Thursday, November 30, 2006

Suprise, Suprise

Well Hell's Pizza have been found in breach of the Advertising Standards when Members of the Advertising Standards authority unanimously agreed the promotion breached basic principle 4 of the code, which requires advertisements to be prepared with a sense of social responsibility.

Family First and Family Life are claiming it as a victory, that will see companies cautious of putting out smutty campaigns.

For more info the stuff story is at :,2106,3882877a11,00.html

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

John Quays

I was sent this email entitled " I wonder if this song by the fall will come to haunt national"

It made me think lol, and so have decided to share it:

The x in x-mas is a substitute crucifix for Christ
No Christmas for John Quays

The powders reach
And the powders teach
And when you find they can't reach
There is no Christmas for junky

He thinks he is
More interesting
Than the world
But buying cigs
Puts him in a whirl

A packet of three-five fives
A packet of those over there
And 20 special offer cigars

Found talking to the cigarette machine
Into nicotinic acid
Good king Wenceslaus, he looked out
Silly bugger, he fell out

He spits in the sky
It falls in his eye
Then he gets to sit in
Talking to his kitten

And talking about Frankie Lymon

Tell me why is it so?
Tell me why is it so?

Out of his face with The Idle Race
Out of the room with his tune

Although the skins are thin
He knows its up to him
To go out or stay in

I'll stay in
I'll stay in


There is no Christmas for junkies
No girls
No curls
Just the traffic passing by
Bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye

No X-mas for John Quays

Thursday, November 23, 2006

ME... according to Cosmo

So I was bored at work and over the past few days have taken a number of Cosmo quizzes.
I promise I only did each one once and was honest - so here is a brief description of what I am like, well at least according to Cosmo, and Elle Woods said, Cosmo is the Bible.

Slightly sinful femme

Sure, you'll toss your Clooneyesque boss a compliment, ditch your diet for a night of chocolate bliss or hook up with a random guy on holidays, but there's always a deliberation process that keeps you in check. "You know how to let loose and live in the moment, but you always weigh up the consequences before acting," says psychologist Dr Nancy Rosenbach. What's the secret of your self-control? "You know that it can be even more enjoyable to be slightly bad and savour it, rather than being full-blown naughty and suffer for it," says Tracey Cox, author of Superdate. "You'll flirt with a guy who's taken and enjoy yourself, but won't push it to a point where it compromises a friend's trust. Similarly, you'll relish a random day off, but you realise that being a serial skipper doesn't give you a rush, just a slacker rep."

You're a fabulous femme

You’re confident, charismatic, and super-sexy, but you don’t flash it in everyone else’s face – that’s what makes you truly fab. Sure, you’ll toot your horn a little at an interview or dress to wow your new boyf’s friends, but you don’t try so hard to impress that you steal everyone else’s thunder.Because you’re so secure, you don’t feel the need to bulldoze people to prove you’re worthy of getting what you want, says Julia Bourland, author of The Go-Girl Guide ( For example, when your stylist gives you highlights that would even scare Pink, you feel entitled to a redo but ask for it nicely. Similarly, you don’t put guys through hell when they don’t give you 110 per cent of their attention. Still, you will give a distracted date a subtle reminder (“Waiter, a glass of your best merlot, please!”) that you’re worth your weight in golden mobile phone minutes. Cheers to you, sister!

You're a good-time gal

Your definition of fun isn’t pushing yourself to the limit but finding pleasurable ways to unwind. For instance, you’ll skip out of work early and hit a party with colleagues after a tough day, but you don’t go overboard, dance with every guy in the place, and end up missing work the next day to recover. “You’ve achieved a sense of balance,” says Cameron Tuttle, author of The Bad Girl's Guide to the Party Life ( “You know when it’s important to get out of your serious mind-set and let loose, even if you’re feeling stressed or worried about something. You also know when it’s wise to spend quality time by yourself on the couch.”Similarly, you don’t need to prove to everyone what a fun person you are. If skydiving sounds less than enjoyable, you’re not about to free-fall just to impress a new guy. Still, you’re flexible enough to step outside your comfort zone occasionally. Because of your mix of charisma and calm, both friends and potential boyfriends find you enchanting to be around.

Balanced babeCongrats!

You know when to stick up for yourself and when to let things slide - and you do it all with the utmost finesse. You're secure enough to tell a guy when you think he's done something dastardly, but you are also tolerant enough to accept his shortcomings. You're unabashed and don't let people walk all over you, but you also don't boss them around. Instead, you know how to negotiate and motivate people so they do their best and get their fair share. "By combining empathy and caring with confidence, you get fabulous results more often," says psychologist Dr Vivien Wolsk. Your self-esteem is alluring to those around you. That's why you're the one to snag the promotion, hook the guy or attract the gang of fab friends. In the end, you're most likely to succeed in everything because you know how to keep yourself and those around you content.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

As Pam requested...

Last Book read: Blindsight, Maurice Gee

Last time you cried: Can't remember exactly, maybe last saturday?

Last Drink: Long Island Iced Tea (last night) ... i have drunk far too much since thursday night

Last indulgence: Krispa Salt 'n' Vinegar Chippies

Current Book reading: nothing... finished book metioned above ten minutes ago

Boredom level right now: If I did not feel like a bear with a sore head it would be high

Favourite Movies: The Sweetest Thing, The Hairy Bird (fantastic girl power), Mr Holland's Opus, Bridget Jones and Love Actually (best christmas movie)

Favourite Tv Shows: Greys Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, ER

Favourite drink: Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Gingerale and Lime.... to die for

Favourite foods: Pizza, Chocolate, Mars Bars

Favourite ice-cream: Chocolate Eclair

Do you have a tattoo: No

Want a tattoo? No (i hate needles). But if I was it would probably be a small aussie flag or shamrock

Piercings: Ears

Currently doing: Checking emails, and listening to radio. Drinking lots of water!

