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Persiflage Curse?

December 11th, 2006 at 11:50am

It just occurred to me…Samuel’s Persiflage has a strange track record when it comes to people and the jobs they have.

In May (well it was actually April when I recorded the interview) on Samuel’s Persiflage I interviewed the National Library’s Director of Digital Archiving, Margaret Phillips. By the time July rolled around Margaret had retired.

Last month, November, on Samuel’s Persiflage the first guest was Paul Blunt, co-host of 2CA’s breakfast show. As speculated a couple days ago, and now confirmed, Paul will be leaving 2CA on December 22 and will be moving to the Gold Coast.

I do hope this is just a mere coincidence and not a Persiflage Curse…although if it is the latter, I think it can be explained by John Stanley’s curse losing it’s effect…it must be transferring to me.

For those of you who don’t listen to John Stanley on 2UE and 2CC, people interviewed on John’s show, particularly in the entertainment industry, seem to be involved in “flops” shortly after appearing. Television shows have been known to be cancelled shortly after the ratings plummet after being on John’s show. People often get voted off reality television programs after John interviews them. It’s a long-running joke, and recently the “curse” hasn’t been having its usual effect.

Of course, now that John’s away, his curse has struck his fill-in presenter…


Entry Filed under: Bizarreness,Samuel's Persiflage,TV/Radio/Media

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  • 1. Bearded Clam  |  December 12th, 2006 at 1:43 am

    Hmm. Has Ted McGinley ever been on the ‘Flage? His appearance often coincided with shows getting cancelled.

  • 2. Samuel  |  December 12th, 2006 at 2:10 am

    No he hasn’t.


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