Posts Tagged: NEW ZEALAND

CONSPIRACY THEORY

The Prime Minister Of New Zealand Had To Publicly Deny Being A Giant Space Lizard. Seriously.

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key denies being a space lizard. That's what he wants you to believe, Sheeple.

New Zealand Doctor Fights Off Attacking Shark, Stitches Own Wound, Goes To The Bar For A Beer

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Fight off shark: CHECK. Stitch own wound: CHECK. Go to bar: CHECK. This dude is more badass than any of us will ever be.

BUSINESSES

Here’s An Important Reminder To Never Upset The Bakery That’s Making Your Cake

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A New Zealand bakery owner became fed up with an indecisive customer and sent her a cake that looked like poop and a note that read: 'Eat sh*t.'

DRUNK KIDS

This Drunk 9-Year-Old Kid Is The Biggest Scandal In New Zealand Right Now

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Oh, they're filming season two of "Top of the Lake" already?

Baseball

Not A Bad Sports Joke: Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Was Inspired By George Brett And The Kansas City Royals

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New Zealand pop sensation Lorde's first hit 'Royals' was inspired by the Kansas City Royals, and I swear to God I'm not making that up to be funny.

NEW ZEALAND

A Teenager Sticking Her Bum On An Electric Fence Has An Even More Worrisome Ending

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Stick around for the ending of this electric fence video. It's worth it.

KAYAKING

A 19-Foot Crocodile Held A Kayaker Hostage On An Australian Island For Two Weeks

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A New Zealand kayaker was trapped on an Australian island for two weeks with no supplies by a 19-foot crocodile.

Dogs

This New Zealand News Animation Is Hilarious

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In a recent clip from New Zealand's 3 News, a story about a dog that attacked several vehicles' tires received a rather humorous animation treatment.

ELIJAH WOOD

Get Those Hobbit Holes Ready For The First Video Blog From ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’

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The first video blog from 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' tells us about Hobbit tourist attractions and the awesomeness of New Zealand.

WTF

New Zealand Man On House Arrest Opts For Jail After He Gets Sick Of Xbox

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A 19-year old New Zealand man asked police if he could spend the final month of his house arrest in jail because he was out of Xbox games to play.

BANNED BABY NAMES

Baby Names Banned in New Zealand vs. Baby Names Considered in Utah

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I give New Zealand a lot of grief for being the world's most <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/11/video-new-zealand-hobbit-weather-report-in-elvish" target="_blank">far-flung Lord of the Rings gift shop</a>, and for choosing their prime minister <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/11/new-zealand-hobbit-middle-earth-passport-stamps" target="_blank">via sack race</a>, but one thing New Zealand does do right is to ban parents from giving their kids stupid names.

ANGRY KIWIS

New Zealand Is Mad At Ben Affleck About ‘Argo’ Now, Too

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Now that Iran’s leaders <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/03/ben-affleck-should-be-hanged-for-war-crimes-says-iranian-news-agency">have aired their grievances with the way their people were portrayed</a> in the 2013 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Argo, it is time for more countries that have been slighted to step forward and shame director Ben Affleck for his typical American ways.

FAKE NEW ZEALAND FACTS

Qantas passenger asked to remove his Princess Bride shirt on airplane

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This is the Princess Bride t-shirt that a Qantas flight attendant asked passenger Wynand Mullins to remove on a flight from Sydney to Auckland.

FAKE NEW ZEALAND FACTS

New Zealand govt wants their money back on The Hobbit too

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As is pretty much standard practice for movies filming anywhere but LA these days (and hardly anyone shoots movies in LA anymore), the New Zealand government hooked up Warner Bros and the producers of The Hobbit trilogy with some valuable subsidies and tax breaks to keep the production in the country.

CARS

Driving School For Dogs

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A charity in New Zealand is teaching rescued dogs how to drive a car.

DOGS DRIVING CARS

Dogs Are Learning How To Drive Cars In New Zealand

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I, for one, welcome our new driving canine overlords.

ADAM BEN-DROR

This Desk Lamp Is The Next Best Thing To Having Pixar’s Mascot In Your House

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Three students from New Zealand have created a robotic desk lamp surprisingly similar to Pixar's mascot, Luxo Jr.

HOBBIT-THEMED NEW ZEALAND STUFF

Weatherman doing his report in Elvish proves New Zealand is even nerdier than you thought

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Do I still need to list all the ways in which New Zealand has become a giant Lord of the Rings gift shop.

FAKE NEW ZEALAND FACTS

ATTN: The real New Zealand is now indistinguishable from parody

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If you had any doubt that the real New Zealand is exactly how it was Wellington, where director Peter Jackson and much of the post production is based, has renamed itself "the Middle of Middle Earth", as fans held costume parties and city workers prepared to lay 500 m (550 yards) of red carpet.


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