All the fault of Big Alcohol and the supermarkets

May 10th, 2013 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Sellman Letter on Aaron Gilmoreon

 

So Professor Sellman says it is all the fault of Big who have been brainwashing Aaron since he was 15 years old to buy . This is the fault also of the supermarkets for placing next to the fruit and veges.

Somewhat obsessive I say.

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39 Responses to “All the fault of Big Alcohol and the supermarkets”

  1. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Sellman is the greatest bigot (and imbecile) in today’s NZ.

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  2. RRM (9,667 comments) says:

    The poor man is nothing but a victim of the demon drink…

    One bottle of wine twisted his arm, while a second whispered saccharine words of seduction in his ear; a third bottle of wine stroked his inner thigh suggestively, while a fourth bottle of wine tipped itself down his unwilling throat.

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  3. tvb (4,255 comments) says:

    Gilmour is well past the age to be having issues with alcohol. And to apologise for behaviour he should know is being a prat suggests a great deal of immaturity. If he had not grown up by 40 he never will.

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  4. hmmokrightitis (1,572 comments) says:

    Oddly, Im older than the noted list MP, and thus have been exposed for longer. I drink, but, even according to my wife, do not become a dick when I drink.

    I also know who I am, have no need to ask barmen, or Batman :)

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  5. James Stephenson (2,096 comments) says:

    “Aggressigenic”

    What the actual fuck? Is it made up words time again?

    Having said that, BOOOO! Down with Big Alcohol! It’s Friday, and I encourage you all to support Small Alcohol…Epic Pale Ale will do nicely.

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  6. TheContrarian (1,082 comments) says:

    I have yet to find a supermarket that has the liquor section in the fresh fruit/veg section

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  7. Dennis Horne (2,227 comments) says:

    http://www.otago.ac.nz/nationaladdictioncentre/staff.html

    All these people are complete fools: ignore their opinions. It’s easy.

    Swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or take it up your arse. It’s all good for you. All of it.

    When it comes to looking after themselves and their offspring, half the population haven’t got the brains of sparrows.

    In this case, however, the professor is being facetious. I would say.

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  8. GPT1 (2,106 comments) says:

    Is there anything that Sellman cannot turn towards his crusade?

    And anyone who has met Gilmore will know that the alcohol was not the issue.

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  9. James Stephenson (2,096 comments) says:

    When it comes to looking after themselves and their offspring, half the population haven’t got the brains of sparrows.

    From the front page:

    Labour 33.9%
    Greens 12.5%
    NZ First 3.7%

    Excellent correlation, wouldn’t you say?

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  10. Paulus (2,565 comments) says:

    My wine in a New World is opposite end of Supermarket – so which ones are net to fruit and vegetables ?

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  11. Elaycee (4,333 comments) says:

    Jeez…. chez Sellman must be a fun place.

    Tui Ad.

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  12. Nookin (3,185 comments) says:

    “Oddly, Im older than the noted list MP, and thus have been exposed for longer. I drink, but, even according to my wife, do not become a dick when I drink. ”

    I think she is referring to brewer’s droop, isn’t she?

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  13. Dennis Horne (2,227 comments) says:

    Anyone who thinks we don’t have a problem with mind-altering substances is out of his mind.

    I have no idea what the answer is; Hell, I don’t know what the problem is. Something to do with the pain of being here and alive with no apparent purpose, I suspect.

    People have to work and struggle to give meaning to their lives. That’s the tragedy of the welfare state. We should help people only when they’re desperate, not just lazy. And the help should be conditional, not some imaginary “god-given” right.

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  14. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    In this case, however, the professor is being facetious. I would say.

    I’m with you Denis, I thought he was saying “Gilmore you’re a twat” in polite language.

    Surprised it got published

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  15. Sidey (249 comments) says:

    Alcohol is like a magnifying glass. For instance, I like to think I’m a reasonably funny guy. After one drink, I become “t” times funnier. Two drinks = funny x t x t. So it could be written as my funniness = F^txn using F= funny baseline (I stand to be corrected on my math, as no doubt many will do…).

    For the unfortunate Mr Gilmore, substitute “funny” with “plonkerishness” to get P^txn. Assign a baseline plonker value for t and multiply by the number of drinks consumed to obtain plonker value.

    I’ll save us some time. It’s very high.

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  16. sHr0oMaN (24 comments) says:

    I though the letter was a spoof.

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  17. gump (1,553 comments) says:

    @TheContrarian

    The massive Countdown supermarket in Greenlane has the alcohol section inside the fruit & veg section.

    It’s a common configuration in Auckland. I don’t know about the rest of the country.

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  18. David Garrett (6,786 comments) says:

    tvb: Gilmore “well past the age to be having issues with alcohol”? Excuse me? Ever seen the derros in any major city? While some of them look older than Keith Richards, a good few of them actually are…Last time I went to a meeting there were all ages represented…No, I decided after a while I actually wasn’t one, but I am certainly better off without it… I have a good ten years on Gilmore and it took me until recently to finally decide that…

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  19. labrator (1,849 comments) says:

    I’d like more protection from Big Universities and Big Professors.

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  20. kowtow (7,955 comments) says:

    This is simply part of the health nazi agenda to “denormalise” alcohol.

    Don’t believe me?

    They did the same thing to tobacco and all major parties are behind it.

    First they came for tobacco……..

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  21. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Big religion is what scares me

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  22. La Grand Fromage (145 comments) says:

    DPF works for big alcohol, right? If not they should be paying him for all the PR work he does on their behalf.

