No Minister

Ten Years Gone

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In my last year at high school three former members of our school came to talk to we baby-faced, innocent 7th Formers about what we could expect when we got to university. Obviously I don’t recall the whole discussion but the standout comment was that “Professors are just extended students. Don’t be intimidated by them”.

The one thing they did not comment on, probably because they were only in their 1st year of varsity, was that a three year degree loomed over an 17 or 18 year old like Everest above Hillary. Three whole years!

Amazing how the passage of just a few years can change the perspective. When I went back to varsity for a second degree in my mid-20’s, the prospect of two years seemed like nothing – and was.

Twenty years? Try sixty, with “That little Wilma Bebe”, as one of the characters in The Satanic Verses said. I’ve already seen clips from one horrendous “live action” version of The Flintstones, so I don’t want to imagine the re-booted animated version, but I think this captures what it would be like. (“Da-da-da duh da-da CHARGE it!!”). On the other hand I don’t see why the Stone Age Slut look is worse than 1990’s Rave Slut.

Speaking of unchanging reactionary attitudes…

Had enough of sex yet…??

It seems that some feminists are happy with Elon’s remaking of Twitter.

Of course, even as you find yourself siding with feminists, the following shit should not be forgotten.

Speaking of which, how’s this for “I identify as”

“Disinfector of railways” sounds like a member of Ark Fleet, Ship B.

Could be worse. You could be a fan of Triumph Motorcycles encountering morons.

And before the Biden China Balloon story fades….

Finally two contrasting views on the need for government regulation…

Brad Dourif in “The Lord of the Rings” (Wormtongue, left) convinced the actor he shared a lot of screen time with (actual British actor Bernard Hill, (playing King Theoden, right) that he was English. Dourif kept up the accent during the shoot, even off-camera. When filming concluded, he reverted to his native West Virginia accent and Hill commented, “that’s the worst American accent I’ve ever heard”.

Written by Tom Hunter

February 8, 2023 at 1:21 am

Posted in Culture, Humour

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  1. Its election year and the Nation Party of New Zealand wants the gig…

    Enough said

    …I’ll be sitting this one out


    February 8, 2023 at 5:18 am

    • Andrei, given Luxon’s recent comments I’m not sure National want the “gig”.

      Also your link doesn’t work.

      On the work front, having done my stint as a yarn spinner I can compete with the 52 years as an imbecile.


      February 8, 2023 at 8:18 am

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