After the clip went viral, the two political opponents put their differences aside to use their spat for good (or maybe just quell any PR nightmares before the holidays), and auctioned off a signed copy of the transcript to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Seymour quipped that he was “standing up for pricks everywhere.” (OK, I’ll hand it to him, that’s funny.)


After bidding closed on Thursday, the auction winner, who bid a little over NZ$100,000, received a framed and signed copy of the transcript. “Can’t say I expected this…..a faux pas with the old mic in parliament has turned into $100,100 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation,” the prime minster wrote on her official Facebook page. “My thanks to David for being a good sport and to everyone who placed a bid. And to everyone, Merry Christmas!”

If I could raise even a fraction of that money every time I called out an arrogant prick, I’d be saying that shit with my whole chest.