Ranting bloggers?

Brisvegas residents or visitors might like to note that the Straight Out of Brisbane Festival has an event on tonight which could appeal to anyone with a predilection to (occasional) ranting:

6-8pm :: The great ideas rant-off ::

Venue :: Festival Club

Speakers OUT, Ranters IN.

Calling out to silver-tongued cynics, talk-back radio stalkers, political back seat drivers, and anyone who has ever yelled at their television. The SOOB Ideas Program hosts a showdown of 2 minute rants – judged on style, substance and quality of vitriol. Our ‘harsh but fair’ Judges will give combatants scores out of ten, as they make their way through a series of planned and impromptu heats, till a ranting champion is picked and crowned Prime Minister-in-waiting. Losers will be bought beer and sent to the backbenches. Brown-nosers welcome. Arse-lickers need not apply. With Christian Kerr (Crikey), Dominic Knight & Andrew Hansen (CNNNN), as the masters of unceremonial ceremonies. Panel of demi-celebrity judges TBA. There will be cool prizes (sheep costumes, false eyebrows, and inflatable babies for all your photo-opportunity needs. And even some real prizes donated by Urban Grind, Avid Reader, and Dendy).

It’s at 30 Misterton St (off St Paul’s terrace).

Check out the SOOB Ideas programme for other items of interest, including a few panel sessions with bloggers Anthony Lowenstein and Tim Blair.

About Mark Bahnisch

Mark Bahnisch is a sociologist and is the founder of this blog. He has an undergraduate degree in history and politics from UQ, and postgraduate qualifications in sociology, industrial relations and political economy from Griffith and QUT. He has recently been awarded his PhD through the Humanities Program at QUT. Mark's full bio is on this page.
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