Does TVNZ serve a public purpose? Most certainly – its board offers job opportunities for veteran Nats

May 11, 2015

Alf has huge sympathy for the plonkers who run Television New Zealand, even though their outfit has egregiously failed to ever interview him.

These people are arguing they should be allowed to drop some of the election coverage that is required by law because of terrible ratings.

This concern to maintain high ratings does not square with their disinclination or refusal to interview Alf, which he is confident could only lift their ratings hugely.

Even so, there is something objectionable about being forced to broadcast something.

Especially speeches by Labour and Green Party leaders.

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Paul Henry should try dropping the C word into his diatribe, now that the T word has been ruled OK

April 10, 2015

Alf hesitates to use the C word in polite company because it usually is rated the most offensive word in the English language.

Giving offence is best avoided when communicating with constituents, so it won’t be used here.

But the Grumbles are both interested in words and their meanings, and when Mrs Grumble went googling for the meaning of the C word she found this at the top of the page of suggested sites:

a woman’s genitals.

an unpleasant or stupid person.

Alf prefers to talk of “naughty bits” (in the former case) and “tosser”, “plonker” or “moron” when he is writing about unpleasant or stupid people.

In his vocabulary the words “greenies” and “lefties” similarly are apt to be unpleasant or stupid people.

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