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May 16, 2013

Voight-kampff test of the day

Filed under: transhumanism — danylmc @ 1:48 pm

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The Minister clarified in a subsequent tweet that she would, in fact, help the turtle.

35 Comments »

  1. Once you’ve turned one, you have to turn them all (after all, it’s turtles all the way down).

    Comment by Clunking Fist — May 16, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

  2. Funny, I did save a turtle the other day. It was on the road, not in the desert.

    I then spent the next few hours fretting that moving it into a nearby bush area was the wrong thing to do. Not knowing anthing about the ecology of turtles.

    Maybe it was lost and needed to be taken somewhere specific like near to a water way. I googled and got nothing useful. Maybe i just hastened its demise. So spent most of the day feeling guilty.

    Saving turtles – not too easy.

    Comment by NeilM — May 16, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

  3. It’s a tortoise, Leon.

    Comment by Sanctuary — May 16, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

  4. If it was i did the right thing, if it was a murry turtle i probably didn’t help it much.

    Comment by NeilM — May 16, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

  5. If it’s lying on it’s back in the sun, it’s clearly indolent. This is a legacy of 9 years of Labour socialism. We can’t afford to go back there, to a land of economic sabotage and printing money.

    Comment by George D — May 16, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

  6. Well this has tortoise everything we needed to know about Collins . . .

    Comment by BOP Boy — May 16, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

  7. I’d don’t know which is more shocking, that Judith Collins responses to tweets or that she hasn’t seen Blade Runner.

    Comment by Ieuan — May 16, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

  8. She may not have seen a movie, but she has watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate.

    Comment by Sanctuary — May 16, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

  9. If it’s in the desert it’s clearly a tortoise. Always reject the premise. Politician speak 101.

    Comment by funksterism — May 16, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

  10. Just to assuage the apophenic in me, was it intended to turn the test into a riddle with “turtle”?

    Comment by NeilM — May 16, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

  11. This is the funniest thing I’ve seen for weeks.

    Comment by glasshead — May 16, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

  12. I think what Crusher meant to say was: “Too bad it won’t live. But then again, who does?”

    Comment by Higgs Boatswain — May 16, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

  13. For some reason this made me feel distinctly… uneasy.

    Comment by Frank Macskasy — May 16, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

  14. Is it because Simon Power put the turtle on its back?

    Comment by Flashing Light — May 16, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

  15. Did she have a gun under the table, pointing your way?

    Comment by teararoawalkers — May 16, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

  16. “Well this has tortoise everything we needed to know about Collins . . .”

    or the Greens/Clint’s approach to the next election. #didnttheylearnanythingfromclarkshatecampaignandsubsequentmassivedefeat #marketresearch

    Comment by Grant — May 16, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

  17. Did she pass?

    Comment by Psycho Milt — May 16, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

  18. If it’s a tortoise, it should say tortoise. It’s a turtle. Turtles do not live in the desert. Kill the turtle, it’s the most humane thing to do. Eat it if you like. Continue walking.

    Comment by Gaza El-Diablo — May 16, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

  19. She’s a replicant. Second tweet proves it.

    Comment by nigelsagentinthefield — May 16, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

  20. Doesn’t it usually take 20, 30 questions?

    Comment by gazzaj — May 16, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

  21. Either way, neither tweet counts as any emotional response..therefore…

    Comment by Steve Reeves — May 16, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

  22. Well – it took 100 for Rachel. Maybe Judith was a very early model.

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — May 16, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

  23. It’s funnier with Ana Samways orginal speculation included.

    It’s also funnier since replicants turned out to be more human than humans.

    Comment by NeilM — May 17, 2013 @ 1:07 am

  24. Judith Collins should’ve just quoted Arnie:

    Comment by OECD rank 22 kiwi — May 17, 2013 @ 2:11 am

  25. Okay, so now you know that under no circumstances are you to ask her about her mother.

    And based on your previous postings I don’t think you really want to submit John Key to this test.

    Comment by Tom Hunter — May 17, 2013 @ 8:12 am

  26. I wonder if she is finding little origami unicorns on her desk

    Comment by eszettt — May 17, 2013 @ 8:39 am

  27. Test them all!! They’re Just Questions!!

    Comment by CnrJoe — May 17, 2013 @ 8:45 am

  28. So, given the current Speaker, would it be more effective if the opposition used Question Time as a Voight-kampff test?

    Comment by RJL — May 17, 2013 @ 10:49 am

  29. Imagine what would happen if you asked her about her mother…

    Comment by Bill Engrish — May 17, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

  30. It’s p

    Comment by NeilM — May 17, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

  31. iPhones sheesh

    It’s probably more accident than design but Nationals tweeting is doing a fine job of discourse framing.

    Comment by NeilM — May 17, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

  32. spot the public servants with too much spare time yah

    Comment by Wimmmmmy — May 17, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

  33. What Clark had was a genuine interest in the arts. She’d go to various functions, openings etc but her patronage was always on the quiet side.

    It wasn’t a matter of “we care for the arts and you don’t”.

    Comment by NeilM — May 17, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

  34. Possibly not a bad way of developing a public consensus on arts funding.

    Comment by NeilM — May 17, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

  35. The neilMpetegeorgeification of left-leaning blogs will continue after this short break

    Comment by ak — May 17, 2013 @ 10:13 pm


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