so being a good kiwi sheep, I'll follow the herd
The Really Important Awards 2005
Massive Dude: Rodney Hide. Defied best efforts of mainstream media, the dodgy polls & Nat's hostile overtures to clinch Epsom & helped tilt MMP equation to the right. Showed incredible faith, indefatigable stamina, & indomitable optimism in tight election. Campaigned good old-fashioned way, meeting & greeting constituents in handshake frenzy of final week. Survived to annoy, horrify & intensely frustrate legions of lefties, unionists, educationalists & other freaks for another 3 years.
Awesome Chick: Tariana Turia. Said TMP could work with "any party" [translation: "Nats & Act], introduced radical notion of 'tax-cuts' & other iconic neocon-isms to Nga Iwi (didn't eschew traditional socialist welfarism, but hey, it's a start), worked on shoestring budget to take Four Seats off the Witch (teehee), the only Maori 'Labour' poli courageous enough to defy her.
The Alamein Koopu Award: Georgie Beyer. Times up, love. Go home. You'll always have the memories of your stunning performance during passing of Prostitution & Civil Union Bills. Stick with the ballroom dancing.
The Monica Lewinsky Award: Deborah Coddington. You shoulda just told that sleazy rich dude to #$%@* off while still at the pub! That's what a Maori chick woulda done. Or a white trash one. Gee, you wealthy folk have strange customs.
John Armstrong Award: (For outstanding parliamentary commentary). Tracy Watkins - the only reason you'd be silly enough to buy the DomPost. If There$a Gattung doe$n't wanna marry me, and Britney Spears says "no!" - then she'll have to do.
Colin James Award: (For upsetting both sides of political spectrum). Audrey Young. Lefties call her a "paleocon" - the right think she's a commie. Normal people must reckon she's OK, I guess.
Most Improved Player: Colin Espiner. Really establishing his voice. Lively but informative. Mercifully free of the sneering sarcasm that passes for wit these days amongst (younger) print journos.
Most Overhyped MSM "scandal": Bretheren-gate. Any old thing to smear the Nats & help Labour's election campaign. 90% of kiwi journalists deserve the Black Plague.
Most Pulchritudinous TV Couple: The pair who front 'Headliners' - dunno their names. Shame they're going. The ONLY 2 talking heads who could utter our fantastic President Bush's name without squirming. A tragedy the ONLY politically unbiased news we show on our screens is for kids.
Spunkiest Chick in the World: Angeline Jolie. Can't go to movies coz I'm boycotting (anti-Bush) Hollywood, but am grateful to our wonderful Women's magazines & the Internet & God for this breathtaking vision of pure loveliness. So if Tracy Watkins doesn't want me, I'll have to settle for Angeline. That's OK - I like Americans.
Handsomest Fullah: Appropriately named Matthew Fox. If reincarnation is true, and I look like that in the next life, I'll be truly contented & happy - just me & my mirror.