Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tsunami fun.

All this talk of a Tsunami coming has me quite excited. Not in an insensitive way, people have died in American Samoa and that’s terrible. But whenever there’s a threat of a natural disaster I start thinking about the possibilities. I think the ideal scenario would involve some kind of rioting.

Not that it’s even a natural disaster, but it’s a disaster all the same. I’m thinking the best chance will be if the All Blacks lose the 2011 World Cup final. All hell will break loose. There’ll be rioting and looting. Looting. Oh my goodness. Is there anything better? I’ve thought about this before, and I know straight where I’m heading. Subway. I’ll grab the buckets of meatballs, a sack full of bread rolls, and all the sauces. Great success.

I now see that the Tsunami Warnings have been cancelled. Anti-climax.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Blogging. It aint always easy to keep up with. Especially when you’ve got a new shop and new accounting software. Anyway, just touching base to let you know that we’ve got some exciting giveaways coming up on the blog very shortly, and I will soon be back getting amongst the blogs.

In the mean time, here’s a funny little image to keep you going. Well not that little, but you get the idea.


Under no circumstances should this person ever have kids. ever. "...a 5 year responsibility... you have to give up drinking for like a month" Isn't it more like a 7 year responsibility and no drinking for like 2 months. dick

Monday, September 14, 2009

We got an email from a genuine Australian!

We got this email from Peter L*&^ard on Sunday.

Subject: idiot

From: peter l*&^ard
Enquiry date: 2009-09-13 18:35

your coments on tv are ignorent and shocking. im an aussi here in auckland running a buisness as kiwis are to stupid to. aussie are in control of most buisnesses in new zealand as you are ten years behind us. if you want to call australians lazy say it to there faces. the kiwis i have working for me are the worst people i have ever been in control off .
you are an idiot and i will relay this back to your aussie opostion and make sure that it gets harder for you. this is part of the world is forgotten as you have nothing to offer the world.

He thinks we’re idiots. Here’s 12 reasons why we’re smarter than him.

12. We use Capital letters at the start of sentences as well as for names of countries and people.
11. ‘Coments’ has two m’s. Comments.
10. ‘Ignorent’ is spelt ignorant.
9. im. I'm. It's like saying I am. That's a good way to remember it.
8. There’s an ‘e’ on the end of ‘Aussi’
7. Business. B-u-s-i-n-e-s-s. Not that hard.
6. This is a comma “,”. Try it some time.
5. To and too. Different words.
4. Say it to their faces Peter, not 'there faces'.
3. Have you been in control off them? Have you? nah.
2. ‘Oposition’. You mean opposition mate.
1. Just consider revising that last sentence.

Oh, and Peter. Please don't "make sure that it gets harder" for us. Please. Anything but that.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cheers dudes.

Following yesterdays tiff with those dudes in Australia, we’re totally stoked with the support we’ve recieved from our loyal followers. You guys are wicked awesome. Facebook comments, blog entries, Tweets, and emails flowed in. Sadly no facsimile this time however.

Anyway, I chucked a few up on the site for you to check out. Get in to it; it’s a good laugh. With regards to how we’ll proceed, we’re pretty happy to put this all behind us to be honest – they’ve taken up enough of our time. But it was fun.

I know they maintain, “there is nothing that could be considered plagiarism on the site”, and I could spend more time making screen shots of the text that I wrote on their website, but there’s no point. I’m done checking their website, I suggest you do the same.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

We've been robbed. Again. Intellectually this time.

The other day on Facebook some person recommended I become a fan of this site called Klub Retro, so I checked it out and noticed more than a few little similarities with Mr Vintage. As I continued to check out their content pages, I noticed that they’d copied our banners as well, and once I clicked through I realized that not only had they taken inspiration from our website, they had literally copied and pasted our copy from the website too!

They're like us, but way more shit. They're designs are pretty amateur, but bless them for trying...

It’s pretty annoying that a company would just come along and blatantly steal so much from our website. We worked on that for ages and put a lot of work and time in to designing it, and for someone to come along and rip it off leaves us with a pretty shitty feeling in the stomach.

I’ve included a few screen shots to show you how much they’ve copied us…. But if you really want to help out, just email them ( and tell them how strongly you disapprove of their blatant plagiarism. CC me in (jay (@) and the best few emails will win free tees.

Wholesale/Corporate pages. Remarkably different.

Sizing pages. Ctrl + C follwed by Ctrl +V.

Customer Service Pages.

About Us. Same axe.

Blog. Their monkey is slightly different. See.


Monday, September 07, 2009

Clean Up

On Friday we got amongst ‘The Great New Zealand Spring Clean’ to help out our brothers over at Keep New Zealand Beautiful – and to help preserve our fine country as well I guess.

I actually didn’t get to end up going because I’m such a workhorse I just couldn’t bear to be away from my work on a Friday afternoon. (aka. My people were slaves for thousands of years, ain't no way you're getting a Brother out there). But the rest of the dudes went down to mission bay to pick up some rubbish and said they felt all warm and fuzzy inside. No homo.

Andy put a little nail on the end of his stick so he didn’t have to bend over to pick stuff up. Apparently he wanted to use as little energy as he could, so his muscles didn’t get smaller.

Check out a few of the snaps Joe took.

Horatio. CSI. Yeee Booiii.

Andy using his stick.

Sleazy Hayden. Don't trust his seedy eyes.

Mel was the real thrust behind 'Clean up week'. Here she's shown picking up a shell she thought was rubbish. Bless.

Andy. He's 27 years old.

Hayden's rats tail. Ruby League!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Shop Now Open. As the picture suggests.

It’s down at 302B Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland.

We’re pretty excited that our new retail store is now FINALLY OPEN, it’s super classy, and we want all of you to come down and check it out too… so the first five people that come down and buy a t-shirt with a printed copy of this blog post will get a FREE T-SHIRT!

It’s been a long time coming moving from Parnell, and for anyone that turned up at the old Parnell Showroom looking for us, we send our deepest apologies. We’ve moved to 302B Great North Rd, and you can now come in for your pick-ups & exchanges or just for a blat on your credit card.

Great North Rd is quite a big road though, so if you have any confusion about how to get to us, this will help you find our store.

So come on down and check it out now. We put a lot of work in to it, so we’d love to hear what you guys think about it. Tell all your friends as well; they’ll no doubt think it’s great too.