Media Watch – 20 years of trying to tell the truth

May 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm (awesome pile, internet, politics, radio, Television) (, , , , , , )

On this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch May we hope you proOn this day in 1989 a show called Media Watch screened on ABC in Australia for the first time. It sent a shiver down the spine of every dodgy newspaper editor, radio shock jock and shonky Current Affairs journalist in the country. Highly critical of blunders in the press, it has shown the other side to the story, most of the under handed dealings, such as John Laws and Alan Jones infamous cash for comment stoushes and pissing off the likes of Today Tonight and A Current Affair with a few laughs along the way. Thanks Media Watch we hope you prosper for another 20 years!

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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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Just a Small Reminder

May 5, 2009 at 5:02 am (Uncategorized)

There is also a sister site that has just been setup that has extra random rantings at
www.mutatedpixelation.blogspot.com

go on, click it.

you know you want to

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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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And it’s time…

May 4, 2009 at 3:41 am (awesome pile, music, tasmania) (, , , )

to cross something off the “Awesome things that I wish would happen” list On the 14th of March 2009, and I had the exciting pleasure of watching Amanda Palmer in concert IN TASMANIA!

It’s was absolutely fucking brilliant.

She is a brilliant show woman and I stood there for the length of the show in absolute awe of her.

After the show I got to meet her and it almost turned into a Wayne’s World moment of me going “I’m not worthy!”

She said during the concert, she would hopefully be back in December.

AWESOME!

and now for your viewing pleasure, some photos

img_0832img_0825img_0807img_0783(all images copyrighted by mutatedpixelation 14/3/2009)

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Decemberists new album

May 4, 2009 at 3:21 am (awesome pile, internet, music, Uncategorized) (, , )

The Decemberists, headed by colin meloy have released a brand spanking new album called The Hazards of Love. It’s part rock opera and folk orgy and has some murder ballads that even the king of murder ballads, Nick Cave would be jealous of.

Go on, stop reading and start listening!
www.decemberists.net
www.myspace.com/thedecemberists

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Another Amanda Palmer post

February 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm (music, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Ok so I am a Amanda Palmer fan girl
but yet again, she’s been screwed over
Her new single “Oasis” is only being played on certain media outlets in Britain due to the nature of the subject

Now I love the song.
It’s about a girl who has had horrid things happen to her but she doesn’t care because her favourite band sent her a photograph of them
Whilst it’s black humor, the song spoke to me.
Last year was a terrible year for me health wise but if there’s little things there that brighten your world that makes you feel so happy that you forget your problems for a moment, you feel better.

For me the song is more about hope than dillusion

But BBC 6 is playing the song so props to them

for more information read Amanda’s blog

www.amandapalmer.net

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Awesome things I’d like to see happen

January 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm (awesome pile, ettiquette and fashion, music, politics, tasmania) (, , , , , , , )

Here’s a list of cool things I want to see happen
(but most probably won’t in my lifetime)
*Paul McCartney play a concert in Tasmania
*Amanda Palmer play a concert in Tasmania
*the Re-release of John Lennon’s song “give peace a chance” with footage from different countries of people singing it, particularly Middle Eastern countries
*Vladamir Putin dancing like a robot
*Bob Brown becoming the Prime Minister of Australia
*the Japanese to stop whaling
*for people to stop wearing tights like they’re trousers

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