ODT Watch | Issue 17

ODT Watch | Issue 17

To start this week, the ODT has some good old fist shaking to do.

Damn those youths, with their internet and their riots and their non-arthritic hips.


Then, a very serious story that is also inextricably funny.

I think it’s because I imagine mushrooms the exact size and shape of cows bellowing spores out over the downs. Or because both cows and fungus are inherently funny.


Next, a gem from the newspaper that has never had a female editor.

Apparently the ODT considers ‘aiming high’ to be taking part in a power boat race on Lake Waihola (the only lake that would be actually improved by leeches).


Next, a sudden and unexpected change of heart.

The ODT just realised that, as well as eroding the moral bedrock of society, the internet also has many, many videos of cats.


And finally, a group of kids try to comedically sneak out of child poverty and into regular poverty.

This article first appeared in Issue 17, 2017.
Posted 11:12am Sunday 30th July 2017 by Charlie O’Mannin.