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September 18, 2016 | by  | in News |
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Fun News

Going up

  • Laneway 2017, lineup and location.
  • Interesting business podcasts.
  • Barista baes who know your name and order.
  • Tickets for Toast Martinborough going on sale.
  • Gilda from RHOA.

Going down

  • Cold snaps.
  • Cool brands with shitty ambassadors.
  • Job interviews.
  • Losing your debit card.
  • We still can’t vote online.

 

Interview with Auckland Mayoral candidate Vic Crone

What is global warming?

When everyone in the world turns their ovens on at the same time.

Pretty sure that’s not correct.

No it is, my good friend Tony Abbott explained it to me at a dinner party one time.

How will you solve the Auckland housing crisis?

I’m offering to put everyone up in my bach on Waiheke Island, there’s plenty of room and the kids can pitch a tent on the lawn.

Kanye West or Kendrick Lamar?

Cloud-based accounting software.

 

Humdingers

The summer heat has become too much for several Japanese service-based companies, with management hosting “odour etiquette” seminars to help combat nasty body odour. The seminars are being held to prevent workplace bullying and they involve lessons in the causes of body odour and how to properly use deodorants.

A goldfish has had life-saving emergency surgery after swallowing a pebble. The goldfish named Conquer was anesthetized before having the pebble removed. The surgery cost $500 AUD.

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