Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Why New Zealand will be where they film all the great movies

I've been all over New Zealand and loved the country. It's a country two-thirds the size of California with less than four million people. Imagine that. New Zealand has so many things California would have had if we would have controlled our illegal immigration problem. First off, it has fish.

Imagine sticking out your fishing pole and catching a dozen legally sized fish in a half hour. That's New Zealand for you. In California, you actually have to work to catch fish. Sure you'd catch fish, but nothing like you would in New Zealand.

It has open space. Having lots of environmentalists, California has set aside a lot of acreage of open space. We have Big Sur, Point Reyes, we have several good sized redwood groves, we have Yosemite, a lot of the Sierras, and a bunch more, too many to rattle off at the top of my head right now. By the way, if you ever come out to California, forget the touristy spots. Go to Big Sur and Point Reyes and if that doesn't make you an environmentalist, you have no heart.

That said, California has too many people already. We've already passed 30 million. Not sure when we'll reach 40 million, but I assume it's sooner rather than later. Hopefully I'll be living in my anti-zombie compound (not in California) by then. So many gorgeous areas in California have already become suburbs, urban sprawl, and strip malls. So many places where I used to hunt, fish, and hike now have houses. It really is disgusting.

However, New Zealand will still have four million people, it will still be beautiful, and it will be the last nice place on earth where you can film great movies without computer-generated images because it still has open space.

If you haven't seen them yet, see all three Lord of the Rings movies. Even if you hate them, watch them for the scenery. That, my friends, is New Zealand, a country unspoiled by the countless hordes. And it will stay that way unless the politically correct take over the country and start feeling sorry for everyone like we do here.


Blogger Heather said...

This country is one of my top destinations!! Someday!!

(what a long plane flight though, huh?)

I like your comparison of it to California.

6/15/2005 8:56 PM  
Blogger Vest said...

Australia has a population of aprox-20 million, of those, 5 million reside within the Sydney Metro area.
During the past 25 years aprox 500,000 indigenous New Zealanders have decided they like Australia in preference to beautiful NewZealand. Maybe it is because the fish are larger here, then again it could possibly mean better employment opportunities, or try; the dole payments in Oz have significantly more meat on the crust.
New Zealand is without doubt a beautiful place, but the nitty gritty domestic issues pose a problem for the majority of its population.

6/15/2005 9:21 PM  
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6/15/2005 9:25 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

NZ seems great to come into with a lot of money (a friend bought investment property there and may retire to it), but they need those films shot there -- tough economy. They're pretty tough on immigration, as you noted. From what I hear it's not a great place for your kids to get an education, but if you're not in that situation, why not give it a shot?

6/15/2005 10:13 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

I've done some quick calculations and come up with an estimate of when the poopulation of California will top 40 million... sorry to tell you this Z-slayer , but it looks like it will be by this weekend... That might mean putting off the meatballs again. Of course, I never was any good at math, so you might be okay.

I would love to take a trip to NZ. For some reason though, I've always wanted to check out Australia more...

6/16/2005 7:33 AM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

I wish I could afford to go to New Zealand!

6/16/2005 10:04 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Southern California zombies wear way too much make-up and all have fake boobs.

6/16/2005 10:40 AM  
Blogger Kunaxa said...

Never been there but my friend who has told me there were lots of 'sheep' everywhere?

Zombies disguised in sheep's clothings?

6/16/2005 2:45 PM  
Blogger Vest said...

joe, wot r boobs duyer mean 'Wobblies'

6/16/2005 5:14 PM  
Blogger Vest said...

This an interesting excerpt from a book worth investigating.
George was the local Shepherd, his nickname was 'Ram' which I only used once. I wondered what dark secret Ram was hiding, I believe the answer came to me during my first career; while listening to sailors stories about lonely sheep farmers, particularly those in New Zealand, their peculier romantic liasons with their woolly charges had me thinking that 'Ram' may have had intimate contact with the woolly maidens he was entrusted to shear.
EWE never know.


6/16/2005 5:46 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

For all of you who said you want to visit - definitely save up for the trip. Well worth it. But keep in mind, the food is terrible. They eat their old sheep there. The sheep we eat here is younger and tastes all right. They put what they call mutton in everything.

And yes, I've too heard that there are more sheep than people there. But as I've said, one reason it's so beautiful is because it's not overpopulated like most of the rest of the world.

As for intimacy with sheep, happens here too.

6/16/2005 7:53 PM  

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