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Stuff Values - Alcohol Is All Bad - Unless It Is Sponsored Content!

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Stuff has a more than obvious incoming series from public health wowsers looking at how bad the results of "crate day" are on society.  Alarmist comment follows: Last Saturday the ED saw five people with alcohol-related injuries. On crate day in 2018 there were 29, while at last year’s event there were 23 injuries. Huge, how will they cope with all those beds kept aside for the next Covid outbreak! Stuff found all the wowsers and put them together in one piece.  They want the event banned. Pearson is among a group including ED staff, police, councils, Māori health advocates and public health workers who would like the event banned. I bet. However Stuff then has a section "food and wine".   Littered with dubiously confusing potential sponsored content, that is right, for food, wine and beer. Giant puff piece follows. Then this.  A plug. And if you stop there you will not see this. What? Paid content........No apparently that leads to the content below that. Yay, booz

The Black Caps Twelfth Man - Ashley Bloomfield

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  Excellent job Dr Bloomfield. The Pakistan team has no respect for any rules at the best of times.  They are one of the most hated teams in Cricket.   Shoaib Akhtar,  upset the New Zealand public with his comments.  Those stupid enough not to know that he is an often banned for bad attitude, drug cheat who was famously dumped from the 2009 world cup squad for having genital viral warts and the PCB hated him so much they released the private information to the world. And better still, India who own the game currently, hate them.  Locking them up longer than they normally would have because they have broken the rules will be pleasing the Indians no end. The travelling party of 53 were pre-tested, 10 have got the Chinese plague. "Rather than being in their own rooms which is the requirement for the first three days until that first test comes back, there was some mingling in the hallways, chatting, sharing food and not wearing masks which was obvious on the CCTV footage." Shari

Stuff Virtue Signalling - Occupy STUFF!

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Isn't it nice that there is a fast creep of Te Reo into New Zealand's woke media? Well not so. I have found myself glossing over every article that reverts to the over-use of "Aotearoa", "tamariki", "Whānau", "mahi", " kaitiakitanga".  I know what the words and terms mean, despite living and travelling all over the world in my working career, I know no second language better than I do Te Reo.   I just do not think when I read the use of these words in woke media that they apply to me as they are in Te Reo so ignore the words and often the articles.  It is all pitched at a Te Reo speaking Maori audience and woke white people who probably have an inferior knowledge of Te Reo than myself.  Well I can only assume that as I doubt Te Reo fluent Maori and myself are similar targeted demographics for anything.  Definitely commercially not the advertising spend. How is all this virtue signalling converting into $$$ for corporates?   Well

Stuff Find The Ultimate Victim Of 2020

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Congratulations to Stuff for this award winning report from their "Local Democracy" reporter. I file this under the:  When your 2020 has been so damn great that you are "gutted" that you have been "burgled" by the "homicide" of "your" tree. Seriously a 12 year old photographed over a stump where her placenta is buried.  I cannot cope with laughter of the insignificance this has to be in a year where we have all suffered the greatest affront to our personal liberties and freedoms in the history of mankind. All over the Chinese flu. These people are bitching about a bloody tree. Here is an idea - plant another. It is a shame the Sandison's are clearly not of Maori heritage. Stuff staff would have issued a grovelling meaningless apology to them as well. Meanwhile this poor girl is going to be subjected to horrific bullying at school for the sake of clickbait on New Zealand's wokest news site. Stuff should apologise in advance for t

Woke Blacks Back The Wrong Horse

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While watching the Woke Blacks fine win over the Argentina B- team this last weekend I had a brief moment of reflection as Sam Cane placed a Maradona 10 jersey over thick white lines on the field. Everyone with zero historical knowledge of football (soccer) and rugby jumped on social media to say how classy the gesture was. The rest of us with some institutional knowledge didn't need to even think whose dumb and dangerous idea this was.  Yes, TJ "pimp my brand" Perenara.  Of course it bloody was. All Blacks captain Sam Cane says the heartfelt gesture made to late football legend Diego Maradona and Argentina before his side's Test against the Pumas on Saturday came from halfback TJ Perenara. A jump in from the King of Idiot Gestures for his "brand" - SBW Maradona was a coke binging, womanising, racist self-confessed sporting cheat.   Nothing wrong with that from my perspective because he was a very good soccer player (not the best ever player as he is deifie

Can We Not Let More Saffas Into New Zealand?

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For those of us Cricket tragics today was an incredible day. The West Indies are a very good T20 side.  They are the current T20 World Champions.  Even sans Car....los Braith.......waite. Today our boys (inspite of Tim Southee not because of him) gave them another hiding.  But more importantly we have found two new great white hopes in Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway. These boys hit it off any scale. Both born in South Africa.  Both fucking incredible. Grant Elliott started this trend and won himself cult status launching the best shot ever at Eden Park to stick us into the World Cup Final.  I am sure I will remember that moment til the day I die from the stands.  I do not wish to remember anything at the G a week later. Phillips is so dedicated to winning that with two balls to go in our innings he dislocated his knee (again) yelping in magony (male agony)  that made me wish to vomit from afar. His performance today was worthy of a Dan Carter v Lions it was that complete. A Richie McC

Bloomfield Needs To Declare Death To The Platter

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The latest casual food trends of the world make me despair at times.  I do not get them.  I have just got over the serving of food in fine dining restaurants with cutlery that does not sit flat and steaks on chopping boards. Faced with yet another New Zealand influencer trying to flog platters for underemployed hospo peeps, I feel I have to act. They are getting away with it on the nonsense idea they are helping out all the small businesses going down the gurgles in New Zealand once the wage subsidies are lifted.  In the same way every New Zealander waxed lyrically when the country had tourists that they were an ambassador worthy of praise for helping take cash off them. The platter ladies and gentlemen is NOT food.  It is not art.  It is not grand creative presentation and it is not pretty.  Just one today was served at a birthday party with boxer Joseph Parker in attendance with some men who measure their body fat in micro percentages and bulk their muscle gains in proteins not large