Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Vote Rigging Scandals, Biased Media, Leaked Video, Shags and Tits - This Election's Got it All

quote [ Bird of the Year! ]

I know I post this every year, and I know nobody here but me gives a shit, and I wasn't going to post it this year. But, for the first time ever Papango (my namesake! and the thumb image) is on the ballot. So far it only has 22 votes, and that fucking panderer Kōkako has 30 times more, but, you know, it's an honour just to be nominated.

Links to the vote rigging scandal and leaked video scandals in the extended.

Kiwi is always a strong favourite, but this disturbing secret video was leaked in the months leading up the election.

More worryingly, last year's vote was rocked by scandal when two fifteen year old girls who should have been studying for their exams, were instead found to be registering email addresses and flooding the system with fraudulent votes for (who else!) Kōkako.

We're onto you, Kōkako. Watch yourself!
[SFW] [politics] [+7 Original]
[by papango@5:39amGMT]


Headlessfriar said @ 5:46am GMT on 19th Oct
What is it with you Kiwis and naming yourselves for birds? A woman in my KoL clan goes by Weka for reasons competing with yours.
papango said @ 6:05am GMT on 19th Oct [Score:1 Insightful]
When you register for things, most of the good names are taken. But NZ birds are a bit less well-known. So those names are still usually available and the words are interesting.

The papango is also my third favourite duck, so there's that.
eidolon said @ 5:34pm GMT on 19th Oct
What are your first two favorite ducks?
mechanical contrivance said @ 8:21pm GMT on 19th Oct
Donald and Daffy, I'm guessing.
arrowhen said @ 8:34pm GMT on 19th Oct
A l'Orange and Tape.
papango said @ 3:44am GMT on 20th Oct
The Campbell Island Teal and the Whio.
foobar said @ 7:00am GMT on 19th Oct
How do I vote for Birdy McBirdface?
papango said @ 7:15am GMT on 19th Oct [Score:1 Funny]
Sorry, no write-ins.

You might enjoy the keruru, though. It is by far New Zealand's drunkest, fattest, laziest, bird. It's often found drunkenly staggering around on people's decks, making a noise that I can only imagine is the pigeon version of "No, so, listen, right. Listen. Think about it. But, like, don't think about.'
Franger Sanger said[2] @ 8:50am GMT on 19th Oct
So, one of the benefits of being a homosexual male in today's world is that when students of mine learning how to collect data ask me what my favourite bird is, I can say, "I've always loved Great Tits!" without getting in trouble, because everyone knows it's not true. I wonder what would get me in trouble?

The current conservation status of Great Tits is Of Least Concern, which means they are abundant and widespread - Phwoaar! Great Tits are distinguished by being larger than regular Tits, and by having prominent white cheeks. I'll stop now.

Good luck to the papango, it's very cute. The kokako however has a serious case of resting bitch face and looks like it'd cut you for a snarler.
Headlessfriar said @ 3:43pm GMT on 19th Oct [Score:1 Good]
What would possibly get you in trouble? Maybe the cock-of-the-rock.

Franger Sanger said @ 9:10pm GMT on 19th Oct
I need a +1 fabulous for that frou frou.
arrowhen said @ 4:02pm GMT on 19th Oct [Score:1 Funny]
Tell them you like

papango said @ 8:55am GMT on 19th Oct
Keas tear shit up for fun. And Wekas and Pukekos will just walk right into your house and steal your shit. But Kokako is just straight-up shifty.
midden said @ 11:46am GMT on 19th Oct
New Zealand, you so texas.
TM said @ 1:34pm GMT on 19th Oct
" . . . could be the very definition of the under-duck." What on earth does that mean?
papango said @ 3:45am GMT on 20th Oct
It's a diving duck, so under the water, and also very unlikely to win, so an underdog/duck).
Bleb said @ 1:46pm GMT on 19th Oct
Hi, I'm here about the tits?
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 8:53pm GMT on 19th Oct
We're out of tits. We've got some boobies.
Bob Denver said @ 8:26pm GMT on 19th Oct
So it's actually pronounced 'pay-pango'?
papango said @ 3:40am GMT on 20th Oct [Score:1 Informative]
It's Pah-PANG-oh. In Maori 'a' is always 'ah'. And the macron just makes it a bit longer.

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