Saturday, May 21, 2011

Flowery Twats

In the past, NZ culture has celebrated kitsch and hokum as part its cultural cringe identity. For example:

Some have dared challenge this "over-sized objects as tourist destination" schtick and focused on activities that visitors might actually enjoy, such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, tramping. I support these endeavours as they help bury the rancid corpse of cultural cringe in the past where it belongs.

But there's always some flowery twats who wants to bring it all back in bold like a bad acid flashback in flares and tie-dyed jokes once more. It looks like the Miramar escarpment is going to have a Wellywood sign after all.

If anyone's running a sweepstake on how long it'll take between installation and defacement, I'll buy into that for a dollar.