Blunt on Phil and the polls

July 28th, 2011 at 10:43 pm by David Farrar

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14 Responses to “Blunt on Phil and the polls”

  1. thedavincimode (6,539 comments) says:

    He should go with that look. After all, where is the downside?

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  2. Daigotsu (450 comments) says:

    Awful

    I mean Goff sucks and fuck him, but this cartoon is just… bleh

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  3. RandySavage (196 comments) says:

    wow. Useless cartoon, pointless post.

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  4. Viking2 (11,146 comments) says:

    Agree.
    Meanwhile:

    ‘Brain drain’ continues for National
    KATE CHAPMAN
    Last updated 05:00 29/07/2011

    One in eight New Zealanders is still considering quitting the country long term, despite National successfully campaigning on a promise to reverse the “brain drain”.

    And a new poll shows a fifth of 18 to 30-year-olds are threatening to leave in search of a better life overseas.

    In the last two general elections National campaigned on its ability to keep Kiwis here. Its billboards read “wave goodbye to higher taxes not your loved ones” and promised to have a plan for higher wages and lower taxes.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/polls/5357111/Brain-drain-continues-for-National

    Seems none really care much about National’s message for NZ.

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  5. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    Annd all the people that left during Clarks time were what viking?

    Political issue or simple economic relaity. And what the hell does that have to do with this post anyway?

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  6. slightlyrighty (2,496 comments) says:

    He’s dyed his hair again?

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  7. Scott Chris (5,884 comments) says:

    Clunky caption Knutz. Keep it simple. ie “Who greased my poll?” or “Goff resorts to poll-dancing” or “Phil demonstrates a Poll-slide”

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  8. mikenmild (10,766 comments) says:

    I like cartoons. Blunt fails though.

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  9. somewhatthoughtful (452 comments) says:

    Oh god, another week, another turd from Blunt.

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  10. Peter (1,578 comments) says:

    Don’t give up the day job.

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  11. Daigotsu (450 comments) says:

    Honestly DPF I know you like the idea of having cartoons but your blog is high profile enough that you don’t have to accept submissions from these ridiculous no-talents.

    Hold out until you can either devote the resources to pay a professional cartoonist and thus have the right to demand quality, or until you get a really good volunteer.

    Right now you are like the town slapper, who’ll say “yes” to any guy just for showing up.

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  12. petal (704 comments) says:

    I think you people should ease up a bit. The cartoonist is a real person with real feelings, and this isn’t amateur hour at the local standup where destroying people’s egos and feelings is the expected sport.

    The Friday photo of (mostly) birds – does that get the same treatment? Do you really all like bird pictures that much? I doubt it. But at least you show the respect and dignity to let it pass without comment.

    Imagine if your own work was put under this amount of repeated negative scrutiny. Either let it pass by or suggest something constructive.

    I expect better of you all.

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  13. mikenmild (10,766 comments) says:

    I love the Friday photos – they are usually great images. Blunt is, to put it bluntly, not funny.

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  14. Daigotsu (450 comments) says:

    Petal, I admit I often skim the bird photos. Here’s the difference.

    1) I’m not really interested in bird photos. I am interested in political cartoons.

    2) The bird photos might not meet a professional standard but they appear to my untrained casual eye pretty good. Blunt is just awful. Artistically but also in terms of writing. It’s often unclear what he’s talking about, his puns are often incredibly strained, and when he does get a good joke he over-explains it almost as if he doesn’t have confidence in his own ability to be funny.

    If I’m putting my work out in a public forum I would expect scrutiny. No, I wouldn’t like being criticised but I wouldn’t claim nobody has a right to criticise. Any professional artist knows that if they cannot hack criticism they are never going to make it.

    If you think we have no right to have an opinion of Blunt why aren’t you attacking the (few) people who praise him?

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