The continuing death of journalism


#381

Recall a girl from LA on an exchange program at uni in the 90s being disappointed that Australia wasn’t some wildly exotic place but rather “just like home but a lot of wasteland that stinks”. I think she was referring to the outback.


#382

Will probably make you laugh.

I was in L.A. at a 24 hour shopping centre for the first time. The biggest supermarket I had ever seen in my life, with over 100 registers /check outs at each end. So many shelves of choices of the same types things of things and shopping trolleys like small car trailers on wheels, I had an anxiety attack. Coming from a smallish place like Newstead tiny town of less than 600 people including the outskirts, near Castlemaine. I was in total visual and auditory overwhelm.

People I was living with in Agoura thought I was having them on and couldn’t imagine anything smaller or less ostentatious. Normally, they would have the hired help do their shopping, but; took me there for the experience and I was gobsmacked.


#383

Sorry, I know you didn’t mean it literally. My point was that, even with no knowledge of population etc, if you look at map of the world it’s pretty hard to miss a whole farking continent.


#384

Geography knowledge external to USA borders is limited (as is history and everything else that is not American) . My partner explained to me that there would be an annual class geography discussion in high school, where they had to match the name tags of countries on a Mercator projection map of the world. Every year, there were always two names that were the last to be matched. Australia and Greenland. It was always a 50/50 guess.


#385

Yeah, thought it was something like that


#386

Maybe off topic but I’ve heard it said hat terrorism is God’s way of teaching Geography to Americans.


#387

Well, the original quote decades ago was it was war that did that.


#388

Matthew Dunn with his weekly opinion piece rehashing the same lame threats about torrenting TV shows. Dude, everyone knows about VPNs these days.


#389

More gold from the HS. Wow and double wow. Stop the feckin’ presses:

“BEC Judd is very worried because her three-year-old daughter has “all of a sudden” become obsessed with her appearance.”


#390

Wonder how / why that could have happened?


#391

Is 3 years old too young for plastic surgery?


#392


#393

Child worried about something that parent worries about?


#394

Child worried about something parent completely bases their identity, career and worth around? Who would have thunk it?


#395

Sounds like the blue powder affected the brain of the foetus…


#396

How about every Australian major media outlet printing Dr G Yunupingu’s first name and photo reporting his death and being surprised at the backlash for doing so.


#397

ABC radio has been circumspect, saying that at the family’s request, it won’t.


#398

Blurred images all over ABC news, but then a follow up report saying he “spent his last night at this itinerant drinker’s camp on the Darwin coast”.


#399

LOL. The other week the huns ■■■■■ weekend liftout was about her and the kids (all dressed in suits) modelling of their new designer kitchen.

Life must be so hard for a bogan that can’t pronounce “WEATHA” properly.


#400

The Age publishes a photo of the back of an indiginous man.

Makes me wonder if these ghouls keep such a photo library for future deaths.