Thursday, August 23, 2012

Martyred By Munters

We've most of us learned a bit since those innocent few months between the quake of September 2010 and its deadly aftermath. Not the vapid former game show host though, who we were dumb enough to re-elect back then. 

It's a safe bet that there are people of influence in the National Party who'll continue to see political potential in Parker's 'recognition factor', or whatever it's termed, despite his almost daily displays of self-absorbed petulance. He may be dead meat in post-quake local government, but like John Banks you can bet he'll be extended some kind of political leg-up. As John Lennon once put it, every clown has a silver lifeboat.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Boss Sings the Boss

In a rare public performance Earthquake Commission supremo Ian Simpson swore on a stack of PDFs that, perceptions aside, his organisation was really and truly doing its best. Quake czar Roger Sutton was sufficiently moved to renounce stadiums and convention centres and dedicate himself to ministering to widows and asthmatics. Or something like that.

Lyrics: © Bruce Springsteen, My Best Was Never Good Enough

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Bling of Irrelevance

All wired up and nowhere to go.
"C'mon folks, send moi to Gansu, Wuhan, Kurashiki, Songpa-Gu, Seattle and, uh, Adelaide! Anywhere but the Eastern suburbs. . ."