Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby SheWolf » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:16 pm

You know it Laura.

:o :o :o :o :o AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: Take photos H!

That duck is not going to be there if/when I get to Auckland so I will put in a request with the Dutchie to see this thing in the Hudson! :whitey:
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby SheWolf » Fri May 20, 2011 12:14 am

Apparently the running of the sheep takes place every year :D :D

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Great H » Fri May 20, 2011 2:58 am

Heh, who needs bulls?! :blush:

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby SheWolf » Fri May 20, 2011 1:30 pm

I read that last year a spectator was knocked unconscious by a charging ewe. :lol:
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Nancy » Fri May 20, 2011 6:34 pm

:rolls: :roll2:
Oh, fish-like Lady
Lady-like Fish
I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady
No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby mohumbhai mania » Fri May 20, 2011 9:24 pm

oh, the ewe-manity!
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Nancy » Sat May 21, 2011 7:31 am

Oh MM, ewe slay me! :roll2:
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I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby mockingbird » Sat May 21, 2011 5:57 pm

SheWolf wrote:I read that last year a spectator was knocked unconscious by a charging ewe. :lol:

Can you get rammed by a ewe? :hrm: :lol:

mohumbhai mania wrote:oh, the ewe-manity!

*groan* :lol:

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Nancy » Sun May 22, 2011 2:43 am

Okay, enough. These sheep puns are getting ewe-mongous. :?
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I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby ItsAllRyche » Thu May 26, 2011 2:43 am

aahhh, that is such a cute little bird. Looks like he just wants to sleep all day.
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby LauraK » Thu May 26, 2011 1:19 pm

Awwww....he is a little treasure. :) So cute that they can just lean on their beak and snooze, lol. :zzz:
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Great H » Sat May 28, 2011 12:01 am

He's a white brown kiwi! :lol:
ItsAllRyche wrote:aahhh, that is such a cute little bird. Looks like he just wants to sleep all day.
He does want to sleep all day - he's nocturnal - they've got him up way past his bedtime! :lol:
What a cutie-pie!

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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby nonchalant obsession » Sat May 28, 2011 8:32 pm

Sooooo anyone want to weigh in on the proposed "Wellywood" sign for the hills above Wellington? :D

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Taika Waititi enters Wellywood war
TOM HUNT AND DAVE BURGESS Last updated 05:00 25/05/2011
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BAD IDEA: Taika Waititi has come out swinging against the controversial Wellywood sign.


Film director Taika Waititi has come out swinging against the Wellywood sign.

"I have always prided myself on hailing from a city of artists, the centre of New Zealand creativity, but this is so gauche, so Sesqui 1990."

If there had to be a sign then why not just "Wellington", which could be done in flowers to mimic one that used to be at the northern end of the runway, Waititi said.

"What about 'Bring Back Buck'? That's way more relevant to the Rugby World Cup. Or even `Apartheid sucks'. They're all about as new and cutting edge as this [Wellywood]."

Prime Minster John Key also entered the debate, saying he did "not really" like the sign.

"I think they got the `Well' bit right if you add an `ington' to it."

Asked if he thought it was tacky, Mr Key said: "Well, I don't mind if they do it, but personally, I'd put Wellington up."

Asked then if he did not like it, he said: "Not really."

...Some in favour of Wellywood said the issue was being taken too seriously. "It's a bit of frivolity, good for a giggle." one wrote.


You can read the full Dominion Post article here-

This bit concerning possible copyright issues with the US made me laugh out loud. :lol:

The Hollywood sign was not a registered trademark in New Zealand, copyright had probably expired on the sign, and it would be difficult to prove unfair trading because it was unlikely people would accidentally visit Wellington thinking it was Hollywood.

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I've seen much fun being had on facebook and the internet concerning this.

DUB pies in Brooklyn chimed in...

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Even the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra...

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You can make your own WELLYWOOD sign here. :)

Sounds like Peter Jackson is pro...and Rob Sarkies, anti. :wink:

Article here.

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What do you guys think? :)
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Re: Call Me Pearl: The NZ Culture Thread

Postby Great H » Sun May 29, 2011 10:07 pm

I could've sworn I replied to this the other day... :dunno:
Anyway, I also think if they're going to put anything up, it should just be 'Wellington'. The fact that they are big white letters on a hillside is enough of a reference to Hollywood without being so blatant as to add '-wood.'

(Love that eat more pies sign, btw :lol: )


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