Lyndon Hood - Unoriginal, Wellington

Monday, September 17, 2007

New-esque Hood: Foreign Affairs, Sport and Politics
  • One Fine Day in the Newsroom:

    First Editor: So what about international news?

    Second Editor: Well, at APEC Helen Clark met the President of China.

    ED1: Really? What's his name?

    ED2: Hu.

    ED1: The Chinese President.

    ED2: Hu.

    ED1: The President of China.

    ED2: Hu.

    ED1: The guy who met Helen Clark.

    ED2: Hu. Hu is the Chinese President.

    ED1: I don't know. I'm asking you.


  • Subeditors Kick Rugby Scandal For Touch:

    There's growing excitement in the subediting benches. A rugby-related scandal during the World Cup and unlikely to hear its final whistle any time soon, promises a record run of punning headlines and captions. Corrections Minister Damien O'Connor is widely agreed to have taken his eye off the ball and perhaps also dropped it, by going on a Parliamentary rugby tour with a Corrections manager who is currently suspended and under investigation, possibly for screwing the scrum.

  • Meanwhile, in France:

    First Frenchman: Mon Dieu! Les All Black jouer contre du Monde, mais la Prime Ministrice de la Nouvelle-Zélande, Helen Clark, n'est pas en France. Aussi, le leader du Opposition néo-zélandaise n'est pas ici.

    Second Frenchman: Zut Alors! Et qu'est-ce qu'il s'appelle?

    FR1: Key.

    FR2: La leader du Opposition en Nouvelle-Zélande. Saivez-vous son nom?

    FR1: Oui. Key.

    FR2: L'homme néo-zélandais.

    FR1: C'est Key.

    FR2: Je ne sais pas. C'est le raison que j'y ai demandé. Qui est la leader du Opposition néo-zélandaise?


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