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Media Whore Snubs Canberra

By bulldog 11 January 2006 28

Most of you will be aware the Channel Ten stages an annual plethora of reality garbage. Some of you may even be aware that one fo the worst of these programs is Big Brother.

Without banging on about cheap-shot publicity stunts that the vaccuous (and seemingly sexually retarded) contestants have been known to dabble in after their fifteen minutes should well and truly be over, it seems that one of them has slipped under the radar and is still being recognised for all his hard work in the house.

Some of you may remember Tim Brunero from the latest (and foulest) airing of the Channel Ten cess-pool. If you can’t bring him to mind think of the weedy wannabe-intellectual loser with a penchant for research into male masturbation techniques. Anyway, this oxygen thief is now writing at The Chaser – and I use the term ‘writing’ very loosley.

It seems Tim has just been to the fine nation of Singapore. I say ‘fine’ because you can’t do sh!t in that joint without being fined. Personal opinions and observations about Singapore aside; Tim makes an unwarranted and unfounded comparison between Singapore and Canberra.

Singapore is a cross between a hospital, a workplace and a shopping centre. The place has no soul – it’s like Canberra, but even more sterile. There is a monied middle class, but nothing that usually goes with it in the modern world. Singapore is like medieval England with more gadgets.

There is no culture, no spontaneity, no organic grit, no sophistication, no cosmopolitanism, no body politic, and no alternative ideas. But it gave me an excellent taste of what 1950’s Australia was like.

I say screw you loser – what would you do to try and make Canberra more like your beloved Newtown? If being ‘sterile’ means that there is a distinct shortage of self opinionated, psuedo-intellectual idiots like this clown-shoes, then sterile me up.

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Maelinar 12:38 pm 30 Jan 06

From what I know of Tim, he’s a bit of a wanker. (Pun intended).

I think to make Canberra more exciting and lovely, the local council might want to try mowing some of the grass verges that make the city look more like an african expanse than the capital of Australia.

I know it’s not art, pop culture and all the rest, but it’s one of the first things I notice about the place, and the flow on effect is enormous.

Jane Hansard 5:09 pm 29 Jan 06

Interesting – from what I know of Tim (excellent cross-country skier etc) he would actually love the Bush Capital if he spent some time here.

benett 9:25 pm 13 Jan 06

Canberra suffers from isolation to a degree. Hey, we have alot of cafe’s…thats gotto be a good thing. Right ? Eating pompous pasta dishes makes u cultured and most of all SOPHISTICATEd.

It is ok to eat pasta dishes from abroad with the money earnt in public service roles. But when it comes to art, imagination, we suffer tremendously. I believe that the simple idea of painting the traffic boxes could be taken to other areas. We need more capacity for artistic input. Maybe we could put more emphasis on different subjects at school. However this could be a problem considering the amound of parents employed in dreery PS jobs. Let us be open to new ideas. Let us develop civic further. Let us paint the walls with colour. Let us stride for true artistic depth. Can it be done ? Is anything I said worth reading ? I have no idea…

RandomGit 8:31 am 13 Jan 06

*plink plink*

Kerces 6:40 pm 12 Jan 06

Yes, but if you click on the button at right, and install the toolbar, Google gives the lovely people who run this wonderful site $1.

Spitfire3 3:25 pm 12 Jan 06

I thought you did that on purpose, Kerces. I thought it was quite funny. But now I know better, it’s not funny. Not funny at all. 😛

Kerces 3:13 pm 12 Jan 06

and obviously I didn’t just use it…

Kerces 3:12 pm 12 Jan 06

JR: If you’re using Firefox as your browser, click the “get firefox with google toolbar” button on the right. The Google toolbar has a speelchecker as part of it that’ll check anything you type (so long as you remember to use it…)

jr 1:57 pm 12 Jan 06

Apologies Paul McDermott… DOH!

jr 1:55 pm 12 Jan 06

Bulldog: I remember seeing DAAS live a number of times in the early days (as well as Tim Ferguson when they did GNW live at the Canberra Theatre) and there were always a couple of digs at Canberra.

bulldog 1:36 pm 12 Jan 06

I can’t recall condoning Canberra-bashing from any other comedians, let alone anyone else – care to jog our memories or are you making more unfounded assumptions? Not saying you can’t ask the question, but your attitude seems a little militant. Are you a local?

jr 1:27 pm 12 Jan 06

So it appears it is acceptable for (so called) comedians that are (or were) locally based are allowed to take the piss out of Canberra (thinking here along the lines DAAS and others)…. but if they are not local it is unacceptable?

jr 1:22 pm 12 Jan 06

Bulldog: I was going to say… is there a Spellchecker add-in for WordPress? And by the time I had realised I had used the wrong word it was too late to go back and edit the submission.

T_Bone 11:04 am 12 Jan 06

Tim has probably got alot of great “Knock Knock” and “Chicken that crossed the road” jokes as well. The usual Canberra cheap shot just shows that he isn’t very creative.

Mr Evil 11:03 am 12 Jan 06

Canberra is (and probably always will be) an easy target for idiots who are boring, shallow and wouldn’t know “funny” if it came up behind them and kicked them in the arse.

The bloke’s only claim to fame is starring in a crap TV show that is designed by arseholes for arseholes.

Thumper 10:00 am 12 Jan 06

Canberra jokes?

I’ve got a better joke.

Tim Brunero.

Hungry 9:24 am 12 Jan 06

Maybe we should get stickly Tim down to Canberra to show him what the place is really like. Remind him that we are an hour from the coast, two hours from the snow, have some bloody good nightlife for such a small city, shopping as good as the rest of the country, if not better due to the lack of crowds, less pollution, one of the most picturesque cities in the nation and no racial rioting on mass scale. Since when can you drive home from work in Sydney or Melbourne, during peak hour, and be home within an hour…usually.

Yup, me thinks we need to teach him a lesson that he’ll be too drunk to remember.

Absent Diane 9:21 am 12 Jan 06

Canberra jokes are bottom of the barrel… tasmanian jokes however are far more amusing…

bulldog 8:42 am 12 Jan 06

Good call lod, I suspect you may be right.

jr – What gave you the impression that I had assumed The Chaser was not a satirical publication?

Furthermore – had you bothered to read the article you may have noted that whilst Tim’s obvious contempt shone through, there were no other derogitory comparisons made about Australia. He was merely spouting the same tired one-liner about something he very clearly knows nothing about. Oh, and if you’re going to try and take the piss out of somebody, check your spelling lest the grammar nazi’s start circling.

Mael – if the above description does nothing to jog your memory then there is little else we can do. Well done to you and Thumper for not having been subjected to this tripe that tries to pass itself off as entertainment.

I don’t claim that post is particularly news-worthy, but it’s been a bit lean over the last couple of weeks so instead of bitching I thought I’d try and help.

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