Archive for the Ha ha! Category

Beaver Shot.

Posted in Beasts, Ha ha!, Hmmm with tags , , , on May 28, 2009 by pigsofdarkness

I mean, if you had a flash beaver like this, you’d want to show it off to the neighbourhood wouldnt you?




Heh. Japan…

Posted in Ha ha! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2009 by pigsofdarkness

Fuji TV commit many crimes against those who are daft enough to watch. One show, Hexagon, is explained to a certain extent here, which makes me feel better, as I was wondering if I was being a little sniffy in finding some Japanese TV, well… crap.

This evening on

the culprit

the culprit


Hexagon, the fey looking clown in the middle of the DVD cover image was asked what the national bird of New Zealand was. He guessed the Chicken.




Ok. Mebbe. The question was then passed to the floor (ie. tarento – a scourge unto themselves), so the next offering was the




Penguin. So they seem to have called in the geographic brains trust for the final attempt and came up with the

if you cant sing, whistle

if you cant sing, whistle

Duck. Ive chosen the Black Bellied Whistling Duck for the photo because you would really, wouldnt you.

None of the Mastermind panel could get there, so they moved on to new challenges. Which leads me to wonder, given what we found in the local “Australian” Family Feedbag

where they might reckon lil’ holmes here might come from?

And… what would NZers prefer to be known as in Japan: Chickens, Penguins or Ducks?

Shame theres no bird known as a Manus. Although Dotterel is pretty kool. And Kokako is fun to say when youve been screen printing sheets of vinyl stickers in six hour stints in the middle of summer. Not that printing ink damages the brain at all. Ffffftt fffffttt drainpipe mashup.

Hey Winston!

Posted in Ha ha!, show us yer politics with tags , , , , , on November 8, 2008 by pigsofdarkness


This passage from the Herald made me laugh:

“The reputation gained for his tenacious pursuit of fairness and accountability, highlighted by the “Wine Box” victory, continues to underscore his politics and those of New Zealand First.”


Go the Rabbitohs!

Cone no Kurayami.

Posted in Ha ha! with tags , , on September 22, 2008 by pigsofdarkness

He was a cone, and good at his job. But he committed the ultimate sin, and had himself painted black against orange cones gone bad. Cones that tried to squash him, but got the cone he loved instead. Framed for directing traffic into a closed car park, now he prowls the street on blind, slightly uphill corners. An outlaw hunting outlaws, a bounty hunter, a Cone of Darkness.

Tokyo Kawa Baatteeruu!!!!

Posted in Beasts, Ha ha! on September 9, 2008 by pigsofdarkness

Ever wondered what the inspiration was for pitting Godzilla against other monsters such as Mothra and Rodan? No?

Well anyway, we werent thinking about Godzilla, or even Mothra, when we took some bread to the river to feed the Koi carp. Nor were we planning to initiate a Battle of the Species. Japan. Badder than Dennis Rodman. And looks much better in a frock.

This photo is a bit crap, but it’s a good intro as to how the fush go a bit bonkers when you introduce some bread.

Then we spotted the turtle, so threw some bread to give the wee feller a chance. A fair suck of the flamin’ saveloy as it were. Man – if Alf Stewart had been there, it would have been just perfect. Instead we had to introduce another local to the mix…

Koi versus Turtle versus Pidgeon Suuuuper Baaateeruuuu!!!!! This is the last time you’ll see our little turtle buddy before the Koi went feral, shall we say.

Poor Takumi Turtle falls to a seething mass of Bread Raging Koi! Is this evolution evolving (ahem) ‘afore our eyes?! Take that creationists!

As if we needed proof that pidgeons are stupid. This doofus seemed to think that just because he was able to breathe oxygen he could snatch the bready goodness away from the waterbound Koi…

Not Even! Nothing stops a Koi on a White Death Bread Bender! Water? Pah! Thats for trout & mullet. & stuff.

The pidgeon even decided to bring his “boys” down. Too late buddy.

Yeah thats right. You walk away.

We did see the turtle later, further upstream, looking a little confused.

Still an Alien, but cant prove it yet…

Posted in Beasts, Ha ha! on July 18, 2008 by pigsofdarkness

Sadly I must wait 3 weeks until I get my Alien card. Thats not too bad – some people still stare as if I were an alien, so Im happy with that.

Speaking of alien, it seems that Japan has American levels of dog craziness. But smaller and more efficient. We had a look at the pet shop at the local mall & the amount of daft dog accessories boggle the mind. Even of an alien. And Im used to having my mind boggled by Japanese TV.

If your dog is really fat (but not too big to fit) or has no legs, fear not. You can still embarrass him/her in front of other dogs, but carting him/her about in this totally neccessary accroutement of pet ownership…

As we all know, dogs feel inadequite if they dont have a full wardrobe of outfits.

Is Towser a frilly little Miss?

Or a boardwalk roaming `Skull Comic`?

It took a while, but we managed to track down Fido`s wheeled prison. I think this fellow was in here to protect him from society. As soon as the camera came out, he went mental. Arigato gozai masu Inu San!

I thought Id finish with this fine fellow. He was chillin` at a cafe next to an outdoor goods store. As you would expect.