Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

NZ TV1 has surprised with the title of their new post Holmes, post Sainsbury, post elongated 6pm News glass magazine offering. It is called 7pm Sharp. Most media mavens had incorrectly picked Right Now It’s 7 o’clock.


…Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins set up the Boy Racers’ Car Crushing Club when she was Minister of Police. Three years later, at Matariki, her successor Anne ‘Rusher’ Tolley, wearing pancake makeup for the TV cameras, displayed rivetting reverse numeracy skills by counting down from five before pushing the green button which activated the crushing behemoth…


… The temporary pop up container mall inside City Mall is a result of the great work …the Inner City Business Association in the Re:Start the Heart initiative* that opened on time for last November’s Show Week….With the influx of construction workers, sex workers, pushed out to the inner suburbs to the consternation of remaining residents, are teetering unsteadily back to the inner-city as the cordon contracts in what could be described as a Re:Tart the Heart initiative….


To see this new pointille ink work she certainly will be looking back for anatomical reasons but she’s obviously looking forward to the money. Kiwi Tina Beznec,23, the bees knees in her own estimation-and if we haven’t got self-esteem what have we got?-has taken the TradeMe site rather literally to create the online auction “YOUR Tattoo on my Bum!!”… Many thought pioneers proceed from a priori principles; Tina’s approach is definitely a posteriori.. [Now read on]


Can you imagine the disbelief on the faces of the winning All Blacks if, as the final whistle blew at the 1987 Rugby World Cup final, a defeated French rugby player fired one last shot: “24 more years mes enfants!”…


Psychic sheep Sonny Wool, in a predictive league of his own, has picked the All Blacks to beat Argentina in tonight’s Rugby World Cup quarter final. Following in the tentacle steps of Paul the OccultFootball World Cup Octopus*, Sonny Wool has again rather predictably flagged his pick after being presented with two containers of hay from which to choose. One, possibly somewhat better endowed, is marked with a New Zealand ensign. As professional rugby players know, you’ve got to make hay while the sun shines.


John Reith would not have been amused but there will be more than a few suntanned Aussie faces wreathed in smiles at tonight’s screening of the ABC TV political satire At Home With Julia…My Fair First Lady (actor Amanda Bishop) is not flying the flag but lying patriotically flagellated in a coy clinch on a Canberra carpet …