lace_agate: (random fluctuations!)
Well, not quite. But I'm getting pretty pissed off at New Zealand at the moment, and the rest of the English-speaking world doesn't look much better. And it seems like Iceland is doing some pretty cool things at the moment. And they have awesome geology.

But this isn't about Iceland. This is a rant about the upcoming New Zealand election.
On the plus side, the Greens are polling comfortably around 10%. On the minus side, pretty much everything else )
lace_agate: (oxymorons are cool)
Went to my boyfriend's place yesterday to watch the new Doctor Who episode with him and his flatmates. One is also a Doctor Who fan and the other we have now converted, having showed her "Midnight", "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances" and the new episode, "The Eleventh Hour". The episode was slow to download so we watched other videos while we waited for it, including the one from which the title of this post is taken: New Zealand's first home-grown internet meme. Or at least, the first home-grown New Zealand internet emem I've heard of. Basically, a guy from ACT on campus, the student arm of the ACT Party, was on a morning current afairs show talking about why Earth Hour is a bad idea. Hilarity ensued. The interview contains some truly headdesk-worthy logic (If pollution from our power consumption is causing environmental problems, let's just consume MORE POWER to solve the problems!) but also some gems: "It fails on three fun-loving levels" and the meme "I think my argument is so powerful, it's not necessary to talk about it".
And here's the video )
Aaaaand my thoughts on Doctor Who )
lace_agate: (accio brain)
To all my NZ friends of voting age:  you might want to have a look at this.
I still haven't even decided if I'll vote in the referendum.

ETA: apparently today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day.

lace_agate: (isane)
So, first, congratulations to all the Americans on my flist on the election of Barack Obama as president.
Second, WHY is it that New Zealand's answer to the mood for change or whatever it is that's sweeping the world at the moment is to elect a National Party government and to bring back Roger Douglas?  I'm also sad that the Green Party vote didn't live up to what the polls predicted.  Even so, eight seats in parliament is an improvement on six.

On a totally unrelated note, I LOVE FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST SO MUCH RIGHT NOW.  Chapter 89 features the ruturn of Denny Brosh, Maria Ross, Havoc (now with a goatee that doesn't really suit him) and Riza's friend Rebecca, who hijacked an icecream truck to carry supplies to Roy and his allies.  IT WAS AN EPIC CHAPTER.


Oct. 23rd, 2008 10:01 am
lace_agate: (dairine quotes ftw)
I heard about this on the radio this morning.  Best student prank ever (assuming that's what it was).
In other news, apparently there have been UFO sightings in Kaikoura.  Makes me want to write about aliens in Palmerston North even more.
I love this country.

lace_agate: (quack)
As summarised by frogblog:

"...single people are more likely than average to vote ACT, people in relationships are more likely than average to vote Green, but if they get married they are more likely than average to vote National. People are statistically more likely than average to vote Green if they describe their relationship as ‘it’s complicated’.

And just to add a new dimension to coalition talks three quarters of people in open relationships vote Green."  I will now imagine the entire cast of everything ever written by CLAMP voting Green.

In other news, I have developed a cold.


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