ODT Watch | Issue 02

ODT Watch | Issue 02

African chiefs and prostates

Considering the level of racial diversity seen in Dunedin, it comes as no surprise that our fine region’s “African Chief” looks like a mixture of Prince Charles and Hamish Keith.

Otago's African chief to meet the Queen

What is most alarming about this scenario: that the prostate examinee was enjoying it more than the examiner; or that the examination took place in what looks like an office in the Richardson Building?

Narrowing focus on prostate cancer

Though the anecdote may be amusing either way, the ODT could have done a better job of explaining the crime in full. Did the septuagenarian merely threaten his victim over the phone? Or did he go full Russell Crowe and administer some real, tangible pain?

Using a phone to threaten someone

No week of “ODT Watch” is complete without a shit pun, and, as always, it was more than easy to find a headline to suffice. All we can hope is that the author stops dreaming up headlines in their sleep.

Awake to the need for more sleep
This article first appeared in Issue 2, 2014.
Posted 4:35pm Sunday 9th March 2014 by Thomas Raethel.