Friday, 31 October 2008

Over Hyped LCD TV not as good as "old style" TV?

Is the penny finally dropping in the celebrity obsessed mind of UK viewers that over hyped LCD (Lowest Common Denominator) TV is in fact Crap with no depth or substance?

We do hope so.

The first episode of Britannia High, ITV1's new youth drama, was thrashed in the ratings battle by the Antiques Roadshow.

The cast of ITV's Britannia High
Britannia High didn't live up to the hype

Around 3.5 million people tuned in on Sunday night to watch the much-hyped show, less than half the number of viewers who saw the veteran BBC programme.

Britannia High, which has been billed as a cross between Fame and High School Musical, follows six teenagers at a performing arts school.

ITV hopes the heavily advertised programme will draw in a lucrative youth audience, but Antiques Roadshow's cross-generational appeal scored a ratings triumph.

The BBC favourite, which was first broadcast in 1977, has been reinvigorated by new host Fiona Bruce, who was brought in to replace Michael Aspel for the current series.

An ITV spokesman said that Britannia High had made a "solid" start in a "competitive" schedule.

The drama has been launched with a range of multi-media spin-offs - each of the characters have their own pages on social networking websites, and a CD featuring music from the series will hit shops next month. There will also be two DVDs of the show - one out in time for Christmas and another in the New Year.

Britannia High was rumoured to be a reality show in advance of its broadcast, but it is actually an expensively-made drama. The final episode will be a "live" 75-minute contest between the young stars.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Another classic example of BBC arrogance

Criticism driven by 'salary envy' claims BBC executive

The storm over lewd phone calls by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross may be partly driven by "salary envy and shadenfreude", a senior BBC executive has claimed.

Radio 1 Newsbeat editor Rod McKenzie highlighted "synthetic" anger over the incident, insisting the corporation was being attacked by its "usual critics".

How up your own arse can you get? this creep gives the public no credit for actually having an opinion on the disgusting behavior of the "BBC" "Ross" and that shrieking spastic "Brand".

Instead of telling us we are just jealous this knob of a Civil Servant should be asking who "fucked up" at the BBC allowing this rubbish to go out in the first place, and who is responsible for making sure the BBC's own internal procedures are adhered to!

Get this through your arrogant little brain McKenzie WE DO NOT LIKE BULLYS, we don't like subsidizing them via OUR TV tax! And more importantly we do not like being talked down to by know nothing twerps like you

The day the shit really hit the fan

A bitter row has broken out between one of Sydney's largest tourist pubs and a family of five who accused chefs of serving human excrement in their gelato after they complained about noise during a Football Match.

State government food minister Ian Macdonald confirmed on Wednesday that frozen faecal matter had been found in a serving of chocolate gelato offered to placate pub patron Steve Whyte and his wife Jessica, who became "violently ill" after eating it.

"The stench went through my nostrils, I retched and spat it into the napkin," Jessica Whyte told the Daily Telegraph newspaper, recounting what local media are calling "gelati-gate."

The tainted sweet was allegedly served up at the Coogee Bay Hotel, one of Sydney's largest and most popular beachfront hotels, located just a few minutes south of Bondi Beach.

The pub has denied serving excrement to the Whyte's after they complained they were unable to hear a televised football game due to loud music, with both the chef and restaurant manager volunteering for DNA tests to prove their innocence.

Both sides have accused the other of money seeking, with the Whyte's claiming they were offered A$5,000 (2,000 pounds) in hush money by pub General Manager Tony Williams, while they in turn were accused of trying to negotiate up to A$1 million in damages.

The argument over accusations of "kitchen revenge" has shocked Australians, leading into an expected searing, gelato-friendly summer, capturing national headlines for days.

Macdonald said DNA analysis would now be done to determine if the sample was of human or animal origin as police and food authorities investigate the case.

"Obviously, we are keeping an open mind and do not want to pre-empt this investigation in any manner," he said.

