ABC Radio Interview Friday Gillian O’Shaughnessy

I will be on ABC 720 on This Friday afernoon 1pm to talk worsts with Gillian O’. I can’t remember if she’s been slagged off here before? I see she’s a Dockers fan, so she must be an afficionado of the worst things in life. I will also be doing a talk for the Australian Graphic Design Association AGDA sometime soon too, so all you designers can get ready to pencil in a date.

Gillian O'Shaughnessy

Gillian O'Shaughnessy

I’m also adding this plea from Outrage Cohen to this post.

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85 Responses to ABC Radio Interview Friday Gillian O’Shaughnessy

  1. Pfortner says:

    Gillian replaced the handset on its charger, distractedly. Phwoar, she thought, the Lazy Aussie… this’ll be a toughie. Tougher even than – she suppressed a shudder. Time for a cup of tea. She looked out the kitchen window, over the bustling cappucino strip, young families basking in the vibrant warmth. Oh to be young again, she thought, recalling those balmy, South Beach nights, the Doctor’s sweet fragrance still trailing through the summer air. That had all changed now, of course, as all things must, as we all made the great migration, branching out and settling down in the Mecca of the East, the move to Melbs. All except me, she reflected wearily. All except me. So this is what it’s come to. The Internet. No more dithering half-arsedly around the Fly by Nite, no more midnight pilgrimages to smoke a billy at Bon Scott’s grave. Just – she ran a weary hand through her straw-blonde locks – research, on the internet. She looked down at the printout. Christ, she thought, they sure say ‘cunt’ a lot.

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    • vegan says:

      cunt.

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    • Shreiking Wombat says:

      Simply brilliant Pfort. You win another milliontyseven whorediamonds!

      Fucking cunt-badger.

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    • Ljuke says:

      Extra pretension points for mentioning “The Doctor”.

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      • poor lisa says:

        Not to detract from pfortner’s incandescent brilliance, but “the doctor” is an item in the Wintemplate, along with “thongs”, “salty skin”, “sandy hair”, “coast” and “select water metaphor a/b/c/mix them up and apply”.

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        • Pfortner says:

          absolutely correct. Nat Fan pointed out to me recently that ‘we all used to …’ is another staple, which I’ve found works particularly well when contrasted with the ol’ ‘So, this is it, here I am’. And lest we forget, ‘fartarsing’. Wintoning is certainly not as hard as it would have to be to merit the Niagaran volume of orgasmic gushing flung at the bronzed feet of Winton himself. Anyway, Gillian’s been Wintoned now so there.

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          • poor lisa says:

            You do yourself an injustice, it’s Pfortnered.

            Sometime can you pfort Tony Abbott? I imagine he would find that a bit threatening.

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            • Pfortner says:

              Alas I’ve reserved a different treatment for dear Tones as I feel he is much too zen for a proper pfort. I do appreciate your appreciation though lisa, much appreciated.

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              • skink says:

                great work once again Pforts

                honest question:

                can anyone recommend any WA writers apart from Winton and Drewe?

                and not Craig Silvey

                there seems to a dearth of good fiction about this great state of ours

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                • Shreiking Wombat says:

                  Paul Murray?

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                • poor lisa says:

                  No

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                • Pfortner says:

                  I think you may be on to something, I can’t think of any particularly fantastic contemporary local writers on WA. I find the brand of literary fiction peculiar to our local authors to be singularly repellent (can’t you tell :P)

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                  • David Cohen says:

                    Come on Pfortmeister:

                    Randolph Stow (anything).
                    Upsurge by J.M. Harcourt (banned in the 1940s it was so racy and socialist).
                    Julia Lawrinson’s young adult fiction.
                    Tom Hungerford’s ‘The Ridge and the River’.
                    Benang by Kim Scott.
                    Kath Su Prichard’s early fiction.
                    And have we forgotten May Gibbs?
                    I would even include James Ricks’ 11 Months in Bunbury, which has been mentioned here before…

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                    • skink says:

                      I knew I could rely on the hyper-literate DFOC

                      we have done Elton to death SW, see earlier threads

                      shazza is merely making mischief

                      there was mention on a thread some time ago about a local underbelly novel – City Lights or something – I couldn’t find the tread

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                    • Pfortner says:

                      well there you go. I never said I was well read. I did like those bad Banksia Men though.

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                    • vegan says:

                      so glad you didn’t include elizabeth jolley on that list.

