The Downfall of Wellywood

March 11th, 2010 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

Someone has done a parody showing displeasure at the Wellywood sign.

Mt favourite parts were Hitler saying “How about Weta make a statue of Elijah Wood sticking his little hobbit dick in the bucket fountain” and that “a giant statue of blanket man would be better”

Hat Tip: Dim-Post

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29 Responses to “The Downfall of Wellywood”

  1. Kimble (4,427 comments) says:

    rofl

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  2. malcolm (1,952 comments) says:

    Now that is creative. A Wellywood sign, not so much.

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  3. Auberon (873 comments) says:

    A statue of Blanket Man, now that I could get behind.

    And “Don’t cry, it’s still better than Christchurch Airport” – gold!

    I repeat my suggestion that we opt for JACKSON HOLE

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  4. RRM (9,786 comments) says:

    I agree with what Hitler said.

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  5. Fisiani (1,025 comments) says:

    Despite the current cringing of Kiwis with such low self esteem that they do not have the resilience to embrace whimsical parody I predict that one day, if ever built , the Wellywood sign will become a well loved icon of Wellington.

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  6. malcolm (1,952 comments) says:

    If you don’t agree with me, you must have low self esteem. Piss off, make a case for the bloody sign rather than abusing those who don’t share your views.

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  7. Fisiani (1,025 comments) says:

    Try just breathing in and out malcolm and read.
    People with high self esteem like Peter Jackson, Richard Tyler and me CAN embrace a sign that embodies whimsical parody

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  8. malcolm (1,952 comments) says:

    People who feel the need to copy an iconic sign from another city, have low self esteem. See how pointless your argument is?

    Also just listing your name next to some well-known people is not an argument. And as it happens Peter Jackson has had his arm severely twisted on this and his first position was that the sign is a bad idea.

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  9. JiveKitty (777 comments) says:

    How is it a parody?

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  10. Repton (769 comments) says:

    And as it happens Peter Jackson has had his arm severely twisted on this and his first position was that the sign is a bad idea.

    Why do you say that?

    [I'm not trying to pick a fight here, it's just that I've never heard anyone say that before]

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  11. malcolm (1,952 comments) says:

    Repton, no problem I’m not as grumpy as my comments might seem. I can’t link to anything as I was told this by a friend who works for Weta.

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  12. Murray (8,845 comments) says:

    Well yesterday when I was having lunch with Tim Blair and Paul Reeves we talked about this and it was actually Bob Jones who stopped by and said it seems like low self esteeme to me. Of course Billy Conolly and Tina Fey who were at the next table aggreed.

    Someone send PJ a crowbar so he can get fisiani out of his ass.

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  13. pentwig (240 comments) says:

    Oh you boring old farts.

    Liven up.

    Wellington is the best and most fun city in the country.

    Absolutely, Positively, Wellywood.

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  14. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    that was really funny..

    ..and what muzza just said was quite funny..too..

    i will now ..whenever i see the name fisani..imagine peter jackson crow-barring him out of his arse..

    aren’t words wonderful..!

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  15. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    oh pentwig..it is a small provincial town..with all the seething local politics/pecking-orders that implies..

    it has an exercise in anorexia for a local newspaper..

    and ..with the odd exception..

    unspeakably vile weather..

    it is awash in taxpayers-monies though..

    with an inordinate amount of bottom-feeders..

    ..pigging out on that..

    ‘the best in the country’..you say..?

    meh..!

    move to capital back to where it belongs..auckland..

    wouldn’t that be a ‘super-city’..?

    oh..!..hang on..!..on second thoughts..

    that means farrar would follow the money..

    up here..

    ..eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  16. NX (504 comments) says:

    Heh, somehow I doubt Elijah would give his consent ;).

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  17. pentwig (240 comments) says:

    Oh philu

    Surely you jest.

    I have it on good authority that company Head Offices are now wishing to return to Wellywood because of the appaling change in the Jafas weather patterns. Of course Wellywoods weather has changed as well – for the better.

    Commerial rentals are hitting the roof.

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  18. Put it away (2,878 comments) says:

    Fisi you idiot, how is *NOT* wanting to pretend to be someone else a sign of low self-esteem ?

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  19. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    c’mon now..!..fisi is an engineer..!

    cut him some slack..!

    (apparantly he is quite good at something..i don’t know what..but he claims to be..

    (and he has a line in incomprehensible work-babble..so..who knows..?)

    but the rest of his utterings seem to be deleriously out of touch..

    best to just ignore..

    (if you are really really anal..you could rip hm..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  20. Pipkin (9 comments) says:

    I too agree with Hitler, that was awesome!!!

    A Wellywood sign not so much.

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  21. edhunter (535 comments) says:

    I’m incensed that Wgtn thinks it’s the movie capital of NZ, everyone knows it’s Auckland I can see the sign now splayed across the Waitak’s or one tree hill maybe even Rangitoto ‘AUCKWOOD’

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  22. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    we could get john banks to tattoo it on his forehead…?

    that’d be..auck-some..!

    (see..!..see how they drag you down..!..with their infantile-wellywoods..!

    before you know it you are uttering gibberish like ‘auck-some’..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  23. Inventory2 (10,269 comments) says:

    Hey Phil – has the MSD been in touch yet about your work test?

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  24. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    hey inventory..had an interesting/amusing..even vaguely erudite .. thought yet..?..

    ..ever..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  25. Inventory2 (10,269 comments) says:

    Sure have Phil – refer to my 2.55pm :-)

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  26. Rex Widerstrom (5,349 comments) says:

    They’ve destroyed the floral “Wellington” sign? 8-O Next you’ll be telling me some “progressive” council has bulldozed the floral clock in Napier!!

    I like this idea of towns having signs that try to summarise their ethos but are in no way original. I’d be prepared, for instance, to chip in for a bloody great sign outside Wanganui that said “Abandon hope, all ye who enter”. :-D

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  27. Short Shriveled and Slightly to the Left (786 comments) says:

    have people made their own versions on that link provided yesterday?

    mines here
    http://wellywood.skullandbones.co.nz/pics/8587D126-4C22-02E1-BAAE-984B798A9D1F.jpg

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  28. Interested Party (61 comments) says:

    Ha ha i like the Auckwood

    There seems to be a lot of claims to Wellington being the capital of this, the capital of that, the best at this, the best at that – which most could be shot down with some facts. One thing is for sure though you sure are the capital at talking yourselves up.

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  29. Interested Party (61 comments) says:

    Pentwig “I have it on good authority that company Head Offices are now wishing to return to Wellywood because of the appaling change in the Jafas weather patterns. Of course Wellywoods weather has changed as well – for the better.”

    What planet are you on mate, you must be using the same supplier as Philu

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