Hey, gidday mates! What a week it’s been. I don’t normally talk politics here, but how can you not at a time like this? Coming from New Zealand, it’s hard to understand the American system with its lack of diversity, its lack of universal healthcare, its lobbyists, its insanely high rate of military funding, and its second amendment. And that’s not even mentioning the general consensus that, ‘It is what it is, and it’s not going to change.’ I strongly believe that one thing this campaign has shown us is that racism and prejudice are alive and well and living in America, and that misguided fear directed in a cunning way is an incredibly powerful weapon. Don’t understand these people? Hatred is the answer! The system is broken.Click to Continue!
1. I’m fascinated by what’s happening right now in American politics, but because I’m not a naturalized citizen of this country, all I can do is whinge and opine, whinge and opine. For the record, if I could vote, it’d be for Bernie Sanders, simply because it makes a lot of sense to me that if you take away the ability of big business to
buy influence policy, then perhaps the government would begin to operate in the interests of its citizens and not its corporations.
1. Today’s the day, folks! Who will win the 2012 Erection!? (Lol, I’ve been waiting to say that my entire life.) No but seriously, is it just me or does everybody else think that all this ‘IT’S SO CLOSE!’ hysteria is just media frenzy? I reckon it’s going to be an Obama clean sweep. Obama’s got 99 problems but a Mitt ain’t one. MOBAMA MO PROBLEMS! Okay I’m done.2. File this one under: How to dress the mannequins at your menswear store. You know those links you discover that you just can’t bring yourself to exit out of? That tab’sClick to Continue!
Nice hat. Photo: Haw-lin 1. To officially answer the question that I’ve been receiving most often recently: No, I am not the beneficiary of a trust fund; No my parents do not pay for my travel; and No, I’m not a spoiled rich white kid. I grew up in a small three bedroom house in the Christchurch suburbs and went to a public school (Burnside High). I started stockpiling my pocket money at the age of five, working a paper round at nine, then pushing trolleys at the local supermarket at 15. Since then I’ve always held at least oneClick to Continue!
Justin Bobby in his many manifestations. Image source: heaps 1. There seems to be a proliferation of these young, pseudo-hipster Auckland guys walking around town in Doc Marten/combat boots, rolled up jeans, unbuttoned flannel shirts and beanies hanging halfway off their heads. Boys – Justin Bobby called, he wants his look back.2.It’s cool to Kōrero! Welcome to Māori Language Week. Here are a few phrases you might find handy: Kei te ataahua koe. Translation: You are beautiful. Kei te nge nge ahau. Translation: I am tired. Kei te momona koe. Translation: You are fat. 3. Bill Cunningham New York madeClick to Continue!