Archive for the 'Opinion' Category

December 23 2009

The Outlaw Pages

By Kirk MacGibbon

I have the very great pleasure of owning a BMW 850. It’s getting on a bit now, 1991, and starting to show a few signs of wear and tear, of having taken a few knocks in life – a bit like its owner I guess – but it is a truly beautiful, classic car.

To the uninitiated these cars sold, new, for around $270,000. Doug Myers had one. It was BMW’s answer to Ferrari and Porsche, but I can only assume they somehow misinterpreted the question being asked, because at around 4000lbs the five litre V12 engine takes a very pedestrian 6.8 seconds to get from 0-100km/hr.

Still, getting from 100-160km/hr is an altogether different story and represents a clear and present danger to any driver’s licence…

November 17 2009

How Do You Sleep?

posted by Ana Samways at 4:18 pm

Exhibit-A-Your-Honour
[UPDATED!]
The above images are of a a high-end Orla Kiely designed duvet set (left) and a Republic Revolution “Glendhu Bay” duvet set (right). Similar huh?

Republic Revolution is a designer homeware brand for The Warehouse, procured by Peter Reid and Graham Dickie, who run Ponsonby Road retailer Republic Home and appear on various television makeover shows…

November 13 2009

The Outlaw Pages

By Kirk MacGibbon

There’s been a lot written lately about the remarkable Mr Key. It’s now been one year or thereabouts, since the election and the media are big on anniversaries. We’ve also heard lots about National’s honeymoon and how long it’s lasted. That’s rubbish. To still talk of a honeymoon would be to suggest that the period is only brought to an end when poll ratings dip or the media decide they no longer ‘like’ the Government.

National is not still on its honeymoon. Far more mundane, they’ve quickly settled into married life. It’s really only John ‘Al Bundy’ Key and the children that are attracting attention with their shouting and posturing…

The Outlaw Pages

By Kirk MacGibbon

Is the silly season starting early?

Funny how a commentary on my dislike of Rodney Hide in my last epistle ends up segueing nicely into an opening paragraph about his new mission on behalf of our faithful canine brothers. Apparently, they’ve got it a bit tough. While I think Rodney has well and truly gone barking over this one, I guess he must be given credit for inadvertently giving us an answer to that age-old question as to ‘Who let the dogs out?’ Rodney did, folks. What a git…

September 24 2009

The Outlaw Pages

By Kirk MacGibbon

To tell the truth, I’ve never much liked Act leader Rodney Hide. He comes across as a smug little bastard with an overly developed sense of his own importance. I agree that this label could be attached to probably 90 per cent of MPs, but at least none of them attempted to turn a yellow pastel blazer into some sort of election statement. Fashion crimes aside, there are a whole lot of reasons for my dislike of the Member from Epsom…