Oh dear

May 17th, 2008 at 3:28 pm by David Farrar

The highlight of the conference today was the rather huge faux pas by a Young National during the environmental session.

He was asking a question to Nick Smith and was meant to ask about “organisms in water”. Sadly the confused wee boy asked about “orgasms in water”. He has been getting ribbed non stopped since. A large bribe into my bank account has persuaded me not to name him :-)

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22 Responses to “Oh dear”

  1. baxter (893 comments) says:

    Well I would have guessed James Asleep but it wasn’t the Liabour party.

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  2. metcalph (1,430 comments) says:

    Reminds me of a blooper involving Lockwood Smith when he was the Presenter of “It’s Academic” (think University Challenge
    for spotty secondary school twerps).

    Lockwood: What eight letter word means any living thing?

    SSST: Orgasm?

    Lockwood: Correct.

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  3. 3-coil (1,220 comments) says:

    Still not a patch on Helen Clark’s all-time classic:

    “..I think its good that we acknowledge the indigenous c**t culture in our country…” live on primetime nationwide television in the Vote 05 debate.

    Now THAT was the ultimate Freudian slip!!

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  4. peterwn (3,275 comments) says:

    “A large bribe into my bank account has persuaded me not to name him”. He should serve a decent penance such as delvering an electorate load of leaflets.

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  5. theodoresteel (91 comments) says:

    Eric Roy discussing “erection materials” at the Southern Conference elicited giggles from the audience, mostly coming from the invercargill superblues.

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  6. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    It’s a bugger how it sticks to the hairs on your legs.

    Or so I have heard.

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  7. Lindsay Addie (1,529 comments) says:

    I can remember three from ages ago.

    National Minister of Health Frank Gill in the 1970’s stating that there was ‘little orgams all over the floor’ when justifying the reason for banning sawdust from being used in butcher shops.

    Bob Tizard in a debate in Parliament mistakenly calling the The Social Credit party ‘sexual credit’.

    John Carter in Parliament made a of spoonerism of the words ‘cunning stunt’ and it came out something like “The Labour Party has pulled off a stunning c**t!

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  8. peterwn (3,275 comments) says:

    Years ago, the teacher asked a year 7/8 class which were the main political parties in NZ. Answer given – National, Labour and Social Security.

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  9. Patrick Starr (3,674 comments) says:

    Crikey, I’ll bet no one got in the conference hotel spa pool after he said that?

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  10. natural party of govt (461 comments) says:

    Sometimes DPF seems desperate to play into the stereotype that kiwiblogblog have of him.

    Organism vs Orgasm oh ho ho ho ho. I think that was funny the first time when I was 14

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  11. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    and now you are an emotionally stunted bitter old commie nothing is funny eh ?

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  12. Patrick Starr (3,674 comments) says:

    Wonderful to have such precise childhood recollections. 14 you say, tell us the circumstances?

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  13. David Farrar (1,899 comments) says:

    NPOG: You really need a life. And as every single person in the room cracked up at it, I very comfortable with my sense of humour. Hell I’d rather shoot myself that be one of the miserable gits complaining about other people having a sense of humour different to their own.

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  14. GPT1 (2,122 comments) says:

    Brilliant.

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  15. natural party of govt (461 comments) says:

    “Hell I’d rather shoot myself that be one of the miserable gits complaining about other people having a sense of humour different to their own”

    Not different so much as developed.

    Are you sure that shouldnt be “I would rather shoot me”?
    All I am saying is we all go through a stage when we find the vague similarity between orgasm and organism funny, but then most of us go through puberty.

    [DPF: Sorry to prick you self imposed sense of superiority but when similar faux pas have happened in Parliament, everyone from female Labour Ministers to National backbenchers to the Speaker has been rocking with laughter. But hey if you want to boast and be proud of the fact that you are so morally superior, well carry on]

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  16. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    Are you a paid up labour party member or do you just pretend to have no life nopg?

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  17. natural party of govt (461 comments) says:

    I am work this weekend – so you could say I have no life. And occasionally fire off a post that entertains me between the real stuff I do.

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  18. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    If you had one vote npog – and the candidates were Clark and Key which one would you vote for and why.

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  19. JSF2008 (422 comments) says:

    NPOG you seem to be a more pitiful sod than i am, smile a bit more mate, you are only above ground for a short while mate :)

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  20. Grant Michael McKenna (1,160 comments) says:

    People have ignore the most relevant part of this post- an admission that DPF has withheld information! I expect there to be further comment on this, as the
    bloggers-who-are-coincidentally-in-government-service-and-only-blog-during-their-spare-time come on line and point out parallels to the Mary Anne Thompson affair [not the one with her previous husband's chauffeur, now husband, the one about her shenanigans at NZIS].
    Of course, some would say that there is no parallel, but I anticipate an attempt to claim one.

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  21. expat (4,050 comments) says:

    “bloggers-who-are-coincidentally-in-government-service-and-only-blog-during-their-spare-time”

    By god man, they wouldn’t be blogging on the tax payers dime would they!?!

    I’m all shook up.

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  22. Jum (137 comments) says:

    The good thing about humour is if it’s good, everyone will laugh, whatever side they’re on.

    It’s interesting that DPF noted specifically that even females laughed.

    I think, now that women have choices other than deciding on when to scrub the floor, having a baby and praying for forgiveness for being a woman (after talking to a snake – a real snake not your Thompson’s London School of Economics serpent – and then physically overwhelming her brawny male mate and forcing an apple between his incisors) that the luxury of laughter has come more naturally.

    The sour face of a 48 year old woman settler who had 12 children (she died at 48 just after photo), is a time I never wish to see visited upon women and by association men ever again. The only reason divorce increased in the recent past (decreasing now under Labour’s tenure) is that women weren’t dying off fast enough because they were reducing child numbers and had better health care, so men couldn’t scratch their seven year itch, or women couldn’t.

    I remember a journalist writing an article on gardening who wrote about orgasms in the soil… Unfortunately, the editor changed it to organisms. I thought it sounded better left in. It would have brought a level of excitement hitherto unseen in gardening magazines and could have gained a whole new group of devotees.

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