Whangarei school principal demonstrates novel method of enforcing discipline. Mum, not surprisingly, is performing the Mother Of All Hakas. I'd do exactly the same! What is it with teachers & stuffing mouths? It's all very "Freudian" if you ask me. I long for the good ol' days when we just got a whack on the a*se. Sure, the kid sounds like a future menace to society (biting his cohorts), but it's still pretty sick to put yucky, dirty things in people's mouths, imo... fellatio excluded.
Just wondering... about Trev Mallard accusing jockey, Lisa Cropp, of cheating by using methamphetamines. I mean, how can a rider taking speed make the horse go any faster? I don't get it.
White people are 'mutants'... (or possibly more 'evolved' than others) according to genetic research at Penn State Uni. Some time 20,000 - 50,000 years ago, one of the 3.1 billion letters in the human genome changed and "Hey Presto!!" - Pakehas were invented. Thank God, or we'd still be living in mud huts, wearing animal-skin loincloths and rubbing sticks to make fire. ('tip Ms L)
Giving moaning a bad name, are the whiners at Vic Uni whose research shows Maori are represented fairly in the media. Finding a cloud in every silver lining, they then complain our broadcasters are indifferent to "Maori values." Excuse me? What exactly is a Maori value and how do you portray one on the box? And why should (non-Maori) programmes have to comply with extraneous cultural mores, anyway?
Head of Maori School, Mr Adds, is worried M viewpoints might be belittled & claims more research is needed (academe-speak for "give us more money to indulge our own hobby-horses") to incorporate these yet-to-be-defined values into TVNZ's standards. He's further worried:
"the current legislation is so broad that Maori don't have grounds to complain about the portrayal of their values"They can always switch the bleedin' thing off, that's what I do. Not coz of 'values' or lack thereof, but because of all the pure unadulterated CRAP they screen. Other than the reality shows, soaps & cartoons, there's nothing of quality on TV anymore.