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Seal of Approval for Logies Best New Talent
Former Seal keyboardist, Seaton Kay-Smith, shows his Support
With the announcement of the 2013 Logie nominations the social media world is abuzz with news that Seal has been nominated for Most Popular New Male Talent.
For many, the unknown Seal’s inclusion in the Logie nominations comes as a surprise; but for those who know Seal, his nomination is a given.
“A lot of people think that Seal has just emerged from obscurity this year and blown people away with his immense talent and ability, but the truth is, Seal has been working hard since the nineties to be the best new male talent of 2013.” Says Logies Enthusiast, Bill Walsh, “Since the nineties; or in the nineties? Regardless, he’s worked hard to be where he is.”
Since finding success with his song, ‘Kiss from a Rose’ which showcased in 1995’s Batman Forever, Seal has been working away at a career, which 17 years on, finds him nominated for Best New Male Talent, which could be the icing on cake which is almost old enough to sleep with.
But it’s not all smooth sailing, this year’s Most Popular New Male Talent category will provide some stiff competition with fellow Voice personality, Joel Madden, also a nominee; because unlike Seal’s relative obscurity, Joel Madden’s obscurity is genuine and people love genuine.
The Logies is an annual award ceremony shedding light on Australia’s TV talent. This year, A Rational Fear front man, Dan Ilic is also nominated. He’s lucky Seal is still in the baby pool of Most Popular New Male Talent, because in 20 years’ time when Seal graduates to the big leagues, Dan Ilic is going to have some serious competition.
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ALICE FRASER TAKES TO TASK ANOTHER BLOGGER WITH FACTS AND JOKES. BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT COUNTS.
Okay - this is going to be both late and an overreaction. Kate Hunter, who is a fine writer and journalist published an article online in early December. The problem for me is it repeats a form i have trouble with.
To sum up, the article deals with questions men generally can’t answer about their girlfriends, including among other things - shoe, bra and clothes sizes. Wait, hold up. What? I suggest that it’s fairly well accepted that anyone who asserts that your bra size is a reflection of your personality ought to be be slapped, so why should your boyfriend knowing your cup size have anything to do with how well he knows or loves you as a human? It seems as though the media reports on which Kate Hunter bases this article are begging for more critical deconstruction than a few rhetorical questions: “it’s such a cheesy cliche isn’t it?” and a throw to the peanut gallery.
I expect more from such an intelligent forum than just regurgitating hack material with an ironically raised eyebrow for distance. I don’t think many of those questions are relevant to my identity - dress size and shoe size certainly are not.
The question we should be asking when confronted with fun silly quizzes like this is “what questions SHOULD we be asking our partners that might actually indicate anything about the strength of their love and care for us?” How about, “do you love me?”, “Can you hold the other end of this?” “Can you tell your mum I don’t need another scarf without offending her?” “I know it’s three am, but a friend just died and I need to go for a long walk somewhere near water, could you please come?”, “Have I mentioned recently how much I love you?” Those are the questions we should ask our men to find out what our relationships are made of.
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A Rational Fear’s End Of The Fear Special
Suck It Mayans we made it!
Sydney’s number one satirical comedy night is back at the FBi Social to see off the year 2012 with classless aplomb.
Some of Australia’s best comedic talent tackle topical issues head on without fear nor favour. Part panel show, part soap box, part interview show, it’s like Q AndA on schoolies.
Join MC Dan Ilic (Hungry Beast), Lewis Hobba (Triple J), Scott Abbott (Political Asylum) and Chris Taylor (The Chaser) with special guest comics Zoe Norton Lodge (Hamster Wheel) Nina Oyama (Raw Comedy) and Wil Anderson (The Gruen Transfer) and a very special interview guest TBA (TBC)
Fast, funny, and highly questionable. A Rational Fear’s End Of The Fear Special is Cutting edge piss-taking with social and political bite.
7:30pm December 10 at The FBi Social, level 2 of the Kings Cross Hotel. $15 on the door.
(Broadcast at 8pm live on Fbi Radio 94.5 FM or fbiradio.com)