Thursday, December 2, 2010

Paragraph of the week

Commenting on a Dominion Post report that police are looking for a 21-year-old Wairarapa man called Customline Ford, Karl du Fresne writes:
My guess is that he has ties to the Mongrel Mob. I remember reading many years ago that in Mob culture, the V8 Ford is revered as a modern-day version of the waka, or Maori war canoe. Customline (a model that Ford USA brought out in the mid-50s, and which my father once drove) would be an inspired fit for someone born into a Mob family with the auspicious surname of Ford. Admittedly it’s a bit of a mouthful, but it could be conveniently abbreviated to Cuzzy. Perfect.
Karl also blogs despairingly about Kim Hill’s recent interview with former Australiam PM John Howard. A longer, more detailed and even tougher version appears in the current issue of the Australian Spectator.

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