A dig at the fun police and discourteous interviewers and a rap over the knuckles for a gardening show that wastes water
White line fever
THE comments about double white lines on Top Gear Australia are ridiculous ( Guide, Nov 12). Firstly, the production team are a professional and safe group of people. For all we know, the road was closed for the shoot (which is often the case). Secondly, do you really think that a television show like Top Gear would encourage people to drive irresponsibly? If this is the case we had better ban Xbox and PlayStation as they teach you how to shoot guns while driving a car and chasing a gangster. Ban James Bond as I reckon there is a good chance he might cross a white line or two and anything else that might influence an impressionable young person. Look out, here come the fun police!
Too much attitude
HOW fascinating to read Fran Kelly’s quote (Guide, Nov 12) that she realised she needed ‘‘a different attitude’’ when interviewing nolonger-prime-minister John Howard. From my memory of many of the interviews conducted by Ms Kelly with the PM in the lead-up to the Federal election, the attitude she brought to the microphone was usually downright rudeness. No substitute for intellectual rigour. Still, I suppose everyone has to learn at some stage in their life, that what you give out you generally get back.
Scrap the foxy morons
OH WHY is Channel 7 keeping Kath & Kim? I have never ever tuned in to so much rubbish in all
THE end of Murphy’s Law was grim. Please tell me there will be another series where Murphy can pick up the pieces.
Ernie’s not so bad
I USED to think that Ernie Sigley was the worst radio presenter I had ever heard, until I heard his replacement, Denis Walter.
Plea for decency
CHANNELS 7 and 9, who is the dill who chooses the movies at midday, weekend and Saturday nights? Do they realise that there are older, lonely and house-bound people needing to watch a decent movie at these times? Lately they have dished up nothing but children’s movies and other rubbish fit for morons. Please leave the movie timeslots for people with a few brains and the poor devils who are house-bound. We watch the ads too, remember.
In black and white
DOES Seven realise how annoying it has been to have the bookies’ board so hard to read over the Spring Racing Carnival? Whatever happened to the plain white with black numbers of past years? Nine were able to give us this for the Caulfield Cup.
AFTER listening to a recent 3AW gardening program on Sunday morning about water features, it’s no wonder we’re running out of water! Firstly, the station had an expert on water features taking calls for 35 minutes, which included many people with backyard ponds. Not once were water restrictions— which prohibit the topping up of water features— mentioned. I know, because we were forced to disconnect our beautiful water feature pump at the front of our house. It’s OK hiding a pond in the backyard though, apparently. Irresponsible 3AW!
Killing off interest
THE writers for Ten’s Rush have lost me after killing off Grace. Why introduce such an interesting storyline (with one of the hottest new stars in Callan Mulvey) if it was only to be for a few weeks? I’ll not watch again!