Here in NZ – we have a group of people (police and Transport Authorities) collecting information off citizens illegally, with cameras. It’s not like, we all signed up to be willing guinea pigs of The Truman Show styled reality TV series produced by the NZ government’s ‘front line services’ teams. We didn’t.
What’s going on here? Blimey.
Here’s the story from the NZ Herald - “Snap-happy transport authorities have been caught collecting individual information on vehicles – and a privacy watchdog is unimpressed.
The Privacy Commission will be asking the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) why it has been collecting information on around 14,000 cars a day using controversial automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras.
The cameras, which are different to traffic flow monitors, have been watching four northbound lanes on Auckland’s Southern Motorway near the Newmarket Viaduct. Vehicles travelling faster than 85km/h in the 70km/h zone have been targeted. (more…)
The synopsis of Jim Carrey‘s new family film, Mr Popper’s Penguins reads: The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.”–IMDB.
MovieWeb writes: “The story revolves around Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey), a house painter whose real passion is exploring the Arctic, although he has no means to do so. After writing letters to real Arctic explorers, one of them sends him a penguin. When another female penguin arrives from the zoo, they mate and Popper now has 12 penguins on his hands. He forms a stage act with the penguins dubbed ‘Popper’s Performing Penguins’ that goes on tour and features the animals causing mayhem at every stop.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.11~
Jim Carrey has a lot to say about sports stars, and the wives of sports stars too. In particular Elin Nordegren, wife of Tiger Woods.
Tweeted Carey in a series of tweets:
Tweet 1: I made a Tiger joke today, but after listening 2 Payne’s speech I think it’s time we checked our collective EGO and let the guy play! d;^\
Tweet 2: If you really wanna see sexual disfunction get 2 know your favorite basketball star! Curling is the only safe sport 4 a married man! d;^’
Tweet 3: Tiger Woods owes nothing 2 anyone but himself. 2 please his father he gave up his childhood and his freedom in the world. That’s enough!—>
Tweet 4: No wife is blind enough to miss that much infidelity. Elin had 2 b a willing participant on the ride 4 whatever reason. kids/lifestyle ;^)
Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell should top this list, for playing ‘Hollywood guys’ who are ‘qualified’ to find America’s next top singing talent.
(Jokes) but Forbes Magazine has released their list of the ten most overpaid actors in the Hollywood film industry for 2009. The findings are based on what actors got paid by studios and what they returned per dollar back to the studio via the box office.
The findings weed out the older talent posturing themselves as big stars and make room for the newbies like the Efrons, Lautners, Pattinsons of Hollywood’s rising stars.
Here’s the list of most overpaid actors:
1. Will Ferrell ($3.29)
2. Ewan McGregor ($3.75)
“Jim [Carrey] is going to put on 50 pounds to play Curly in The Three Stooges,” says the actor’s girlfriend, Jenny McCarthy on Ellen.
Carrey looks happier a little heavier. Funny that!