Who’s he gonna call?

May 2, 2011

Former TVNZ Breakfast host Paul Henry was in New York’s Times Square today when news of Osama Bin Laden’s death broke.

Who’d did he call back home to tell about it, his former employer or TV3?


Slow learners

May 2, 2011

Labour is a wee bit slow in the learning department when it comes to social media.

They’re inviting people to help them design billboards like this:

Hat tip: Whaleoil who is saving images in a gallery.


Word of the day

May 2, 2011

Cacemphaton – a harsh sounding word or phrase; combination of sounds producing an illsounding, unpleasant or vulgar utterance.


Bin Laden is dead

May 2, 2011

Osama Bin Laden is dead.

Radio NZ reports US officials saying his body has been recoverd by US authorities.


Hokey pokey by any other name tastes as sweet

May 2, 2011

When New Zealanders overseas start talking about food from home, hokey pokey ice cream is always one of the first to be mentioned on the list of what we miss.

It’s a Kiwi speciality which is rarely seen in other parts of the world but look what was on the menu at Friday’s royal wedding party:

Each guest was served three mini desserts on a single plate: sherry trifle, chocolate mousse and honeycomb ice-cream in a brandy snap basket.

What they call honeycomb is what we know as hokey pokey and it no doubt tastes as sweet by any other name.


The Hieroglyph Moth

May 2, 2011

The Hieroglyph Moth  by Pascale Petit was featured at Tuesday Poem last week.

Contributions from Tuesday poets linked in that blog’s sidebar include:

A reading of T.S. Eliot’s Hollow Men with images of World War I and a reading of another Eliot poem,  The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, by the poet.

Three Roses by Timothy Cahill.

Midnight Pantoum by Saradha Koirala.

The Gazelle by Rainer Maria Rilke.

My Minion by Alicia Ponder.

Love in the Suburbs by Peter Lach Newinsky.

And a visual poem: Cut by Orchid Tierney,


7/10

May 2, 2011

7/10 in Stuff’s Biz Quiz.


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