One of the highlights of the exhibition of extreme knitting on the handrails of the Devonport Wharf has been removed.
The knitted form of All Black star Daniel Carter, in repose above a sign reading “Dan’s Our Man” has been unceremoniously ripped from the display. There are fears that the knitted doll may be employed in ancient Argentinian voodoo rituals, in order to secure a favourable result in the likely quarterfinal match-up between Argentina and the All Blacks.
In a move sure to curry favour with the NZ rugby-loving public, The Speculator has asked that Brenda the toxic sea slug be employed to detect any likelihood of a shift in the fortunes of the two teams. We will keep you posted.
However, despite the enormous amount of foot traffic – some of it undoubtedly in various states of inebriation – that has passed the unguarded exhibition, Mr Carter’s theft appears to be the only act of vandalism.
This encouraging fact appears to support the philosopher Stephen Pinker’s view that the human race is becoming less prone to random acts of violence. Yeah right.