May 6th, 2008

October Edge

Railway nationalisation and comedy goodness

I doubt anybody else is going to give a shit, but I am thoroughly delighted to learn that today (well, yesterday now), the New Zealand government has bought back the national railway operations and the system will be a state asset again. Collapse )

Anyway, I'm off to bed as I'm extremely tired - but I'm happy. Let's hope we'll now get some new motive power. It's incomprehensible that the last brand new class of mainline locomotives was the DF class back in 1979.

Oh, but before I go, I love Good News Week. From tonight's episode:

A wombat is:
A). A marsupial
B). An implement for playing Wom
C). Wanted for rape in New Zealand

Our home is girt by:
A). Sea
B). Eh?
C). Bees

Paul McDermott reading out the second of those two was priceless.