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Films watched recently #4

Comment I Made 20 hours ago

i saw Taken 3 - it was half as good as Taken 2, which was half as good as Taken 1. of course, that the first Taken was so good means that Taken 3 isn't actually that bad, despite the fractions.

i liked Dumb and Dumber To - but it's only about a third as good as Dumb and Dumber.

i didn't like What We Do In The Shadows much, thought it was a bit nah.


Banned words (and phrases)

Comment I Made 1 day ago

crap word of the week: Diarise - to put something in your diary - ''be sure to diarise the following key dates, class''


PLEASE!!! tell us bout fave album

Comment I Made 1 day ago

Queen - A Night At The Opera


Food Trucks/Carts

Comment I Made 7 days ago

re: roller skate diners - i know nothing about them except that they were a fad long ago. there were also 'drive in restaurants' once - i.e. drive in, order, eat off a tray in your car. the point being that many have tried and failed to reinvent the wheel, and i wonder if food trucks' will survive the fad phase.


The Scientology Thread

Comment I Made 7 days ago

looks interesting. Louis Theroux's also making one (a 'non-judgmental' one)


Dead (not injured). Thread for announcements of folks who have died recently

Comment I Made 7 days ago

oh my god! that's shithouse


Food Trucks/Carts

Comment I Made 9 days ago

the vacant concrete space superceding the actual restaurant is 'disruptive innovation''s lowest low yet (at least since the roller skate diner)


The Basics Vs. Richard Kingsmill

Comment I Made 9 days ago

I'd go to shows featuring the likes of Blank Realm and Boomgates and Royal Headache and see the room packed full of people in the JJJ demographic. How can JJJ claim that bands of that vintage don't fit the JJJ demography?

the answer i think is, i dunno where JJJ's finger is, but it's not on the pulse. (mind you, they did play Royal Headache at least a bit)


The Basics Vs. Richard Kingsmill

Comment I Made 9 days ago

a bit off topic, but i reckon the 'youth focus' actually retards JJJ's capacity to make a useful difference to the australian music scene (e.g. band's fans grow up... band is off JJJ and onto nothing else). surely as the only govt-run, national station specialising in contemporary, pop-ish music, it could at least have a less narrow focus than 16-24 year olds (e.g. 12-36 - 3x as large a demographic). create some careers with longevity and keep a local music industry of sorts alive, rather than blowing vast sums of public money to break a very green flash in the pan over and over. it doesn't happen in other media, e.g. Shaun Micallef, Peter Helliar and a dozen other comedy people will have their stuff shown on (and funded by) the ABC, and their audience's age doesn't come into it.


The Basics Vs. Richard Kingsmill

Comment I Made 11 days ago

the defence of JJJ is that it ostensibly caters to the kids - but, as a kid i didn't listen to it, nor did anyone else at my school. me and my friends were into further afield stuff, and the majority would set the classroom radio to commercial pop. JJJ was totally irrelevant, and for all i know it still is... which is weird, because i don't know how you could fuck up the simple task of giving an outlet to totally generic teenage angst/boredom/frustration. i was looking elsewhere at 14, never mind 24, and i don't think i was looking for anything more obscure than such an outlet. what Arthurly describes above sounds like it would have been perfect, and the JJJ of the 2000s failed to provide anything remotely like that.

an educational component certainly would be great. to be the proverbial 'cool older sibling' to kids who don't have one is a genuinely valuable community service they should provide. if the justification for arts funding is that art supposedly makes us smarter, then the experience of listening to govt-funded radio should be an education as well as entertainment. if all you do is 'give the kids what they want' then you'll end up with fat, spoilt kids who appreciate nothing.


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