Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Emmerson's at it again!

What's the difference between Ricky Ponting and Phil Goff? Rod Emmerson knows ...






Once again Emmerson proves that he is New Zealand's best cartoonist. Whichever politician he is lampooning on a given day, he always seems to be able to weave another topical story in. Long may Emmerson continue to entertain us.

53 comments:

robertguyton said...

Once again Robert Winter proves that he is a blogger with his priorities set just right.

http://robertwinter.blogspot.com/2011/03/7000-for-meal-mr-key.html

Long may Winter continue to enlighten us.

Inventory2 said...

I should delete this comment Rob, as it is completely irrelevant to the subject. I won't though; it can stand as a monument towards t=your antagnonistic tendancies, and my abundant patience.

But please; come into my house; obey my house-rules.

Budgieboy said...

You do indeed a patient man IV, a better man than I for sure.

robertguyon is a jerk*

* = a total refrain from the expletive laden sting of adjectives I would prefer to offer about said jerk but I withhold out of respect for IV.

Inventory2 said...

What neither of the Roberts (Guyton or Winter) manage to mention is that the dinner that John Key paid for out of his own pocket was a fundraiser for Plunket. The Two Robbies might view it as Tory charity, but I'm sure that Plunket was grateful for the support.

Anonymous said...

The difference is that Ponting has a team to join after tossing up the captaincy. Labour is not a team but rather a gaggle of losers each vying for his/her own self-agrandisement.

Cadwallader

alex Masterley said...

Emmmerson is good, but as I was brought up on a diet of Sid Scales in dunedin I think he has a way to go.

Plunket is grateful for whatever it gets so JK's contribution is gratefully accepted.

I know how hard my wife works for her local branch to raise money.

Robert Winter said...

Inventory2 raised on my blog the issue of Plunkett. I was aware of its link to the meal and perhaps should have acknowledged it. My point is that an event predicated on what for most NZers is vast excess - in which the very rich conspicuously display their wealth and status in the manner of a feudal or medieval lady bountiful is distasteful. If they wish to give the money, do so, but in the context of contemporary NZ, a $7000 dinner is a bad look for a PM. It shows no political touch and more than a little arriviste condescension.

Inventory2 said...

Thanks for commenting Robert, even if we have drifted off from the original topic.

I've also had a look at the Herald story again (link below), and note that the $7000 figure was for three nights' accomodation at Cape Kidnappers Lodge. I doubt that the PM and Mrs Key will have paid anything like that amount just for the dinner.

I'm no culinary expert, but to be honest, paying for Heston Blumenthal's "molecular gastronomy" style of cheffery isn't my idea of a good spend, charity or not. Perhaps I need to get out more ...

Robert Winter said...

And, at the risk of being accused of hijacking a post, may I agree with you re Mr Blumenthal, who appears to delight in taking on El Bulli for expensive excess? Give me some nice stewed oxtail (lots of wine etc) over dry-ice-frozen duck embryos, or whatever his current fads are!

PS I used to collect for Plunkett, too - they did a great job for my kids.

gravedodger said...

I am absolutely bloody certain that Plunket would have welcomed the fund-raiser. The Charity Dollar is going to suffer a big hit for those who rely on it for some or the bulk of their funding with the plethora of collections for the Canterbury EQ. It is humbling to be in a group that is the beneficiary of the extraordinary sums of money that are being donated but the pot is finite and there will be a significant down turn in the traditional collections,sadly.

showmethetaxcut said...

Is this general debate? Well in that case, who else is sick and tired of all the whinging and moaning by Labour, the Greens, all leftie activists, the unions and everyone else who likes to demonise the eeeevil National government? Just asking.

Inventory2 said...

I'm feeling benevolent today SMTC; just as well I'm not all bitter and twisted about the cricket. In any event, everyone seems to agree that Plunket is a worthy recipient of the charity dollar, and whether Robert Winter's criticism of him his valid is open for debate, but at least he's willing to debate it.

PS: Robert Winter's a cricket tragic as well, so that's a redeeming feature :)

gravedodger said...

