Category Archives: Films and TV

“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”

It’s pretty obvious that there were two versions of the script. In the original version of the script, which has no doubt lain in a filing cabinet for several years, there’s the plot involving Gordon Gekko and Forgettable Protagonist. Then, … Continue reading

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Guilty pleasures

Australia’s Next Top Model is back. I recommend following each episode with bracing doses of Bland Canyon and Jo-Jo Blogs.

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The Daily Show on news media

It’s no secret that I don’t think very highly of journalists. Too many of them use lazy shortcuts dressed up as serious journalism. The most common is “two-soundbites-and-that’s-a-wrap” trick, where they just get two different people, who they’ve decided to label as rivals, to provide a soundbite each. Then they write it up and head [...] Continue reading

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