrong; I love a good moan.

by × May 6, 2013 × 1 comment

General

Tradition and respect

Tradition and respect

I’ve been invited to an event in the next few weeks which is designated as black tie. I don’t have any problem with this, and will almost certainly follow the dress code in its official, formal capacity, which is rather more complicated than many kiwis think.

by × May 5, 2013 × 0 comments

Humour

Bring it back: Creepy window displays

Bring it back: Creepy window displays

Sometimes I see a picture of something from the past, and I get jealous to the point of becoming angry.  I’m jealous that the thing I saw and its sheer awesomeness no longer exists in modern day society.

by × May 2, 2013 × 0 comments

Health

Daily dosing

Daily dosing

Imagine that I have asthma.  Imagine that I was diagnosed about two years ago, and since then I’ve been using an inhaler everyday and though my life probably isn’t totally awesome all the time, I’m heaps healthier than when I was first diagnosed, which makes me happier, and more fun, and better at my job.

by × May 1, 2013 × 14 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

General

Shhh. Listen.

Shhh. Listen.

There are perfectly straightforward reasons why the sound of your recorded voice is quite different from what we think we sound like.

by × April 30, 2013 × 0 comments

Reviews

Instant chocolate mousse

Instant chocolate mousse

Almost instant gratification

by × April 29, 2013 × 5 comments

Health

Spring clean your insides

Spring clean your insides

I’ve got a challenge for you – and before you decide to ignore me and go read some other intellectually stimulating blog, just give me a chance… I dare you to try a detox.

by × April 28, 2013 × 3 comments

International

Eye for an eye

Eye for an eye

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news recently, you may have heard Amnesty International condemning a Saudi Arabian court ruling that Ali al-Khawahir was to be deliberately paralysed for stabbing his friend in the back 10 years ago, unless he could come up with £180,000 in compensation.

by × April 26, 2013 × 0 comments

Health

Anxious Much?

Anxious Much?

This anxiety bullshit is bullshit. We all experience it in one form or other. I’m sure there are fabulous evolutionary reasons for it. Saber-tooth tigers and such.

by × April 25, 2013 × 0 comments