Things you don’t expect to hear Seven Larry Emdur say while on air…
Dr Mumbo notes that NT News is this morning treating an alleged attack on a policeman with the gravity it deserves. Read more »
The Australian has published a four page special wraparound for its Business section to mark the historic moment when the Aussie dollar rose to US$99.94c.
If they do that for 99.94, imagine what they’d do if it actually hit a dollar. Read more »
The Herald Sun had a memorable front page today, even if it doesn’t quite seem to understand what happened in the Chilean mine rescue. Read more »
It’s not every day that Dr Mumbo gets to enjoy Tasmanian television, but he was intrigued to note this morning that Seven-affiliated Southern Cross TV is clearly not a fan of The Morning Show. Read more »
The great thing about digital TV is the new choice it offers viewers.
Take Nine’s spin-off channels at 6pm on Saturday, for instance.
You could watch The Nanny on Go!. Or if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then you could tune into GEM, where you can watch The Nanny.
Update: Nine has since amended the schedule….
Fair to say that online browsers are being offered conflicting information on what’s happening in the Chilean mine rescue.
According to The Australian, the rescue’s starting four hours earlier than planned. According to the SMH, two hours later. Read more »
Much as he enjoys The Simpsons, Dr Mumbo likes Banksy’s version even more.
YouTube afficionados will no doubt be familiar with the video featuring the All Blacks showing off some superhuman (and probably fake) ball skills.
Despite the dangers, Old Spice still hasn’t jumped the shark.
Here’s Sesame Street’s take:
Here’s one to strike fear into the hearts of Australia’s social media gurus. Read more »
While Dr Mumbo rather likes the new look B&T website, he liked even more the title’s coverage of a new campaign for Berlei’s Barely There bra range.
Or Barley There, as the title refers to it three times. Read more »
No doubt when Peter Dodds McCormick composed Advance Australia Fair he dreamed that one day it would be used to promote anti-nit treatment.
There is, Dr Mumbo is sorry to report, trouble in social media paradise. Read more »
Miranda Devine began her new stint at News Ltd today with her first column in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.
And like a great rock band of the 80s, Dr Mumbo was delighted to see that she was happy to go straight into the crowd-pleasing greatest hits rather than the new material.
So it was straight to the evils of greens, based on the shock value of this banned ad from the UK.
These days, only one thing seems to happen more regularly than a Virgin Blue bookings disaster.
And that’s marvellously inappropriate contextual advertising.
Today’s entertaining article of the day comes from The Punch, where Chris Deal ruminates on the difficulties of being the sort of man the men’s magazines write for, revealing:
“After only a few page turns I realised that while I am in possession of a penis and an extra chromosome, this magazine was well and truly not talking to me.”
And today’s reader comment of the day came shortly afterwards: Read more »
Sometimes an agency stumbles upon an idea and a chemistry that helps create an advertising family who will be with us for years to come.
Who, for instance can forget (and BWM wouldn’t let us) Telstra’s father-son combo Patrick and Daniel from the rabbits ad?
And then comes the third instalment of the innuendo-laden Pork On Your Fork campaign…