Those steering the ship and leading the country find themselves the targets of billboard satire.
Rooster right on the money
"Last Saturday around 4pm, my wife and I were sitting out on our deck having our coffee/tea break when all of a sudden we heard a wild rooster crowing for all it was worth at our gate," says Guy Bucchi. "My wife, being sharp, said, 'Guy, c'est le coq qui annonce la victoire de la France ce soir' (it's the rooster announcing France's victory tonight) and put a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge. Well, you know the outcome, le coq was right, so to thank him, he was left an ear of corn from our garden. At first I thought he was an All Black coq but upon closer viewing, he is a very dark blue, so he's a Bleu coq. I will let you know if he comes back next Saturday to crow."
Dumb and dumber
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City bosses in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, have come up with an odd way of dealing with road chaos - they've employed 120 mimes to make fun of bad drivers who do not follow the road rules. The mimes will spend their days silently wagging their fingers and pulling faces at motorists who are breaking the rules. (Source: Neatorama.com)
Extra cover but never caught out
"They say confession is good for the soul," says Al. "So I am using Sideswipe to come clean and lay my nearly 30 years of guilt to rest. I remember as a young lad going to Otago cricket games at Alexandra's Molyneux Park in the height of a Central Otago summer. I was stoked that Dad had gotten me a cricket set for Christmas and I am pretty sure that he was stoked that the bag it came in could quite happily conceal about five cans of Speight's ... Trips to the games were always accompanied with a cheerful, 'Don't forget your cricket set'. The RWC 2011 people are lucky he is not around to thwart their systems today!"