Monday, December 21, 2009

Though a small country, New Zealand is up there at the top in terms of the quality of our douchebags

At the Riddled office we're drawing straws to see who writes a comment on Paul Henry and his recent advances in the field of Advanced Quantum Apologetics. His own special contribution was the "The real victim here is me" part:
It upsets me greatly that anyone would imagine I had intended to cause offence or hurt over this or any issue
It was hurtful that people were reading offensive connotations into his use of the word "retard" to laugh at mental disability, and anyone offended should in fact apologise to him. After that, alas, his press release descended to a derivative anticlimax. These days, "I am sorry that some people have taken what I said in a way that I never intended" is unoriginal, ho-hum stuff.

It is no great surprise that someone in the media world is saying "up your bum" and calling it an apology, in order to bolster his lucrative reputation as an arsehole (or "pushing the boundaries with edgy transgressive humour" if you prefer). Though I should point out that here at Riddled we cultivate our arsehole reputations for free -- purely out of love of the sport.

Trouble is that Paul Henry apparently presents a morning TV show, so until recently I was not aware of his existence (due to my unfamiliarity with both concepts, "TV" and "morning"). Should I find out enough about the ratbag to comment intelligently, or should I put up a Baldung Grien painting of Eve and Zombie Adam? It is a fierce pancake.

Instead of drawing straws, how about we send Brett down to the dairy to buy a packet of Tim-Tams and give him the job while he's out of the office.


Another Kiwi said...

Double dipped Timmo's thanks Brett.

Yes Mr. Henry should have his man parts donated to science-right now.

Substance McGravitas said...

Smaller country, less room to hide from the torches and pitchforks.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I am sorry, but while Joe Lieberman draws breath, your country's douchebaggery will always be second.

mikey said...

Um, can I have some of those TimTams?

J— said...

Push that boundary, Paul Henry. Don't let it push you.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Seems to me that Eve and snakie-poo are conspiring to send Zombie Adam down the river, and such as.

Smut Clyde said...

The painting does have a sort of postman-knocks-twice, Double-Indemnity vibe.
Those dames are always betraying the zombies.

Another Kiwi said...

Ms Eve looks less than worried about teh snake munching upon her nearest and deadest. Whilst he is watching football on the teevee and celebrating a goal of some kind.

Smut Clyde said...

One of the advantages of zombiehood is that you do not notice when you are watching a rerun of a game you watched live last week.

Brett said...

I'm actually quite useless at handling this situation, as my wife's favorite method of apology is the following:

"I'm sorry you got mad at me"

Begin flummoxery.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

smut is speaking like he knows something about zombies.


Another Kiwi said...

"I'm sorry you got mad at me"

LOL, there's a bit of thought gone into that