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January 26, 2011

Let us not march

Filed under: Politics — danylmc @ 12:09 pm

Word clouds for the Goff and Key speeches.

Phil Goff. 'Growing an economy that works for you.'

John Key. 'Our economic challenge.'

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19 Comments »

  1. Very cool.

    Comment by David Farrar — January 26, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

  2. if you look carefully under “help” in the bottom right of key’s one you can clearly see the word ‘motherfuckshitup”

    Comment by k.jones — January 26, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

  3. @k.jones – I think you might’ve been looking at Goff’s one there. I can see “help” in the bottom right of his, but not Goff’s. (And yes, there goes “motherfuckshitup” right under it!)

    Comment by Ian — January 26, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

  4. Oh Ianis! my mistake. ( “motherfuckshitup” is of course under Key’s in the right hand bottom corner….) What you can see in goff’s one actually reads: “TiberiusgoosewordcloudcopyrightDanylMc2010″

    Comment by k.jones — January 26, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

  5. sooo… who was this “Matt” that Goff harped on about so much?

    Comment by che tibby — January 26, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

  6. Bottom right of Goff’s – ‘Lisa’??

    Comment by StephenR — January 26, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

  7. ‘Matt and Lisa’ were typical Kiwi battlers that Goff made up for the purposes of rhetoric. Likewise, Key made up ‘Tarquin’, an ordinary Kiwi multi-millionare who would be horribly be penalised under Goff’s soak the rich policy but will be much better off once he owns Solid Energy.

    Comment by danylmc — January 26, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

  8. The “typical couple”… Matt and Lisa, obviously guys, have you never met them?

    Comment by TLS — January 26, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

  9. YOU ARE TEARING ME APART LISA!!!

    Comment by SEB — January 26, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

  10. “Likewise, Key made up ‘Tarquin’, an ordinary Kiwi multi-millionare who would be horribly be penalised under Goff’s soak the rich policy but will be much better off once he owns Solid Energy.”

    I only hope Tarquin doesn’t pay the $3.3 billion that Solid Energy thinks it is worth … ! I’d hate for him to be disappointed.

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — January 26, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

  11. Looks like someone doesn’t care about wages and jobs and stuff. Not enough to talk about it, anyhoo.

    Comment by Pascal's bookie — January 26, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

  12. Looks like someone doesn’t care about wages and jobs and stuff. Not enough to talk about it, anyhoo.

    As opposed to Phil “spending all his time talking about National and Labour” Goff?

    Comment by Phil — January 26, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

  13. Word size is based on:
    – number of letters?
    – length of word?
    – area of word?

    I think for word clouds it’s usually (1) or (2), but it really should be (3) because you’re making a two-dimensional picture.

    Comment by Repton — January 26, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

  14. Bad news for the environment huh? Can’t see it in either word cloud. Shame our economy’s success pretty much depends on it and all that…

    Comment by LucyJH — January 26, 2011 @ 3:59 pm

  15. The enviroment is just a global hoax.

    Comment by danylmc — January 26, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

  16. “As opposed to Phil “spending all his time talking about National and Labour” Goff?”

    True, didn’t notice that.

    Key is so scared of talking about jobs he can’t even bring himself to even mention the L-word.

    Comment by Pascal's bookie — January 26, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  17. Who is this P.Goff and why is he speaking for A.Little? Furthermore just because Goffs “Matt & Lisa” are “typical” Labour voters who live in urban city swing electorates earning 100k + and scamming LAQC’s to get WFF it doesn’t follow that all National voters are multi millionaires.

    Comment by leon — January 26, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

  18. Can we have a Hone Harawira word cloud today please. I suspect it will be Bad for Phil Goff (just getting in before Garner, Watkins, Armstrong, Young et al.)!

    Comment by andy (the other one) — January 27, 2011 @ 7:52 am

  19. Hmmmm can’t see the words “climate change” in either ‘wordle’. Do Goff and Key think “its cooled since 1998″? [head hits keyboard repeatedly........]

    Comment by Mr February — January 27, 2011 @ 11:40 pm


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