Sexy Coal

May 1st, 2010 at 9:53 am by David Farrar

While I don’t agree with their stance, I do have to say the video above is very well done. Humour can be a powerful weapon.

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38 Responses to “Sexy Coal”

  1. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    We should listen to them because they are actors!

    People who make a living playing lets pretend. All we need now is puppet Alec Baldwin and MATT DAMON and we got us a movie!

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  2. Mlec (11 comments) says:

    As one of the Feral Inbreds from the West Coast I noticed they are more then 50K from the proposed area of mining
    Reefton would have been closer, though probably not trendy enough

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  3. Peter (1,578 comments) says:

    When I want advice from two professional sock puppets, I’ll watch the six o’clock news.

    Ok, I won’t, but hey.

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  4. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    How big was the carbon footprint of this production anyway. Neither of those two live anywhere near the West Coast.

    Lawless flew from where exactly please?

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  5. George Patton (349 comments) says:

    To be fair on the two attention seeking actresses, whoever came up with the phrase “sexy coal” and told a Minister of the Crown to use it should be horsewhipped into the next decade.

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  6. davidp (3,540 comments) says:

    How much oil was pumped to fly Lucy Lawless from her home in Los Angeles to the West Coast to make this ad?

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  7. Falafulu Fisi (2,176 comments) says:

    How ironic, they use the very phone , a product of mined minerals to make a call to Gerry.

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  8. Mlec (11 comments) says:

    I agree George Patton. But then again Ministers of the crown or MP,s don’t seem live in the real world so we’ve got to expect this.

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  9. Bryla (263 comments) says:

    Gee, what a humourless bunch. Do you people have lives? Or is climate scepticism all of it?

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  10. emmess (1,373 comments) says:

    I didn’t find any humourous value in it all
    A grain of truth is required for something to be funny
    This didn’t have it so I found it to be just pathetic

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  11. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    Not a good vid at all in my view. Poor production quality. Script forgettable. Not really funny save perhaps for poorly simulated arousal. The only redeeming feature was the Monteiths sign… which has given me an idea.

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  12. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Why don’t you burn us at the stake Bryla, thats what you religious fanatics do. Along with the sneering character abuse.

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  13. Say Goodbye to Hollywood (555 comments) says:

    Remind me again where the funny bit was. It just shows that to be an actor you can be completely clueless.

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  14. Michaels (1,317 comments) says:

    Never been a fan of Lawless and sure as fuck going off Malcolm with her outing herself as a stupid person. (being kind)

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  15. Peter (1,578 comments) says:

    Did Lawless fly over in a plane made of hemp?

    Perhaps it was powered by love.

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  16. backster (2,082 comments) says:

    I didn’t laugh much either. I thought the fact that Al Gore has just bought a new $8 million dollar home in L.A. with nine bathrooms and six fireplaces rather funnier, he must burn sexy coal, I mean he wouldn’t cut down trees would he.

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  17. maxwell (46 comments) says:

    Where were Lucy, Robyn, Keisha, et al, for the nine years under Labour and the Greens when our
    CO2 emissions increased at one of the fastest rates in the OECD ?

    When we burnt imported low quality coal at Huntly, diesel at Whirinaki,
    because Labour and the Greens talked the trendy green talk but were too useless to actually do anything,
    e.g. build any new hydro or to even (gasp) consider nuclear.

    Did Helen buy them off with the $80 million grant to “The Arts” after winning in 1999 ?

    Was the 70% increase in power prices between 2002 and 2009 a defacto tax to enable vote buying (WFF, interest free loans, etc.)?
    And was it therefore in the govt’s interest not to enable a real increase in generating capacity ? (i.e. when the wind is not blowing).?

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  18. mavxp (494 comments) says:

    This whole thing is a political own-goal for National and a gift to the Left (the green Left that is, Labour were worse than National when it comes to the environment – all talk and more hot air).

    Gerry Brownlee has shown himself to be a compete political novice over this. He must be arrogant to think middle New Zealand will follow his “lets make some money for the mining companies like Australia do – quick!” idea. The whole thing should not have been trumpeted from the rooftops – but kept at a low profile befitting a mere “discussion document”. Rational, considered and if not on the down-low, then below the radar of twits like these two.

    what an ass.

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  19. flo (3 comments) says:

    Re: Peter, David, et al

    Lucy Lawless can fly. She doesn’t go on airplanes.

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  20. onelaw4all (23 comments) says:

    Bryla (88) Says:

    May 1st, 2010 at 11:43 am
    “Gee, what a humourless bunch. Do you people have lives? Or is climate scepticism all of it?”

    I don’t think anyone in the sane world is sceptical about the existence of climate.

