Same Crap, Different Bucket
An Englishman's adventure in the land that Chocolate Digestives forgot.

Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Chicken Nugget

January 15, 2010

An advert depicting a man using a bucket of fried chicken to pacify a group of rowdy West Indian cricket supporters was last week pulled from Australian television screens by KFC’s American wing (or was it a leg? It’s hard to tell with KFC). Whether this use of a lazy racial stereotype was intentional is […]

Hey Hey, it’s actually quite racist

October 8, 2009

Channel Nine’s ‘Hey Hey, It’s Saturday’ probably wouldn’t be many people’s first port of call for cerebral television and cultural sensitivity. Even so, it’s still pretty surprising to see a prime time show featuring black and white minstrels in 2009.  The flagship variety programme was taken off the air ten years ago after being deemed […]

Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

September 10, 2009

What is the collective noun for a group of precocious, drama-school, Martin Prince, pick-me-teacher, motherhuggers? A bastard of children, maybe? A freckle of turds, perhaps? Sadly, this question is yet to be posed on Network 10’s “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?”  The format of the quiz show is fairly straightforward. National treasure, Rove […]