Letters, Poem & Editorial
Seccombe sets the standard
Mike Seccombe’s article “How John Howard undid his protégé” (December 20-January 23) was a long overdue contribution to the so-called budget crisis debate. This …
The ‘fictional’ label created to critique conventional notions of avant-garde fashion.
Climate researchers are turning their minds to Plan B – manipulating the atmosphere to engineer a return to liveable conditions.
Almost Famous (Bonus points: Kate Hudson and Cameron Crowe.)
Air New Zealand.
“Then I thought, ‘Oh, that’s poo.’ And it was just everywhere.”
The breakfast radio host describes waking up in his own faeces, feeling as if he had suffered a stroke. Which is, incidentally, the sensation he gives his listeners most mornings.
“Like I said, boys will be boys.”
The grandfather of a Kansas City five-year-old who killed his little brother with a Magnum revolver explains how the children came to be playing with his gun.
“It’s kind of remarkable that somewhere in the world today, it’s highly probable that a child is being born that is going to live to 150.”
The treasurer explains his fear of an ageing population and associated medical costs. He also identifies one of the few people who may live long enough to see his co-payment pass.
“Stay-at-home parenting is superior to ‘day orphanages’.”
The Christian Democratic Party leader shares his view on childcare. Democracy is superior to the alternative, too. Even with Fred in it.
“He was saying, ‘You don’t know who I am.’ ”
The homeless man describes finding golfer Robert Allenby passed out on a pavement in Hawaii. Allenby says he was robbed and possibly abducted after leaving a bar.
“He’s very strong in the bedroom. He was definitely in charge.”
The Adelaide mother-of-two describes a tryst with Shane Warne, who she met on Tinder. There was also a bit about spanking and high heels, which we will leave to the imagination.