Daily Archives: August 16, 2016

Teknonym at Whale Oil slaps mayoral candidate —so we don’t have to

### Whaleoil.co.nz 16 Aug 2016 at 3:30pm
Lucky Dunedin: a mayoral candidate prettier than Vic Crone and nuttier than Penny Bright
By Teknonym
We met They before. No, that’s not a typo. They was previously in the news about being all huffy against the TPP. Now they is running for mayor.
They is responsible for blocking an elderly woman entering the ANZ bank while protesting earlier this year and has a notorious reputation for being an absolute menace in Dunedin (constant protesting, yelling, chaining herself to fences, glitter-bombing Michael Woodhouse’s office, etc).
As you would expect, this has resulted in a huge Green and radical left following.
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Angry Birds - the secret life of pets, trolls [film-book.com]

### Stuff.co.nz Last updated 17:17, August 9 2016
Cannabis campaigner and transgender activist confirm bid for Dunedin mayoralty
By Hamish McNeilly
A cannabis campaigner and a transgender activist are taking on the “old boy network” as they run for the Dunedin mayoralty. Both Abe Gray and Scout Barbour-Evans​, who made national headlines with two very different Dunedin stories last year, confirmed they were running for the Dunedin mayoralty and a seat on the city council.
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● Gray, 34, a curator at the Dunedin-based cannabis museum, made international headlines when the Caversham-based museum listed on Airbnb.

● Barbour-Evans, 21, who goes by the gender-neutral pronoun ‘they’, crowdfunded $400 for the mayoralty and council bid.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

*Image: film-book.com – angry birds, the secret life of pets, trolls (detail)

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Site Notice

A Number of Short Videos by animator and cartoonist Douglas Field, formerly embedded at the What if? Dunedin website are no longer available for viewing. The author was contacted after holes suddenly appeared in What if? posts and comments.

It turns out Douglas had committed to a spot of housekeeping at his YouTube channel and the links were lost.

Because of healthy, greedy, viewer interest in Douglas’s craft, and the utmost value we place on the political satire, joy and reach he stirs, Douglas has generously offered to upload the animations when he has time.

Douglas, you have No Idea how much we miss your “subtle” characterisations and “situational histories” —COME BACK Douglas Field lololol

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The Delta Affair by Douglas Field 23.2.16

The Kingmaker acts [Douglas Field 25.2.16]

Besides, Douglas, it’s ELECTION YEAR. We’re Desperate.
Madness has to be tracked.

Douglas Field's room with Easter Egg [liveinternet.ru]

No rednecks, according to MickyW.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

Election Year. This post is offered in the public interest.

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