Skip to comments.New Zealand PM Roasted Over Cannibalism Joke
Posted on 05/13/2010 10:19:35 AM PDT by Sax
WELLINGTON (AFP) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key found himself in hot water Thursday after joking about an indigenous tribe eating him for dinner.
Key has been at loggerheads with a Maori tribe, the Tuhoe, over negotiations to settle their grievances over land confiscations by European settlers in the 19th century.
During a speech to a tourism conference Thursday, Key joked about having dinner with the neighbouring Ngati Porou tribe, or iwi.
"The good news is that I was having dinner with Ngati Porou as opposed to their neighbouring iwi which is Tuhoe, in which case I would have been dinner, which wouldn't have been quite so attractive," Key said.
A settlement negotiator with the Tuhoe tribe, Tamati Kruger, told Radio New Zealand the joke was in poor taste. "I'm just astounded that the prime minister can make light of what we regard as a very, very serious situation (over the negotiations)," Kruger said.
"Well the first thing to say is, it's probably correct, and the second thing is (it's) probably not wise in the current climate," said Te Ururoa Flavell.
Cannibalism remains a sensitive subject in New Zealand, where Maori warriors sometimes ate their defeated enemies until the practice died out in the mid-19th century, according to historians.
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I'd say about 6-7 hours over low heat (say around 215-225.) Of course, you'd ideally like to pen him and feed him on corn and grain for a few days first to get all the game-i-ness out of him.
Maybe marinate him in au jus for 24 hours prior. Through in some celery, mushrooms, and onions. Its a little salty, but the meat comes out tender.
People can’t take a joke.
>> found himself in hot water
That’s just a stereotype. Cannibals actually prefer their politicians grilled over a campfire. You just have to be careful, ‘cause they’re greasy and they tend to flame up.
Literacy wasn't my friend on that one.
"roasted with a few french fries, broccoli, horseradish sauce. *licks lips*"
But did the Ngati Porou find it funny?
“Bite my head off about it, gee whiz!”
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
... the joke was in poor taste<< snicker >>
The South Sea Islanders called the cooked human body “Long Pig!”
Did you hear about the Tuhoe tribesman who went for a walk after dinner, and passed the Prime Minister in the jungle?
The Maoris have been guided by radical left-wing civil rights attorneys for many years and have extorted a fortune in reparations out of the NZ government, which they quickly spent, lost and were bilked out of so they demanded more reparations, oh, and the fisheries and the forests. Meanwhile, they load up on crack, murder their own children and hack to death white farm families with machetes...because guns are illegal.
Please don't give me a Maori pity story.
I was merely stating the fact that today's world takes more offense at a simple joke than abortion or Bernie Madoff.
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