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  23. hane (68 comments) says:

    Like all absolutist wowsers, Sellman was raised a fundamentalist Christian. Thus the mindset.

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  24. hane (68 comments) says:

    As for Gilmore, he is a victim of New Zealand’s draconian liquor laws, which threaten bars with closure and bartenders with 2K fines if they serve “intoxicated” individuals. Thus in NZ waiters, etc, are forced to be policeman. If I am a bit pissed in a bar and the barman wants to serve me, what business is that of the govt?

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  25. Monique Angel (265 comments) says:

    You know, there’s not many people who don’t struggle with something. There are people who suffer and then there are sanctimonious shits. I’ve been to enough 12 step meetings a) have earned the right to be a wine drinking atheist until the second coming and b) to know that the best way to avoid problematic drinking is not to start. Failing that, early nights and a good constitution ward off much of the ill effects of pissheadery

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  26. kowtow (7,955 comments) says:

    paul easty the beasty scared of the Dalai Lama! Whodda thunk?

    Alcohol and Christians?

    Fuck off anti Christian wankers, Christs’ first miracle was to turn water into wine.And it’s also central to Catholic (and cough cough Anglican) liturgy.

    A huge debt is also owed to the monastic orders who brew some of the best beer in the world.

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  27. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Thus in NZ waiters, etc, are forced to be policeman

    Exactly- because what other business in new Zealand has the police to sort out their shit ?- the business has keep on selling piss, has trouble in said business and then wants to step back and says – please Mr Rozzer sort this out for me. … sorry business, fuck off

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  28. Red (7 comments) says:

    What claptrap. I’m in Invercargill where we have a licencing trust to dollop out the grog… which means exactly zero dairy or supermarket sales. None. Does it mean no drunken dickheads? Unfortunately not – but we do have a fair smattering of Cantabrians who visit from time to time … ;-)

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  29. Yvette (2,745 comments) says:

    So I guess Aaron Gilmore’s next rumoured indiscretions [Whaleoil, NBR] will be credited to the actual supermarket vege department – telegraph cucumber, carrots, parsnips or – stripped of Gilmore self engrandisment – those little Californian courgettes. On a telephone screen, they’ll actually look bigger than they really are.
    Or it may just be the who Pak N Save stickman thing.

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  30. Yvette (2,745 comments) says:

    Or it may just be the whole Pak N Save stickman thing.

    Sorry, Edit

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  31. MT_Tinman (3,055 comments) says:

    PeB, that is exactly what we pay the bloody pigs to do!

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  32. chuk (37 comments) says:

    Has anyone noticed the coincidence here?

    If you change a few of the letters in “Aaron Gilmore” you can generate an anagram of “I am a tosser” and if you change a few of the letters in “Doug Sellman” you can generate an anagram of ………….. “I am a tosser”.

    Who da thunk it?

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  33. Lloyd (125 comments) says:

    Don’t you know who I am?

    Don’t you know what those supermarkets did to me?

    Don’t you know I’m in Hanmer Springs?

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  34. mara (752 comments) says:

    Alcohol doesn’t make your character; it just reveals it. Generally. Some people don’t need the piss to be an open book and Gilmore is one of them. Professor Sellman (call me Doug) is probably too highly educated in correct speech to have been sardonic in his letter. Get a grip Douggie mate.

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  35. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    PeB, that is exactly what we pay the bloody pigs to do!

    Wrong Tinny,

    The laws not set up to allow a publican to let his clients get absolutely rat arsed and when they start to smash up his boozer call in the police to get rid of them.

    The cops will clean up out on the street, but its not the polices job to be security guards for licencees who will not take responsibility for their business.

    Seeing as most here talk about personal responsiblity you seem to want to abdicate that when it come to publicans – strange Tinman , strange

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  36. dime (9,676 comments) says:

    “DPF works for big alcohol, right?”

    LMAO oh no! not BIG alcohol!!

    if it was some micro brewery it would be fine, but BIG alcohol? they sound evil!!!

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  37. UpandComer (525 comments) says:

    alcohol doesn’t make your character, it just reveals it? bullshit. Alcohol changes people Mara. I actually feel for Aaron Gilmore. Like Darren Hughes shit has hit the fan in about 5 secs for him. Everyone has embarrassed themselves drinking alcohol, and I don’t actually think he deserved to be hung out to dry the way he has, although he should have handled it much better.

    I think he bought far too much into the whole ‘work hard play hard’ pseudo alpha male affectation that afflicts so many young guys and indeed gals who are on that suit set. Same shit with Darren Hughes, albeit his hardness was of a different nature. What I’m interested in is his claim he made a few million as a director of some companies. Not sure how he pulled that off.

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  38. Harriet (4,616 comments) says:

    Thank fuck Sellman is talking through his arse, because if what he says were to be true – then we’ve got half a million Gilmores out there – somewhere! :cool:

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  39. Left Right and Centre (2,883 comments) says:

    re: alcohol in supermarkets….

    My local pak n save… piss and fruit and veg opposite corners of same side of shop… nowhere near each other. Most supermarkets I know of are the same/ similar. That’s in Wellington.

    I find it unfortunate that supermarkets can only entice shoppers by leading with ‘beer week’ and ‘wine sale’. And then of course the specials are always shit like lollies/ chippies/ biscuits/ soft drink. Shit in other words. Shit sells. More than anything else.

    I’ll be looking at the sheer volume of alcohol on the shelves…. holy fuck, really? Who’s buying that amount of piss? You see recycling bins… and I’ve driven rubbish trucks for a short time… fuckin oath… some places were pointed out to me as being week after week of 100s of glass bottles.

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