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At first the little yellowy bricks had me just a wee bit briefly puzzled.

And then:  SATORI~!

Don’t you just love those “Aha~!!!” moments?

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Momentarily stopped me in my tracks they did, and then it occurred why the Invercargill Council folks go for brick (roads) rather than conventional tarmac in the heart of town.

Don’t you just love it?

And soon they’ll be demolishing an entire city block—THE commercial heart of town, to put in their new all-singing all-dancing ULTRA Special … … White Elephant.

No consideration for the people who’d established businesses there in good faith: EXCELSIOR~! and damn the torpedoes*.

Possibly unrelated, the now mayor (who achieved fame in the Vietnam War era by leading a disruptive  anti-social movement of yobbos which called itself the Progressive Youth Movement) (and who wrote the book called “Bullshit and Jellybeans”) has just been knighted and is now Sir Timothy Shadbolt. Kudos to him, the man is a laughing clown (born showman) who milks his attributes for all they are worth—

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—came down from Auckland, eventually ended up in “Invers” and was elected on his hooted “I don’t care where, so long as I’m mayor!”

I just hope they think to keep the same roading in place and save a few bucks now and forever (‘cos they’re forever digging the blasted roads up) …


* Which is easy enough for the captain on the bridge to bellow gloriously (with one eye on the camera) but tends to make the guys deep down in the hull with the lids clamped tight get a bit twitchy.

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