December 3, 2010


Two headlines from today’s local tabloid:

Oprah Winfrey set to come on down to Melbourne

Locust swarm headed towards northern Victoria.


  1. And the shows are to be staged at the Sydney Oprah house :( Ugh! Cringeworthy stuff indeed.

    Thank goodness the Pied Piper of Pap ain't coming West.

    .... Exodus 10:19 So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea;

    I think there's something in that for all of us don't you, Caz?

    As for Opray Circus coming soon..

    Utter stupidity.

  2. I think the public servants behind this have pulled off a spectacularly cost effective tourist promo Kath - cheap as chips, the equivalent of loose change - but I balk at the police protection, the no go zones, the closing down of streets, as if she was a visiting dignitary.

    She's a fucking billionaire who can pay for her own security it she's that skittish.

    What's the concern: a rabid koala will bite her; a kiddie will get close enough to ask for an autograph?

    It's outrageous.

    Apart from that, the Oprah-theisms repel me, so her arrival and gallivanting doesn't do it for me (not to mention her 300-strong screeching mobile audience).

    Nonetheless, kudos to the PSs who put in the work and pulled this off.

    Meanwhile, may god protect the penguins from Oprah.