Aug 13, 2010

When the brothel burnt down … Time reporter’s war links

There's a silver lining in every tragedy and Ross Stevenson found it on 3AW this morning with a fire in a brothel. Plus, the Time cover story and other media news of the day.

Burning up the brothel laughs. There's a silver lining in every tragedy and Ross Stevenson found it on 3AW this morning. "There's been a massive fire at a brothel in South Melbourne that we need to address in order that I can make four, five really lame jokes", said Stevenson on 3AW this morning, as they crossed to reporter Yvette Gray down at the burnt Top on Tope. And Stevenson proceeded to go above and beyond the call of crap pun duty. The fire brigade were there. "Have they got their hoses out?" asked Stevenson. Cue boom tish sound effect, which got quite a workout during the segment. "Did it smell of burning rubber? Is the arson squad on its way?" and "they [the police] are not taking it lying down". Journo Gray wasn't going to miss out the fun: "I haven't been able to talk to the controller at the moment, because they are quite tied up at the moment..." "Are they finding it a bit hard?" asked Stevenson. Stevenson just didn't want it to end, even when Gray had obviously run out of news to discuss. "Are people walking around with smiles on their faces?" asked Stevenson. "Well not the emergency services, because they are hard at work..." said Gray, "...there are a lot of workmen, there's a building being built next door". "What are they erecting next door?" asked Stevenson. They played the segment out with a bit of Elvis classic Burning Love and Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire. -- Amber Jamieson Continuing the lame jokes corner. Grant Denyer may be short of stature, but he's big on lolz in his well-known Sunrise weather broadcasts. Today's was a classic, crossing to Denyer who was out droving at Anna Creek station, complete with Drizabone and Akubra. He looked distinctly fish out of water...


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