Quote of the Year?

Voting has opened for Massey University’s Quote of the Year.

The finalists are:

“It’s deeply disappointing, but it’s not gay.”– Actor Jatinder Singh after Nigel calls a dropped pie “gay” in Rainbow Youth’s advertisement. 

“Excuse me for laughing, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been ravaged by a toothless sheep.”– Winston Peters on Gareth Morgan. 

“This is my generation’s nuclear free moment.”– Jacinda Ardern on climate change. 

“I’m embracing my new feather duster status.”– Paula Bennett, ending her tenure as Deputy Prime Minister. 

“First ladyman? Who knows? …Aiming for Michelle Obama, probably gonna be a little bit closer to Prince Philip.”– Clarke Gayford. 

“I am a different shade of brown.”– Student Jai Selkirk of the Dilworth School team winning “Word – The Front Line Poetry Slam” competition. 

“Please tell me that’s not your penis.”– Shortland Street’s Dr Chris Warner (actor Michael Galvin) confronting his son about a photo. 

“If humour is common sense dancing, John Clarke was Nureyev.”– Don McGlashan on the death of John Clarke. 

“…in NZ elections, we all vote then take the ballots—chuck them out—and ask a man called Winston Peters who won.”– Ali Ikram. 

“I’ve not seen the data about the risk factor of death by falling fatty; I’d imagine it’s similar to the risk factor of death by Sharknado.”

– Fat activist and scholar Dr Cat Pause, when asked if fat people are a hazard because they could fall on you.

I’m not sure what the criteria was but for brevity, conviction and passion I would have added Bill English’s line from an eleciton debate – I got up again.

 

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4 Responses to Quote of the Year?

  1. pdm` says:

    Without knowing who the judges are I will back Taxcinda’s Nuclear one as the winner – lefties will love it and she is still flavour of the day.

  2. freddy says:

    I do like that Don McGlashan quote, hadn’t heard it before, a little high brow for me but I do understand the intent, nice, I agree.

  3. homepaddock says:

    Freddy I thought the quote about humour being common sense dancing was from the wonderful Clive James, but Professor Google led me to this:

    “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”

    – William James, American psychologist and philosopher (1842 – 1910)

  4. Richard says:

    Winston lifted his quote from Dennis Healey the UK politician who died a couple of years ago. It made headlines in the UK at the time
    Here are some of his other quotes Winston might like to use – doubt if he has anything original :
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/denis-healey-dies-the-best-quotes-and-quips-from-the-labour-giant-a6678361.html

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