Hate is not a family value

One of the saddest parts about our society is that these arguments, before the humorous common sense, are the real reasons why people can't accept gay marriages.

Written more for an American audience...

1) Being gay is NOT natural. Real people always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

2) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

3) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

5) Straight marriage would be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britney Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

6) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

7) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hell's Pizza campaign.... seen as hellish

So the crowds have complained about the hell's pizza campaign using condoms to the advertising complaints authority and Family First are over the moon :

I admit that maybe Hell's Pizza did not target their campaign in the right areas, nevertheless the uproar surrounding it has undoubtedly created alot more publicity for the company... even I admit that I went into get a pizza from them only a few days later to see if they actually had the condoms in store as well - they certainly did and one of the guys who worked at this store told me they had had heaps of people coming in and asking them about the campaign, so I do not really see why Family First are happy they have helped create a successful campaign for a something they were against.

If Hell's Pizza end up getting fined, the extra revenue they have generated from the help of Family First and other complainants will help cover the cost I am sure.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Exercise the fun way...

I discovered this story this morning on stuff:,2106,3859887a11,00.html

It is interesting because Salient earlier this year ran an article about pole-dancing as a form of exercise. I must admit I was a bit skeptical at first, but now have decided that I may just do it - it is supposed to be really good for you and gives you a great work out.

My next step is to get over the fact that people are going to see me walking into Santa Fe (a strip bar in wellington) at 7pm on a tuesday and thursay night. And wellington is such a small town who knows what kind of rumours could start.... although I think I would prefer the rumour I am a stripper compared to the one I was joining ACT!!!

This new exercise regime has taken off over the world with movie stars jumping on it, Teri Hatcher swears by it and even did a demonstration on Oprah. I am sure it would also spice things up in th bedroom.

So, I think I may take on this new and exciting form of exercise, I just have to swallow my pride. If any one else feels like joining me let me know and I am sure it will be fun.

To keeping fit and healthy....

A xxoo

Saturday, November 11, 2006


It always makes my day when I still see some intelligent comments on Kiwiblog. No disrespect against DPF, who at least makes intelligent commentary as opposed to the other right wing blogs out there which offer no new material and just reiterate National Party wank.

"Refusing to pay the GST on the media advertising spending was clearly and unambiguously illegal. Bash [sic] helped to design New Zealand’s current GST policy in the 1980s so it’s hard to imagine that the Nats weren’t aware of this. The Nats should bite the bullet and pay the GST back, and then pay the fine for the overspending. It's the only honourable course of action. Refusing to pay the fine would be like getting a whole pile of illegal drugs on tick and refusing to pay for them would because it would provide evidence for consuming the drugs. What National is essentially trying to do now is say, “oh, we now want to pay for the drugs, but are now aware that doing so would incriminate us, so how about we just change the law so it’s legal to pay the dealer back Sorry, but that just ain’t going to fly with any right minded person."

Phillip John

I'm sure I've just effectively opened the floodgates. Flame away!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

txt spk ok 4 xams, or is that xms?

As a member of the first group of students that were examined under NCEA we constantly had drummed into us that we needed to have correct spelling as it could determine the difference between an achieved, merit, or excellence.

I am outraged that students are going to be able to use txt language - but does it have to be 'correct' language because there are so many variations how on earth is a marker supposed to be able decifer some words - i am 20 can barely make out what some of them are - or should I say "sme of dem r"

Seems hypocritical in an ENGLISH exam not to have to use correct english (and stupid as well), spelling is a skill they are going to need at uni and in jobs, especially as spell check not always accurate

Cme on NZQA gt ur sht 2gtha

American Politics & Alcohol

Donald Rumsfeld has stepped down as US Secretary of Defence, only a day after the American mid-term elections.

The article on stuff,2106,3855235a10,00.html has an excellent quote from Bush stating that the Iraq policy was "not working well enough, fast enough"... more like its not working at all.

Very pleased to see that the Democrats have one power of Congress and are currently only one seat away from controlling the senate... the next two years are going to be very interesting to follow and the next presidential election will be better yet.

YAY!!! NZ politicians have voted to keep the drinking age at 18, pleased to see they realised that raising the drinking age back to 20 would not have fixed the drinking problems that NZ faces. Now that this bill has failed maybe they will work on some good campaigns done through the media which could work well, as have the drink driving and "make it click" campaigns

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Super Busy...

Have been remarkably busy today...

Have been following drinking age debate, I think it is great to see the youth branches of most political parties working together to make sure that this bill gets defeated, and are collectively working for the benefit of youth - the people who we essentially represent.

There has been some good media coverage - TV1, TV3 and stuff (probably others as well)

For those who do not know I also post on this offers a bit more a personal side to me rather than mainly politics... maybe those of you who want to know who I am can do it this way hehe

Monday, November 06, 2006

Saddam Hussein must die...

So Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death by hanging, I do not know my exact stance on this, as I am against the death penalty, but we know that this guy is guilt beyond all doubt, and if one is to look for similar cases to base his sentence on, then we are forced to look at Nuremburg which tried Nazi war criminals - crimes against humanity, the same charge as Hussein had, and those men were condemned to death by hanging as well, so it is not like it is an out of line sentence.

I find it hard to believe that after everything he did that Iraqi's still worship him and are crying that he is to be hanged. I guess this too is probably similar after the end of WWII and how people remained loyal to Hitler, these seem two cases of true "dear leader".

Friday, November 03, 2006

Hi Everyone


I have had the priviledge of being invited to contribute to this WONDERFUL blog by Pam, thanks.

A xxoo