Horrifying New Zealand Gang Rape Case Leads to Zero Charges

Last year, New Zealand media broke the story of the Roast Busters, a group of young men in West Auckland who picked up girls (most of whom were underage, some as young as 13), gave them alcohol, and gang raped them, only to brag about it on social media. Now a year later, the investigation into the matter has come to… » 10/29/14 1:10pm 10/29/14 1:10pm

Game of Thrones Tourism Is Happening, Since Westeros Sounds So Fun

It's not just Ren Faire enthusiasts and Irish-American grandparents who want to vacation on the Emerald Isle anymore, and for that, you can thank Game of Thrones, which films partly outside Belfast. Suddenly the HBO drama is the hottest way to market Ireland as a destination—because doesn't Westeros seem like a darling » 4/15/14 6:30pm 4/15/14 6:30pm

Facebook Quietly Removes Roastbusters Page, Is Still Shitty

Shortly after we wrote about Facebook's refusal to remove a page glorifying the New Zealand Teen Rape Club known as the "Roast Busters," the page quietly disappeared from the social networking site. But don't bake Facebook any fucking cookies; there's still no way for users to report pages for "sexual violence." And… » 11/15/13 4:20pm 11/15/13 4:20pm

Facebook Doesn't Consider Page Honoring Rapists 'Violent'

The New Zealand teen rapists known as the Roast Busters met many of their victims over social media and had an active Facebook page where members of the group bragged about getting girls occasionally underaged girls drunk and then gang raping them. When news of their exploits broke in local media, the page… » 11/12/13 4:00pm 11/12/13 4:00pm

Ringleader of New Zealand Teen Rape Gang Bravely Skips Town

Joseph Parker — privileged son of a Hollywood actor and one of the ringleaders of an Auckland teen rape club that called itself the "Roast Busters" — has fled town. Wow, you'd think a person so super tough that they made a hobby out of incapacitating and raping sometimes-underage girls would be better at handling… » 11/11/13 11:35am 11/11/13 11:35am

New Zealand Teen Rapists' School Knew About Roast Busters, Did Nothing

As more details emerge about the self-styled New Zealand rape club that called itself the "Roast Busters," naturally, questions arise. Namely: What the fuck? Followed by: What kind of a malformed fucksticks do this kind of thing to other human beings? And, finally, the inevitable: How the fuck did this happen? It… » 11/08/13 11:30am 11/08/13 11:30am

What's Happening With The New Zealand Teen Rape Club Case? Not Enough.

Earlier this week, a group of privileged New Zealand teen boys called the Roast Busters made international news for basically being a social media-active gang rape club that the cops (and much of the community) ignored for years. Now — finally — it seems that the people who enabled and made excuses for the boys are in… » 11/07/13 11:20am 11/07/13 11:20am

Police Told New Zealand Gang Rape Victim She Was Asking For It

New Zealanders are outraged over the continued unprosecuted existence of West Auckland's Roast Busters, a selective club for privileged male teens with the world's most disgusting raison d'être — to pick up teen girls, get them drunk, gang rape them, and brag about it on social media. » 11/06/13 10:00am 11/06/13 10:00am

Lamb Visits a Skate Park, Antics Ensue

This lamb gamboling about the skate park after its human companion is the most life-affirming thing you’ll see all day, right until the camera catches the lamb wandering dangerously close to a pentagram that’s been graffitied in the middle of the park. I have to believe that, even though it’s dangerously close to… » 10/28/13 6:30pm 10/28/13 6:30pm

‘Blurred Lines’ Gender-Swapped Parody Briefly Removed by YouTube

Much like its Mod Carousel gender-swapped predecessor, a “Blurred Lines” parody called “Defined Lines” (because of gender roles, yo) made by several Auckland law students was briefly been deemed too ladybonerific for YouTube’s Council of Female Libido Deniers (it’s a very secret council). » 9/02/13 12:00pm 9/02/13 12:00pm

Hey, Assholes: Deporting Fat People Doesn't Actually Make Them Go Away

The government of New Zealand has come up with a novel strategy for getting rid of great big gross fat people: Just throw them into the sea! But don't worry, humanitarians—fat is buoyant. Concerned that hordes of marauding fatties will literally gobble up the nation's entire economy (WHO SPILLED GRAVY ALL OVER THE… » 8/13/13 11:40am 8/13/13 11:40am

New Zealand Rejects Kind of Weird and Really Weird Baby Names Alike

New Zealanders, sick and tired of being ridiculed for everyone calling them Kiwis, are putting an end to the tomfoolery. No longer can Kiwis name their kids whatever the fresh hell they feel like naming them. Officials have released a list of 77 names that the government aka the New Zealand version of The Man will… » 5/01/13 4:10pm 5/01/13 4:10pm