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  21. Fletch (6,031 comments) says:

    What a pair of dumb-asses. These are the same two who were helping to promote the 40% reduction in CO2 for Greenpeace. That tells you how smart they are… I wonder if that pile of coal at the end was the fossilized remains of used-up Kiwi actors

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  22. scanner (340 comments) says:

    Just a pair of washed up has been slappers trying to gain more exposure for their sad flagging careers.
    These two would know as much about mining in a sensitive area as my anus knows about steamboat navigation – nothing.
    There is no area that will be mined within 50 km of where these two appear, once again more twisted fact less emotional bullshit from Greenpeace, who’s motto seems to be “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story”.

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  23. Steve (4,500 comments) says:

    Anchor me, well yeah both of them need an Anchor.
    Lucy Lawless? aka Ryan, yeah the Ryans’ protest a lot

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  24. Sean (299 comments) says:

    Ah yes, Lucy Lawless, doing her bit for global warming by flying down to NZ from LA…

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  25. Biomag83 (94 comments) says:

    I cant see any humour in this at all, its pathetic

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  26. toad (3,670 comments) says:

    Given the numbers are about 10-fold on your EFB protest DPF, surely you could give this one a bit more credit than belatedly posting the Robyn Malcolm/Lucy Lawless Sexy Coal video, with a disclaimer (no reason given) that you don’t agree with the message. The whole troll-farm then goes in to bat for Gerry digging holes.

    But the people have spoken, don’t you think?

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  27. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    The writhing in the coal bit would have been heaps better if those two gorgeous ladies had done it naked…

    And exactly how can anyone disagree with the message?

    You want to burn more coal and fuck the planet for humans even faster?

    Sean, it’s not about what individuals do. It’s about what the governments do – they set the rules we all work within, sort of. Mainly within, a little without, would be my guess. All the fat cat western governments need to do is to pay China not to burn coal and we buy ourselves a lot of time – but that window of opportunity is fast disappearing.

    And you right wing capitalists who diss Al Gore for being successful have got to be the ultimate hypocrites, surely.

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  28. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    Surprise! Green energy is a load of shit, mere voodoo for thick people.

    Further, the president of Gas Natural has decided to attack the renewables scheme directly, as revealed in a Libertad Digital article titled “Gas Natural criticizes the government for investing in renewables that we do not need.” He is quoted as asking, “Are we so rich as to invest in something that we do not need? Do we have so much extra money?”

    Calzada informs me that the precipitating event for this outburst of honesty was that, in recent weeks, the government has recognized that electricity costs went up 23 percent last year due to subsidies for solar power.

    Also helpful was a solar scandal that Calzada described to me a couple of months back but that could not be established as fact at that time: Owners of solar fields had placed oil generators next to their solar fields to simulate more electricity production from the solar panels, for which they were reimbursed at the highly subsidized solar rate.

    The scandal was finally uncovered because, after years of conducting this fraud without inspections, the greedy rascals were doing it even at night.

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  29. joe90 (273 comments) says:

    Sexy coal, Appalachian style.

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  30. emmess (1,373 comments) says:

    What’s this commie class consciousness crap?

    Actor Lucy Lawless said the size and mood of the march brought back memories of mass demonstrations of 25 years ago.
    This reminds me of the late 80s, after the Rainbow Warrior bombing, back when there was class consciousness.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10642231

    You would have been first up against the wall.

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  31. MikeNZ (3,234 comments) says:

    flo (3) Says:
    May 1st, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    where did she park her broom?

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  32. starboard (2,475 comments) says:

    …wheres that quiche-a castle-spews slapper…has she gone solo…

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  33. Jack Schytt (8 comments) says:

    Lucy cant sing or act so its b-grade porn or politics for her from here on in. I used to think Robyn Malcolm was normal until I saw she was a watermelon, then I realised it was just an illusion.

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  34. Peter (1,578 comments) says:

    If we’re saving this land for tourists, does that mean the Greens no longer believe in Peak Oil?

    Without a tourist trade, the land has no tourism value, pure or otherwise.

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  35. Fletch (6,031 comments) says:

    If these protesters in Queen St had any brains whatsoever, they would be protesting the ETS – THAT’S the big issue affecting NZ right now.
    Just shows you how warped the thinking is here.

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  36. Patrick Starr (3,675 comments) says:

    “But the people have spoken, don’t you think?”

    yep, they spoke at the last election when you lot got your asses kicked.

    Funny how you could only attract 20,000 of your 157,000 voters though. (considering street protesting is your strong point and all)

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  37. GPT1 (2,091 comments) says:

    They’re entitled to their opinion but I wish the media would actually take people to task who use celebrity status to promote political views. Can they actually argue the difference between current mining and new mining proposals, can they explain why (in their view) “surgical” mining can’t work, why our coal should stay in the ground but China’s is burned (not that the new proposals are about coal), whether they have been to a place that mining is proposed, why it is wrong to find out what could possibly be mined and then having a debate over the environmental vs economic tradeoffs etc. But no, they just get their name attached to their views and somehow it is meant to mean something.

    I mean gee whiz, now that the Warrior Princess is against mining I’ve completely changed my mind. Stop all mining, right now. Save the planet.

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  38. LiberalismIsASin (288 comments) says:

    Thank God we have celebrities to instruct and guide us.

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