Waking up to a tasteless Taser at 2SM. On Monday morning at 5am listeners of Grant Goldman’s 2SM Sydney talk back radio show heard this:

“[sound of rooster] WAKE UP! Or I’ll have to zap you [sound of electricity and someone screaming].” (listen to the audio here)

This of course came on the morning after the death of 21-year-old Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti whose death is being investigated after NSW police used a Taser and capsicum spray to subdue him. The next day on The Goldman Show’s 2SM Facebook page the question was asked: “who would you like to Taser?”

Oh the hilarity. Goldman would be known to Crikey readers for being a Wankley Award recipient in 2008 for these comments about former NAB CEO and current managing director and CEO of Australia Post Ahmed Fahour:

“NAB’s Australian head, Achmed Fahour [sic] – really? that’s a great Australian name — Ahmed Fahour, says today’s rise reflects sustained increases …”

There’s a certain radio show we can think of that could do with a spark or two of taste.

Front page of the day. Mexico’s La Jornada newspaper covers that country’s 7.8 earthquake yesterday:

The Department of Corrections. In Tuesday’s Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail a headline would have caught the eye of its readers — not only had former North Korean despot Kim Jong-il changed his tune on the monitoring of North Korea’s nuclear program but the famed cinefile and murderous dictator had risen from the grave after dying in December 2011:

The Globe and Mail ran this correction yesterday:

Weatherman hits out at ‘unprofessional claptrap’

“Earlier this week WIN TV weatherman Peter Byrne let rip at weather reports from the ‘southern media’ after a breakfast TV forecast of 200km winds for northern Queensland.” — TV Tonight

Sunrise cash winner drops f-bomb

“A Victorian mum says she’s not embarrassed to have dropped a F-bomb live on national TV after winning $10,000 on Sunrise.” — Herald Sun

Free TV to lose 300 sport exclusives

“The number of sporting events reserved for free-to-air television will be cut by about 300 under the new anti-siphoning legislation, which could give Communications Minister Stephen Conroy power to decide which football matches should be shown.” — The Australian

A Current Affair blocked from screening Menulog story

“A New South Wales Supreme Court judge has blocked the Nine Network from airing a story which described home-delivery service Menulog as a ‘food con’.” — Media Spy

Twitter says it has 140 million users

“Twitter celebrated its sixth birthday on Wednesday by dropping an impressive stat: The network now claims 140 million active users.” — Mashable

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