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  1. Podcasts. Drought and Surf & Turf taste tests. Highs and lows of a 3,000 klm road trip North

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    Dust storm, just South of Walgett NSW
    Photo Credit: Campbell Cooney

    Greetings from the warm, sunny and temperate hills of Queensland's Atherton Tablelands.

    The trip meter on the car tells me that since leaving Melbourne I've travelled nearly 3,000 kilometres with a driving time of around 30 hours, with all of it apart from the final leg from Townsville, through the inland of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

    Across the last two states the signs of the devastating drought are everywhere. I took the photo above as I approached Walgett in Northern NSW. That was the heart of the storm, but even 200 kilometres up the road across the border at Dirranbandi,
  2. Festive season road trip. Or, what to listen to while driving to Queensland?. Suggestions please

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    Right now it's a sad and sorry time if you're a fan of radio.

    The ABC's had its feathers trimmed, if not not completely shorn off. Commercial radio's dominated by a mix of boofy fuckwitted brekky, afternoon and drive crews dismally failing at being funny, or opinionated overpaid senior citizens who are happy to embrace the paid for views of their biggest sponsors, and make them their own.

    Sad thing is that the number of people who listen to this crap means they stay on air. Further proof that good taste, and intelligence, are often mutually exclusive. Call me an elitist if you want, but I spent years reporting on the opinions and views of the fuckwits who dominate public
  3. The Bondi Hipsters. Proof that nothing's as funny as taking yourself seriously.

    I don't know where you're reading this, maybe in one of the capital cities of Australia, maybe overseas in Europe, the USA or even in Asia?

    But I'll take a bet that wherever you are it's hard to avoid this subcultural group?
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    You guessed it. The Hipster, the urban, quasi intellectuals, who, like every subculture before them, try so hard to look like individuals, they look exactly the same as each other. And in the race to fall into line with their mates (Mind you I don't know if mate's a word a real hipster would actually use? Please dispute or discuss at your leisure) are helping fashion labels and retail outlets make a fortune.

    Updated 18th November 2014 at 01:50 PM by Mick Pacholli

    Authors and Contributors , Podcast Review , Comedy , Campbell Cooney
  4. [AIR] Conclusion #1 - Advertising is engineered reality.

    [AIR] Conclusion#1: Advertising Is Engineered Reality.[/SIZE][/B]
    [B]Everything you see or hear, in the media or through advertising, is a segue to the sale of a product, and therefore, has to be taken with a grain of salt. And advertising is far better protected than consumers, as it is an important driver for growth, so take it as given that much of what is communicated is as much a lie as it is the truth.[/B]

    Advertising and Media – Romulus and Remus
    Without advertising, media simply wouldn’t exist, period. Ditto probably for professional Sport. Imagine how different sport would look, without a plethora of products being used to keep the sport solvent. It would have to be Government ...