Wellyword, March 27
A quest for coffee turned into a scene from Hitchcock’s The Birds at a small café off Cuba Street. Two thirsty Wellyworders wandered in the door, open to the nice weather, and spooked a small flock of pigeons who circled them then took to the ceiling inside. “Oh, now they’ll be there all day,” lamented the barista, who did nothing to shoo the creatures. It reminded the two of a public outcry years ago, directed at Jeff Kennedy, who was seen aggressively sweeping pigeons out of Caffe L’affare. It’s sanitary, not animal cruelty.
Two Cybermen in civilian clothes were seen pushing a blowup Dalek down Kent Terrace. Exterminate!
Wellington Fashion Week is giving it another go this year, but who can tell? It was surprising to see how such a sophisticated operation as fashion could have a website as thin as an anorexic model. Besides a list of event times and designers and a news blog roll stocked mostly with corporate promotions, there’s little to be seen there. Hopefully, the catwalk will be more eye catching.
Capital Times discontinuing publication on April 10 has received more phone calls of concern, letters of lamentation, online buzz, and funereal Facebook comments than anything we’ve ever written. We can only suspect it’s Wellywords that everyone will really miss.