Cactus Kate on Deborah Hill-Cone

March 13th, 2007 at 4:08 pm by David Farrar

Cactus Kate has done a lengthy blog post on the versatile Deborah Hill-Cone. I won’t be doing it justice by extracting just a few quotes, so make sure you read the whole thing.

But some extracts worth highlighting:

This was the first offering of Hill Cone’s I had been able to read for quite some time. It disturbed me. It was quite clearly the most obvious attempt at flirting with not women but the opposite sex in the recent history of New Zealand girlie columnists. It was cheap and nasty and absolute and total girlie crap. She mentioned several times that the girl crush was NOT a lesbian thing aimed at men. Which of course only makes them think it is. It crossed a line I will never travel in my columns. I will never play the “is she possibly bisexual in my dreams” card. It’s too mean.

Of course I immediately deeply admired its brilliance.

Forget girl crushes it seems every man I know has had or does have a crush on Deborah Hill Cone.

As I have explained to many who question Hill Cone’s transformation from technical pin-up girl to trash whore, it’s actually rather hard to write and act like a girlie girl. In order to stoop to depths required to write a girlie girl piece you must remove from your head pretty much everything you have been taught about being taken seriously. It’s the closest that writers get to be actors. We get to play the stupid girl for a change.

There is a collective name for those of us categorised as such and we are called the “thinking man’s pussy”. I did not invent this, I have had it explained to me by men who find it a deeply attractive quality. In order to be TMP you must be able to on demand destroy those who are so stupid that they actually think you are stupid. You must also be able to switch back and forward between girlie column airhead and shit kicking political or economic analyst with valued and clearly expressed opinions.

I shall have to arrange for Ms Cactus and Ms Hill-Cone to meet up at some stage I think!

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12 Responses to “Cactus Kate on Deborah Hill-Cone”

  1. phil u () says:

    deborah who..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  2. Fred () says:

    Both sound ….errr older.

    Ok tho, if comes with twin big Yami 4 strokes and quality alloy 6m+ deep V.

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  3. side show bob () says:

    Hay neat, cat fight, Deborah’s turn.

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  4. fg () says:

    Didn’t Hill Cone get fired from the Listner for defamation?
    She seems just like a thinking person’s Rachel Glucina.

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  5. fig () says:

    Didn’t Hill Cone get fired from the Listener for defamation?
    She seems just like a thinking person’s Rachel Glucina.

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  6. mikeybill () says:

    They were using a very bad pic of Hill-Cone (what is she, a volcano?) – first time I saw it I thought she was a transvestite

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  7. Rex Widerstrom () says:

    Philistines, the lot of you.

    I’ll shut up now. She’s married and her husband is probably bigger than me.

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  8. Robert Singers () says:

    Do you think Cactus Kate is allergic to commas or simply just phobic?

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