Back on topic Iv2, the informal poll you are running is entertaining for two reasons:
1 I assume the poll results reflect on your readership and the commenters.
2 the placings where the subject of Emmersons cartoon is 4th.

Anonymous said...

Is this general debate? Well in that case, who else is sick and tired of all the vitriol and lack of humanity by National, ACT, all prudish right wing conservatives, the tories and everyone else who likes to demonise the intelligent, liberal, progressive, evolved kind people of NZ? Just asking.

Julie. C said...

Looked at the poll vote thingy... What a farce...giving you an option to 'Change your vote'
Exactly the thinking of the tory non-thinkers.
See what the sheep are doing, take a poll, smile, wave and change your position to be like the other sheep. That is why conservatives do not evolve. They need authority from an external source. Can't think for themselves. No value in individual decisions. No principles. Herd mentality. Sad. Sheep. Baaaaaaa.

Ciaron said...

They need authority from an external source. Can't think for themselves. No value in individual decisions. No principles. Herd mentality. Sad. Sheep. Baaaaaaa.



Socialism 101...

Julie C. said...

Yes. Exactly. The hypocrisy of tory conservatives is obvious to see. Thanks for pointing that out. (Although it wasn't necessary)

Inventory2 said...

That's right Julie; we're obviously incapable of thinking for ourselves, so the likes of you and Robert have to tell us how to think.

I don't think so ...

Ciaron said...

Don't panic Julie, I've alerted search & rescue.

Anonymous said...

"I don't think so..."
I know you don't think. So what?

You were unable to complete your thought and Ciaron had to chime in on your behalf with a personal slight against Julie's possible cancer and that she might be a bit low at the moment and the fact she may need rescuing from herself.
Nasty conservatives!
You conservatives are like dim clones whose arguments illustrate the things they attempt to dispel. Julie seems like a smart, pretty lady with lovely hands in comparison.

robertguyton said...

I'm a little disappointed that commenters here have strayed off-thread.
The cartoon!
It's just a platform for Inv2 to continue his anti-Goff programme.

Inventory2 said...

"Julie's possible cancer"? Where on earth did you get THAT from?

robertguyton said...

Inv2 - I found Cairon's comments highly offensive, in light of the serious illness suffered by the target of his cruel jibes.
I think it's time you stepped in and showed some Tory spine!

Inventory2 said...

Oh Rob! Who took the thread off-topic in the first place? Here's a hint; check out the 7.18am comment ...

robertguyton said...

Is it hand cancer Anonymous?
Life can be so terribly cruel.

Ciaron said...

Inv2 - I found Cairon's comments highly offensive,

Win.

robertguyton said...

That poor woman.

Inventory2 said...

OK; all of you; enough. Get back on topic - please...

Ciaron said...

Dissociative identity disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a condition in which a person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities (known as alter egos or alters), each with its own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment.

Ever considered seeking professional help?

Ciaron said...

It was undoubtedly beneficial for Australia when Ricky stepped aside.

Phil, .......

showmethetaxcut said...

This is what happens when you tolerate trolls.

I note that Mr Guyton doesn't bother to post at Farrar's place although he isn't adverse to making snide remarks about him. No doubt he knows he would be put in his place pdq if he did.

robertguyton said...

showmethetaxcutbutonlyfortherich - the irony of your comment has lifted my spirits immesurably and I thank you for that!

Anonymous said...

@ Ciaron. Yes, you sound like a winner.
A real winner.

@Robert. No! Not hand cancer. Please!
If it's the same Julie I'm thinking of she was a hand model in her day, so that would be a real shame. As far as I know if she was to have cancer, or multiple personality disorder, they would both be of the buttocks. (Which is on topic considering how arse Emmerson is as a cartoonist. He's as obvious as a school yard bully and as funny as hand cancer.)

alex Masterley said...

SMT, bobg (under various pseudonyms) is banned at DPF's place which is why he hangs about here.

If he wasn't banned he would be making himself as popular as a certain dope smoker over there.

Anonymous said...

@Ciaron. So you're a Pisces who likes the Bloodhound Gang and things that go fast. Cool! Astrology!
Must hook up one day.

robertguyton said...

