Radio John

December 22nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm by David Farrar

A health warning for those with musical talent, but this nine minute video of on with JJ and Dom includes him singing Snoopy’s Xmas. Stuff has an amusing story here.

What I found amusing was how they got him to do it by saying Helen wouldn’t sing on air for them, and he replied that is probably why she lasted nine years :-)

He also was in at , and they have audio of him here. It’s also pretty damn funny and he answers some non-PC questions such as:

Would he rather travel with Rodney Hide or Hone Harawria?
and Can women parallel park?

Also John comments how having DPS means you never need dial a driver and they interview any boys wanting to date Steffi :-)

And finally not including John, but The Rock puts the can men park better theory to the test, with video of their experiments.

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27 Responses to “Radio John”

  1. big bruv (12,388 comments) says:

    Sorry for the double post.

    You missed this bit of sour crap from the EPMU and Labour party funded Standard DPF.

    http://www.thestandard.org.nz/msm-you-supply-the-spin-we-publish-it/

    As most will know I am not a huge fan of John Key but in many ways he is a hard guy to dislike given his down to earth nature.

    The EMPU and Labour party funded Standard seem to think that the media’s job should be to attack Key every time they interview them, this is hilarious given the way the media gave Klark a free ride for nine years.

    Personally I have had a rough couple of days, seeing this post as the Standard had helped put a smile back on my face.

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  2. Gosman (335 comments) says:

    The guy’s at The Standard seems to have lost their sense of humour chip and their sense of perspective one as well. They just come across as petty and vindictive. Anything and everything John Key does is somehow an offence against humanity according to their view of the world. Rather sad actually.

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  3. David Farrar (1,812 comments) says:

    Big Bruv: That is hilarious – they are such sour idiots. I mean for Gods sake it is Xmas time and it is The Edge and they expect a cross-examination on monetary policy or something. They really need to get outdoors over summer and relax.

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  4. reid (15,624 comments) says:

    “They just come across as petty and vindictive.”

    They always have been Gosman.

    The only people who can’t see it are themselves and their supporters.

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  5. Gosman (335 comments) says:

    I think thheir problem is that it has been reported in the dreaded MSM. This therefore proves that there is inherent Right wing bias caused by private ownership. We therefore have to nationalise all the news sources to ensure ‘Fair and Balanced’ reporting.

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  6. Angus (536 comments) says:

    “– they are such sour idiots.”

    They are upset at being made redundant (by Red Alert)

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  7. RRM (8,997 comments) says:

    Of course, when the Listener does a big airbrushed, lightweight, feelgood thing in support of Helen Clark, that’s the supportive, softball leftie media gone mad. A sense of balance is all very well, provided you remember that The Enemy is always wrong.

    The funniest thing about the Standard bile-piece is that Kiwiblog has a laugh, the Standard bitches about it. And then tomorrow there’s a new story in the news and the roles are reversed. And so it goes on, both camps shouting past each other.

    On the internet you can find the deepest minutiae of what cams and headers will make your Honda go faster, debated calmly and in great detail by people who are sometimes barely literate, yet they somehow figure out how to have a constructive discussion.

    Ramp up the importance scale a few notches to How The Country Should Be Run, and get ready to watch grown men shout past one another, have tantrums, and generally trade kindergarten level obscenities.

    So yeah, merry Christmas haters, see you all in the new year. I hope the socialists don’t eat your babies in the meantime. :-)

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  8. Inventory2 (9,791 comments) says:

    big bruv – big ups to you for confessing a grudging admiration for Key. He really IS unlike any PM we have had before (in my lifetime, at least), in that he seems completely unaffected by the role. He’s almost impossible to pidgeon-hole, and I think that pisses his opponents off more than anything else.

    On a personal note, hope things improve for you before Christmas – it’s a helluva time to have to be dealing with crap.

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  9. trout (866 comments) says:

    It has been said before but can be repeated; John Key was successful in his career, he displays no hunger for power for its own sake; he just wants to make a contribution. And if he is not wanted so be it; he clearly has another fulfilling life he can return to. The left have tried to fit him with an ideology without success. The MSM have criticised him for not having perfect speech. He is popular (not ‘populist’ as the left would have it) because he listens (flip flops are about listening and being prepared to change your point of view) and because his persona, as shown in the clips, is that of an ordinary, caring Kiwi. So he is a rich prick, so what; most Kiwis aspire to a comfortable lifestyle where they have freedom of choice.

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  10. Bevan (3,965 comments) says:

    Of course, when the Listener does a big airbrushed, lightweight, feelgood thing in support of Helen Clark, that’s the supportive, softball leftie media gone mad. A sense of balance is all very well, provided you remember that The Enemy is always wrong

    “A sense of balance”???? Do you really think The Edge and the Listener are comparable when it come to journalism?

    Fuck me sideways!

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  11. noskire (797 comments) says:

    Did the PM polish off a bottle of his pinot before the interview?

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  12. Doug (405 comments) says:

    noskire:
    If you meet John on the Street he comes across just the same really relaxed.

