A dig at the fun po­lice and dis­cour­te­ous in­ter­view­ers and a rap over the knuck­les for a gar­den­ing show that wastes wa­ter

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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

Mur­phy’s re­venge?

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.

Wa­ter-wast­ing words

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!

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