Media watch – Tuesday

8 January 2019


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  1. Gezza

     /  January 8, 2019

    After being caught cheating on his wife, one husband decided the only way to win her trust back was to get a really strange tattoo. Jose L. Torres decided the best way to apologise for his betrayal was to get a huge tattoo on his torso that would be a constant reminder to both him and his wife of his infidelity.

    The huge tattoo goes from his chest to just above his belly button and was put there to “earn his wife’s trust back”.

    To make the situation even more ridiculous the words “deciever” and “disrespectful” are both spelled incorrectly.
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    Hey – it’s the thought that counts – am I right? 😐

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 8, 2019

      Hope it’s removeable if it doesn’t work.

      • Gezza

         /  January 8, 2019

        Probably best he leaves it on if it doesn’t work. If they can’t work out he’s an idiot when they meet him it’s a good thing for them discover it at least before they jump in the sack with him.

  2. Blazer

     /  January 8, 2019

    he left off…’wanker’ and publicity hound’.

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  January 8, 2019

    Bugger!!! NZ was hotter twenty years ago. Climate Alarmists devastated, repenting, walking the streets of Progressive Welly beating their chests in sack cloth and ashes wailing “The End is Not Nigh”.

    • Duker

       /  January 8, 2019

      Does seem strange that NIWA refer to 2018 ‘weather’ events as climate?
      Climate is a word reserved for events over a 30 year period.
      1 year doesn’t cut it

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 8, 2019

        Well, I wouldn’t go as far as 30 years, but climate to me is inclusive. A hot or cold climate, that sort of thing – I wouldn’t describe events as ‘climate’ but as weather.

    • Griff.

       /  January 8, 2019

      Doing the time warp are we….?
      The warmest year according to your source was 2016

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 8, 2019

        That’s cute. They’ve changed the article since they first put it up and it said 1998 was the warmest. It is always hard to keep up with the Alarmists’ adjustments to history. Not much in it anyway is there?

  4. Gezza

     /  January 8, 2019

    Naming officers involved in fatal police shootings would be banned under bill

    An item on 1ewes at 6 tonight. I think it’s a good idea. Some dodgy characters and rich pricks or members of professions seem to get name suppression at the drop of a hat. And that seems often just to prevent them being embarrassed.