Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Big Question

sPlaying the race card for ratings - has reality telivision finally gone too far?

You can find out tomorrow night at 6:30, when Channel Nine's A Current Affair does a searing expose on Survivor: Cook Islands, also showing on Nine, at 9:30. I won't be watching either program. Since they pulled the hour long feast of gratuitous nudity, sex and violence that was Rome in favour of this turkey, I've lost all interest in watching Nine on Wednesday nights.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Shite Watch

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is on at the moment – it actually started last Wednesday.

Geelong journalist and blogger, Bernard Slattery has looked into what’s on at the Festival – like this event – and found that it’s all a load of publicly-funded shite.

If you’re fool enough to disregard Bernie’s authoritative opinion – on the entirely spurious basis that it’s based on one selected quotation from an Age article and maybe Bernie should get up to Melbourne to see the show before he dismisses it out of hand – here’s the Festival program. And here’s a page listing all the Festival's partners and sponsors. The Fringe Festival is on for another two weeks, so there’ll be plenty of other shite events you can waste your money on.

Incidentally, nowhere in that Age report do I find any mention of who funded the (alleged) artists who devised the event Bernie doesn't like the sound of.