Friday, November 28, 2008

So which house is yours then?

Why the one with the smiley face mown into the front lawn of course!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Charlotte the Eskimo

Wrapped up snug in her pink blanket and hat, Charlotte is a happy little eskimo lolly;

Well, most of the time at least......
Tough job being an Eskimo

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Just remember.....

You saw it here first. I don't normally go in for self promotion, but this is pretty cool.
From page 80 of The Hutt News for 18 Nov 08.

Kudos to Fishie and JudgeJury for the idea and encouragement.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


On a lamppost in the Kelson hills, a wood pigeon waits..

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Why favourite bands rock

Listening to: The Channel Z bootleg tapes BDO 2000 ep-Shihad

Favourite bands rock because they do things like this:

This was arranged without our knowledge by a mutual acquaintance, and completely blew me away when it arrived in the post out of the blue one day last week.

I've been waiting until the appropriate parties have been thanked before sharing.

Favourite band just got more awesome.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Boom Boom!

Imagery from this years annual commemoration of someone attempting to blow up the english parliament.

Shot from Oriental Bay, using a tripod and remote shutter release. Exposure times vary from 1.5 to 6 seconds, apeture also varied, but generally low numbers. Just if you're wondering why some of them look like giant kush balls surrounded by cotton wool.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Billboard Fail

On the eve of the election, I feel compelled as many others have to comment on the state of our electoral billboards.
Why are they so rubbish?

Labour sticks with the same boring billboard they have been using since forever. Ironic that while the campaign slogan says that this one's about trust, they don't trust the electorate to deal with a photo of the party leader that hasn't been heavily and obviously manipulated.
National's leader on the other hand could probably use a little retouching. Or a hairstyle.

The other National billboards are a little better, at least showing a little imagination, and gasp! some policy!
Again uninspiring although Mark gets props for standing on the side of Kennedy Good Drive on Tuesday with a couple of helpers waving his own sandwich board like he was selling pizza.

The only party that has remotely incentivised me to consider voting for them after seeing their biilboard is the Greens, in an excellent campaign that has already been much commented on.

Happy voting tomorrow!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Interesting times

Looking forward to telling Charlotte about this day some time when she is old enough to understand. Well done US voters for making your point loud enough that no-one can question it.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Wind Schmind

Listening to: Only by the night-Kings of Leon, and IV-Led Zeppelin

Bit windy around these parts yesterday, even by local standards (link).