- This double demerit weekend, familiarise yourself with some road laws that make no sense
- Microsoft develops tool that defends children from predators online
- The age of information pushes us to ignorance, but it doesn’t have to
- PM orders probe to see if Bridget McKenzie breached the ministerial code
- An impeached Donald Trump? We should be careful what we wish for
Monday morning. No-one likes you. What happened overnight? NZ was rocked by an earthquake, people walked against Trump and 300 years were lost to a selfie.
7.5 magnitude quake hits NZ, joke headline not forthcoming.
We often treat NZ like our younger brother, the arty one with a strange lisp. But if we’re honest, he’s actually cooler than us – hence the bullying. Moving on metaphoric waffle for a mo’, it’s all gone Pete Tong just outside of Christchurch with a 7.5 magnitude ‘quake.
As it stands, the country-wide tsunami warning has been mercifully lifted, with the NZ Herald reporting:
— nzherald (@nzherald) November 13, 2016
For all our NZ writers, and readers. Stay safe, sheeple.
Feet meet street to greet, beat the orange freak.
The Trumperine is facing some rather vituperative middle fingers from voters in the non-rustbelt, pro-Hillary states. Continuing on from last week, they’ve taken to the streets in Noo Yawk and LA.
This is the scene in LA right now.pic.twitter.com/ZGIrRnYT8x
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 12, 2016
The sheer numbers rallying in criticism of Trump are eye-opening. Fortunately, the demonstrations have not dipped to violence, because we know what happens when that happens (*cough* Kent State), but this fracture was best charted through the high of naive, wondrous ambition, by comedian Dave Chappelle on Saturday Night Live.
The final two minutes of that Dave Chappelle routine. Wow. pic.twitter.com/gxuNn9Pirk
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 13, 2016
Vanity strikes: Selfie-seeking tourist destroys 18th-century sculpture.
Don’t selfie, kids. Not even once. Over in Portugal, a Brazilian tourist has wobbled into a statue which similarly wobbled, over, and subsequently met the floor. And as we’ve learned in our kidult lives, the floor is a cruel beast. This whole disrespecting art for the ‘Gram movement is spreading, with a kid taking a no-no nap on (admittedly bed-shelf looking) work of Donald Judd, to someone taking to surgery on a statue in Milan. But know this, kiddies: double-digit likes on your art-fie doesn’t make you an artist.
So it goes in Portugal as this:
— UOL (@UOL) November 8, 2016
As the centuries-old work was ended by a colonial visitor, in the words of a bystander: “…there was a great silence”.
The top five Tweets from overnight.
If only Tchaikovsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Prokofiev & Shostakovich et al were on Twitter to tell her LC was Canadian. pic.twitter.com/PC3Awefnd1
— bigbuachaille (@bigbuachaille) November 11, 2016
One of my favorite signs from this giant protest in New York City today pic.twitter.com/4fUG8Cn3g9
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) November 12, 2016
extremely weird promise for him to make the day before an election but look it’s a quote he clearly said it !! pic.twitter.com/yZAVcbPFBG
— Casey Briggs (@CaseyBriggs) November 12, 2016
This is good… pic.twitter.com/Mno8pHtdAi
— Coalition Tea Lady (@ItsBouquet) November 11, 2016
#auspol in all my life I have never heard a PM calling 4 the public 2 go easy on any of his rank & hopeless ministers
— Edward Upton (@Honeputu) November 13, 2016