Leadership woes universal #Minions #DUD

SUNDAY stretches, not mud tanks

Dolifun37 Published on Jan 17, 2015
Uptown funk (Minions Voice)
Music: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (Google Play • iTunes)

Minions are small, yellow, pill-shaped creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from single-celled organisms into beings who exist only to serve history’s most villainous masters. They find great masters—including a T. Rex, a caveman, an Egyptian pharaoh, Dracula, and Napoleon —but after accidentally killing nearly all of them with their incompetence, they decide to isolate themselves from the world and start a new life in Antarctica. By 1968, the lack of a master drives them into depression, so one minion—Kevin—plans to find a new master.

Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated family comedy film, and a prequel/spin-off to the Despicable Me franchise. Produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures, it was directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, written by Brian Lynch, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. The film stars Coffin (as the Minions), Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, and narrated by Geoffrey Rush. It was first foreshadowed in the end credits of Despicable Me 2, where Stuart, Kevin, and Bob, three of the Minions, are seen auditioning for the film.

Minions premiered on June 11, 2015, in London, and was released in the United States on July 10, 2015. Despite mixed reviews, the film has grossed over $655 million worldwide.

[recognise anyone ?]
[repetition of DCC brainstorms and central city project “VIBES”]

#DUD Singalong
Mark Ronson Lyrics: “Uptown Funk” (feat. Bruno Mars)

Doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh
Doh doh doh, doh duh (Aaaaaaow!)

This hit
That ice cold
Michelle Pfeiffer
That white gold
This one, for them hood girls
Them good girls
Straight masterpieces
Stylin’, while in
Livin’ it up in the city
Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent
Gotta kiss myself I’m so pretty

I’m too hot (hot damn)
Called a police and a fireman
I’m too hot (hot damn)
Make a dragon wanna retire, man
I’m too hot (hot damn)
Say my name you know who I am
I’m too hot (hot damn)
Am I bad ’bout that money
Break it down

Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
‘Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you
‘Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you
‘Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you
Saturday night and we’re in the spot
Don’t believe me, just watch (Come on)

Doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh (Hah!)

Don’t believe me, just watch

Doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh (Hah!)

Don’t believe me, just watch
Don’t believe me, just watch
Don’t believe me, just watch
Don’t believe me, just watch
Hey, hey, hey, oh!

Stop
Wait a minute
Fill my cup put some liquor in it
Take a sip, sign a check
Julio! Get the stretch!
Ride to Harlem, Hollywood, Jackson, Mississippi
If we show up, we gonna show out
Smoother than a fresh jar o’ Skippy

I’m too hot (hot damn)
Called a police and a fireman
I’m too hot (hot damn)
Make a dragon wanna retire, man
I’m too hot (hot damn) {hot damn}
Bitch, say my name you know who I am
I’m too hot (hot damn)
Am I bad ’bout that money
Break it down

Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
Girls hit your hallelujah (whoo)
‘Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you
‘Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you
‘Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you
Saturday night and we’re in the spot
Don’t believe me, just watch (come on)

Doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh (Hah!)

Don’t believe me, just watch

Doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh (Hah!)

Don’t believe me, just watch
Don’t believe me, just watch
Don’t believe me, just watch
Don’t believe me, just watch
Hey, hey, hey, oh!

Before we leave
Let me tell y’all a lil’ something
Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up
Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up, uh
I said Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up
Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up

Come on, dance
Jump on it
If you sexy then flaunt it
If you freaky then own it
Don’t brag about it, come show me
Come on, dance
Jump on it
If you sexy then flaunt it
Well it’s Saturday night and we’re in the spot
Don’t believe me, just watch (come on)

Doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh (Hah!)

Don’t believe me, just watch

Doh
Doh doh doh, doh doh doh, doh doh (Hah!)

Don’t believe me, just watch
Don’t believe me, just watch
Don’t believe me, just watch
Don’t believe me, just watch
Hey, hey, hey, oh!

Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up (say whaa?!)
Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up
Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up (say whaa?!)
Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up
Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up (say whaa?!)
Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up
Uptown Funk you up, Uptown Funk you up (say whaa?!)
Uptown Funk you up
Aaaaaaow!

‘Stadium, Cycleways and Ferries’ Cull ?

TheSlowCheese Published on May 2, 2014
Spongebob “Turn down for what”
Music: “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake, Lil Jon (Google Play • iTunes)

Douglas Field Published on Jul 27, 2015
Castle Street spoof 25 7 15
A spoof commenting on some local body political obsession with reducing the use of motor vehicles to ‘save the planet’.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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21 responses to “Leadership woes universal #Minions #DUD

  1. Elizabeth

    Received from Brian Miller
    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at 3:24 p.m.

    [click to enlarge]
    London Times - A Well-Planned Retirement (email)

  2. 25 years???? So for 25 years no one asked where this guy came from, or by what authority he took the money or gave out tickets? Did he issue tickets where did he get the tickets from? Did no-one ask who he was or was he not fining any car owners for staying over their time or parking incorrectly? Who organised the towing of vehicles? Did the bus operators in Bristol who know what goes on not question all this? I find this all very hard to believe. You may get away with it for a week but not for 25 years!

