Did the Queensland Liberal state director Geoff Greene really fly down to Canberra last night for a farewell dinner for Santo Santoro. Aren’t there ethical issues involved there?

The audition process that I attended for 1 vs 100 yesterday was very interesting. For Temptation, they give you a quiz, and then only about the top 10% are interviewed with the aim of being potential contestants. For 1 vs 100, they give you a very easy multi-choice quiz featuring questions like “According to the Telstra ad, the Great Wall of China was built to keep WHAT out?” However, make sure you don’t do too well, as those people who get over 45 out of 50 (not at all hard) are filtered out and told “Thanks for playing”. Obviously they don’t want people who are too smart going on the show.

The Courier-Mail yesterday took the latest radio ratings figures to bag the breakfast presenter at ABC 612 instead of praising the success of Nova — a winner across most age groups. Strange though that the ABC mornings ratings didn’t get a mention. The show finished 8th in its timeslot. Eighth! Can’t believe the fact that the show is presented by the wife of The Courier-Mail editor had anything to do with omission. Nope, no influence detected here.

There appears to be a glitch in Optus’s system that causes users with no pre-paid credit to listen in on the calls of other mobile users. More details at this Whirlpool forum.

A Crown Casino employee is in remand for lying about his links with Carl Williams. Three degrees of separation.

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