Inv2 0n Emmerson:

"Whichever politician he is lampooning on a given day, he always seems to be able to weave another topical story in"

So now we admire that sort of behaviour Inv2, lampooning politicians and weaving topical stories in?

Excellent!

Inventory2 said...

That's what cartoonists do Robert. And if you check this link out - http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/search?q=emmerson - you'll see that I have featured his cartoons on a range of pollies; Goff, Key, Hone, Sue Bradford, Anne Tolley, Rodney Hide, Barak Obama, Queen Elizabeth, Helen Clark; the list is almost endless. He is one cartoonist who manages to go beyond just politics, and I reckon that his work is great.

Inventory2 said...

Oh, and this one from September 2008 is a beauty!

http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2008/09/fashion-week.html

Inventory2 said...

So's this one:

http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2008/08/emmerson-on-peters.html

Anonymous said...

Any copyright issues with the original posts? Do you have the artist's/author's/publisher's permission for reproduction of their property? And not to link back to the original work?

Moist von Lipwig said...

"Any copyright issues with the original posts? Do you have the artist's/author's/publisher's permission for reproduction of their property? And not to link back to the original work?"

You must be from the Council and you're here to help...right?

Anonymous said...

No. I'm from Ankh-Morpork.
I'm here because I smell a rat.
A copy-rat.

Inventory2 said...

Of course they're copies Anon, and I don't pretend otherwise. Every one is attributed to its creator, Rod Emmerson, most excellent cartoonist from the NZ Herald.

alex Masterley said...

They are in the Public Domain as well.
Mind you Attribution of the work to the author resolves most if not/all potential copyright problems.

Inventory2 said...

Thanks for the legal opinion Alex; send the bill to the normal address!

jabba said...

Bob's back again .. that's fantastic.
the reason the cartoon is funny is because it true

gravedodger said...

Sheesh Iv2 what a scab pick that was and didn't it bleed copiously. My Mum would have tied a hand behind my back for that.
I have always noted an intellectual similarity with the again banned green, dope promoting insect at KB, the main difference being their writing style.
The ability to threadjack, obfuscate and self promote (both their ego and their agenda) where they largely refuse to engage in debating any logic that destroys their position and completely ignore requests to desist. They both have a twisted and unfathomable concept of what they think is humour.
Are they traits that are basic tenets of a Green, Toad exhibits some of the same traits , however he is actually readable and avoids incurring the displeasure of the hosts that phillu and robert seem to take as their right.
Yes robert turned up at the cricket post and cocked his inane mindless leg on it, thankfully no one else was in a vulnerable position at the time but you may need to hose it down as dog pee has a very unpleasant smell.

Anonymous said...

@Gravedodger *mega-yawn*

jabba said...

are Bob and philu related by chance??

robertguyton said...

Gravedodger has mortally wounded my on-line self with his ad hominem attacks.
The whole 'whining shit from Riverton' thing is too much for me and so I've retired from commenting on blogs other than my own.
Thanks all, it's been (mainly) fun.

Siena said...

Promise, Robert?

Inventory2 said...

That's your call Rob; the door is always open. It's been mainly fun from this end as well, but you ought to recognise that your antagonistic style probably attracts comments such as those you mention (just twigged what GD meant - I thought that "shining wit" was a backhanded compliment!).

Ma te wa!

gravedodger said...

Iv2 my sincere apologies for the above outcome.
I have respect for robert's Intellect and some of his contributions here and elsewhere and total respect for his right to say what he says.
When he debates and comments on issues he can be readable and has some very valid if differing opinions but his continual linking of JOHN Key and his government in derogatory and totally unrelated verbiage becomes, as you sometimes point out, sooo tiresome.
The absolute Irony in all this is that my distinct impression leads me to a belief that on a green philosophy test from him I may just score a pass albeit skinny ( I only scraped through S C due in large part to a love of sport and a definite lack of application)
Again my apologies for this outcome and a coffee at a refurbished Ballantynes sometime would be great,My shout as a penance of humility.
I don't know if my "statement to the house" at 9 53 on the claytons thread is in any way related, I am still catching up.
regards M.