Great blooper

December 16th, 2012 at 5:40 pm by David Farrar

Dan News does a great compilation of the years’s bloopers from our news shows. I’ve set this one to start at my favourite blooper. Hilarious.

Oh dear

September 28th, 2010 at 4:30 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Without any attempt at double entendre, it could only be described as a slip of the tongue. The former French justice minister, Rachida Dati, 44, has become an overnight internet sensation after accidentally using the word “fellation” instead of “inflation” in a television interview.

A clip of her mistake has become one of the most viewed items on the French-language internet. The former minister, now a Euro MP, was talking about job losses at Lejaby, a foreign-owned French company which specialises in lingerie.

“These foreign investment funds are only interested in excessive profits,” she said. “When I see some of them demand a return of 20 or 25 per cent, when fellation is almost non-existent… I say they are just trying to destroy businesses.”

Oh this is a superb gaffe. Almost as good as John’s Carters “cunning stunt” a few years back.

To make it worse for the MP she is rather attractive, which makes her comments more noticeable.

Did I say rather attractive? Maybe a bit more than that!


July 6th, 2010 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

A reader sent this into me. The culprit was a South Island National MP.

A premature story

June 20th, 2010 at 5:34 pm by David Farrar

It’s not quite as bad as the 1948 Dewey beats Truman headline, but ESPN should have waited for the final whistle!

Get your own guide god

April 3rd, 2009 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

A puppy called Halo did official duty today as Prime Minister John Key helped support the annual Red Puppy Appeal.

The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind appeal aims to raise a $1 million a year for guide gods – a service not supported by the state.

Well as a secular state, one would expect the state not not provide any guide gods.

If one can get a choice of guide gods, I’d quite like a Sif.