Hey, how's it going?
For a parcel of rogues, lashed together by fate and circumstance, this new government sure makes it look easy. But not all are so happy. We run down this Spinoff article on why National's message is needed now more than ever. It's not.
In other news, National lost the copyright case brought against them by Eminem's publishing company. Ha ha. Max Key to the rescue. Also fast food, personal failings, terror, woe, gardening.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; "Even The Losers"
Ian Van Dahl; "Castles In The Sky"
Weird Al Yankovic; "Couch Potato"
It finally happened. We go over how wrong we were, how worthless our analysis has been, and why we're now totally right.
Electoral victory is only half the battle, if that, and the Doing Of Politics is far from over if anything's gonna be done. But that's not to say there isn't room for a little celebration right now.
In related news; the NZ commentariat and it's relationship to culture, the NZ commentariat and it's relationship to social media, the NZ commentariat and it's relationship to reality. Can a few choice tweets really reduce our great minds to quivering wrecks weeping for the civilising influence of europeanness?
Big Freedia - Excuse
The Afghan Whigs - Toy Automatic
Peter Gabriel - It Is Accomplished (from Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ)
So Duncan Garner wrote a thing. Nominally about immigration and infrastructure, it's been widely decried for being racist and he's roundly enjoyed the ensuing martyrdom a couple dozen naysayers have delivered him. Theories abound - lazy writing, dim thinking, or something more sinister?
Don't read it - read Stephanie Rodgers instead. Or the NZ Human Rights Commission tweeting a concerned face emoji about it.
In other news! We had an election and now we know who won? Winston Peters still sucks. We try to talk classic film (?) and Hugh Hefner died - here's You Must Remember This' episode on Dorothy Stratten which is required listening for an insight into his destructive mission.
Danger Mouse - Chase Me (feat. Run the Jewels and Big Boi)
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Yo Soy La Destrucción
Alistair Hullet & Dave Swarbrick - Don't Sign Up For War