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This is ridiculous [Mar. 12th, 2010|07:25 pm]
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Apparently some idiot up in Wellington has been sucked in by their sales pitch to the movie industry about how it's a real hive of activity, what with having Weta and Peter Jackson up there and James Cameron making Dances With Smurfs* up there and how it's the new movie capital of the world or something like that, and heard some of the local smartarses calling the place "Wellywood". So said idiot thought they ought to get a sign sort of but not quite like the Hollywood sign, up on a hillside near the airport**. Anyway, as it turns out, the idea is no longer a goer due to the original sign having been trademarked, but that hasn't stopped the local comedians from thinking up their own variations...

North Mosgiel

Caution: web site Will Not Play Nice with either Firefox or with Internet Explorer (up to date versions of each of them) running on Windows XP. Alt Print Screen and Photo Editor were used to produce the finished image.

* Which actually sounds like quite a fun movie and I'd like to see it, but if it's as good a movie as a lot of people seem to think it is, then it can certainly survive some gentle snark.

** Yes, I know airports aren't supposed to be anywhere near hillsides. Wellington's a Special Case. Their airport is wedged into a gap between two hillside suburbs. The runway stretches out into Cook Strait at one end and Wellington Harbour at the other end. I've been in planes on that tarmac on two separate occasions, and that was two occasions too often.

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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2010-03-12 08:56 am (UTC)
There shouldn't be any actual broken image links. If an image is black, it means that (at the time I loaded it, anyway) I didn't have an actual scan of the stamp I needed. (edit: I forgot to mention... I've started uploading black rectangles with "This image is not available" notes instead of plain black so that it at least explains why).

I've been having problems with my FTP program though (had to do some tricky stuff to - finally - get an updated Wellington and Hawera page up on the site) so some of the images could be broken it indicates some sort of problem - let me know which ones they are.

Got quite a bit of the writing up done while out watching The Younger Generation last night and didn't notice any missing images then (I did notice the pages which hadn't properly updated, though).

Edited at 2010-03-12 08:57 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: foenix
2010-03-12 10:25 am (UTC)
Wellywood makes me want to see a "WallyWood" sign. With Power Girl standing in for the O's.
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