The vomit inducing Lotto advert

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Isn’t that just so Kiwi? Cheap, underfunded and requiring a vice tax for social good

Isn’t that seductive TV advert thanking Lotto for making NZ films using some of our most iconic cinema moments really ugly when you realise our art is dependent upon fucking gambling?

Isn’t that just so Kiwi? Cheap, underfunded and requiring a vice tax for social good.

Less waiting for Godot, more waiting for Lotto.


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  1. Z says:

    Vice? Or desperation?

  2. J S Bark J S Bark says:

    Yep, the artistic wilderness of the Pacific…

  3. Liminal says:

    I find the constant use by Kiwis of the term “iconic” for most of their achievements/endeavors just as vomit-inducing as this type of advert – perhaps the most up-its-own-arse nation in the world.

  4. countryboy says:

    Fuck. That is truly vile.
    Based on a financial year, when times are ‘good’ in the NZ film industry we make an average salary. When times are bad, we’re fucked.
    I don’t ever remember wanting to thank lotto for a leg up in times of financial difficulty.
    I do remember seeing, on tv, peter jackson tearily beg for tax payer money while he, warner Bro’s and jonky hatched a plan to rip off those most at risk within the film industry, those who work 18 hours + a day, often in all weathers, to line Sir pete’s deep hobbit pockets. What’s your net worth pete? Is it still $600 million? How’s that Gulf Stream going? Makes me wonder then why you needed a vast financial tax paid for prop up to ensure your project came here, when, in fact, it was anyway. No class darling.
    Lotto is only one thing.
    It’s a logical fallacy to cloud and hypnotise our minds with false hope while we endure the rapacious greed of the 1%’ers.
    Fuck it. You know what? I just described our entire society. The bankers to it, our regional councils do it, the media does it.
    I’ve been driving around Christchurch recently and I see hideously ugly new buildings, mostly resplendent with the names of legal firms and investment organisations names and I can feel, coming through the air vents, a sense of spiritual death and despair. And almost every dairy and supermarket here has a lotto outlet.

    • Jono says:

      Don’t worry once GFC 2 hits it will level society. All that wealth will disappear overnight as the markets plummet. The elites will disappear into gated communities. Apparently this next one will be as bad as the 1929 crash.

  5. Mike the Lefty says:

    When the fun stops, stop!
    The British gambling outlets like 365 use this motto
    I haven’t seen Lotto say this, unless it’s buried in the T’s and C’s fine print

  6. Jono says:

    Countryboy these shiney new law firms and investment houses are designed by the 1% for the 1%. They are elitist and are giving the finger to anyone below there station. They all gather in a little club hoping to make as much money off the working classes in the form of profits ie trickle up. They dispise of course the working class. New Zealand now has a two class system. The wealthy and of course their hangers on and the working class. Thats it and that is now set in concrete…

  7. esoteric pineapples says:

    New Zealand iconography started to be appropriated by commercial interests in a big way from the early 1990s. With the evolution into an extreme capitalist society, a price was put on everything. Nowhere is this more exemplified with the “bach” which went from being cheap seaside accommodation to a million dollar investment.

  8. Mjolnir says:

    Weren’t some of those movies in the advrrt made BEFORE lotto was introduced? I’m sure “Sleeping Dogs” wasnt funded through lotto.

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