There has been much excitement in Canberra circles about the Lonely Planet Bluelist program which went to air tonight.
Sadly the whole thing is a painfully pretentious mess which underlines how far off the rails Lonely Planet has gone in the last decade or so.
But to make matters worse Canberra was singled out to be a vehicle for Marieke Hardy, aka Ms Fits of reasons you will hate me fame (re-visiting her blog, it is clear that she is the perfect woman for Samuel Gordon Stewart).
Particularly painful were her references to the “Gorman Street Markets”, constant demonstrations of how cool and funky and yet sexy in an oh-so-indy-way Marieke is, her admiration of Canberra’s “balance between the bush and the scholastic”, and a string of non-sentences going nowhere.
Bad luck to our friends The Cashews and the Rat Patrol exhausting their 15 minutes of fame on this crap.
Frankly I’m glad to be living somewhere else these days.