The Dim-Post

November 5, 2011

Quality journalism

Filed under: nz blogs — danylmc @ 8:26 am

The Dom-Post has an overview of the blogosphere in their Insight section, including a profile and photograph of me (finally Fairfax gives the punters what they want.) I’ll link to it when it’s online, but if anyone is reading the article and visiting the site for the first time looking for satire, you’ve been short-changed. I had a baby recently (my wife was also involved in the procedure) so I haven’t written any comedy since the campaign began. You might enjoy these Labour and National Party campaign posters.


  1. Surely the Dom-Post has enough satire within its pages. Admittedly the satire is pretty deep an impenetrable. One might think it to be very cynical and biased right-wing trickery. But once you’re in the know, like Fox News, it becomes the funniest show in town.

    Comment by Myles Thomas — November 5, 2011 @ 8:48 am

  2. I haven’t written any comedy since the campaign began

    You don’t need to write comedy during the election, we have the ACT Party, Kiwiblog and The Standard for that.

    Comment by andy (the other one) — November 5, 2011 @ 9:26 am

  3. It is good to see the MSM giving due recognition to the source of most of it’s news.

    Comment by Sanctuary — November 5, 2011 @ 9:50 am

  4. @2 – T’ Standard’s shtick seems to be riff on Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf’s (‘Comical Ali’), “There are no infidels in Baghdad and we are slaughtering them!” I don’t dare look into Kiwibog – I prefer the tamer vaudeville of The Aristocrats. I guess ACT is into the banana-peel and custard pie form of slapstick.

    Comment by Rhinocrates — November 5, 2011 @ 10:04 am

  5. “I had a baby recently (my wife was also involved in the procedure) so I haven’t written any comedy since the campaign began.”

    I didn’t realise fatherhood involved a humour removal procedure. Or has the responsibility of caring for new life caused you to become all serious and use your highly visible public profile only for Very Important Pronouncements on Matters of Great Significance? After all, the future now lies in your hands …

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — November 5, 2011 @ 10:13 am

  6. Sleep deprivation > humour bypass

    Comment by MeToo — November 5, 2011 @ 10:39 am

  7. p.s. now online, sans pic.

    Comment by MeToo — November 5, 2011 @ 10:41 am

  8. “To have the freedom to write about whatever you thought was interesting. I think it’s kind of the intellectual’s dream, isn’t it?”

    Personally I’d insert “and get paid for it” in there somewhere.

    Comment by bradluen — November 5, 2011 @ 11:50 am

  9. Looking at the pics – Robyn wins, but of the blokes – you lead the field (though you could possibly donate yr beard to Russell). Messrs Blubber and Farrar definitely need a Trinny and Susannah on them

    Comment by Leopold — November 5, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

  10. For what it’s worrth, the photo in the Dom was exactly what I’d imagined. Complete with the glass of what I’m assuming was chardonnay?

    Well done

    Comment by Leg Break — November 6, 2011 @ 12:04 am

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