Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We are beside ourselves....

GAWD help us Dhaarlings...




Batten Down the Hatches

Something big is on the way...
Apparently... as we antipodeans are so culturally bereft...
Our governmental agencies have deemed that we will need to broaden our artistic and cultural horizons and have kindly arranged for a Visiting Opera!...
Is this not nice of them? How thoughtful and considerate. To be attempting to raise the uncultured profile of the great unwashed
 
How excitement for all!...

Well that is what I understood from the wireless reports and the people on the moving picture box that call themselves reporters... so it must be true and in my best interest to know about it.... anyway...
 already the "media people" (aparently that's the latest hip term that they are calling themselves) are all gushing ... and... leaving puddles of excitement... everywhere... in fevered anticipation of the event...

Rumour has it that an Operatic Diva



 Is flying out here with an entourage and 300 of her nearest and dearest sycophants followers...

 For 1...Yes  I said... Only 1... Gala Performance... at where else?

The Sydney Opera House

 and we are paying for the privilege from the public purse!

Though the gushing "media people" failed to mention this little snippet of very important information in their overwhelming excitement!




And would you believe...


Are you holding your breath?...






Little "Vinnie" has grown up and apparently has wings as he is doing the driving...

From the air he just needs to turn South after crossing China and look for the big yellow island



Someone extremely Expensive is visiting our shores and in The Opera Diva's own words is... 

"Excited to Come Down Under"

I hope they capture that on film for hilarity's sake...

Watch all the excitement of the Opera announcement here...

I'm so excited I'm averting the eyes and getting out the mop and bucket as we speak Dhaaaarlings...

16 comments:

  1. Maybe they want you guys to pay for it as Obama has turned the US$ into less value than Monopoly Money!

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  2. Dear Xl
    Here they are talking parity with the US/Aus $... Last time they said that here was just before the wheels fell off the Global Economy and we had round 1 of the GFC...

    If I had any shares I'd be saying sell! sell!

    I just think that if someone wan'ts to come visit to self promote... Then fine... bring the circus but... Pay your own way!

    Time to wring out the mop...

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  3. Yikes! It's Medusa! Don't look her in the eyes.

    Run away! Run away!

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  4. All this fuss over Oprah Winfrey she's so overrated, I wouldn't pay her in washers. I know how you feel about the tax payer footing the bill, we've got that bloody coffin dodging pontif on a state visit on Thursday.

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  5. Dear Mr DeVice

    It is very scary....

    I'll be heading for the hills i think...

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  6. Dear MJ

    does the pope travel without his pope mobile?...I shall confer with Mitzi...
    Perhaps they'll pass through Canberra for a Quick Civil Union.
    She did say that "we" are excited to come down under!
    Wine, Barrier reef and a night at the Opera...

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  7. DEar Mitzi,

    Lock up the children!
    Kardinal Ratswinger is on his way...

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  8. Is the big O (who's getting bigger) coming to Australia to find her G(ayle) spot?

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  9. Dear Mago
    They say that life immitates art but this is just rediculous...there is no money to house the homeless...get old people operations they really need or feed the poor but they can find millions for this? It disgusts me...

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  10. Dear Eros

    The big O might just get lucky!
    Might just improve her ratings against E...

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  11. I have no "real" idea who this Oprah lady is and that this actor drives an airoplane - why not.
    But it is seemingly a state affaire. Something is wrong, out of proportion. You already mentioned in one of your comments the media in general and the Australian in paricular and I confess that I did not believe you - but this is .... I have not the right English words for it.
    Es ist beängstigend albern.
    Does it follow a plan - don't get me wrong, I am no way painting the big conjurament on the wall, but are all the media following in this direction? That would mean pseudo-news, sports, celebrity gossip - all the nonsense ... on all channels. Is Mr. Hearst still alive?

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  12. Dear Mago
    In recent years i have noticed a detrioration in the quality and standard of "news reporting" where items like this one become the leading major story on most of the local news bulletins, particularly on the comericial stations of both radio and television. There has been a trend toward Infotainment Or decresing news items to a few meaningless soundbites or latest buzz words. And often the reporter themself is attempting to make themself the story... The recent Political election coverage here woeful with the general media more focussed on personality rather than policy and context.
    I'll give you a simple example...
    One candidate gave a speech on proposed policies, the reporter listed some of the more contentious issues then poceeded to go into a lengthy discussion about how he was so distracted by the candidates earlobes!

    The person that we are paying for is already a very wealthy celebrity and our government belives that by having her visit the county at the taxpayers expence will boost tourism through her endorsement.

    I get very disappointed and angry on so many levels when things like this are happening and pople just seem to accept it without question.

    This post was an attempt at satire
    but is not very far from an example of current news reporting...

    Most commercial tv news programs run for Half an hour. Of that
    3minutes of "Breaking news" and major local stories,
    3 minutes "World news"
    3 minutes of cross promotion of other programs on the same chanel presented as news
    3 minutes of weather reporting
    2 minutes of Stockmarket reporting
    9 minutes of sports coverage And the ramainder of the time in advertising and comercial promotion between segments...

    You get my drif I hope...

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  13. I think I understood, dear Princess. More blah, less news. No independent asking, simply reporting - and if there's nothing else, discuss earlobes ...
    Vinnie and the celebrity lady get a full free trip with media coverage to attract tourists - according to the tune: Opera visited Australia, so I have to visit too. A giant advertisement.

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  14. Dear Mago

    You got it perfectly my friend...
    It was announced today that it is costing us 6 million Dollars for the privilege...

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