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  13. Doug (405 comments) says:

    noskire:
    The main problem you are trying to compare John with Helen. Helen in her last four years of power looked like she had been sucking on Lemons; not very often you would see her smile.

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  14. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,685 comments) says:

    Well, you wouldn’t smile much either, if you had been sucking on Winston Peters.

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  15. Doug (405 comments) says:

    You bastard Adolf how do you clean Coffee off a keyboard.

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  16. grumpyoldhori (2,410 comments) says:

    A very brave man the PM, his daughter will be plotting her revenge for the social death of her father and the cops collecting her from a party.
    Chances of Steffi joining the Labour party ? :-)

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  17. dime (8,790 comments) says:

    goddam the standard are sad little people.

    “The whole thing is about how he’ll be swanning off to Hawaii for another two weeks’ holiday”

    course it was ok when helen would head to some socialist shit hole in europe for a couple of weeks every xmas. not sure if hubby went.

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  18. noskire (797 comments) says:

    Doug (117) Says:
    December 22nd, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    noskire:
    The main problem you are trying to compare John with Helen. Helen in her last four years of power looked like she had been sucking on Lemons; not very often you would see her smile. </blockquote

    No, I wasn’t comparing JK to any other PM. I was making an observation in jest that he seemed exceptionally relaxed. So if that was the “main problem” in my post, what are the others?

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  19. noskire (797 comments) says:

    And why can’t I edit posts?

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  20. Bradybury's Blog (239 comments) says:

    That could be quite a damaging stunt there by the PM. Was he intoxicated?

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  21. Brian Smaller (3,915 comments) says:

    Big Bruv: That is hilarious – they are such sour idiots. I mean for Gods sake it is Xmas time and it is The Edge and they expect a cross-examination on monetary policy or something. They really need to get outdoors over summer and relax.

    Not much chance of that – they are too busy sitting in dark rooms planning the next revolution.

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  22. Brian Smaller (3,915 comments) says:

    “A sense of balance”???? Do you really think The Edge and the Listener are comparable when it come to journalism?

    Fuck me sideways!

    Indeed. One is a source of factual and interesting information, interesting interviews and popular culture, and the other is a TV guide.

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  23. RightNow (6,350 comments) says:

    Key is very entertaining in that clip, a very personable guy. Regardless of any other attributes he will attract voters just for being a nice guy. He certainly seems very relaxed, perhaps he fell into a cauldron of prozac when he was little.

    Anyway it is clear that lprent and his hobgoblins can’t rise above partisan politics even at Christmas (did any of them get invited to any of the parties DPF?) which is sad, as I’m sure even they have family to spend Christmas with, and their seething resentment can’t do much for the Christmas spirit.

    I’m hoping to avoid any kind of politics over Christmas. I’m also hoping for roast lamb with mint sauce and new potatoes.

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  24. J Mex (179 comments) says:

    I think Phil Goff just gave the type of interview that the Standard prefer, to the type of station that John Key was interviewed on.

    I didn’t hear the interview, but I heard the aftermath:

    Paraphrasing:

    Announcer 1: And a thanks to our special guest earlier this morning, Phill Goff
    Announcer 2: (Snoring noises)

    Announcer 1: What did Phil Goff want for Christmas again?
    Announcer 2: He said he wanted, um,…World peace, equality for the rich and the poor… [drifts off]
    Announcer 1: A trip to Hawaii? For John Key to get stung by a jellyfish?
    Announcer 2: I wish he’d said something like that. I’m not sure if Phil Goff should be Prime Minister or a boy’s brigade leader.
    Announcer 1: Yes, but we thank him for coming in anyway…

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  25. jaba (2,069 comments) says:

    the interviews clearly show show why the left hate him .. he was funny, made fun of himself etc etc .. everything Helen was not.
    Someone on Redalert last week (I have been internet free for 5 days) slagged him off for his slurring Kiwi accent. I suggested he has $50mil reasons for not giving a shit about how he speaks.
    ps .. good to Ali still a laugh

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  26. Pete George (21,831 comments) says:

    I’ve heard people say that Clark could come across well in private settings, but I don’t think she was ever a bundle of laughs.

    I think it’s good to see Key like this, there to enjoy himself and do what he can without any obvious agendas or political straightjackets. He just ahs to find a way to pull English along with him. Has to happen in 2010.

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  27. rawha (1 comment) says:

    tell ya what, i reckon he (john key) might have had a bit of ‘jesus juice’ before going live. does anyone else think he had a wee bit too much to drink?

    that aside, and while i’m not his biggest fan and i didn’t vote for him, it’s true that his style of leadership is the very antithesis of clark’s brand of shock and awe. good on him for letting loose and taking the piss out of himself.

    the standard’s “coverage” of key’s appearance on the edge is – perhaps unsurprisingly – unsympathetic. whoever wrote it doesn’t lack a sense of humour so much as an understanding of the media. in quieter news weeks (like, i dunno, immediately before xmas), when there’s bugger-all else going on, key’s rendition of a popular christmas song does pass as news.

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