    • Elizabeth

      Could be a lovely email Spoof….

    • Hype O'Thermia

      It’s one thing to check the photo ID of someone who wants to come into your house to “check the width of your broadband” but why would anyone question a totally credible looking man operating a totally credible looking parking lot? We know how they work, you park and you pay. If unlike the loathsome Wilsons of dire repute, this fellow listened to sob stories of why people overstayed their paid time and let them off – well, he’s a kind understanding human, a reminder that not everyone these days in a parking rodent’s uniform is a heartless bastard. And the longer it went on, the less risk there was of anyone querying it. It became just another part of the ‘scape.
      I’m not saying it has to be true – but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn that it is 100% dinky-di.

  3. Elizabeth

    Cargo Cult InCULLity

    CULL does not understand the basis of an economy – nor does the fruitcake John Christie. Or the freaking DCC chief executive. Or the majority of Councillors.

    Spelling it out:
    Production of Primary Product fb Secondary and Tertiary Processing = export to New Zealand and Overseas

    Bringing in foreigners [strangers] with NO jobs available at Dunedin is an oxy-MORON.

    Shows up the very lightweight schoolboy Death CULL (slumped, head between his knees) as the “cowtown” sinks to oblivion under paving shite, street parties, new pools, cricket lights and cycleways, underscored by blocked mud tanks, old pipes. He is NOT a businessman, although there are other words for him.

    ### ODT Online Mon, 27 Jul 2015
    Immigrant lures welcomed by Cull
    By Damian George + NZME
    Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has welcomed measures to give prospective immigrants to New Zealand greater incentive to go to the provinces. A series of measures encouraging the spread of immigrants throughout New Zealand was outlined by Prime Minister John Key yesterday at the National Party conference in Auckland.
    Read more

  4. Hype O'Thermia

    Depends on whether they have skills that are in short supply – anaesthetists for instance – with jobs available already, or are just ordinary workers the same as NZers who are looking for jobs. Some of them arrive with special skills that enable them to quickly set up their own business making something they notice isn’t available here but was popular “back home” then they find that it’s not just other people from their own country that like it, NZers are keen too. Others see materials here, or realise they can grow them, and make special things like osier baskets or trugs or western saddles or hand cream using native plant extracts, or cheeses. If immigrants are average wage-slaves it’s not going to work, if they are specialists in something we don’t have enough of, or if they have experience in making something and a desire to be self-employed it could be amazingly good.

    • Elizabeth

      That would be the perfect world that is not Auckland dominated. National-led NZ worries me to hell, look what it’s done to one of the best harbour cities in the world….

  5. Calvin Oaten

    Don’t get too excited about this latest diversionary tactic. Wait till John Key and his band of merry men get the TPPA done and dusted then see where we are. The ‘immigrants’ will flood in with cheque books in hand and simply buy us out. No jobs, because the international corporates will shut us down. Too remote for manufacturing due to the local market being too small and freight out too expensive. We’ll stick to covering the country with cows, except they will belong to Chinese and Indonesians who’ll also own the processing and freighting of the exports to feed their own people. They’ll likely bring in their own cheap indentured labour as well. Fonterra will beat them you think. It will be taken over via the share market. With the TPPA in force our government won’t be able to stop them. In twenty years or less, this country and its lifestyle will be unrecognisable. Bury that in a time capsule and see if I’m right.

    • Elizabeth

      God, Calvin, I do believe it’s OVER. NZ construction industry already vastly impacted.

    • Peter

      Interesting item on Sunday programme where it is revealed China is exporting investment money.. three trillion dollars….to Australia and NZ to buy up our farms. Heartbreaking story of desperate Australian farmers selling up to these people who come on bus tours picking over the spoils. The farmers have been broken by drought and debt to stay afloat.
      The Chinese buy the land and the infrastructure to take goods and profit back home. They are even looking at buying the port at Townsville. Chinese labour is also allowed in to ease costs in the supply chain.
      The West raped China economically during the nineteenth century. Now it looks like the shoe is on the other foot.

      • Hype O'Thermia

        Many years ago I figured that having a defence force was a waste of money. Why invade NZ when it would be so much cheaper to buy it?

        Not only cheaper, but the other point of having them, so we can send troops off here and there to keep in with our traditional allies is pointless too. The US wouldn’t stop us selling our own country piece by piece, and the Australians are already doing it themselves.

