Monday, 24 November 2008

Media Watch - Holy Cow

Why is it that even respected media outlets - like The Age - stoop to this.

The story is that a truckload of cattle escaped on the Tullamarine Freeway in Melbourne from their overturned semi-trailer.

The Age story is OK, except for calling the cattle "cows". The pictures all show bulls as far as I can see. Not an udder to be found, so they're not cows.

And the text behind the pictures is udderly ridiculous and may moove a three year old to fits of laughter.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Bloody cricket

It's that time of year again. Time for my annual lament that ABC Local Radio and a huge proportion of TV time is taken over by the coverage of cricket. It's as boring as batshit to watch and listening to it just seems pointless.

There are plenty of commercial radio stations in the sports niche. Why can't the ABC leave it to them and stop interrupting normal broadcasting schedules to make way for the cricket.

With regard to television, hopefully, with digital TV, Channel 9 will have the sense to broadcast the cricket on one of it's channels and leave the rest for normal programming.... as crap as that is on Channel 9 these days. See 20 to 1.

Clarke & Dawe reflect on the Howard Years

Clarke & Dawe reflect on the Howard Years

20/11/2008 - John Clarke and Bryan Dawe reflect on the Howard Years.
Read the transcript.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Rudd's Conversation with GWB

Senator Fielding really needs to get a life if he thinks that a Senate inquiry is required over the fact that the PM had a conversation with George W. Bush which exposed Bush as ignorant about what the G20 was.

We've all known for at least 8 years that Bush is not quite up to par when it comes to Presidential intelligence, we don't need a Senate inquiry to delve into the matter.

Senator Fielding should be thanking God that he got his cushy 2 term stint in the Senate by accident, because I sincerly doubt that he'll get back in next time.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Change overnight

It was like everything changed yesterday. Obama won the US election and it was palpable. You could feel the world's attitude towards America shift from overwhelmingly negative to it's polar opposite - admiration, respect, relief and brotherhood.

Welcome back America. Well done!