Rants TV

News… is it important?

I was just watching Grease on Channel 7 (yep after watching “High School Musical“, thanks Disney). And during an ad break Channel 7 had a promo for their news… it went something like

And 7 news was there when the story broke… and I believe they were trying to cover it up… and this now exclusive the 7 News… 7 News can reveal exclusively… and so on for about a minute.

No I didn’t leave anything out… it went like that and the visuals were all of the anchor saying these things. Not a single story or incident was mentioned, so I have to ask… is the news important? If it is so irrelevant that they can’t be bothered adding it into the promo, because sure the story is probably no longer relevant. but that’s my point. It was big news one day, and the important thing wasn’t the news… it was who brought it to you first, who paid the most for the exclusive.

If it is news worthy, it should NEVER be exclusive. If it is news, then surely it is important that as many people can know about it SHOULD know about it.

Maybe the promo should not be taglined “Seven News, the one to watch” but instead read “Seven news, the one who paid the most”.

Family & Friends

Isn’t she a total betty?

My Mum and Pop on her Wedding dayROFL funny thing to say about my mum I suppose, but there you go. Inspired by Clueless, one of my all time favourite movies.

Fortuately for me, and unlike Cher, this Betty is still with us. This photo taken the day she married my Dad, not that they were my mum and dad back then, but you get what I mean.

I’m just a big baby and I miss my mummy, who comes for a visit in just over a month’s time. YAY.

The trip will mark my mum’s FIRST EVER time on an aeroplane… she’ll do it once and wonder why she was ever worried. Next thing we’ll know she’ll be jetsetting around the world.

This photo was also part of my Flickr madness.

Family & Friends Photography

Gone Flickr Mad

Yep just uploaded a whole bunch more photos to Flickr. Up to 493 photos in total. Still lots more to go.
Me holding Maygen the day she was bornJacob on his first BikePerry CatmoOne of Eve's Puppies

Also have to find out how to blog photos directly from Flickr, am able to get it to blog to hosted sites, but this one is on my own server and I’m not sure how to get Flickr to post to here. It seems to need some sort of endkey or something. I’ll work it out (or keep copy and pasting).