Belly advertising

August 24th, 2011 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

A few will have seen this story in Stuff:

Prime Minister ’s signing of Emily Beaumont’s bulging belly in Nelson yesterday was symbolic on a day it was announced the country is now in a “man drought”.

Mr Key made a flying visit to Tahunanui Beach to help launch the election campaign of his sixth-ranked Cabinet minister, Nelson MP Nick Smith.

In response to yesterday’s story in the Sunday Star Times, which said there were now 50,000 “excess” 25- to 49-year-old females living in New Zealand , Mr Key assured that “we’re doing everything we can to keep people in New Zealand and we’ll now have a specific focus on men”.

Along with his signature on Ms Beaumont’s belly, Mr Key left what he termed a marketing message.

“If it’s a boy, John’s a good name,” Mr Key wrote on the most radical thing he had ever signed.

Ms Beaumont, of Motueka, who was “due to give birth any minute”, said she would probably name her baby John if it was a boy.

Now what interested me was that the belly already had a couple of marks on it. I got a copy of the higher res version and it is below.

The other marks are actually advertisements. One even has a URL!

I wonder if this method of will catch on!

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28 Responses to “Belly advertising”

  1. kowtow (8,487 comments) says:

    Ugly

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  2. MyNameIsJack (2,415 comments) says:

    Ah yes, John Key – always thinking of the nation’s best interests, never one for a tacky photo op.

    We’re being fucked, at least Shonkey now gets to autograph the results of a fucking..

    Wouldn’t it be nice if he could actually spend some time outlining a vision for the nation? And then articulating that vision. I think the whole vision thing is beyond him.

    But, as a currency speculator his vision is rarely further out than tomorrow.

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  3. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    MNIJ

    But:
    Mr Key assured that “we’re doing everything we can to keep people in New Zealand and we’ll now have a specific focus on men”.

    That’s the vision.

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  4. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    Is there a Promoter Statement on her belly? I can’t see one.

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  5. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    @MNIJ.
    You might prefer a PM who won’t touch the “common folk” and doesn’t know how to have a bit of fun, but I think the majority of NZ likes this about Key (except the most already anti-Key people).

    The guy isn’t doing it for the money, and he’s doing a better job than most of the other PMs we’ve had – we’ve got to allow him to have some novel experiences. It makes the world more interesting in a harmless way.

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  6. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    ‘a better job than most of the other PMs we’ve had’

    Fascinating. That’s quite a high standard.

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  7. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    “Wouldn’t it be nice if he could actually spend some time outlining a vision for the nation? And then articulating that vision. I think the whole vision thing is beyond him.”

    He has. You just dont like it.

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  8. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    “Fascinating. That’s quite a high standard.”

    The polls support the claim.

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  9. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    The claim wasn’t that he was popular Lee. The claim was that he’s done a better job.

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  10. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    Which he has, and his unprecedented poll ratings support that.

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  11. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    The again to be fair, a syphilis ridden retarded monkey would have done a better job than Clark.

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  12. Griff (7,727 comments) says:

    MM
    Most is a qualifier

    Of coarse you as a lefty love the Clarkenfuruer guess what most of the rest of us find her distasteful

    Compulsory advertising for prospective DPB claimers a nice tart tag/skank stamp. ‘sponsored by the taxpayer’

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  13. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    I’m just saying that the claim he has done a better job than most PMs lacks a little perspective. He’s got quite a way to go to become a geat PM, at three years in the job and few major achievements.

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  14. leftyliberal (651 comments) says:

    Lee01: By your previous argument, the polls for 9 years suggested that the NZ populus disagreed with your assessment of Clark – mind you, a syphillus ridden retarded monkey wasn’t on the poll…

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  15. Inventory2 (10,342 comments) says:

    I had the pleasure of attending a business breakfast this morning where Key was the guest speaker. I’ve never seen him in person, but I can now see why he is so popular. There are no airs and graces to him, and he really connects with people. He spoke for around 40 minutes, with no notes, and out in front of the lecturn rather than behind it. More than anything though, he breaks the mould of what we expect a politician to be. It must frustrate the he’ll out of the lefties that they can’t pigeon-hole him because he ‘s so different to “career” politicians.

