Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: A little liberal line in the sand

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  • Dave Waugh,

    LOL
    Go Stevie, that's awesome! :-D

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 98 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    I guess that's one that will have to wait till I get home...

    Te Ika A Maui - Whakatane… • Since Oct 2008 • 577 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I guess that's one that will have to wait till I get home...

    It depends on what kind of office you work in. All the clips are totally SFW in terms of imagery. But the cheery little song they're miming to ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Hoar,

    Great fun!
    Here's an easy local video: a series of screengrabs of comments/assorted drivel from the likes of kiwiblog, whaleoil, NZ conservative, no minister etc.
    Hmm, too easy really. Fish and barrels.
    Still, the song is a useful mental soundtrack when delving into the NZ blog sewersphere.

    Auckland • Since Sep 2007 • 6 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    Hell, the MailMarshall squelches a lot of my emails so I hate to think how the security team would react to this.

    I kinda figured they were SFW because they didn't have a NSFW disclaimer and we're a responsible bunch of lefties, eh?

    It'll keep until I get home. Somewhere between making dinner and watching footy, that's the time for the big F.U.

    Te Ika A Maui - Whakatane… • Since Oct 2008 • 577 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I kinda figured they were SFW because they didn't have a NSFW disclaimer and we're a responsible bunch of lefties, eh?

    Fair call. I've added a "may be NSFW" disclaimer.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Stevens,

    I loved the first version, but now I agree with russell, the 2nd one works even better.

    It's such a great cheery little song.

    Who are we going to get here in NZ to make one??

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 230 posts Report Reply

  • BlairMacca,

    Agree with the sewer types hanging around a large amount of blog sites. Thankfully there are a small number of blogs around (ie public address) where you can have discussions with differences of opinion in a sane manner. Thats a credit not only to you and your contributers Russell but also to the various commenter's here.

    Cheers for giving some hope for humanity/sanity!

    Wellington • Since Apr 2007 • 208 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Who are we going to get here in NZ to make one??

    I've already texted one person to tell her she has a project on ;-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Jude Johnston,

    My workplace is such that I just gathered a large group around my computer to watch with joy and additional, but less tuneful, vocals.

    Since May 2009 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    My workplace is such that I just gathered a large group around my computer to watch with joy and additional, but less tuneful, vocals.

    Awesome.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Thanks Russell that was great.

    I just love the disconnect between the bright cheerful music and voice and the really quite intense emotion and content underneath.

    To then use it to highlight the evil bastards that spend their time spreading hate against TBGLs or GTBLs or LGTBs or whatever that is ... while Stevie may not have done the best version, the idea of adapting the song was brilliant.

    I can't wait to see what creative kiwis do with this.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    It already featured on Gaynz.Com a while back. Sadly, no-one has been inspired to sing it bigotwards in other directions yet, although I can think of several deserving pressure groups in that general direction... some of whom get quite irate about verbal profanity...

    Craig Y.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 573 posts Report Reply

  • Christopher Dempsey,

    LOL that was great Russell - thanks!

    I'll be there for any clip with my RAINBOW flag!

    Parnell / Tamaki-Auckland… • Since Sep 2008 • 659 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Cheers Russell - that brought a smile. As you say, the French version had more - well - style. And of Lily Allen, who was it that said

    I love the fact that all the little girls know the words to her sassy, funny songs. It wasn't remotely heavy, but it was highly enjoyable. Plus, she has good banter and she's cute.

    Oh, that's right: You.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    can have discussions with differences of opinion in a sane manner

    Hey I think he called us sane!

    Where's the moderator?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Siu,

    This video make me smile after being stuck in the uni lab for the past two weeks...

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 82 posts Report Reply

  • JoJo,

    The "Fuck you" refrain keeps popping into my head at work... one day I'm not going to be able to stop myself from singing it at someone...

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 95 posts Report Reply

  • octopusgrrl,

    The song itself is a little ray of sunshine on a soggy Dunedin day, but I found myself getting a bit teared up seeing so many lovely earnest kids who've had to put up with shit for no real reason :/

    Dunedin • Since May 2009 • 33 posts Report Reply

  • Mrs Skin,

    TBGLs or GTBLs or LGTBs or whatever that is

    There's no set rule but I find Large Gin, Bit of Tonic to be a helpful mnemonic. Especially early on a Friday evening.

    the warmest room in the h… • Since Feb 2009 • 168 posts Report Reply

  • Grant Dexter,

    :lol:

    Homosexuals are so gay.

    Taipei, Taiwan • Since Mar 2007 • 256 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks,

    Thats a credit not only to you and your contributers Russell but also to the various commenter's here.

    I know you mean me. Thanks.

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1165 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Parks,

    Homosexuals are so gay.

    "You kissed a girl. That's so gay..."

    Wellington • Since May 2007 • 1165 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Lovely, lovely lovely but it's going to be one hell of an effort not to sing that in front of my little pitchers tomorrow.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Yes, yes, Grant, you're a squickily proud homophobe. We know. Way to be, sport.

    I found myself getting a bit teared up seeing so many lovely earnest kids who've had to put up with shit for no real reason

    I got a little verklempt myself. Although some of it might have been a 'the interweb is so awesome because this happens' reaction, too. Go kids!

    Also: I love Lily Allen. Apart from that 'meaningful' song about how everyone's doing too many drugs. You are too young to have that epiphany, Lily! Couldn't we have had another song about being annoyed by sleeping in the wet patch instead?

    Plus: where can I get one of those phallic rainbow iceblocks in the first video? They look like the business! It's the Cobb & Co traffic light on a stick.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

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