THE FEBRUARY BLACKLIST

NIGEL’S ICE CREAM LUNCH
One day the Boss was strolling around the office looking for people to harangue when he came across Nigel eating ice cream for lunch. The look on Nigel’s face says it all. It says, “This is the lunch I’ve been wanting to eat since I was five.” It also says, “I don’t care what you think.” In our increasingly pressured and conformist society, Nigel’s ice cream lunch is the perfect metaphor for freedom of expression. It also says a couple of things about modern industrial relations. Think about it
Nigel Photos
TELECOM XT
It’s hard not to feel sorry for Telecom with all the difficulties they’re experiencing on their XT Network. Hard, but far from impossible. There’s just a certain kind of schadenfreude that can’t be avoided in watching the telecommunications giant fail so spectacularly after a good decade of arrogance, conceit and general disdain for its customers, competitors and the market in general. Of all the mockery we’ve seen on the Internet, this one’s our favourite
Trade Me Links
Screen Captures
HILLS HATS
Every now and again a fashion renaissance comes along that is actually dignified and doesn’t fill you with loathing and disgust like the 80s one we all went through not so long ago – and all the indie kids are apparently still going through like some kind of post traumatic stress syndrome. Paragons of fashion that we we are, we’ve noticed that hats are back in the more stylish quarters of town, such as High Street and our offices.  HIlls Hats have been manufacturing out of Petone since 1875, and they make some good ones. Their hats will keep the sun off your head, look great with clothes (not 80s clothes), and if you’re from Wellington they’ll give you something else to chase in the wind. Buy one today
Internet site link
People in HIlls hats
THOMAS OLIVER’S NEW VIDEO
This video is just mint. It has an original idea, it was shot on a Cannon 7D, and it has the Thomas Oliver Band’s new song in it. Watch it here
Link to Video
LOGORAMA
When we first got sent the link to this movie, the email said, “If you haven’t seen this before say goodbye to 15 minutes.” We hadn’t. We did. And so will you, because as well as being extremely clever this masterpiece of modern culture is just so compulsively watchable. It’s one of those pieces of work that you wished that you’d done and we love it
Link to LOGORAMA
PERSOL SUNGLASSES
Ray Bans? Forget it. They’re hugely overpriced and they fall apart. Prada? What the hell, we’re not wearing an America’s Cup yacht on our faces. No. The sunglasses we love in the Bones are Persols, which are made in Italy from premium ingredients and have a performance pedigree to rival Ferrari. They’ve been tested in the Arctic, on top of mountains, in space, and of course on the Boss’s face, which has to be one of the most inhospitable environments in the known universe. The quality in the construction of these things is incredible. The lenses are made from real glass. They’re not easy to find. What more could you want? LIke the Italians say, Tres Cool
Link to Persol site
HOW TO PRESENT THE NEWS
This guy is very, very funny, and this is some of his finest work. The strange thing is that he’s so incredibly right! If you follow this simple formula, you will indeed be able to present the news pretty much anywhere from the BBC to TV3. But please don’t, as we all have to watch enough of this shit already
Link to How to Present the News


NIGEL’S ICE CREAM LUNCH

One day the Boss was strolling around the office looking for people to harangue when he came across Nigel eating ice cream for lunch. The look on Nigel’s face says it all. It says, “This is the lunch I’ve been wanting to eat since I was five.” It also says, “I don’t care what you think.” In our increasingly pressured and conformist society, Nigel’s ice cream lunch is the perfect metaphor for freedom of expression. It also says a couple of things about modern industrial relations. Think about it

ice cream lunch 01

ice cream lunch 02


THOMAS OLIVER’S NEW VIDEO

This video is just mint. It has an original idea, it was shot on a Cannon 7D, and it has the Thomas Oliver Band’s new song in it. Watch it here




SLEEP TALKING MAN

For the uninitiated, the discovery of this blog is a true delight. Apparently these are the sleep ramblings of some guy as recorded by his wife and made public for all our amusement. She’s also attached audio files in case you don’t believe they’re real. Check out gems from this guy’s sub conscious such as: “Oh don’t worry dear. That spot doesn’t make you ugly. No, no, no. The rest of your face, now THAT makes you ugly. The spot’s just a highlight.” And this: “Why don’t you make your mouth useful. Say goodbye.” Honestly. Some of these comments are pure win

http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/

sleep talking man


TELECOM XT

It’s hard not to feel sorry for Telecom with all the difficulties they’re experiencing on their XT Network. Hard, but far from impossible. There’s just a certain kind of schadenfreude that can’t be avoided in watching the telecommunications giant fail so spectacularly after a good decade of arrogance, conceit and general disdain for its customers, competitors and the market in general. Of all the mockery we’ve seen on the Internet, this one’s our favourite

xt 01


HILLS HATS

Every now and again a fashion renaissance comes along that is actually dignified and doesn’t fill you with loathing and disgust like the 80s one we all went through not so long ago – and all the indie kids are apparently still going through like some kind of post traumatic stress syndrome. Paragons of fashion that we we are, we’ve noticed that hats are back in the more stylish quarters of town, such as High Street and our offices.  HIlls Hats have been manufacturing out of Petone since 1875, and they make some good ones. Their hats will keep the sun off your head, look great with clothes (not 80s clothes), and if you’re from Wellington they’ll give you something else to chase in the wind. Buy one today

http://www.hillshats.co.nz/

hills hat





LOGORAMA

When we first got sent the link to this movie, the email said, “If you haven’t seen this before say goodbye to 15 minutes.” We hadn’t. We did. And so will you, because as well as being extremely clever this masterpiece of modern culture is just so compulsively watchable. It’s one of those pieces of work that you wished that you’d done and we love it




PERSOL SUNGLASSES

Ray Bans? Forget it. They’re hugely overpriced and they fall apart. Prada? What the hell, we’re not wearing an America’s Cup yacht on our faces. No. The sunglasses we love in the Bones are Persols, which are made in Italy from premium ingredients and have a performance pedigree to rival Ferrari. They’ve been tested in the Arctic, on top of mountains, in space, and of course on the Boss’s face, which has to be one of the most inhospitable environments in the known universe. The quality in the construction of these things is incredible. The lenses are made from real glass. They’re not easy to find. What more could you want? Like the Italians say, Tres Cool

http://www.persol.com/

persol





HOW TO PRESENT THE NEWS

This guy is very, very funny, and this is some of his finest work. The strange thing is that he’s so incredibly right! If you follow this simple formula, you will indeed be able to present the news pretty much anywhere from the BBC to TV3. But please don’t, as we all have to watch enough of this shit already





FIRE DRAGON CHILI

If you like to burn your mouth and your insides like Fetish and Squid do, try this incredible elixir called Fire Dragon Chillies. They call it “Deadly Chili Sauce,” and we can confirm that in any large dose it could indeed be expected to be lethal. Other uses include putting on spear tips as poison, placed into spray canisters as an improvised mace, and waved about in banks, Parliament or the street as a general terrorist threat. You can buy it here

http://www.firedragonchillies.co.nz/

chilli


FUCKRONAUTS

As offensive as their name is, it’s nothing compared to how offensive their songs are. We’re not going to give them too much of a write up in case it encourages them to propagate the world with yet more of their crusty punk wrongness, but you can find one of their tracks here. Try not to laugh this punk thing’s a serious business all right

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