The America is disintegrating and we’re going along for the ride — with Bette Midler at our side.Continue reading “The 9pm Flagpole of Mateship and Liveability”
What is the proper position to assume in contemporary media? What is the best way to describe the discussion in this podcast?
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the Hurstville Ritz Hotel in Hurstville on Saturday 4 June 2016. There’s talk of satire, Tony Abbott, Donald Trump, Malcolm Turnbull, refugees, cartoons, BuzzFeed, human rights.Continue reading “The 9pm Public House Forum 3”
Crusader Rabbit sacks his chief whip, and then goes the full crazy racist uncle. And Nicholas Fryer explains the One and a Half Ferrets of the Apocalypse. Ah, such joy!
In this podcast there’s talk of terrorism, shopping trolleys, cheap pinot noir and much more.
Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat.Continue reading “The 9pm Necessary Remedial Action”
It’s time to have a few words about words. Yes, words. Words like “webinar”. Words like “disruption”. And words like “I have no words”.
Elephant stamps of approval go to the staff of American Airlines and Los Angeles International Airport for being fearful of a Wi-Fi hotspot name, and the fans of One Direction who didn’t know what a poppy symbolises.
And there’s more stuff, but you’ll have to listen.Continue reading “The 9pm Words, what even are they?”
The WireLurker malware that affects Apple’s iOS and OS X devices has been in the technical news this week. That caught Will Goodings’ eye, as did the Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful people. We chatted about both on Friday afternoon.
I wrote about WireLurker at Crikey, so I won’t repeat that here. Our conversation on 1395 FIVEaa fleshes out some of the issues. If you want to get into the technicals, you can always read the original report from Palo Alto Networks or the independent analysis by Jonathan Zdziarski.
As for the Forbes list, Goodings was wanting to chat about Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page jointly holding the number nine spot. Which we did. But he also was interested in my suggestions.
For the most powerful Australian, I nominated the prime minister’s chief of staff Peta Credlin. “Nothing goes into the prime minister’s ear without her say-so, and nothing comes out of the government onto the media without her say-so,” I said.
Goodings then added his own comments, based on having see Credlin at work. It’s worth listening to. It starts at 15 minutes 27 seconds. I’ll also extract them for the next episode of The 9pm Edict.
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For nearly two weeks now, Australians have been more afraid of the fear of the risk of terror that ever before. We’re going to war, and the defence minister is an idiot. But don’t worry about why an event on the other side of the world is suddenly a threat here. We’re going to go butt chugging.
What does any of this mean? Who knows.
But we do hear how terrorism alert rankings serve no purpose beyond encouraging a burst of panic and how we won the war on Thai chilli sauce, as well as the evacuation of the Westfield Burwood shopping centre and how that did not relate to any contemporary issue.Continue reading “The 9pm Get Some Goddam Perspective”