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Island Life: Who Was That Masked Bag Man?

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  • Paul Campbell,

    He continued denying the facts
    but I wonder 'bout other impacts
    'cause if he didn't know
    from where came the dough
    how did he pay income tax

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2622 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Well, there's this oldie but goodie:

    Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
    When first we practice to deceive!
    But when you've practised for a while,
    How vastly doth your style.

    :)

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

  • Craig Ranapia,

    "How vastly doth improve your style". Hamnett!

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

  • Don Christie,

    He practiced
    What he preached,
    Constant denial

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I see from this morning's paper that Winston Peters has once again blossomed into his triennial fingerpointing over gangs, immigration and multiculturalism.

    And here was me somehow wondering in my heart if it was really an election year after all: no more. All is right with the world, in a predictable soul-destroying kinda way.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Stevens,

    He's like an oil slick on the water - superficially pretty, shiny, attractive, but then you realise he's smothiering all life below and when you try and pin him down he just slips through your fingers...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 230 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    It seems the high horse has become a bad horse. With an evil death whinny and a chorus of beer-drinking cowboys.

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1716 posts Report Reply

  • Sara Bee,

    Did anyone else observe the moment on Morning Report today, where W Peters, cornered, almost began to squeak... I'm not sure I've ever heard it before. Satisfying and excruciating, all at once.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 67 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    David Slack channels E.J.Thribb (17 1/2) I never thought I'd live to see the day ;-)
    Shall I be the one that stands up for Winnie? He has always made me think of an 8 year old as a lawyer with his pedantic use of the disingenuous. Kinda cute, kinda funny, kinda needs a slap upside the head.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Shall I be the one that stands up for Winnie? He has always made me think of an 8 year old as a lawyer with his pedantic use of the disingenuous. Kinda cute, kinda funny, kinda needs a slap upside the head.

    Steve! Slapping kids upside the head is not OK, and if you tried it on Winston you'd break your wrist on the solid mass of bone. :) But I get where you're coming from -- the combination of Jesuitical semantics, outright psychosis, and feral aggression is creepy-cool.

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

  • Steve Barnes,

    Slapping kids upside the head is not OK,

    Sorry Craigo, how unPC of me.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    How do I get hold of Owen Glenn?

    I want 100K too.

    Since Oct 2007 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    How do I get hold of Owen Glenn?

    Apparently, by the Balls.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Michael,

    It seems the high horse has become a bad horse. With an evil death whinny and a chorus of beer-drinking cowboys.

    You really think Winston can be compared to the Thoroughbred of Sin? I suppose he does rule the party with an iron hoof.

    Hokitika • Since Nov 2006 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I suppose he does rule the party with an iron hoof.

    iron hoof? That there be rhyming slang, who are you calling an iron Hoof?

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Juha Saarinen,

    David has written several Thribbing pieces in the past.

    Lines on the Death of Chairman Mao

    So.
    Farewell then
    Chairman Mao.

    You are the
    Last of the
    Great revolutionary

    Figures. You
    And I
    Had little in
    Common

    Except that
    Like me
    You were a poet.

    Though how you
    Found time
    To write poems

    In addition to
    Running a
    Country of
    800 million people

    Is baffling
    Frankly.

    That one wasn't by David though.

    Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report Reply

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