Greatest Hits / Greatest Shits | Issue 13

Greatest Hits

The Greatest Hit this week goes to a brand new political party attempting to grace New Zealand with its presence: the Civilian Party. Based on the satirical news site, the Civilian Party stands for a variety of ludicrous and hilarious things. Some of their policies include “defend the traditional institution of marriage as the union between one man and one volumetric flask,” and “replace New Zealand’s national anthem with the theme song from the 1996 film Space Jam, by Quad City DJs. A Maori version of Space Jam shall be composed to be sung alongside the English version,” and “reform the Justice system so that every citizen is required to prove why they shouldn’t be in prison.” For some, this is reminiscent of the Bill and Ben Party; for others, this is a sober reminder that no one party can truly represent our interests – but for most, this is a fucking good laugh.

Greatest Shits

Rather amazingly, I’ve been given the opportunity to present the Greatest Shit award to actual shit. Last week, as John Banks made his way to the courtroom (regarding anonymous donations), an elderly protester threw a bucket of manure at him. The look on Banksy’s face was one of pure shock, and the protester didn’t hesitate to let loose on his criticisms. It’s an amusing video if you get the chance to have a look.
This article first appeared in Issue 13, 2014.
Posted 2:07pm Sunday 25th May 2014 by Carys Goodwin.