Surprise, surprise – they didn’t know who he was when Phil wined and dined in Marlborough

March 1, 2010

The forgettable face of a former Cabinet Minister.

Dunno if Phil Heatley will be too fussed about it – he has other things on his mind. But it seems he is able to slip through Marlborough unnoticed.

Alf reckons Phil could slip through much of the country unnoticed, come to think of it. Let’s face it, he doesn’t have the same high profile as the likes of John Key, Rodney Hide, Pita Sharples, or Winston Peters.

Or rather, he didn’t until last week, although even now he probably could pass through Marlborough unrecognised. He has one of those instantly forgettable faces.

But most cabinet ministers would go unnoticed by most of the taxpayers who sustain them and their lifestyles – wouldn’t they?

Anyone know what the Minister of Broadcasting looks like?
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Baby suckles – but the law sucks

June 11, 2009

The law – as they say – is an ass. The poor buggers who must enforce it, including its more absurd provisions, would be asses, too, if they flouted it.

Alf makes those observations after learning that –

A breastfeeding Blenheim mother has been stopped from going to see the R16 movie The Reader with her five-week-old baby because the child was underage and then recommended to go and see the latest Terminator movie instead.

Anna Straker, 33, went to the Top Town Cinema on Monday morning to buy a ticket for The Reader. She went with baby Emma, her mother-in-law, Jo, and a friend.

Mrs Straker said she bought the ticket but as she waited in the foyer, a staff member noticed the baby and told her the baby was too young to go into the movie.
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