Aussie TV – has wednesday night become the new saturday?

September 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm (awesome pile, fail room, Television, Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

Tonight saw the launch of two new shows and the reunion of an old Australian Favourite in Hey Hey it’s Saturday. Personally I’m quite pleased to see it back on temporarily and would like to see how well it went in the ratings. Maybe we’ll see it come back in the 2010 line up for Channel 9.

On Channel 10 we saw Celebrity Masterchef start which was also quite good, and really well set out. Kudos go to them.

Unfortunately for me, the ABC’s new 9pm show The Hungry Beast, for me was an epic fail.
Why?
Well I had high expectations, I thought it might be a mix of Jtv and the Chaser but alas all I got was apathy with a title sequence that sneakily familiar to Jtv’s except for it turning into a “beast”

Yep apathy.
Now I’m a cynical malcontent, but seriously, a whole show on apathy is really only going to entertain for so long, maybe the emo’s will find it ace, but that’s all. Whilst I like the fake report about gulibilty, the bagging out of internet support for social/political issues is a kinda lame bird to shot at, and wtf was that thing about the cat.
This show should’ve had a first season launch on ABC 2 just to test the waters before going to ABC to work out the kinks.
till next time kids!

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So long Sol, it’s obvious, you won’t miss us

May 26, 2009 at 4:49 am (fail room, internet, politics, radio) (, , , , , )

Sol Trujillo, the CEO of Telstra for another month has left Australia already back into the safe loving arms of the Americans.
Supposedly Australians are racist, from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, down to the lowliest bogan.

Trujillo has been the CEO of Telstra for a few years and has ran into the ground, service in regional areas has suffered whilst prices have gone up, yet he’s walked away with 30 million dollars. When he announced his departure from the job, Kevin Rudd was quoted as saying “adios” (spanish for goodbye) Sol being of Mexican decent has seen this as a racial slur and in a recent BBC radio interview called the whole country “backward”

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The Week in Dot Points

May 10, 2009 at 10:40 am (awesome pile, ettiquette and fashion, fail room, health, politics, tasmania) (, , , , , , , , )

*rumors about next weeks Australian Federal Budget were abundant – in particular the axing of the 30% Private health insurance rebate, superannuation contributions and paid paternity leave

*Malcolm Turnbull accused Kevin Rudd of being “hot headed” after a supposed incident over not having a hair dryer on his last trip to Afghanistan. Speaking of Turnbull, he announced rather pigishly that He and the Liberals will be ready whenever the Labor party are for the election. All getting rather childish in Canberra by the sounds of it, I expected him to be poking his tongue out after he said it as well.

*Death total from Swine Flu currently stands as being under 200, whilst the world wide hysteria kicks into overload and everyone uses alcohol hand sanitizer like Niles Crane from Frasier.

*Everyone learned that those in the Congo Army believe that sodomising Pygmies give supernatural powers

*In Australia the gender test for pregnant couples has been made available – which has struck fear into those hate filled right to lifers (who will gladly kill you if you ever mention the “A” word around them) saying that couples who find out the gender of their unborn child at 8 weeks will lead to more abortions.

*In Tasmania, it was found out that opposition leader Will Hodgman spent $13000 on his website – gee and I spend nothing for mine, he’s really being ripped off

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30% rebate loss hype – is it justified?

May 8, 2009 at 11:46 am (fail room, health, politics) (, , , , )

Rumors have begun circulating in the Australian media concerning what measures will be included in the Federal Budget next Tuesday night, the most predominant one is the axing of the 30% rebate on Private Medical Insurance.

Thing is, there will be conditions and an income test for the rebate put in place so those individuals who earn over $150 000 a year or families who earn over $240 000 a year will lose the rebate completely.

But that’s the thing, if your family was earning $240 000 a year would you really have a problem paying an extra 30% for Private Medical Insurance?
Really, in all honesty???

As someone whom has spent the last couple years living on under $850 a month whilst at university and payed rent, bought food, paid phone, power and internet bills whilst still finding a bit of cash to save, one would imagine that a family on 240k or an individual on 150k a year would find the adjustment easy.
Maybe cut down on a few lattes or trips to the theatre?
and thats another thing the Private Insurers are running round going “OMG OMG OMG IF YOU DO THAT WE’LL HAVE TO PUT UP FEES TO COVER THOSE WHO CUT OFF THEIR INSURANCE!!!”
I say “Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft”
The private insurers are already making a bundle, and even if they do lose some business the only reason that put their fees up is for greed, nothing more.

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Australia’s Next Top Model or Bogan?

