Every Thursday night at around 8pm the same questions occur to me. Was John Clark actually as funny as I remember when he was Fred Dagg? Or were those sketches just as utterly devoid of humour as his 7.30 Report stuff with Brian Daw? Or do comedians lose their bite when they’re uprooted from the culture that spawned them? Maybe Paul Hogan is another example.
I think I know why we’re getting so many double comment box posts at TA. It’s because the comment function is so slow as to be amost unuseable, and some commenters click “post” a second time in frustration. I apologise. I don’t know why the system’s so slow. I got Scott to delete the MT “anti-spam” patch because I thought that was responsible, but it hasn’t helped. Maybe if Scott reads this he might have time to investigate over the weekend. Posting, editing and rebuilding are also drastically slowed and have been for well over a week now.
Devious manoeuvres in the Parish family have resulted in my needing to be in Sydney on both the weekends I’ll be “down south”. Consequently I’m going to do 2 short trips away instead of one long one. But it also means I’ll be able to attend Scott Wickstein and Michael Jennings’ blogbash on Saturday 8 November (instead of having to arrange a separate one). Now all I need to do is find out where and what time it’s on.