ABCwatch

Tim Blair

Ombudsgod

New Criterion

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2002
 
ADVERTISING? WHAT ADVERTISING?

Promotion for Radio National Breakfast on ABC television.

Two beautiful yuppies sit at breakfast. Nothing disturbs the peace but the clink of coffee cups and the discreet twittering of birds in the bosky courtyard outside the window, whence streams a warming sunbeam.

A newspaper each, no kids, all is white and bright, our couple sit in contented silence. Truly the Australian dream for a new Century.

Auntie, you want to interrupt all this with Vivian Schenker?

Scenario by Samuel Beckett. Message by Groucho Marx.

Jesus wept.