May 6, 2009 at 1:10 am (ettiquette and fashion, fail room, Television) (, , , , )

Last Night the second episode of Australia’s Next Top Model was shown on FOX 8 and it got me to thinking…
Probably 3 of those girls actually have the dignity, grace and good looks to actually get anywhere in the modeling business. So why oh why is there a bunch complete and utter degenerative bogans there? Why not have people of quality on the show AND MAKE IT A REAL COMPETITION!
no ratings are so much better for train wrecks aren’t they?

One in particular, Cassie I believe her name is, spent last nights episode either crying, swearing, whinging and coming off as an idiot, and whilst her photo was good, her taste in clothing at judging WAS AWFUL! Others, whom their names escaped me acted like little shits towards to each other.

Here’s an idea, next season get people who really want it, not people who are going to turn the show into a circus!

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Swine Flu – Is it Just the Boy Crying Wolf?

May 5, 2009 at 4:55 am (ettiquette and fashion, fail room, health, politics) (, , , , )

So for the last fortnight the world has been swept up in the hysteria of that has come with H1N1 better known as Swine Flu. Whilst deaths have been restricted to Mexico, apart from one in the United States whom happened to be also Mexican, and only 1085 cases worldwide, one would wonder why there is such mass hysteria over the swine flu.
It is the height of fear mongering and stupidity the whirlwind that has swept the world called Swine Flu as annually approximately between 250 000 and 500 000 deaths are caused by seasonal influenza.
Why isn’t there more done to combat that mortality rate instead a small outbreak that has killed under 200 in Mexico?
Whilst its help people remember to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer as well as not to sneeze all over everyone in there place of work or education, all that has happened over the last fortnight is MASS HYSTERIA

Even American President Barack Obama has come out and told everyone to calm down.

Ladies, Gents and Malcontents; We live in a world run on fear and finance and the last 2 weeks have shown us that.

I personally have renamed it to The Flying Swine Flu

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slightly suspicious

May 4, 2009 at 12:26 pm (fail room, internet, online community, Television) (, , , , , )

Having to sit through Today Tonight which airs on Channel Seven is generally a pain in the ass, then tonight they aired a story about a website called “Freagle” on how you can earn big bucks by doing nothing.
It smell like a dirty scam.
So I have just had a look at the site, and to me it appears just to be that, a scam.
If something like this actually worked legitimately it would not have to be on a tabloid journalism television program flogging its wears.
Tut Tut Tut Channel Seven
Having to pay for a 30 day trial using a credit card also makes me highly suspect.

Whatever you do, never enter into something on the internet that smells fishy, coz if it looks too good to be true then it generally is a scam.

On that note, I have decided that writing an email to Today Tonight expressing my distaste and asking if the “story” was in fact a extended ad or not will help the malcontent in me feel slightly less disgruntled.

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The Logies

May 4, 2009 at 4:21 am (fail room, radio, Television) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Australia’s answer to The Emmy’s were held last night in Melbourne, and they were the Biggest sack of fail I have ever witnessed.
Now dear reader allow me to rant for a while.
First things first; you got a never was been in Gretel Kileen hosting the debarcle, a woman whom is annoying and smug and completely lacking comedic timing, trying to be funny, and failing miserably.
Then you have the awards itself.

WHY OH WHY DO WE LET THE TAMMY’S AND THE BOGANS SMS?
The three major television shows to win last night were Channel Nine’s Underbelly, Channel Seven’s Packed to the Rafters and Channel Ten’s Rove.
Now, I bear no malice towards Underbelly or Rove, both are brilliant. Underbelly, whilst being highly explicit show sthe history of Victoria’s gangland wars brilliantly, it was well written, well acted and deserves all accolades that come its way. Rove is Australia’s best talk show/light entertainment show and always has a diverse range of guests.
However Packed to the Rafters, despite having a few good actors in Michael Caton and Rebecca Gibney, falls flat dreadfully.
The younger actors over act like it’s the end of year play in Primary School and it’s plot lines seem to be recycled plots from Home and Away and now defunct show Always Greener. It may have deserved “Most Popular Drama” but nothing more or less.
Rebecca Gibney walked away with the Gold Logie, which normally would not worry but, She actually had the majority of Launceston voting for her, through a campaign on the local radio station LA-FM.
Now for those who don’t know, Gibney lives in Tamar Valley and is quite vocal about making sure there’s no pulp mill built (which she should be applauded about) but also does a lot of promotional things for LA-FM
so it seems one hand gives the other a gold logie in Launceston today.

Whilst the ceremony was incredibly lack lustre there was four highlights
Dave Hughes’ Monologue
Wil Anderson’s Monologue
Peter Phelp’s trying to find Humphrey B. Bear a job
and Bill Collins, Australia’s ‘Mr Movies’ finally being inducted in to the hall of fame”

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