It will be a bugger of a job trying to work out which J.McSweeney should be given a wide berth

January 29, 2011

A great role model - except, perhaps, for J.McSweeney.

Somewhere around New Zealand is a bloke or sheila known to Alf and the public only as J McSweeney.

It’s a pity we don’t have a better fix on the identity of this J.McSweeney – a particularly precious and prissy person, it would appear – because there are bound to be heaps of admirable J. McSweeneys out there, and the whole point of this post is to warn all sensible folk to give the J.McSweeney in question a very wide berth.

It’s almost as perlexing as trying to work out which 46-year-old celebrity had been done for disorderly conduct after his name had been suppressed and before he outed himself as Martin Devlin.

Similarly, without knowing one J.McSweeney from another, it is hard to take heed of Alf’s warning. Accordingly we might accidently bump into the J.McSweeney who is best avoided and – too late – find that, yes, this is one who is boorish and totally and utterly lacking in a sense of humour and fun.

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How the HoS gave only the scantiest of glimpses at women going naked to promote healthy images

October 17, 2010

Love Your Body Day in the USA ... Whitney Thompson posed nude with Chenese Lewis (behind her) for the occasion.

In NZ this threesome opted for body paint.

Alf has been cheated – not for the first time – by the Herald on Sunday.

Its online menu today includes an item headed: Naked truth

Alf has spent a lifetime promoting the truth, all the truth and nothing but the truth, a mission which – naturally – includes anything covered (or uncovered) by the naked truth.

The first para of the online HoS story said –

AUCKLAND: Three women stripped and paraded along Ponsonby Rd to promote healthy body image yesterday as part of Love Your Body Day.

Then came the “more” invitation.

The temptation not to hit it was hard to resist.

Alf did not fight the temptation.

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