first watch this
first watch this
A group of so-called government funded “experts” whip up alarmist fears of a killer shark off the coast of Amity, a sea side town. Their goal is to destroy the local tourist industry, send Amity back to the dark ages and thus achieve their underlying socialist agenda of wealth redistribution. The heroes of this tale are the local major and business leaders who lead a successful audit of the alarmist claims and by doing so manage to delay action long enough that the beach remains open. In the end it turns out a shark has been eating people.
Update: See also a compelling argument on this at Friends of Gin & Tonic.
Starting from next Monday The Goodies will be on ABC2 on Monday nights at 8pm.
Myles Barlow is back!
From the ABC2 tv guide
The Critic. By giving us impressions of their experiences, critics can prepare us for certain life encounters before we commit to them ourselves. They help us navigate a seemingly endless maze of food, wine, literature, music, film, art, travel – the list is vast. But not entirely comprehensive. Until now…
Myles Barlow understands the impact of critical review at a depth seldom if ever before found. But surely, we face far more important issues than what movie to see or what book to buy, in the roller coaster of life!
Join Myles for a second series of the AFI Award-winning comedy Review with Myles Barlow, as he ponders the effects of any human experience his audience desires – and gives it a rating out of five stars. At last, a guide by which to truly experience life!
Myles begins the second series reviewing:
Wanderlust – the freedom and cultural experiences of travelling abroad. But after meeting fellow Aussie traveller Scott, Myles’s quest for enrichment goes anything but to plan.
Addiction – After listening to the plight of a young mother still breastfeeding her two-year-old, Myles dives head first into a life of addiction. His addictions quickly multiply until his life is an unforgiving monster, with an appetite Myles cannot control or satisfy.
Cult – The letter of the week asks Myles the worth of setting up a club. To answer this Myles recruits less fortunate souls to join his cult ‘The Barlowians’. Over time, Myles becomes consumed by his own power, with tragic results.
For those without digital I expect that you’ll be able to watch on iview.
Here is a review from the first series, Myles reviews having a dickhead for a mate:
The Now Show is back on BBC Radio 4. It is a comedy show which looks at the week’s news stories and is well worth listening to. Each episode is available for download for a week after the Friday night broadcast. Details here.
Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge, Saxondale) is going to be doing a show at the Festival Theatre on April 17th. Details from Bass.
and here someone has edited together Alan Partridges description of The Spy Who Loved Me with footage from the film
I’m not the only recent visitor to NZ, The Lazy Aussie was here not long ago so he has a Worst of New Zealand section on the Worst of Perth site. Sadly I did not go as far south as Timaru so I didn’t get to see Santa’s mounted head in person, but on the good side the highly disturbing Pure Merino ad campaign seems to be over.