Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Zealand - bring your mum!

I'm almost done watching the second season of Flight of the Conchords, with only two more episodes to go. Flight of the Conchords is just loads and loads and loads of fun! There's less emphasis on the songs in the seconds season, which is sort of a shame, but the writing is still great. I've read somewhere (which usually means wikipedia) that they used up most of their old songs in the first season, so for the second one they had to come up with new stuff rather quickly. I totally buy all the characters in the show. Jemaine is so dreamy! Bret is cool too, but he's mostly just the tiny pretty boy type, sort of. I wish I had noticed the posters in Murray's office in the first season. I only discovered them this time around, with captions like "New Zealand, like Scotland but further", "New Zealand, only 18 hours from New York" or the one in this post's title. Hehe. I wonder if New Zealand really is as dorky as it is portrayed in the show. Probably not. I mean, it did produce the lovely Phillipa Brown (aka Ladyhawke), and she is extremely cool. Though it is kind of a dorky sort of coolness. I don't know. I guess I'll have to visit there some day and find out for myself, but I would have to do it in a way that completely avoids any close proximity to Australia. If there's one thing Flight of the Conchords has thought me, it is to fear Australians. They'll make fun of your accent, pretend that they like you, then duct tape you to your door and steal all your stuff! I do kind of like Vegemite though. Do they have Vegemite in New Zealand? I hope they have Vegemite in New Zealand.

Anyway, so I was watching the show yesterday, when this chick shows up on my screen:

The prime minister of New Zealand and some broad he used to bang

OK. She's dressed pretty conservatively, just like everyone else on the show who's from New Zealand. She's obviously a very handsome woman, in a reasonably-hot-aunt sort of way. She speaks with a rather thick NZ accent, which makes her sound kind of dorky, but also pretty cute. You can tell she's about 40 years old, but you can also tell that she looks a lot younger than that. I don't know if that makes any sense. Something about her bugged me, and I didn't know why. It took me quite a while to figure out that it was actually Xena! I completely forgot that Lucy Lawless is a Kiwi! I'm so dumb. It's cool how some women manage to retain their hotness into their forties without looking like they're made of plastic. Most women fail to do so. It's so sad when hot chicks get old and stop being hot chicks. Let that be a warning to all you ladies: grow yourself a personality, otherwise sooner or later you're going to find yourself in a wet ditch somewhere off the side of a road like last year's Hanukkah bush.


  1. Ben, doesn't that look like Lucy Lawless? I mean, granted she's not bristling with weapons and wearing a sexy bustier...but it totally looks like her!

  2. Yup. I even saw her recently in Burn Notice, so I knew what she looks like these days. It's the NZ accent that threw me off, for some reason. And the hair too, I think. Like I said, I'm dumb.