The Art of the Australian Insult


Age of miracles: Big Brother is axed

Lots of celebration of the demise of Big Brother. Take this online comment:

“The Pope arrives in Sydney and Big Brother is axed – the age of miracles is not over.”

Bill Muehlenberg of Heathmont Victoria writes that when there is so much bad news around, good news is always welcome.

“And it doesn’t get much better than to learn that Big Brother will no longer be disgracing our small screens. BB was arguably one of the worst shows ever to air on australian television. It was an excuse for voyeurism, gratuitous sex and exploiting young people. Although eight years overdue, I can hear champagne corks popping around the country.”

David Ingram of Randwick is also thrilled:

“Eclipsing the visit of the Pontiff for World Youth Day, more pleasant than the continual saga concerning Schapelle Corby, and more compelling reading than anything to do with carbon emissions is the much awaited news that the most tedious, tiresome, televised tripe perpetrated on the australian viewing public has, after eight long, mindless years, finally been booted off television. If Pam Anderson, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O couldn’t save this rubbish, then nothing could.”

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