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OFFLINE   Racer25 #21

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:16 PM

Exactly, and honestly, the remarks were made in such a sarcastic and clearly comedic tone that it is fairly hard to take them in such a serious manner as to be offended.
Wasn't it something like "then they started getting into various positions; wing, goal attack, etc.". Clearly i thought using blending those two uses of 'position' indicate how lighthearted the skit is.

OFFLINE   Andrew Tech Help #22

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:52 PM

Exactly, and honestly, the remarks were made in such a sarcastic and clearly comedic tone that it is fairly hard to take them in such a serious manner as to be offended.
Wasn't it something like "then they started getting into various positions; wing, goal attack, etc.". Clearly i thought using blending those two uses of 'position' indicate how lighthearted the skit is.


people who get offended at stuff need to exercise their right to use the remote. It's Chaser all over again, if the population doesn't like it - they'll stop watching.

OFFLINE   dbrmuz #23

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 02:49 PM

Maybe Fred Nile has a seat on the Netball board. :mischievous:
If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong

OFFLINE   Splashmo #24

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 03:24 PM

Netball Australia have just whipped up all this attention in coming out and complaining so publicly - had they not, nobody would have noticed. But hey, this way they draw attention to themselves.

OFFLINE   Ryan #25

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:28 PM

Another top episode tonight. Loved the 'apology' at the start too.
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OFFLINE   TGIF #26

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:06 PM

We need to hear more of the 'arooga' horn on television. And they offered that.

I thought the commentary about the coal industry ads was most interesting.

OFFLINE   J Bar #27

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 09:51 AM

I like the show but I'm not convinced that the serious stuff works well amongst all the comedy.
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OFFLINE   Mike Retter #28

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:40 PM

The Coal industry ad is pretty good. Leaving the comedy to Illic is a good idea. I think the others fall short in the haha dept.



OFFLINE   Ryan #29

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 08:29 PM

this show gave me a serious case of teh lulz tonight. Top stuff.
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OFFLINE   TGIF #30

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 08:32 PM

I felt very, very uncomfortable during the bit about racism. But it was a good show.

OFFLINE   Mike #31

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 08:34 PM

I felt very, very uncomfortable during the bit about racism. But it was a good show.


White Guilt.

OFFLINE   chrisco #32

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 08:41 PM

only just stumbled on the show after flicking channels after watching the poker star. I quite liked it will be watching next week
I think there were two bits on race

Edited by chrisco, 14 October 2009 - 08:43 PM.


OFFLINE   J Bar #33

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:13 AM

I thought last night's show was a lot better than the first two. The racism issue was handled really well with a mix of satire and discussion.

I think the way they tackled the serious issue with a mix of satire and thought provoking facts worked better on the show than the way they presented the stories on war deaths over the last two weeks which were just a straight interview with the families of soldiers killed in war.

There's some standout presenters and satirists on this show. I can't wait to see more now.
J Bar

OFFLINE   Mike Retter #34

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:05 PM



OFFLINE   Mike Retter #35

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:01 PM

Tonight was good. I find the cybernetic warfare stuff interesting and disturbing.

OFFLINE   Mike #36

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:11 PM

It's like Behind the News for (young) adults, and some spots are okay but its a bit condescending in parts like they are telling you what to think. The presentation is very Chaser.

Edited by Mike, 21 October 2009 - 11:11 PM.


OFFLINE   Mike Retter #37

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:22 PM

That is all true but it does a way better job than I expected. I think with its "Post race" and such it can be a funny show.

OFFLINE   Cyril Washbrook #38

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:03 PM

From TSR's inbox:

HUNGRY BEAST: WHAT’S NEW FOR SERIES 2 – returns Wed 10 Feb at 9pm on ABC1

Having learnt the ropes with their first 10 episodes, the HUNGRY BEAST team is back for a new season on ABC TV and on the web starting Wednesday 10 February 2010.

While all 19 Beasts will continue to create and present stories for both the TV and the web, in 2010 the task of hosting the show will fall to four members of the team: Dan Ilic, Kirsten Drysdale, Monique Schafter and Nick Hayden.

Hard-hitting, Walkley-refusing reporter ‘Victoria Dynamite’ (played by Veronica Milsom) will also have an increased role, before her inevitable defection to commercial current affairs and a lifetime supply of expensive hairspray.

HUNGRY BEAST will get out of the studio more in 2010, with reporters introducing stories from the field and the hosts presenting from the HUNGRY BEAST office.

And in series two we will post even more original stories on the HUNGRY BEAST website, and create more space for the audience to get involved – either by uploading their own stories or by participating in one of our viewer forums. Over the summer we also tweaked the HUNGRY BEAST website to create bigger video players and wider text columns.



OFFLINE   Moe #39

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:58 PM

Things I think are a little bit bullshit:

Hard-hitting, Walkley-refusing reporter ‘Victoria Dynamite’ (played by Veronica Milsom) will also have an increased role, before her inevitable defection to commercial current affairs and a lifetime supply of expensive hairspray.


Those segments brought down a quite good show. The guy who was on Ronnie Johns also needs to be booted off. The obvious humour skits are rubbish and take away from the show, those little tidbits that are mostly graphics don't.

OFFLINE   Ryan #40

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:22 PM

I never liked the Victoria Dynamite skits, but disagree on Dan Ilic. He's a funny bugger.
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