Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Video of the week

November 3, 2008

An American friend sent this. I laughed so much I cried. Shame the Labour Party here didn’t do this.


Rove denounces “political” choice of running mate

August 31, 2008

“I think he’s going to make an intensely political choice, not a governing choice,” Rove said. “He’s going to view this through the prism of a candidate, not through the prism of president; that is to say, he’s going to pick somebody that he thinks will on the margin help him in a state like Indiana or Missouri or Virginia. He’s not going to be thinking big and broad about the responsibilities of president.”

Rove’s right about that, and right to condemn the choice of a running mate based on political calculations, not the person’s readiness for the job. But wait, it gets better …



Religulous: “Do you smell something burning?”

July 23, 2008

I have to confess to being a big fan of that great American patriot Bill Maher.

Maher’s documentary movie called “Religulous,” originally slated for an Easter opening, is now to be released October 3 in the US. “Uproarious nonfiction film about the greatest fiction ever told.” Preview here. HuffPo has an exclusive clip. Maher discussing movie with Larry King here. [Warning: religious types won’t like any of this.]

The movie also has its own website disbeliefnet. This features: the “homo handshake” (Know how to protect yourself, should you be subjected to the homo handshake); a guide to suicide cults (Absolut Jonestown; choosing the cult that best matches your personality and eternity goals); YFZ Ranch (the Little House on the Compound) and much, much more.

And for some quite unintentional humour from the local christian right, scrubone at Something should go here does his best to entertain… If, after reading scrubone, you’re in the Hawkes Bay and planning on going to the beach, the “homo handshake” could come in handy…

Update: It appears that the film is due for release in November (thanks Stephen).


June 27, 2008

If, like me, you share Al Franken’s view of Bill O’Reilly as a “Lying, Splotchy Bully”, the clip on this link is irresistable. I got the answer right — but then, I’ve been to the Alamo — and so did the guests, but the Big Blooter gets tripped up by his own trick question. Enjoy!

This post’s for AJ & Martha.

Changing light bulbs

June 25, 2008

Prog Blog asks “How many National MPs does it take to change a light bulb?” Yesterday Jim Anderton asked  — or tried to ask — this question in Parliament. Answers are posted in comments.

Clearly, this will just invite retaliation from the Right. So I’m going to be second in, and ask:

“How many NZ First MPs does it take to change a light bulb?”

Or any others, including National and Labour. What the hell.

Answers in comments please.

[Update: Over at the Standard, r0b provides answers for all the parties, some of them good.]

A funny thing happened on the way to the Kremlin…

June 23, 2008

This post’s for the grumpy old Stalinist with whom I’ve drunk an awful lot of Galbraith’s Best.

The results of the Communist joke competition have been announced, with the top ten published (and a few more in the comments). Here.

My favourite is an oldie but a goodie (judged fourth best):

Q. “Why do the KGB operate in groups of three?” A. “One can read, one can write and one to keep an eye on the two intellectuals.”

Enjoy! But remember, the KGB will be around later to find out which one you liked best. And why.

Amaze yourself!

June 16, 2008

How do you rate as a 1930s husband or wife? Try both. Which do you best match?

Interestingly, a number of feminist bloggers seem to be good 1930s husbands. Evidence of role reversal? Or maybe 1930s husbands weren’t so bad after all. I mean, look at my score. Take the test.


As a 1930s husband, I am

Hat-tip: The Hand Mirror

Update: More on the development of the 1939 Marital Rating Scale at Boing Boing.