The eastern Sydney hotel is standing by staff and on Tuesday said its own lab tests on the chocolate gelato tub had found no evidence of contamination.

Given the huge number of dung punchers that inhabit Sydney and its environs, it was always going to be the case that one of the dirty bastards would forget to wash their hair or hands after a hard nights turd burgling, and some "Poofter Play Dough" would enter the food chain. But WHO is the guilty one.

Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "this Ice Cream tastes like shit"

Here is a woman who should run for Prime Minister Beat that Gordon Brown

Written by a housewife in New Brunswick , Canada to her local newspaper.

This is one ticked off lady.

'Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from the nation's capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

And I'm supposed to care that a a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan .

I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents' in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of

disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blows themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I'll care when the Canadian and other media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a CANADIAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, know this: I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed 'special' food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.' Well, Jimmy

Crack Corn and, you guessed it, I don't care!!

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behaviour!

If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities are committed by radical Muslims in our great Countries! And may I add: 'Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Soldiers don't have that problem.'

Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ
2. The Canadian Soldier.
3. The British Soldier.
4. The US Soldier.

5. The Anzacs and all others who gave the ultimate sacrifice

One died for your soul, the other 4 are willing to for your freedom.'

Why are heads NOT rolling at the BBC

Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand are both well paid “entertainers” with reputations they need to enhance and to that end they will brook no obstruction to their endeavors, in their pursuit of self aggrandizement. No matter that they see anyone they choose as “fair game” to be a target of their spiteful deprecating “humor”.

Such arrogance is bred from the constant servile attention to, and bolstering of, their idols fragile ego’s by a collection of worthless lackeys, agents, & broadcasters anxious to bathe in the reflected “glory” of being “close” to such a media glitterati.

Their offensive"spoof call" to a genuine "star" Andrew Sachs has clearly shown shown them to be the shallow, talentless clowns they actualy are, British people do not respond well to seeing others mocked.

Add to this the fact there are very strict rules on the conduct & language of “the general public” calling into chat shows, should they voice feelings that may offend others, should they be able to get past the bleep machine then you can be certain they will feel the strong arm of the law close around them very quickly indeed.

So the real question is HOW did this vile rant get broadcast in the first place? Brand and Ross should be made to issue prime time public apologies, then dismissed from their positions same day.

BUT we would like the person in charge of the program brought to book, and made to publicly explain why they thought this was acceptable broadcasting if they are unable to convince an independent jury they to should be got rid as well.

That might start to send out the message WE DON'T LIKE BULLY'S attacking genuine media Icon's and we don't want our license fee going to support them.

I used to think Jonathan Ross was quite amusing, no I think he is a self serving over paid over rated Bully. As for that useless heroin head Brand the most important thing he will ever achieve is death.

At last ....some common sense from social workers

At last thank the lord a Social Worker has done something worth their salary.

Indolent parents take note, if you fail in your duty to keep your child healthy you could lose them! being fat is NOT funny it may be easier for a lazy parent to feed their child on take away or fast food but the damage it does to that child is immense! especially as they reach their teens the taunts of peers WILL drive them into other damaging behavior.

Documents Obtained under Freedom of Information laws, reports showed one boy aged six in Derby was taken from his home by social workers because he was dangerously obese.

Another boy in London, aged 12, was put into care with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 28 - 60 per cent above the 17.5 average for his age.

In Cumbria, social services intervened when one girl aged only eight weighed over 9st and wore size 16 clothes.

Dr Colin Waine, former head of the National Obesity Forum, called for closer monitoring of children to avoid them being taken into care.

Recent figures suggest a third of 13-year-olds are obese or overweight, and that a million children in England will be obese within five years.

Earlier this month, Tam Fry, a member of the National Obesity Forum's board, told a conference that youngster over-fed by their parents should be treated as victims of abuse, as happens with malnourished children.

Mr Fry said: "It is drastic but it's a long-term therapy. For the sake of the children it does need to be done because we have got children who are horrendously fat."