Obscure Box

Thoughts from inside the obscure box
January 1, 2012

Things for 2012 to do

Posted by : Michael Lund

It’s fair to say that 2011 was one of those years I’m glad is finally over and hello 2012. If it wasn’t one thing it was another that challenged all in 2011, from its damp, soggy and destructive start that seemed to have an impact on almost everything that followed. But isn’t it a case […]

May 26, 2011

LNP loo yarn flushed by the truth

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Consumer, Media, Observation

It would have been a great story if it had been true. The LNP issued a media release yesterday (Wednesday 25 May 2011) titled “No women’s toilets at Mackay Courthouse” blasting the Bligh Government for apparent oversight in the plumbing in the legal precinct. Speaking after raising the issue at the Mackay sitting of Parliament, […]

April 29, 2011

-ise vs -ize in a formal name

Posted by : Michael Lund

What to do when writing about an organisation that has a z in its spelling where you would normally use an s if following the correct spelling adopted buy your country or news organisation?

April 20, 2011

The ABC’s love affair with Skype

Posted by : Michael Lund

What is it about the ABC and Skype? There seems to be more than the odd mention of the online video/audio communication technology Skype on the ABC’s airwaves these days. I’m not talking about the legitimate references to the free broadcast website used in the recent defence force sex scandal. I’m talking more about some […]

September 29, 2010

From a Fox8 blunder to another

Posted by : Michael Lund

The whole world seems to know of the blunder on Fox8’s Australia’s Next Top Model final show when host Sarah Murdoch announced the wrong winner to a live pay-TV audience. Sydney’s Kelsey Martinovich, aged 19, had just delivered her acceptance speech after being told she’d beaten the Gold Coast’s Amanda Ware, aged 18, to the […]

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