Cappuccino dreams. "Sir Ed's dead! The nation needs a new hero to inspire it during election year! Someone who reaches pinnacles... A man of few words... Who says droll things like 'We knocked the bastard off'." "We have a name Prime Minister, Trevor McDermott, Riccarton, Chch." "Find him! Put him on a pedestal! So I can launch my campaign with him!" And so..."The Labour Party proudly announces NZ's newest hero...! ?!.. "Reaches pinnacles... few words?" "He 'gets high' and has a 'small vocabulary'." "Says things like 'knocked the bastard off'?" "Says he 'knocked a bottle store off'." "AARGH!" February, 2008.
Cappuccino Dreams in five frames. The first shows a mountain with the head of Sir Edmund Hillary smiling from its face. The second shows Prime Minister, Helen Clark, in a panic because New Zealand's hero has died and she needs a new hero for her election campaign. She gives instructions to a 'big brother' machine - the hero is to be someone who reaches pinnacles, is a man of few words who says droll things like 'we knocked the bastard off'. The machine chugs and whoops and finally comes up with a new hero, a man named Trevor McDermott of Christchurch. There is much fanfare and the new hero is placed on a pedestal where he stands smoking and scratching himself. The Prime Minister questions the choice of hero and is told that her instructions have been translated into 'gets high', 'has a small vocabulary' and 'knocked a bottle store off'.
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