A discussion on belief

February 23rd, 2014 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

A discussion between Bear Grylls and Stephen Fry on their beliefs, while enjoying the majesty of nature. really good.

Hat Tip: Whale

Almost three million views

January 10th, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

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.

The worst burglar ever

October 14th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

This is hilarious. Watch the full three minutes – especially the ending.


September 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

The latest road safety video has had 450,000 views on You Tube.

Defined Lines

September 2nd, 2013 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

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.


June 7th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Just like leemings, watch the media in Australia at a press conference rush off when they sight a MP they’ve been trying to interview, and then head back to the press conference they were at.

World’s Worst Attempt At Parallel Parking, Enjoy!

April 30th, 2013 at 5:30 pm by David Farrar

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!

Now this is an alcohol ad that would get some complaints in NZ!

March 5th, 2013 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

Very amusing.

Hat Tip: Whale

Don’t bring your mates parody

February 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

This is old, but I hadn’t seen it before. A very good parody of the ALAC TV ad.

Hat Tip: Sideswipe

Finlayson on Section 7 reports

February 10th, 2013 at 1:41 pm by David Farrar

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.

Some quotes:

  • 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.

The new Norman Kirk?

February 7th, 2013 at 6:43 pm by David Farrar

I got sent a link to this video from an anonymous e-mail account. No idea who made it up or e-mailed it to me, but they seem to not be impressed with Trevor Mallard’s claim that David Shearer is the new Norman Kirk. They also have set up a Facebook page.

Hilarious interview

February 7th, 2013 at 8:06 am by David Farrar

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!

February 3rd, 2013 at 9:00 am by David Farrar

A Kiwi Mockumentary

February 2nd, 2013 at 10:11 am by David Farrar

A fun video which stars Melanie Lynskey, Valerie Adams, Dai Henwood, Steve Wrigley, Colin Meads, Denise L’Estrange-Corbet, Beauden Barrett and Kane Barrett.

Waikato DHB Emergency Department Gangnam Style

January 24th, 2013 at 6:02 pm by David Farrar

The Emergency Department of Waikato DHB have done a Gangnam Style parody. Great fun and really well done- but with a serious message about improving the flow of patients through the department to meet the six hour target for treatment.

Excellent stuff.

A failed assassination attempt on Bulgarian politician Ahmed Dogan

January 20th, 2013 at 5:07 pm by David Farrar

A commenter posted this to general debate, and I thought worth sharing wider. Incredible footage. Can’t totally blame the locals for putting the boot into the wannabe assassin. At least he didn’t get shot.

It seems he tried to fire twice and the gun jammed. Chilling.

The Office: An Unexpected Journey

January 10th, 2013 at 5:52 pm by David Farrar

Very good.

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.

The driving dogs

December 11th, 2012 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

This story has gone global. Very cool.

All I want for Christmas

December 8th, 2012 at 6:59 am by David Farrar

Labour’s Week

November 26th, 2012 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

A nice video summary of Labour’s week by Whale.

Who says Germans are not funny

October 19th, 2012 at 10:41 am by David Farrar

Heh. Just watch and enjoy.

A video of NZ images

October 5th, 2012 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

Some nice NZ photos to guide you into the weekend, from Richard Hume.

Jewish style

October 4th, 2012 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

A nice takeoff of Gangnam Style.

The original Gangnam video is here, in case you are part of the 1% who hasn’t seen it. It is at 350 million views!

Surprisingly good

September 27th, 2012 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

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.