Friday, July 22, 2005


The McGillicuddies are back! Our local happy loons have nominated a sacrifice candidate to stand for Parliament - though they're a little unclear as to which electorate. They're also suggesting encasing the Beehive in paper mache to prevent its effluent from polluting Wellington harbour.

(Oh, how I've missed the McGillicuddies. It just hasn't been the same without them...)

Also in the "loon" category, though of a more masochistic variety, Christian Heritage have actually found someone willing to stand for them as a candidate. But what will their slogan be? "Think of the kids"?


The McGillicuddies are back? Excellent, someone to vote for again finally.

Posted by Weekend_Viking : 7/22/2005 12:21:00 PM

Does any one know if these are the original McGillicuddies, or a new group trying to keep the same spirit? I've heard conflicting accounts.

Posted by Maramatanga : 7/22/2005 02:42:00 PM

I liked hte blokes liberation party - we should sell the south island!!!

Posted by Anonymous : 7/23/2005 12:51:00 AM

Clan McGillicuddy never went away, we just closed down the Party, as anyone who lives in Claudelands, Te Pahu, Tasman, Puramahoi or Seacliff will be able to tell you.

We have noticed this release and are investigating. At the moment it looks like one of our lost factions deciding to get out of bed. The turn of phrase they use suggests they know our way of thinking and the use of certain words could be a clue left for us to identify them with, but the particular obsessions displayed are off on a bit of a tangent from the Clan proper.

The Thane of Gordonton

Posted by Anonymous : 7/23/2005 04:03:00 PM

Personally, I would hold off celebrating the return of McGillicuddy Serious. As the Thane of Gordonton says, I think there's a bit of a "tangent" to this new group. From what I can tell, this "rebirth" is driven by politics, not humour, even if humour is its chosen method. If my understanding is correct, there were disputes about this matter during the last days of McGillicuddy Serious - satire because it's funny, or satire to make a political point? From what I can tell, the new group is firmly in the latter camp.

If so, I think that it's a bit sad, because the cheerful pointlessness of the McGillicuddies was part of their charm. I wouldn't want to see the name taken over by a group that's more interested in nasty sniping at politicians than in actually being entertaining. The founders of the party were heavily involved with street theatre, and it showed. That's what McGillicuddy Serious was about, to my mind - theatre. Not politics.

Just my take.

Posted by Maramatanga : 7/24/2005 04:36:00 PM