Cracker by Damian Christie

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  • Keith Ng,

    Re: Putting all your chips on red

    http://www.ipredict.co.nz/

    Go on, then. 8-) It has a limit of $1000.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    And if National lead a four-headed coalition (with Dunne, Act and the Maori Party), is that something less than a monster?

    Four heads good, five heads bad?

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1716 posts Report Reply

  • Mikaere Curtis,

    Well, I've had a bottle of Bombay Saphire riding on Labour forming the next government since January last year when I made a bet with my wife's conservative uncle.

    Back then National had a healthy lead, but not enough to govern alone.

    I haven't started cutting the lime slices yet, but I do feel a G'n'T coming on...

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 528 posts Report Reply

  • Mikaere Curtis,

    Four heads good, five heads bad?

    Heh. Given the Siamese quality of the Labour/Progressive relationship, does it even count as a head ?

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 528 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    I haven't started cutting the lime slices yet, but I do feel a G'n'T coming on...

    Make that a rum and coke, lots of ice, and you're on.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I'm hedging by saying I think the Nats will squeak in. I think Maori would definitely prefer Labour but they won't have the numbers.

    This way I'm either right or happy. I'd rather be happy, of course.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10650 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    For what it’s worth:

    If NZ First makes the threshold or Ron Mark wins Rimutaka then it’s a 5-headed monster.

    Otherwise it’s the 4-headed monster.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn,

    Four heads good, five heads bad?

    Four heads goo five heads better !

    (apologies to George Orwell)

    Baaaaaa..

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    So the outcome of the election depends on how smart and tactical Upper Hutt voters are.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    Heh. Given the Siamese quality of the Labour/Progressive relationship, does it even count as a head ?

    Maybe a bollock?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 242 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    Personally I'd go down to my room of gold coins, and frolick like Scrooge McDuck.

    at the casino in melbourne they had a perspex cylinder full of one million $1 coins.

    jesus that mtherfkcer was big. maybe 3m high and 1.5 across?

    couldn't key have like 50 of those tubes? because just one of those cylinders tipped out in my bedroom would drown my futon, and maybe my chest of drawers.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Ian MacKay,

    I wonder how many voters are feeling a bit insulted at the 5-headed monster theme. I wonder how a minority party voter would respond to the contention that their vote is rubbish compared to a vote to say National. Oy! Even a NZF voter is entitled to his/her view.

    Bleheim • Since Nov 2006 • 498 posts Report Reply

  • Ian MacKay,

    "at the casino in melbourne they had a perspex cylinder full of one million $1 coins."
    I worked out that it would take 36days and nights counting continuously to get to the last coin by ones. John would feel a bit tired after counting to $50mil.

    Bleheim • Since Nov 2006 • 498 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    Even a NZF voter is entitled to his/her view.

    really ?

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    For some reason I remember that cylinder as being full of 500,000 $2 coins (which are really small in Ozi ... thereby making the whole process a bit easier, and costing less in perspex tubing).

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I think you'd need to be in the US to even contemplate the logistics of obtaining 200 cubic meters of coins. I recall shovelling 3 cubic metres of gravel over a flat path took me about 4 hours once. You'd be covered in money grime afterwards, and would be picking money out of your hair for days.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10650 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    i had the sneaking suspicion it was only a flashy layer of coins around a hollow centre.

    in other words, a bit like an actual rich person.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    "So the outcome of the election depends on how smart and tactical Upper Hutt voters are."

    As an Upper Huttian, so despised by all the latte-heads of Wellington, I should be flattered -
    But, no, never Ron Mark...

    Since Jan 2007 • 153 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    ...nor the apparatchik Hipkins or the fat Nat guy either. So, here I am on a forlorn double vote for the Greens...

    Since Jan 2007 • 153 posts Report Reply

  • Conal Tuohy,

    God no! Don't waste your money betting on Labour at ipredict when Centrebet are paying $3.40 for a Labour PM.

    http://centrebet.com/cust?action=GoSports&ev_sub_type_id=8617

    I got in a couple of weeks ago when they were still paying $5 - yes FIVE BUCKS!!! WTF is all that about? A bunch of Aussie punters who don't understand that NZ has an MMP system? Or just a bunch of over-enthusiastic Kiwi Nats?

    Aunty Helen FTW!

    Melbourne • Since Oct 2008 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    <quote>really ?</kquote>

    Really. They're even allowed to go out without the scarlet letter A (for Anus on Legs) pinned to their clothes.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    at the casino in melbourne they had a perspex cylinder full of one million $1 coins.

    Probably safer than putting it in the bank these days.

    My picks:

    Act - 2 MPs - oh what a shame for Roger.
    Greens - 9 MPs
    Labour - 51
    Maori Party - 7 MPs, 5 on the overhang.
    National - 56
    NZ First - miss out, close in Tauranga, not so close in Rimutaka.
    Progressive - 1 MP, on the overhang
    United Future - 1 MP, on the overhang.

    (I think those numbers add up)

    Government to be formed by Labour/Greens/Progressive/Maori, after Maori court Key but eventually muddle their way to the left after realising there's not much for them from a National govt.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie,

    Re: Putting all your chips on red

    http://www.ipredict.co.nz/

    Go on, then. 8-) It has a limit of $1000.

    I'm betting something far more valuable than mere money Keith, I'm betting my credibility as a political pundit... :P

    (yeah, sure...)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1164 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Umm? May be an Anus on legs to you Craig but a vote for NZF could be an out and out strategic vote for Labour which in an area like mine is being discussed quite a bit.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Conal Tuohy
    From: Melbourne

    Why, hello there.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

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