Hitler’s bombs didn’t bother the Brits’ ancestors – but a 1080 drop might have riled them

May 7, 2013
Londoners took offence at their city being bombed...but their ancestors were indifferent.

Londoners took offence at their city being bombed…but their ancestors were indifferent.

Alf’s ancestors – because they happen to by very dead – don’t give a toss about what happens to the places where they once lived.

Most of them happened to have lived and died in England, some of them buried long ago in cities upon which the Luftwaffe dropped many bombs during World War II.

The good citizens of those cities were deeply affronted by the bombings, of course, and regarded Herr Hitler’s assault on their country as seriously disrespectful. But so far as Alf is aware, his ancestors were blissfully indifferent to the blitz.

Dunno if this indifference happens to be a British thing, but in this country the ancestors of the tangata whenua are much more twitchy about having things dropped on the places where they once wandered.

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Possum throwing is a small-time sport – why not think big and start throwing whales?

September 22, 2010

A dwarf can argue the toss - a dead possum can not.

Dunno what sort of respect we should be showing dead possums, especially the ones found creamed on the middle of the highway.

But throwing the buggers – it transpires – is deemed disrespectful in some circles.

Immoral, too.

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Bring back the boards, bunny battlers plead

March 27, 2009

We could be back to rabbit boards to beat the bunnies, it seems.

A delegation of Marlborough high country farmers has met with the Ministers of Biosecurity, Conservation and Lands to press for Government support for rabbit control in the country’s worst-affected areas.
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