Sunday, August 5, 2012

Green Party Newsletter Delivery Run! A Fun Sunday Adventure


*** UPDATE ***

Day One of Newsletter Delivery : Numbers glued, stuck, stapled and riveted


Day Two of Newsletter Delivery : Gang HQ interrogations, Car Crashes, 911 Conspiracy Bumper Stickers and the South City Mall

Day Three of Newsletter Delivery : Fantastic skies, Closed Police Stations with antique telephones, shorts and white legs


All this blogging really takes it out of a guy, but I had to share todays adventures :-)


The New Zealand Green Party had a newsletter pamphlet to go out, so of course I put my hand up to handle my area of South Invercargill :-)

I loaded up two of my bags with pamphlets, heavy as heck, and headed off around 2PM Sunday afternoon.






Uninteresting And Madeup Fact: numbered apartments ("flats") are 30% more likely to hate "junk mail" than alphabetical apartments:




One lonely letterbox in the middle thats "junk mail" accepting :-)



But just down the street, good ol' 205 letterboxes accept all comers :-)



"Just Babes" brothel, because even prostitutes need Green party newsletters.  The bane of my existence, we used to have a similar phone number to this enterprise, and late at night distracted callers would ring our house by mistake.  Not fun.  "yeah, I think you got the wrong number, sorry" as they hurried to hang up in embarrassment.  The "open" sign flashes a red rose.

 

Best "please dont give me junkmail" sticker ever!  Polite, yet a little holier than thou to the guy making minimum wage walking his ass off with supermarket advertising.



Stapled on letters never go out of style....



...but REAL letterbox owners use BOLTS!


Click to see more of these crazy letterboxes :-)





"If I dont call the police my neighbour will", lots of threatening security stickers and signs on letterboxes, as you'll see below.



"early childhood education: the best start"



I like this little stainless steel number, very discrete and businesslike.  A few addresses on my route had this model of letterbox.







Self portrait in the glass door of an unused building.  Seriously, theres some awesome looking closed down buildings, I'd love to lease one for the Invercargill Vegan Society HQ! :-)  Just like Bart and Milhouse!

"Meanwhile, Bart becomes bored during a visit to Springfield Town Hall and buys "35 Industry Way" for a dollar during a foreclosure auction. It turns out to be a run-down old factory. He and Milhouse spend their days wrecking the factory until one morning Bart returns to find it has collapsed during the night while Milhouse was on watch duty."


"milk only, not for mail".  I wonder if they accept soymilk?



the nearby "milk" factory, rather grimy out the back, I'll pass on buying this factory thanks Bart!



Out front, part of the same operation, "Blue River Dairy", who artificially inseminate and make pregnant female sheep to take their sheeps milk.   They talk a little trash about that silly "cows milk" on their "Health" page:

"Sheep Milk free of A1 protein! Research shows that milk from sheep and goats is free from the A1 protein found in milk from most cows. The A1 beta-casein protein has been linked to heart disease, diabetes type 1 and various mental illnesses."

I'll feel free to mention that "Blue River Dairy" makes a rather undesirable product too, even our Prime Minister, the guy in charge of New Zealand seems rather put off by the thought of drinking it, it seems to be for international export only!

That clip was featured on Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals "Episode 82 Sergeant Dan's Oatmilk: From Southland With Love"










This letterbox reminds me of the Terminators, how they always seem to end up with their human flesh torn from their "titanium endoskeleton"




Handy clip!



A factory that seems to produce a frozen food product?  Love the warnings of poison gas (found in the refrigeration equipment, but not the end product I HOPE!)





Another threatening sign, a shadowy government agent with a boom microphone, oh my!



Sanfords "process" (read: cut open and gut) killed fish.  Talleys do a number of things, from frozen peas to slaughterhouses, apparently including "processing" of sealife.

"Fish KILL ing and shooting to death as a game supporter"



Bowls Invercargill, "its a great game for Men & Women".  For the smart alecks out there, we're told yes, its fine for "...all ages" too, boys and girls both.




"meaty beef flavour", doesnt actually mean it contains "beef", cow flesh.  That dog looks rather rough and weathered, scruffy!



The Rottweiler behind this sign actually LEPT up and partially over the fence at me as I walked past, until the "owner" inside started hurling abuse!  I went back to take a photo of the sign.



A quick stop at the Crinan Street "On The Spot" dairy, where items which cost two dollars or so at a large convenient supermarket cost $3.90.

"We do have Lettuce."  I'll believe it when I see it, The Lettuce Is A Lie.


Nice Finches (?) in this cage peeped and whirred nicely, wish they were flying free in their native lands.



I missed the Meet The Candidates Debate with our last potluck taking precedent, as well as our last Transition Towns meeting, but why not pop in to visit candidate for local council elections Rebecca Amundsen on an overcast Sunday afternoon, between Green Party pamphlet delivery?



(un)signed, (un)sealed, delivered - this pamphlet is yours Rebecca! :-)



MASSIVE television box!





Miles Per Hour?  New Zealand started going metric in 1969, I'd hate to think how old this sign is!



Nice seagulls all in a row :-)


So far I've completed the blacked out streets.  Not sure how much of the rest I'll deliver, but I hope you've enjoyed this long photo blogpost about todays adventures on the streets of South Invercargill :-)





*** UPDATE ***

Day One of Newsletter Delivery : Numbers glued, stuck, stapled and riveted


Day Two of Newsletter Delivery : Gang HQ interrogations, Car Crashes, 911 Conspiracy Bumper Stickers and the South City Mall

Day Three of Newsletter Delivery : Fantastic skies, Closed Police Stations with antique telephones, shorts and white legs

2 comments:

  1. Well done! I put our Green Newsletters in the "No Junk Mail" boxes because I don't think they are junk mail (value judgement :-)) and those who have this on their letter boxes are probably more likely to support the Greens.

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