Well done Cactus

September 19th, 2013 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

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The Herald reports:

The Kiwis behind the dawn flag-bombing stunt at one of Larry Ellison’s San Francisco properties today said the operation took hours in the researching and planning.

A video posted online this morning of a trio, calling themselves the Kiwi ninjas, decorating Ellison’s garage with New Zealand flags has fast gone viral. The idea was dreamt up by a group of fervent Team New Zealand supporters over a few beers earlier this week.

One of the ninjas who donned the full lycra body suit, Cathy Odgers, said everything down to the type of duct tape they used to attach the flags to the garage door was thoroughly researched

“I think it would have taken five billable hours of planning the whole exercise,” joked Odgers, a lawyer by trade, “but the result was priceless.”

“We’d done a reconnaissance mission before that so we could get the logistics all nailed down.”

Odgers, who performed the stunt with builder Paul ‘Noddy’ Holmes, and Daniel Welton (aka the random from the Hawke’s Bay) said they were careful not to cause any damage to Ellison’s property, situated in the wealthy district of Presidio, which looks down on to the Golden Gate Bridge.

“It wasn’t a wooden door, it was a stainless steel – so it wasn’t going to mark or anything like that. We didn’t want his nice garage door ruined by duct tape. I made sure we picked the right tape as well, we spend a while researching that.” 

Excellent job. Let’s hope today is the day the NZ flag wins the America’s Cup.

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14 Responses to “Well done Cactus”

  1. tas (530 comments) says:

    I think it was a nice responsible prank. No harm done to Ellison. And some laughs for us. Good work.

    Go team NZ.

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  2. smttc (638 comments) says:

    Something wrong with that story. Cactus Kate only drinks expensive champers. Either that or she wasn’t part of the team which dreamed up the idea.

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  3. kowtow (6,725 comments) says:

    The hype around this event is a tad overwhelming.

    TVNZ news led with literally a non event last night and spent some 5 minutes on it.

    Sporting events and achievements are marvellous in and of themselves. But the media are blowing this out of all proportion and I think it reflects their skewed values and basic shallow perspective on the world.

    It also saves them from serious news coverage which is actually what they claim to be about.

    I can’t take them seriously.

    Having said that,all the best to Team Emirates NZ and no doubt it will be a boost to the Auckland economy,which can only be a good thing.

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  4. RRM (8,997 comments) says:

    Why wear a disguise if you’re going to brag about it in public later?

    90km/h racing yachts are awesome.
    Lame attention-seekers are lame.

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  5. rouppe (852 comments) says:

    I noticed she was distinctly unwilling to show her face. Curious that…

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  6. gravedodger (1,426 comments) says:

    If Sir Russell Coutts sees fit to ask American Jim Clark to remove “the biggest NZ Ensign possible” to fly at the mast of his Boat moored near Ellisons gin Palace as a mark of disgust and disapproval of the now proven cheating in the AC 45s, that “attack” was warranted and successfully carried out, well don Cactus, Noddy and Random.

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  7. Peter (1,471 comments) says:

    Meh

    http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/2011/01/26/gif_bored_student350.gif

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  8. Dean Papa (623 comments) says:

    The TVNZ news coverage is bit much really. New Zealand are indeed the undisputed world champions of false humility, and there clearly needs to be a quota placed on smugness.

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  9. jaba (2,069 comments) says:

    1/ security around the blokes house (and the street as I assume they are all rich) was non-existent. Imagine if a patrol car was passing, saw them run and shot them.
    2/ Cactus showed off a hot body .. not bad for someone who can knock back the drink ;-}

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  10. Prince (81 comments) says:

    All seems a bit lame to me.

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  11. LiberalismIsASin (288 comments) says:

    Pathetic. Ellison needs to review his security. If these fools can do this imagine what someone with malice on their mind could have done.

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  12. Dirty Rat (377 comments) says:

    just trying to figure out why Kiwiblog deleted my comment about Ogres having the arse of a baboon on heat..

    oh yeah…and the cringeworthiness of this entire exercise, whom I expect that the idiots celebrated with random Hakas for the next week

    Just keeping with the programme

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  13. NK (919 comments) says:

    just trying to figure out why Kiwiblog deleted my comment about Ogres having the arse of a baboon on heat..

    And I suppose you look like a mixture of George Clooney and Brad Pitt with the body of an Olympic decathlete.

    What a fu**tard you are making a comment like that.

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  14. Dirty Rat (377 comments) says:

    To your first part.

    yes

    If thats what you are into

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