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).