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Why do a TV review when you can indulge in a mindless Canberra bash?

By johnboy - 13 July 2009 67

The Age is running a strange review for the “homeMADE” renovation show, written by Catherine Deveney.

The strange thing is that Catherine can’t be arsed writing about the show but rather takes out her dislike of getting up in the morning on our fair city.

    Canberra’s a giant office. No one lives here. People just work here. It’s so squeaky clean and Truman Show-esque I spent the day fighting the urge to make with a spray can and defile the place with dick and balls. People in Canberra don’t have a sense of humour. Well, the ones I caught the taxi from the airport with didn’t. A cabbie pulled up to the rank and said, “Parliament House.” I was one of three randoms to jump in. The driver said, “Does everyone know what multi-faring is?” The other two grunted. I said, “Is it like group sex with cab vouchers?” No one laughed.

    After checking out the “night life” and deciding there’d obviously been a biological attack and I was the only survivor, I returned to my hotel room and flicked on the tube. Nothing to watch. Apart from commercials for Magnet Mart and an ad for a store called Bing Lee to the tune of I Like Chinese.

Somehow I think the problem lies more with Catherine than with Canberra.

What’s Your opinion?


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67 Responses to
Why do a TV review when you can indulge in a mindless Canberra bash?
fnaah 11:46 am 13 Jul 09

Looks like she wrote that WI(kipedia page herself.

I love this gem:

“Deveny is one of the most versatile and writers in Australia”

… rofl.

ant 11:44 am 13 Jul 09

Is this clown The Age equivalent of Miranda Devine? Writing shrill, bitchy, simple-minded polemic that insults the intelligence of the reader and is boring to boot.

Ozhair 11:35 am 13 Jul 09

Well said, niftydog! 🙂

niftydog 11:21 am 13 Jul 09

“Everyone was praying the plane would go down and we’d all die…”
…because there was some nutbag called Catherine cracking lame and slightly inappropriate jokes about boarding passes.

“No one laughed.”
They were laughing on the inside, Catherine.

“After checking out the “night life…”
…on a Tuesday night, and going home before 7:30pm.
WOOF! You ANIMAL, Catherine!!!!

housebound 10:58 am 13 Jul 09

Well let’s not give her any more attention here.

bohemian 10:51 am 13 Jul 09

The driver said, “Does everyone know what multi-faring is?” The other two grunted. I said, “Is it like group sex with cab vouchers?” No one laughed.

Is that suppose to be funny? Never heard of her. Someone should tell her to avoid stand-up comedy. I suspect she is a bit of an attention-seeker.

Ozhair 10:42 am 13 Jul 09

The only one who comes across as being humourless in Deveney’s account is Deveney herself.

A spray chock-full of misobservations for the sake of a cheap shot at Canberra. “Journalism” at its worst 😛

neanderthalsis 10:35 am 13 Jul 09

Little more than the inane ramblings of a semi-literate cretin. But one can’t expect too much from a writer for The Age.

Half of her whinge seems to be the fact that she was on an early flight with other morose early morning travellers. Normal people don’t catch early morning flights (although I do it regularly). those horrid flights are the preserve of those travelling for work and they are all rather miserable from having an 5am start and the fact that the QANTAS Club has again run out of spicy fruit loaf.

As she said, “People in Canberra don’t have a sense of humour. Well, the ones I caught the taxi from the airport with didn’t.” Since they were flying into Canberra that morning, one would possibly expect that they too were simply here for the day, so they would be humourless Melbournites rather than humourless Canberrans.

Mike Bessenger 10:35 am 13 Jul 09

The comment about Canberra being squeeky clean is a laugh. I thing Canberra is a dirty little hole when it comes to cleanliness.

astrojax 10:28 am 13 Jul 09

deveney is a shrill cow and i never bother to read her tripe in the age any more.

chewy14 10:24 am 13 Jul 09

Yes, because television is so different in Canberra to everywhere else.
This is what you get when people fly into Canberra and think the entire city is located between Parliament House and Barton.
And does she realise that when she says:

On the 7.05am flight to Canberra I’d never seen such a miserable bunch of grey-suited trolls in my life

That these people probably aren’t from Canberra.
Stupid woman

miz 10:23 am 13 Jul 09

Who IS this woman?
According to her Wiki page, “Deveny describes herself as “a serial pest and professional pain in the arse”. After this Age article, it appears she is true to form. Eedjit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Deveny

Still, it warms a tiny perverse cockle in the corner of my heart when ignorant people bag Canberra – the less eedjits here, the better!

Swaggie 10:14 am 13 Jul 09

Catherine has some real problems – she needs help.

Thoroughly Smashed 10:07 am 13 Jul 09

If someone I didn’t know said that to me in a taxi I’d probably give an awkward smile and go back to staring at the dashboard too.

grundy 10:03 am 13 Jul 09

No one laughed because her joke wasn’t funny.
And where and how hard did she look for the ‘night life’?

And then she seems to think FTA TV in Canberra is any worse than everywhere else in Australia?

Twit!

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