Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Go Palmerston North!

DPF has written about a Palmerston North promo whereby you can win a trip to Palmy. The prizes are very amusing.

* Jetboating along the Manawatu River.
* Strolling through world-class rose gardens.
* Driving a circuit of the Manfeild racetrack.
* Listening to top academics at Massey University.
* Not yet decided

Oh my God. They can't even come up with a No 5 and their No 4 is listening to an academic talk!!! Oh yes this will bring the masses in.
I think it is time for a new slogan. Whaddaya reckon?

Only 2 hours to Wellington! (or faster if you're Lundy)

We've got McDonalds!

Only slightly inconvenient to get to!

Mario the poo-man lives here!

13 comments:

Make Tea Not War said...

Palmerston North - it's not Hamilton!

Martha said...

Nice! I expect we'll be offered lucrative contracts with Saatchis any minute now to work on the campaign.

llew said...

Um... will I regret asking who is Mario the Poo Man?

Martha said...

you might.

Apparently there was a guy who looked exactly like Johnny Depp who worked at a record store (read:HOT), but you know, he liked the poo. From the girls. In his mouth.

palmy gal said...

PML!

caroline said...

Gah! Finzi listen to the talks...

David said...

I like how they claim to have top academics. Like, if I had a brain the size of a planet (and I'm not saying I don't), and a choice of doing my research at Cambridge, MIT, Caltech, Leiden, or Massey. Then I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be picking Massey.

tinks said...

There's a billboard for Massey in New Plymouth prclaiming "Only 2.5 hours to the knowledge city".

Martha said...

ONLY 2.5 hours? Do you think all the Taranakians are commuting?

ben.run said...

Super prizes!
Given prize 4, I am not sure there is a lot to be anticipated from price 5 when it is finally decided!

Mike said...

Yes llew, you will regret asking ... and I regret you asking as well ... ick!

Schwelmo said...

Palmerston North...more rain than Irland, more wind than Wellington!

Jessie said...

I had a ridiculously drunken Sunday night in Palmerston North recently. When at last we ventured forth from the hotel looking for action, nothing was open! Apart from one of those barn-like bars, cavernously large and filled with pool tables that say 'Tui' and no people.

Not that it mattered. We had a fab night.