Archive for February 1st, 2008

Mike Bailey returns to the weather

Mike Bailey, the former ABC weatherman and unsuccessful Labor candidate for North Sydney in last year’s federal election, has joined Channel Nine a weather presenter on their Sydney bulletin.

I was very surprised but also quite pleased to see Mike Bailey on the television again, I didn’t think I would ever see him presenting the weather on a commercial news service. It would appear that Mike will be presenting the weather on Friday and Saturday.

I remember watching an educational video about the weather in High School. Mike Bailey was the host of the video, in which he pushed bags of air around to demonstrate high and low pressure systems. I enjoyed that video, even though others found it incredibly boring…I had the great pleasure of seeing the video about half a dozen times during high school, mostly due Mr. Damien Malony showing it to my class a number of times. The video was produced by Video Education Australia, unfortunately I can’t find it in their catalogue, but I may contact them to see if the video is still available…I would like to have a copy of it.


February 1st, 2008 at 06:55pm

John Stanley, tonight on Today Tonight

I just saw a promo for Today Tonight, the unmistakeable head of 2UE’s John Stanley was on there with his son Thomas…it looks like John will be part of a story about older parents tonight.

I don’t often watch Today Tonight, but I think I’ll tune in for that story, and to see how mangled their story about contaminated fruit will be.


February 1st, 2008 at 05:18pm

From The Vault: July 18, 2005

Hmmm, we’re certainly going back in time this month. All the way back to the 18th of January 2005, and an interesting attempt to make Romeo and Juliet a tad more interesting.

This was back before I moved from Google’s Blogger service to WordPress, so the formatting is a bit odd, especially the way I produced quotes.

Incidentally, as I didn’t raid the vault last month, there will be another look in to the vault on the 15th of February.

Romeo & Juliet in the nude
July 18th, 2005 at 08:17pm

The Canberra Theatre Centre and Hutchison Entertainment (advertising at 7:30pm on Prime TV) are bringing Romeo & Juliet to Canberra…but there is an interesting twist to this version….I’ll let the Canberra Theatre Company say it: “featuring the most captivating and sensual nude scenes ever presented on a ballet stage.”

It must be the night of the nudists because SBS World News had some “lots of naked people running” thing as their top story, and then had an encore performance at the end of the news while they filled the remaining 30 seconds or so. I suppose that it is SBS, and nudity is no stranger to SBS, but Prime running an ad for nudity at 7:30?

The Canberra Theatre Company have some interesting seating arrangements for this nude play
Babies under 3 years of age can sit on their parent’s lap

GROUPS 10+ $69.90

I would have expected this to be in Fyshwick or Mitchell, but alas, it isn’t….not that it matters.


February 1st, 2008 at 01:37pm

That’s very helpful

Perhaps I’m just easily amused at the moment, but I just discovered something laughable and of minimal use. There are people on this planet who put the latest weather forecast in the signature of their emails!

An email this morning had a summary of the Bureau of Meteorology’s 4:50am forecast for Melbourne, and an update on the dam levels in Melbourne. The person in question doesn’t work for the weather bureau or any water authority, and if they’re sane, I doubt that they send themselves emails constantly throughout the day.

I hope that the signature is automated, because I would hate to think that they’re manually copying this data in to each email…although I would then have to wonder why anybody would write a script to put such data in the signature of an email.

Does anybody want to explain this to me? Or do you find it peculiar as well?


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