Four Yorkshiremen

July 17, 2010

Tim Brooke-Taylor is worth another clip (hoping that I’m right that he is in this one and that someone will correct me if he’s not).


President endorsed by conference

July 17, 2010

Four candidates were seeking three vacancies on the National Party board.

President Peter Goodfellow and sitting board member and Canterbury/Westland regional chair Roger Bridge, who were up for election again by rotation, were returned.

Lower North Island regional chair Malcolm Plimmer won the seat left vacant by a retirement.

The board votes for the president tomorrow morning.


The Chartered Accountant Dance

July 17, 2010

Happy birthday Tim Brooke Taylor, 70 today.


Saturday’s smiles

July 17, 2010


Why isn’t an unripe orange called a green?

If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?

If corn oil comes from corn, what does baby oil come from?

If a man is alone in the garden and speaks and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong?


Trying to do the green thing but . . . #2

July 17, 2010

What’s the point of notices in hotel bathrooms asking you to hang your towel up if you’re happy to re-use it if the cleaning staff give you a clean one anyway?

Are they deliberately sabotaging the hotel’s attempts to be green or is the notice just feel-good greenwash?


Party (conference) central

July 17, 2010

Well, here we are at Party C0nference Central in central Auckland, the city whose new motto is, the decision’s maybe and that’s final.

Candidates College met yesterday morning – and if that’s the face of National’s future, the outlook for the parliamentary wing of the party is bright.

Pre-conference entertainment last night was a debate with the moot that women MPs deserve more.

The affirmative team, Nikki Kaye, Denise  L’Estrange Corbet and Amy Adams argued that women MPs deserve more and that men MPs already had more than enough.

The negative team, Maurice Williamson, Robbie Rakete and Todd McLay argued that women already had too much.

The judge, David Farrar, had been bribed with champagne and chocolate and declared the women’s team the winners.

He declared Maurice best speaker. With lines like, why is there only one Monopolies Commission? he deserved it.


5/10

July 17, 2010

Not paying attention this week – only 5/10 in the NZ Herald news quiz.


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