Monday, November 25, 2019

How to be a republican

New Zealanders are currently greeting Charles & Camilla obseqiously, but back in '83 the young prince was treated to a whakapohane, or twin cheek salute, from anti-imperialist Dun Mihaka. 

At a subsequent trial police produced a map that plotted Mihaka's protest precisely. The map featured a dotted line, indicating the 'Route taken by [the] Maori gentleman' as he approached the prince. A cross marked the spot where Mihaka exposed his buttocks.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Technical issues

My laptop blew up, and I don't feel like typing emails or blog posts on my phone - a device that is, in any case, usually in the hands of my kids. But I continue to tweet away merrily. Follow the link on the right hand sidebar, or go here.