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Stupification of commercial radio in Canberra

By SimonSmith - 25 September 2012 44

I’m a community radio listener but over the weekend my son flicked past a commercial station where I heard them say that “Captain Underpants” is giving away tickets to an upcoming Canberra production of War of the Worlds.

Now, I’m not a prude and I like a bit of fun as much as the next bloke, but really, do we have to sink to “Captain Underpants” to promote the superb music of Jeff Wayne and the classic Orson Welles story?

It’s trite and juvenile and so typical of what’s heard on commercial radio in Canberra.  Please, if you can’t think of anything more creative than “Captain Underpants”, just give the tickets away to the first caller.  We don’t also need the nauseating visuals of “Captain Underpants” inflicted on us.

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Stupification of commercial radio in Canberra
poetix 9:35 pm 25 Sep 12

There is a series of children’s books called Captain Underpants, which is harmless and lots of fun:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Underpants

Hardly seems the worst thing around! Yes, it’s strange CU is on radio directed to adults. But there are far worse things on commercial radio. Mostly the music. And the talk. The ads can’t be ignored either…

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:49 pm 25 Sep 12

Yorick_Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr intercourse gtfo out of here prudes do not welcome such filthy names

Says who?

STOP USING RUDE NAMES!!!

el 8:10 pm 25 Sep 12

Thumper said :

Mr Intercourse said :

Where do they come up with these silly names?

Who knows, but a mate of mine, Don Keysdick, told me that he is not impressed.

Mike Hunt is similarly unimpressed >:-(

dtc said :

I think the OP might be interested to learn that some of the highest selling books in the world are the ‘Captain Underpants’ series. Maybe he should join up with one of those groups that challenge books as unsuitable for public libraries?

Indeed, sounds like it’s time for a good old-fashioned book burning – you know it makes sense.

Yorick_Hunt 7:52 pm 25 Sep 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr intercourse gtfo out of here prudes do not welcome such filthy names

Says who?

Thumper 2:58 pm 25 Sep 12

Mr Intercourse said :

Where do they come up with these silly names?

Who knows, but a mate of mine, Don Keysdick, told me that he is not impressed.

Deref 2:56 pm 25 Sep 12

Truthiness said :

Strange that out of the myriad of reasons to dislike commercial radio, and the international media dinosaurs they serve, you would chose such a relatively inane morsel of lowest common denominateering.

I can dislike them for being pay to play, for being propaganda mouthpieces, for the homogenization and Americanization of Australian culture, for the crappy music and annoying hosts, but “captain underpants” is failing to rustle my jimmies.

That.

+1

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:51 pm 25 Sep 12

Mr intercourse gtfo out of here prudes do not welcome such filthy names

colourful sydney rac 2:51 pm 25 Sep 12

Mr Intercourse said :

Where do they come up with these silly names?

well played.

Mordd 2:49 pm 25 Sep 12

Da da da da … Captain Underpants!!

I like it, kind of catchy if you ask me…. then again I like lots of things society thinks are odd….

Mr Intercourse 2:37 pm 25 Sep 12

Where do they come up with these silly names?

dtc 2:34 pm 25 Sep 12

Holden Caulfield said :

I think you’ll find Orson Welles was the narrator of the the classic HG Wells story when it aired on radio and scared the crap out of everyone.

Yes, well, people who complain arent expected to get things right. HG Wells, Orson Welles, its just SO confusing.

I think the OP might be interested to learn that some of the highest selling books in the world are the ‘Captain Underpants’ series. Maybe he should join up with one of those groups that challenge books as unsuitable for public libraries?

Truthiness 2:18 pm 25 Sep 12

Strange that out of the myriad of reasons to dislike commercial radio, and the international media dinosaurs they serve, you would chose such a relatively inane morsel of lowest common denominateering.

I can dislike them for being pay to play, for being propaganda mouthpieces, for the homogenization and Americanization of Australian culture, for the crappy music and annoying hosts, but “captain underpants” is failing to rustle my jimmies.

Holden Caulfield 2:11 pm 25 Sep 12

I think you’ll find Orson Welles was the narrator of the the classic HG Wells story when it aired on radio and scared the crap out of everyone.

RedDogInCan 2:10 pm 25 Sep 12

Dav Pilkey might be interested in the breech of his copyright.

Sammy 12:54 pm 25 Sep 12

It’s not just commercial radio. The other day on 666 radio they used the word ‘tit’! Ok, so it was during a bird-watching segment, but nevertheless! Disgusting!

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