This road safety ad by the NZ Transport Agency has gone viral with almost three million views. An excellent ad, and much better use of resources than their billboard campaign to remind people that they share the road with others.
It’s had 2.9 million views online in less than a week, so has obviously struck a chord.Tags: Advertisements, road safety, You Tube
I did have the video from You Tube embedded but for some insane reason they have removed it. Stuff has a copy on their site.
It is from the Auckland University Law Revue and had 300,000 views on one weekend before You Tube removed it. Superbly produced, and very witty. It is of course a parody of Blurred Lines.Tags: You Tube
This video reminds me of a Xmas lunch many years ago at a cafe on Tinakori Road, and a woman was trying to parallel park her car outside the cafe. She was only marginally more successful that the woman in this video, and it probably didn’t help that she could see our group pissing ourselves with laughter.
However we were not laughing at her directly. One of the girls in teh group went outside to tell her why we were laughing. She told the joke which she had just told to us, which was “Why are women so bad at parallel parking?”. The punchline being “Because men tell them that this is six inches” while holding up two hands just a few cms apart.
As she repeated the joke to the woman, she cracked up laughing also. It still took her several more attempts to par the car though!Tags: Humour, parking, You Tube
I got sent a link to this video of Chris Finlayson as Attorney-General talking about his role in advising Parliament under Section 7 of the Bill of Rights Act if a proposed law is unjustifiably inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act.
I thought at first it would be one for the policy wonks only, but I think many might enjoy his typically blunt appraisals. Chris also reveals that he doesn’t just submit whatever the Ministry of Justice or Crown Law says on a bill, but will often draft his own reports or majorly rewrite their drafts.
- also (report) on a couple of members’ bill which are shockers like Holly Walker’s ridiculous lobby legislation which seems to breach almost every provision of the Bill of Rights
- How the disgraceful Foreshore & Seabed legislation avoided a Section 7 report beats me
- The Electoral Finance Bill, which was frankly a Stalinist piece of legislation introduced by Helen Clark in her third term to pay the National Party back for doing so well at the 2005 election, breached numerous provisions of the Bill of Rights yet it never received a Section 7 report.
- This is the 19th floor of Bowen House. As you can see I look down on all of my colleagues in the Beehive … Don’t put that in the film
Chris also said that if he thinks a proposed bill is likely to get an adverse Section 7 report, some of his colleagues will then work with him to amend the bill so that it avoids conflicting with the Bill of Right Act.Tags: Bill of Rights Act, Chris Finlayson, You Tube
A hilarious interview with Kai the hitchhiker, whose driver went crazy claiming he was Jesus. I suspect they couldn’t actually show too much of the interview on the air!Tags: You Tube
This is hilarious. A message was left on the wrong number. All over $20.
The Herald reports:
A misdialled number, a $20 debt and the threat of “20 whacks” has sent a New Zealand woman’s abusive phone call viral on the internet.
A woman identified only as Karen of Lower Hutt thought she was leaving a message for her associate Rachel when she shouted profanities down the phone demanding the return of the $20. …
The phone call starts off quite controlled but escalates into abusive screaming as Rachel is accused of winning money at the pub and avoiding Karen to dodge the debt.
I think we need to get Karen and the mysterious Rachel onto TV!Tags: Fun Things, You Tube
The ads to promote Christchurch to the Aussies are surprisingly good. I thought “Bob Thinks Big” could be lame, but actually they have pulled it off quite nicely. You actually want to keep watching.
Episode 1 is below, and at the conclusion of it, you can watch episodes 2 and then 3.Tags: Bob Parker, Christchurch, You Tube