Monday, October 08, 2007

Not Dead in Any Significant Sense

Josh writes:

Gracious, it's been more than a month -- sick, tired, lazy, having more fun elsewhere on the Internet, etc.

I suppose I should start by saying that I care more about the games of Facebook Scrabble I'm currently playing than anything to do with rugby. I realise that saying this after the All Blacks lost makes it sound a bit like sour grapes, but I assure you it's been my attitude all along. I was actually a little offended at the article in the Herald a few weeks ago that breathlessly informed us that there are actually people in this country that aren't interested in the World Cup, with advice for how these poor afflicted souls can occupy their empty lives while the rest of humanity camps in front of the TV for the next few weeks...

What else? Politics? Look, I know no-one really gives a shit about local body elections*, but for Christ's sake -- the reason Hubbard was voted in last time was the bare fact that he was not John Banks, please God no, anyone but John Banks. Are memories really that short?

And it's been linked to far and wide, but just on the off chance you hadn't heard, Stephen Fry has a blog, in which he provides further evidence that he is the Perfect Human.

That'll do for now.


* I personally only give as much of a shit as is required by the fact that my wife is running for a community board, and even then, I dare say that's more of a shit than most of you combined.

5 comments:

Apathy Jack said...

See, I considered voting for John Banks. Sure, he's almost sociopathically evil, but he promised not to spend rates money on building a rugby stadium.

Hell, I think spending millions of dollars building a fun-room with bleachers is a great idea - the moment our hospital waiting lists drop to single figures and our schools all have complete class sets of books that weren't written in the nineteenth century.

Ben said...

complete class sets of books that weren't written in the nineteenth century.
Dead White Male bashing like that is what got your eductaion system into such a mess.

Blair said...

Well I voted for Steve Crowe, so a pox on both your houses.

However, isn't it interesting that only someone as bad as Dick Hubbard could make voters pine for the halcyon days of John Banks?

That Morthos Stare said...

Wife? WIFE? What did you do? Trade down from the Civil Union to a mere marraige?

And to think I used to think you might once have been possibly cool.

Or something like that.

Apathy Jack said...

"isn't it interesting that only someone as bad as Dick Hubbard could make voters pine for the halcyon days of John Banks?"

Now, let's be very clear that that's not what I was saying. While I find Dick to be ineffectual, I also find him to be ineffectual - he doesn't really bother me, so I don't really have to take notice.

Banksy, on the other hand, well, I didn't use the word sociopath lightly.

But I'd vote for the Hitler/Satan ticket if they'd stop people talking at me about rugby.