SheWolf wrote:I read that last year a spectator was knocked unconscious by a charging ewe.
mohumbhai mania wrote:oh, the ewe-manity!
He does want to sleep all day - he's nocturnal - they've got him up way past his bedtime!ItsAllRyche wrote:aahhh, that is such a cute little bird. Looks like he just wants to sleep all day.
Taika Waititi enters Wellywood war
TOM HUNT AND DAVE BURGESS Last updated 05:00 25/05/2011
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.
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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