Archive for October 17th, 2005

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire make a millionaire

Australia’s version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire have just made their first millionare with a question relating to sixites television. The answer “bewitched” is the first one of the selction to be released on television.

They haven’t come back from the ad break to solve the answer yet, but a quick bit of fact checking proves it. Congratulations Channel 9!

Update Here are a couple pictures from the event, I’ll work on the video and get that online ASAP.

Firstly, Rob Fulton just after discovering that he won $1 Million
Millionaire Rob Fulton

Secondly, a picture of Rob and partner Clare, who delayed moving in with each other for a week so that Rob could study for his appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
Rob and Clare

Further Update:
I now have videos of the event online, two copies in fact, the WMV (Windows Video) and the MP4 (MPEG 4). Why two formats I hear you ask, compatibility is the answer, whilst Windows Media Player can play WMV files, a lot of other players can not, and other operating systems often lack the WMV codec. To the same extent, the MP4 codec is fairly universal, even if Windows Media Player can’t seem to play it. Personally I think the MP4 is better quality, so if your computer supports it, then use it, otherwise try the WMV. Both files are approx 10MB (It is video after all, so you can’t expect it to be dial up friendly AND watchable).

Samuel

2 comments October 17th, 2005 at 09:11pm

Exclusive: White Powder Found On Bus In Kippax

samuelgordonstewart.com Exclusive:

On Friday afternoon a bus in Kippax was sealed off for two and a half hours after a suspicious substance was found spread all over the back seat. The driver of the bus, after finding the substance, contacted ACTION who advised him to close the bus and wait for help to arrive. According to reports from my sources, the “help” consisted of 1 ACTION supervisor, 2 police cars, 2 fire engines, 1 hazmat van, 1 hazchem clean up van, 2 paramedics and a police media car. It is estimated that roughly 30 people were in attendance…but what did they do? Not much, in fact, in the two and a half hours that they were there, not one person went near the mystery substance, but they did eventually decide that it wasn’t a threat and left. The driver was told to take the bus back to the depot, where it was discovered that the substance was a make-up powder.

Not only did nobody attempt to determine what the substance was in Kippax, they also left the bus driver standing around in the roped off area for fear of contamination, but never attempted to de-contaminate him. This is surely one of the strangest ways to deal with a potential chemical threat, and appears to show a lack of proper procedure for handling such matters.

Samuel

3 comments October 17th, 2005 at 07:18pm

Schnappi Still In Top Twenty

Schnappi is still in the top twenty on the ARIA singles chart, but only just, one more drop and it won’t be the top twenty any more.

Samuel

October 17th, 2005 at 06:47pm

Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week

In an effort to give my recent editorial a longer reign at the top of the front page, I delayed the usual Sunday features by a day, so I’ll bring them to you now.

This week the musicians of the week are The Everly Brothers, and the feature song from them is Wake Up Little Susie which got to number 1 on the charts for 4 weeks. Interestingly this song was also recorded by a number of other artists, including Simon & Garfunkel, but they didn’t do quite as well with it, only reaching 27th place on the charts.

Wake up, little Susie, wake up
Wake up, little Susie, wake up
We’ve both been sound asleep, wake up, little Susie, and weep
The movie’s over, it’s four o’clock, and we’re in trouble deep
Wake up little Susie
Wake up little Susie, well

Whatta we gonna tell your mama
Whatta we gonna tell your pa
Whatta we gonna tell our friends when they say “ooh-la-la”
Wake up little Susie
Wake up little Susie, well

I told your mama that you’d be in by ten
Well Susie baby looks like we goofed again
Wake up little Susie
Wake up little Susie, we gotta go home

Wake up, little Susie, wake up
Wake up, little Susie, wake up
The movie wasn’t so hot, it didn’t have much of a plot
We fell asleep, our goose is cooked, our reputation is shot
Wake up little Susie
Wake up little Susie, well

Whatta we gonna tell your mama
Whatta we gonna tell your pa
Whatta we gonna tell our friends when they say “ooh-la-la”
Wake up little Susie
Wake up little Susie
Wake up little Susie

Samuel

1 comment October 17th, 2005 at 06:39pm


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