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18.07.2010

The trouserless journalist

Audi A8

As some of you know, I was at Cape Kidnappers last week, visiting the Napier area for the first time. (I tried getting there last October, but this was as far as I got.)
   It was for the Audi A8 launch, and we at the office had a good laugh at this lovely and kind message that the company sent after the event:

The venue found some clothes in one of the rooms so if you are missing a pair of trousers and a jacket, we have them here.

   Maybe it’s my warped sense of humour at this place, but the first thing I said to the team was, ‘I’m pretty sure I was wearing trousers when I got back on the plane, so it wasn’t me.’
   The conversation descended from there.

This week’s humour spot: ‘Since Blogger/Google is USA based, they support the principles of “free speech” and of “innocence until proven guilty”. Even genuine spammers are permitted to speak here, until they cross the line and become disruptive.’
   As someone who has had legitimate comments deleted from the Google forums, and experienced that the actual stance is ‘guilty until proven innocence (sic)’, then this was another good laugh via the internet.

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Filed under: cars, humour, internet, media, New Zealand—Jack Yan @ 23.02

4 Responses to ‘The trouserless journalist’

  1. jaklumen says:

    ‘Since Blogger/Google is USA based, they support the principles of “free speech” and of “innocence until proven guilty”. Even genuine spammers are permitted to speak here, until they cross the line and become disruptive.’
    As someone who has had legitimate comments deleted from the Google forums, and experienced that the actual stance is ‘guilty until proven innocence (sic)’, then this was another good laugh via the internet.

    As if I needed more reasons for apologetics for my nation. *facepalm*

  2. Jack Yan says:

    Jak, I think it’s less a commentary on the US than one on Google. Google support guy gets on his high horse about American values—yet when push comes to shove, fails to walk the talk.

  3. jaklumen says:

    Oh, I know you’ve not been keen with some of Google’s bigger warts. But to some people, anything IN the U.S. might as well be the same thing.

  4. Jack Yan says:

    I’m pretty good at separating one US entity from the rest of the population, just as I wouldn’t want everyone to think that all New Zealanders were like the fictional characters on Flight of the Conchords.

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