Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pure Poison podcast pure crap

Come on people, the reaction to the latest Pure Poison Bolt-cast, er, podcast, is less than robust with only one comment so far. Now it seems only fair that since Dave and Jeremy put so much effort into their broadcasts, people could at least take notice. Then again, it is just a bit off-putting that Australia's own Colbert and Stewart do so much giggling, chortling and guffawing at their own little jokes.

Here's the summary for those who have actual lives and/or can't be bothered listening to 45 minutes of "piss-taking" from the PP boyz.

Dave Gaukroger introduces co-host Jeremy Sear as possessing a voice like a combination of Barry White, Kelsey Grammer and James Earl Jones. Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone is closer to the mark.

The next four minutes are devoted to an article by Imre Salusinszky. The bottom line: the PP boyz don't get it.

An Andrew Bolt segment – Jeremy: "let's get [Bolt] out of the way so we don't have to talk about him anymore" as if Bolt isn't ever-present in their minds – follows. Dave assures Jeremy that Robyn Williams is right and Bolt wrong in that sea level can indeed rise by 100 metres. Dave is wrong, of course: a 100 metre sea level rise is impossible.

Next is's "verballing" of Bob Brown. This relates to a embedded link reading: "Bob Brown: 'Coal miners caused floods'". The teaser link was wrong and should have read: "Bob Brown: Coal miners 'caused' floods". BFD.

Greens die-hard Jeremy insists that Senator Brown was right in that burning coal raise increases atmospheric CO2, which raises temperatures which puts more "precipitation" in the air, this increased precipitation apparently leading to increased cloud and thus more rain over Queensland.

David Penberthy is next to suffer an attack from the two giggling, pubescent idiots for daring to mention Pauline Hanson and Bob Brown in the same opinion piece. Penberthy, habitually referred to as "Penbo" by Jeremy, is evil personified because he was for a number of years the editor of the... wait for it... Daily Telegraph.

The "hysterical" reaction to looters in Queensland comes up next. Dave and Jeremy agree that that press coverage of looting was a massive over-reaction. This despite the press coverage actually being quite muted.

Jeez, we're only 21 minutes in to a 45 minute broadcast; are these two enlightened yuksters going to address anything interesting? Not likely; Wivenhoe Dam is next on the agenda, the two Lefty dullards concluding that big rains produce big floods. Not everyone agrees with this simplistic analysis, however.

With the PP boyz involved in a protracted discussion of the government's spending priorities and land prices I drifted off, making a trip to the fridge for a beer, only taking notice again when Viagra use by soldiers came up at 35:30.

Jeremy reckons it's hilarious that "they're using too much of it in Afghanistan", when the cited article only mentions Afghanistan in passing:
Australian soldiers who are entitled to taxpayer-funded Viagra pills have been warned about the dangers of erectile dysfunction drugs and told they can have just four tablets a month.

Defence personnel, including those on active duty in places such as Afghanistan, have also been informed they must be medically assessed as suffering from sexual performance problems before the pills will be prescribed to them.
The podcast concludes with a look at U.S. politics, the PP boyz agreeing that Fox News is evil.

Pure Poison podcasts are definitely worth listening to, but only for confirmed Leftists, and by right-wingers who are entertained by cringe-worthy Lefty lameness. Actually, it's surprising Dave and Jeremy elicited that single comment.

Update A disappointed Jeremy asks PP readers:
What, did nobody listen to the podcast?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can these morons get anything right? Their podcasts are a miss a minute.

What clowns.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a regular basis someone's liberty is in the hands of Sear. That is scary.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to have a root canal done on Monday and the dentist recommends bringing our own music players if we have them, for distraction, so I'm putting the podcast on my iPod for that.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 7:59 PM,

Root canal and PP podcast?

You are obviously a complete masochist.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the contrary, the PP Podcast will make the root canal seem painless!

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's pretty funny. He put the podcast up in a post on Friday morning

...and no one mentioned it until Wee Wally chimed in to the Weekend Thread, "What, did nobody listen to the podcast?" on Sunday.


Then his acolyte Matthew of Canbera pipes up faithfully, "Listening now. I wouldn’t miss it, honest! :-) "

Sad, sad lamers. lulz

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's actually getting worse, despite being planned and semi-scripted. They talk over each other and miss cues.

And the idea of two people talking about what they'd posted that week seemed like such a guaranteed winner.

2:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this site so obsessed with this Sear guy? Three Sear-devoted posts in three days? A minute by minute breakdown of a podcast?

Did he reject your advances or something?

No, seriously, I thought he was just some blogging lawyer but from your coverage he and Loewenstein must be a lot more important in Australia than I'd assumed.

Anyway, good to find this site. Keep up the good work!

4:44 AM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Anonymous at 4:44,

I can't claim to speak for Becky, but if I were running a blog in my spare time, and needed some content in a hurry, I too would look to a never-ending source of incompetence as easy fodder.

Pointing out Jeremy Sear's inadequacies is probably just sport, but noting Antony Loewenstein's incompetence is a damning indictment on the left-wing media (fully taxpayer funded in some cases) who continue to provide him with space to air his dishonest and erroneous views.

6:45 AM  
Anonymous TC said...

Anonymous 4:44am: "Why is this site so obsessed with this Sear guy?"

"For the lulz" of course. Why else?

2:51 PM  
Anonymous lolWally said...

Ah-hahahahahahaha! "Who is" Anonymous 4:44am?

My thoughts exactly.

4:17 PM  

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