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  16. UpandComer (537 comments) says:

    I’m stoking right now. I am going to get among those 25-49 year olds big time. Dahahahahaha 50000 to me is a sweet ratio. Can you imagine Helen Clark signing a pregnant women’s belly? It would be such a weird, alien atmosphere going down.

    Oh man Helen used to visit my mates school in Gisbourne, like five times a year. There was a teacher there married to this other chick, but well when Helen left for the UN this teacher left her wife of 25 years and went with Helen to the UN, it was soooo funny.

    Can someone explain to me what Lefties mean by ‘Vision’? It doesn’t seem to consist of ‘doing stuff’ what is this vision? I thought ‘a government of aspiration not envy’ is an articulation of something that looks like a vision. Maybe I’m crazy.

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  17. lastmanstanding (1,297 comments) says:

    IV2 Yes he comes across better live than on TV and he come across on TV very well. As you rightly say the LEFT are frustrated that Phil even though a nice guy to meet and talk with doesnt have the charisma of JK.

    Back on track Oh how I wish I was 25 like my son. All those excess women out there just waiting for a man any man. Hell I might even stand a chance if they are desparate enough.

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  18. gump (1,649 comments) says:

    If we have 50,000 “excess” females then we should look seriously at exporting them to India and China (where they have the opposite problem).

    If we’re able to negotiate a good price for them it would really help us to close the current account deficit.

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  19. Viking2 (11,471 comments) says:

    Short of females in the mining area’s of Aussie. Cheap flights and don’t come back if ya get pregnant.

    all the males leaving cause the men are not valured here any more.

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  20. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Not feeling loved V2?

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  21. YesWeDid (1,048 comments) says:

    ‘Which he has, and his unprecedented poll ratings support that.’

    Lee01 – There is a danger in equating popularity with competency, if you follow that line of argument ACT must be utterly incompetent given their current sub 2% level of popularity.

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  22. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @YesWeDid 3:56 pm

    …ACT must be utterly incompetent…

    They are. You don’t need to look at the polling to work that out.

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  23. big bruv (13,904 comments) says:

    Thats a big call Toad given that ACT will be a member of the next Parliament.

    The Greens however are not so certain to be there.

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  24. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    @big bruv 5:11 pm

    Come on bruv, you know as well as I do that ACT have lurched from one PR disaster to the next for the whole of the Parliamentary term.

    And right wing voters I’ve been talking to in Epsom seem to be sick of it. Don’t underestimate the impact of Colin Craig in that electorate.

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  25. big bruv (13,904 comments) says:

    Yes, they have had about as many PR disasters as the Greens.

    Not sure that talking to two right wing voters in Epsom is enough for you to start wetting your pants over the demise of ACT, the fine folk of Epsom (including myself) will make sure that the Hon John Banks is our MP.

    As I said Toad, ACT will be a part of the next Parliament, if I was you I would spend more time worrying about the Greens chances of survival given the dangerously low poll ratings of late.

    BTW, have you given any advice to that young fellow Hughes on what he is going to do for a job come December?, or what about Mad Delahunty?…normally I would be sad for anybody who loses their job but I will make an exception for those two parasites.

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  26. Viking2 (11,471 comments) says:

    Ha.
    Luc’s had a bad day.
    Sad.

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  27. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    MM:

    ‘a better job than most of the other PMs we’ve had’

    Fascinating. That’s quite a high standard.

    Well, if I’d typed “a better job than most of the other MPs we’ve had” it would have been a very low standard.

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  28. grumpyoldhori (2,362 comments) says:

    Heh, the few ACT supporters left still believe that if Brash manages to get into parliament on Bank’s back that Key will make him finance minister.

    Not a bad new Labour PM Key, I wonder why a raving white only right wing party would want to be in coalition with the Nat socialists ?
    ACT = NZ tea party ?

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