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Red Dwarf screening times

Since writing about the new episode of Red Dwarf which will air over the Easter weekend a few months ago, I’ve noticed a few people landing here by searching for the screening times of the episodes.

Seeing as I would like to know as well, I’ve checked the UK TV guides for Channel “Dave”, and here it is:
Episode one will air at 9PM Friday April 10 London time (GMT+1), which is 6am Saturday Canberra time.
Episode two will air at 9PM Saturday April 11 London time (GMT+1), which is 6am Sunday Canberra time.
Episode three will air at 9PM Sunday April 12 London time (GMT+1), which is 6am Monday Canberra time.
The “making of” special for the three episodes will air at 9:30PM Sunday April 12 London time (GMT+1), which is 6:30am Monday Canberra time.

I’m not going to post the synopsis of the episodes here as I don’t want to read any details before seeing the shows. No Australian network has purchased the rights to the episodes as yet, however I’m sure there will be downloads (legal or otherwise) of the episodes shortly after they air on “Channel Dave”.


April 8th, 2009 at 06:56pm

Tonight’s lotto draw has jackpotted to a whopping…


Zero dollars!

I suppose it’s possible that this is a new revenue raising measure for the New South Wales Government who own NSW Lotteries. You can buy a ticket, but you can’t win anything, so all the money goes to general revenue.

Even so, I’m sure the New South Wales Government would find a way to waste it like they’ve wasted almost every other dollar in their budget.

Apparently the NSW Lotteries site has been fixed since the screenshot was taken…but it was so amusing that I couldn’t resist posting it. Many thanks to Frankster for the screenshot.


April 8th, 2009 at 04:52pm

Canberra Radio Ratings #1 for 2009

It doesn’t look like Nielsen Media Research have placed the full results online yet, however Jock’s Journal have this brief blurb:

104.7 has rated No 1 in the latest Canberra ratings (Nielsen Media Research – People 10+ Sun-Mon). They were followed by ABC 666 with 19%, then Mix 106.3 – 16%. 2CA rated 5.9% with sister station 2CC on 5.6%.

I’m assuming that they mean “Sunday to Saturday” and not “Sunday to Monday”.

Anyway, full results as they come to hand.

Update: Full details now online. Click here to view them. End Update


April 8th, 2009 at 02:59pm

The first thing I’ll be spending my stimulus payment on

Originally my plan was to wipe out my debt with the $900 stimulus payment (which hasn’t arrived yet…which is most annoying as when it arrives my net worth, not including debts, will be somewhere in the range of $905). Unfortunately I’m no longer in a position to do that, although I’ll probably have to use some of it to keep my debts in check. At the moment I’m really only in a position to hoard most of the payment and treat it as income rather than a spending spree.

Mark Levin's Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative ManifestoThat said, there is one thing which I will be spending money on. It’s US talk radio host Mark Levin’s new book “Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto“, and in the spirit of the stimulus payments I will see if any of the local book stores can get it in quickly…but if they can’t I’ll just buy it from Amazon…and probably buy two in order to make the shipping worthwhile. That way I can keep a copy for myself, and give away a copy to somebody on this blog through some form of competition.

I’ve heard Mark talk about the book on his show (although I don’t hear much of his show so it was only brief) and I was very interested by the hour that Sean Hannity dedicated to interviewing Mark about the book. As a “Hannity Insider” I was able to get my hands on the audio from that interview without ads (although I’ve left Sean’s live-read ad in…it’s the least I can do in exchange for publishing an hour of his show here). If you’ve got 36 minutes to spare (or even if you don’t) I’d recommend taking a listen as Mark outlines what’s in the book and why he wrote it.

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Or if you don’t have time for that, enjoy Mark’s shorter chat with KXNT Las Vegas’ Alan Stock which goes for 16 minutes.
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Personally, I enjoyed both.

Incidentally, here’s the synopsis that has been sent out to book stores:

Product Description
Conservative talk radio’s fastest-growing superstar is also a New York Times bestselling phenomenon: the author of the groundbreaking critique of the Supreme Court, Men in Black, and the deeply personal dog lover’s memoir Rescuing Sprite, Mark R. Levin now delivers the book that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers: Liberty and Tyranny is Mark R. Levin’s clarion call to conservative America, a new manifesto for the conservative movement for the 21st century.

In the face of the modern liberal assault on Constitution-based values, an attack that has steadily snowballed since President Roosevelt’s New Deal of the 1930s and resulted in a federal government that is a massive, unaccountable conglomerate, the time for re-enforcing the intellectual and practical case for conservatism is now. Conservative beliefs in individual freedoms do in the end stand for liberty for all Americans, while liberal dictates lead to the breakdown of civilized society — in short, tyranny. Looking back to look to the future, Levin writes “conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are our founding principles.” And in a series of powerful essays, Levin lays out how conservatives can counter the liberal corrosion that has filtered into every timely issue affecting our daily lives, from the economy to health care, global warming, immigration, and more — and illustrates how change, as seen through the conservative lens, is always prudent, and always an enhancement to individual freedom.

As provocative, well-reasoned, robust, and informed as his on-air commentary, Levin’s narrative will galvanize readers to begin a new era in conservative thinking and action. Liberty and Tyranny provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society.

About the Author
Mark R. Levin is a nationally syndicated talk radio host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation. He has also worked as an attorney in the private sector and as a top adviser and administrator to several members of President Reagan’s cabinet. The author of the New York Times bestselling books Rescuing Sprite and Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America, Mark holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

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Happy reading…and listening!


April 8th, 2009 at 02:30pm


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