October 7th, 2010


Can't we give him to Australia like Russell Crowe?

I'm sure most Kiwis have heard the latest in the Paul Henry Is A Cock saga, and are probably heartily sick of it by now. For those of you not in NZ but following along at home, more of his racist bullshit has been uncovered. WARNING: this article links to a video, the video is pretty awful and I don't really think it should be acknowledged by watching it but I couldn't find any good articles that don't have the video attached.

So what does the video contain? It's Paul Henry, having a giggling fit over the Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit's, name. The name is pronounced Dixit. Henry, despite being told this, continues to mispronounce it, while laughing uproariously and saying things like "It's because she's Indian, don't you see?"

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Anyway, if you think that what's being done isn't enough, have some links:

Petition to sack Paul Henry. Last I checked it was up to 379 out of 500 required signatures. It would be cool to see it go over 1,000. You can sign this petition even if you don't live in NZ.

TVNZ formal complaints page. They deserve an arse-kicking for enabling this behaviour and glorifying it.

John Key needs to know how disgusted New Zealanders are with his spineless lack of action on this.

OK, done with that now.

Last night we watched Boy. Yes, it was funny, but it was funny in that very Kiwi way that tears your heart open at the same time. I had a hard time with some of it because some of the scenes cut really close to where I've come from, and I recognised some people I know in the movie (not actually know, in the archetypes). I'm hesitating to say too much here because I know lots of people won't have seen it yet and I dont' want to do spoilers. Overall, I'd recommend it as a movie, although I'm not sure if it would have appeal outside New Zealand. The scene as the credits roll is pretty awesome too.

And I added about half the tassels to the memorial blanket. It'll be finished pretty soon. Then what?