Of particular memory is the butcher spruiker who would call all the ladies, "Darlin' " and the blokes, "Sir". He once vouchsafed to me that I looked like I knew a good sausage when I saw one. This is difficult question to answer in public but I believe my lecture on black puddings may have dissuaded him from asking me again.
Of current interest in the world of spruiking is the visit to major film studios by the Pry Mincer of New Zild, one John Key. He is apparently going to go and
"Oh" people might say "that Another Kiwi, he is an unkind no good and probably writes rude letters in online newspapers. Jonno is going to the movie moghuls and it will be easy street for us all when he
But, of course, no one within 2 metres of Mrs. Cat wishes any harm or bad things or even tiresome oiks to happen in or around Mr. Key, it is just that there is all this other shit going on and on and on.
To recap for Mr Big Bad Bald Bastard who is working too hard and has probably not been keeping up with the Kim Dot Com (of the Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dot Coms) saga.
Kim Dot Com came to live here and the government said that he and his money were most welcome, never mind all that fraud nonsense in archaic times (I do not know if these were sausage archaic times). KDC had a file sharing site which attracted the attention of the FBI and NZ police raided the Dot Com squillion dollar humble home and perp walked him into shiny black cars. Since then it has come out that confiscating KDC's hard drives was probably not lawful, the NZ spies service spied on him illegally and the FBI was heavily involved and had live video of the raid beamed directly to the FBI Secret Island.
Also John Key was told about this in January but only slightly so really he wasn't lying when he said he knew nothing up until last week....
Now he is going off to meet some fairly sharp (in legal terms) guys and try to schmooze them into filming stuff here in case they had forgotten we exist or something.
Luckily the Romulan Mittens is still around for the laffs is all I say.
--------------------------------------------------------Complete lack of Smutdate:
Conspicuous absence of comments about NZ spy agencies and how their remit seems to have changed in the last 15 years, to acting an an ancillary to the NZ police and broadening the definition of "vital national security concern" to include "suspicion of violating US copyright law".