Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Something about a list

This started as a comment on Prakky’s blog post regarding a list of twitter users in a local paper. I didn’t read the article or the list. And I gave @petstarr a bit of a ribbing the night before when she announced there’d be a list coming out, saying I was producing a list of [...]

Sport: I’m just disinterested.

On the weekend, Cadel Evans won the Tour de France. Early in the week, Mia Freedman appeared on the Today show and gave her honest opinion on what she felt about it. I’m inclined to agree with her. I just made a comment on Lehmo’s blog and it ended up being so long that I [...]

Thoughts on Will & Kate

You wouldn’t have to have been under a rock, you’d have to have been buried under the crazy paving for a considerable amount of time not to know that today is the day Price William will marry Catherine (Kate) Middleton. I shall be watching the wedding on my television receiver. Not that I feel any [...]

Those crazy pagans!

Interesting discussion on 891 this morning with Matt & Dave discussing a local politician’s appearance and speech at a Midwinter dinner at a Masonic lodge. While not outwardly mocking the dinner or the timing thereof to coincide with the pagan celebration, I did detect a hint of Matt & Dave’s slightly superior smugness regarding the [...]

Eurosomethingorother

I’ve often thought I should try liveblogging. If only for my own entertainment. But y’know… Firstly, at the time most liveblogworthy things are on, I’m usually getting kids to bed, loading the dishwasher and generally cleaning up the mess I’ve made earlier in the afternoon. Secondly, and probably more pertinently, I live in South Australia [...]

(Cynical attempt to) fool media

A recent article in The Australian accuses the Australian Federal Police of releasing a story when “half the country’s media” was on strike. Now, fair call; it does seem a bit suss but the criticism is a bit rich. Obviously, the story wasn’t buried. At least one astute reporter picked it up. He asks in [...]

Four years on…

I was thinking about writing a post on the Olympics until I realised I did that four years ago. Here, and here. Only the city has changed, really. And last night I watched handball.

Hollowriteypeople

The ABC series The Hollowmen has only been running, what, five weeks? But it’s already become the journalistic cliché for all comparison to the goings on in government. There was a comparison in the Australian yesterday by Caroline Overington in her opening paragraph. I’ve heard or read countless comparisons in the last few weeks. Hell, [...]

Please, no more naked kiddies (the wowsers are getting off on it)

Sometimes I get a bit riled up and do a bit of a dissertation on some current affair or other. It’s usually something that’s been in the media a while, usually to saturation point and I get a bit sick of that and feel compelled to share my oh-so-unique insights on it.I would do this [...]

So, you think?

First there was the Australian version of the American version of Idol. Then we had Ice Skating with People Who Have Been On TV, which nobody watched because we don’t really ice skate much in this harsh, hot land of ours. This was followed by Dancing with People You’ve Heard Of and So You Think [...]