Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Molesworth Street--Wellington (January 8, 2010)

This is the Backbencher Pub and Cafe in Wellington. It is right across the street from the Beehive, New Zealand's parliament buildings, which was why I noticed this sign and found it so giggleworthy. A nice sample of kiwi humour, in the nation's capital...

Later on Google Street View I noticed that the same billboard had a different message ("The Rumble here. Pre-election vote-catchers"). In the image it looks like Helen Clark's caricature on one side, but on the other side--interesting--the face of the candidate's caricature is fuzzy/smudged, not visible. That would certainly "date" the image (why so old?). I can't tell if Google or the sign painters did the smudging; after all, putting the face of the National Party leader on the other side makes the assumption that National are the (only?) opponents, and with about seven parties in Parliament, that wouldn't necessarily be the case (although traditionally National and Labour are the two biggest parties).

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