UARS Comes Down Over Italy

Video of the UARS coming down over Ventimiglia (Liguria) in Italy. The real thing, or a hoax? NASA ‘working to confirm’ satellite touchdown Early Friday, Italy’s civil protection agency warned that the probability of a crash in its northern territory had risen from 0.6 to 1.5 per cent, and urged residents to stay indoors, on…

Auckland Braces For Next Match

The city of Auckland is bracing itself for this evening’s All Blacks rugby world cup “sell out” match against the French. Those in charge will be hoping there’ll be no repeat of the chaos that plagued the opening night celebrations, during which public transport failed, there was mass overcrowding and city hospitals reached saturation point.…

Jesus Is An All Black

New Zealand is officially a secular state, it’s main religion is rugby and absolution may be found through sport, but this is taking things a little too far even in a  country with a Godzone complex. St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington is displaying a painting by local artist, Don Little entitled, “New Zealand Icon”. It…

Rugby World Cup, Bagpipes Lament – Updated

(scroll down for update) A few days ago we wrote about the draconian set of rules governing items that are not permitted into world cup stadia during matches. Prohibited items included some rather ridiculous items such as furniture, car parts, animals (yes this is New Zealand) and most importantly musical instruments. That means no drums,…