  6. Peter

    We should be ever vigilant about our ‘friends’ whether they are Chinese, American, German or…ahem….Australian. Seeking hegemony by more powerful countries is the name of the game whether we want to admit it or not.
    As for military expansionism, we now see China is creating islands in the South China Sea out of atolls. What are they putting there? Airport runways and bases. The Americans do the same, creating ‘spheres of influence’ around the world. It’s what big powers do.
    For most people in this part of the world they would prefer American to Chinese hegemony simply because the Americans are more like us culturally etc. I would prefer NZ to play a smarter game of playing powerful countries off against each other when they want our ‘co-operation’.
    I am particularly worried about the growing power of China. They are not our friends. They are our competitors. So, let’s forget about this bullshit of forming friendship societies and raising toasts to each other. Ask Tibetans, Philipinnos, Taiwanese, Japanese, Vietnamese about how they see China. They are under no illusions about Chinese power and influence.
    The moves to the remilitarisation of Japan, moving from its postwar constitution, may help to contain China. China must be contained.
    By all means have all the goodwill visits by school children etc, but we should not be fooled by wider Chinese intentions.

  7. Elizabeth

    ### ODT Online Tue, 28 Jul 2015
    Editorial: Immigration lures and fish-hooks
    OPINION The Government’s announcement of a range of incentives to attract immigrants to the provinces is welcome, although it remains to be seen whether the measures will make any significant difference in terms of regional development or have any impact on the Auckland housing crisis.
    Read more

  8. Calvin Oaten

    Peter, I think you are right about China’s intentions. It has historically considered itself the superior civilisation (the inner kingdom) and through the ages kept to itself, disdaining the other races. Then it was forced under duress to open up to the European traders by the devious use of drugs. This led to the lowering of the Chinese systems resulting in the ‘opium wars’. China rightly has probably never forgotten that.
    Now we see China in the ascendency and calling the shots around the world. It will be looking out for its own best interests here and mindful of its needs. Then we at the same time see the Western nations furiously building alliances to protect their own positions. The TPPA agreement affects NZ vitally as if it is accepted (as it looks like being) then we will be like a mouse taking up residence in a house of elephants. Worse, it’s not the governments of these giants, but the corporates which have engineered this deal and the first casualty will be NZ’s sovereignty. John Key and the National Party know that, but are comfortable in seeing NZ become subservient people. Under the terms of this agreement we will see all control over our destiny taken out of our hands.
    The Chinese flood of property and farm purchases will escalate to the point where we will become ‘serfs’ in our own country. That will be Key’s ‘legacy’, not that he will be bothered, he’ll be living high off the hog in Hawaii comfortably out of the firing line. What might slow this down could be the fact that China, like the rest of the world has been on a rampage of credit creation, which immediately it’s taken up becomes debt. It is ironic but this worldwide mountain of debt is showing all the signs of collapsing, and this is manifested today even as the property ‘bubbles’ are starting to deflate, nowhere more so than in China. The other dangerous ‘bubble’ is the world’s stock markets. These have all the indications of topping out, and again China leads the way. Its market is in the classic ‘boom and bust’ mode having lost over 40% within the last year.
    We have all heard about Greece and its perilous position which is jeopardising the whole European Union. Here we see it in the commodities’ massive deflation with our dairy industry in serious decline. Australia has taken a huge hit with iron ore, coal and LPG dropping hugely. Then there is the oil industry taking a huge hit, down from over $140 a barrel to under $50 today.
    That of course is classic ‘deflation’ the last thing any indebted country needs as this increases the costs of servicing those debts enormously and at the same time reducing the income to do so. Again, John Key must be aware of this but realises it is out of his control to do anything about it. This is another reason why the wealthy Chinese are keen to get their cash out of China and into real estate in other parts of the world. With the dairy industry shrinking there will be any amount of properties under severe financial strain, and when push comes to shove watch the banks show where their interests and hearts lie as they sell the distressed properties out from under their clients. Just like we saw in the TV programme in Australia.
    When fire sale conditions prevail that’s when the vultures fly in from China and other points with cash offers. Again, the TPPA will ensure that this cannot be stopped, and Key reckons it is a good deal for New Zealand. I see most of the world, for a very long time, in serious depression with a lowering standard of living that only our long departed great and grand parents could remember. Shame that, and it needn’t have been, except for the foolish greedy politicians and crooked ‘banksters’. As the saying goes, ‘Those that ignore history then they are bound to repeat it’. I wonder if Dave Cull would ponder on these thoughts as he panders his way around China?

  9. Elizabeth

    Further to Castle Street spoof 25 7 15 by Douglas Field (see post at top of thread).

    Douglas Field Published on Aug 4, 2015
    Hatter penny-farthing 3 8 15
    This clip is a follow up after Numpty successfully blew up the cars parked on Castle Street to make room for the cycleway. The Mad Hatter immediately capitalised on this by installing the dual cycleway. They both celebrated this event with a joy ride on their favourite cycles, stopping on the way at Numpty’s outdoor emporium. The Hatter to purchase candles for lighting and for Numpty to buy nettles to make homemade dye. There would be no wasteful and dangerous petrochemicals or artificial chemical for these two.

  10. Elizabeth

    Fresh Movie Trailers Published on May 14, 2015
    MINIONS Official FINAL Trailer (2015)
    The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression.

  11. Calvin Oaten

    Saw a picture in the ODT of our No 1 Minion unveiling a picture of an albatross on Portsmouth Drive. Similar hairdo, not sure about the ‘underdaks’.

    {Link added. -Eds}

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