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                    • Natalia Fan #1 says:

                      11 Months in Bunbury – hahahahahaha!

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                    • Shreiking Wombat says:

                      Well that’s all well and good DFOC, but quite frankly I’m a bit tired of fucking landscapes, rivers, oceans, thongs, sand, and dreary interior monologues.

                      The question is, when is someone going to write a decent vampire novel set in Geraldton?

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                    • vegan says:

                      skink, i think that underbelly novel was about dave warner’s novel ‘city of light’. as it won some award, no doubt it will be reviled here.

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                    • It was mentioned in one of those irrational hatred posts. I have the book. It’s not too bad for most of it, but gets a little stupid at the end. Most remarkably he gets to root the character based on Carmen Lawrence.

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                    • Shreiking Wombat says:

                      The horror.

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                    • vegan says:

                      i quite enjoyed it, but i found the carmen relationship disturbing. much as i admire big carmie, i could never see her like that.

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                    • margeryx says:

                      Admire her for the way she single handedly destroyed the Westminister system of parliament in WA?

                      Or was there some other big achievement I missed?

                      Or perhaps can’t recall?

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                    • Clavdivs I says:

                      Cmon now don’t start knocking the original Warnie… It’s a great read… “The beach was as narrow as an exotic dancer’s pubic strip”or pearls to that effect..

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                • shazza says:

                  Ben Elton.

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                  • Shreiking Wombat says:

                    Ben Elton should be devoured by death-eating-pig-zombies.

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                    • shazza says:

                      It was a joke about claiming him as a local author since he’s only been back in Perth for a few months. And is English. And an example of the dearth of names I could come up with.

                      We shall await Obi Cohen’s wise words on this matter.

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                    • Shreiking Wombat says:

                      Got that shazz.

                      Just speaking for myself, but I think Elton’s books are crap.

                      Usually good concepts, but completely ruined by sloppy writing, forced humour, and the complete lack of editorial oversight.

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                    • shazza says:

                      Sorry SW, the subtleties of effective communication can be missed via interweb communicado.

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                • Jon Doust says:

                  Gday, Jon Doust here. I’m quite good.

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          • Rebalehan says:

            A bit of chiaking never goes astray either…

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        • Snuff says:

          You just can’t beat those simple pleasures, pl.

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  2. G'day from WA says:

    Note to AGDA: No dolphins.

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  3. skink says:

    if I recall correctly she has been slagged off here before.

    I think Frank found her laugh objectionable

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  4. David Cohen says:

    Good to see a post featuring two fine media workers.

    I have had the pleasure of working in the Aunty newsroom with Gillo and can report she is a fine broadcaster.

    TLA will be skewered by her excellent wit and rendered mute by her extreme physical beauty.

    Keep those ticket purchases coming.

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    • skink says:

      there’s a lot of flowery flattery coming from you recently

      are you up for re-election?

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      • David Cohen says:

        I always act as though the next poll is next week.

        A week is a long time in journalism union politics.

        But the only poll that counts is the one on election day.

        Etc etc…

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    • Frank Calabrese says:

      Well with a Mother who has had a fine tradition in Public Broadcasting such as Curtin FM where TLA’s favourite Jenny Satan is broadcasting – what do you expect. :-)

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  5. Paracleet says:

    I thought we had some form of moratorium on cracks at the Dockers. Or is this a false memory?

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  6. NVL_II says:

    I find her voice irritating in the extreme.

    But, now that I’ve seen a photo of her, I hate her.

    Good luck TLA, please mention the word cunt.

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  7. Hugh Jass says:

    I’ve been really lazy in taking photos since I’ve been back in Bunbury, is there anything in specific that youse would like pics of?

    If not, I’ll find some worsts for you pretty easily. But if there’s anything that brings back memories or triggers your thoughts let me know.

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  8. Bento says:

    I didn’t realise 720 allowed their afternoon ladies to discuss topics other than mental health.

    I actually have to confess to not hating Gill O. People with bizarre laughs amuse me.

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  9. Mez says:

    hang on… is that ABC logo commanding me to “exercise your (my) imagination”? Well, sorry LA, just for that, I will not be listening in on Friday. I have and always will, exercise my imagination on my own time – not, I tell you, NOT on Gillo’s command – she can go and get one on her own

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  10. Snuff says:

    The discussion of Dave Warner’s City of Light was here, TLA, if your comment is a reply to skink’s comment here.

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  11. Ljuke says:

    We didn’t exactly believe your story, Miss O’Shaughnessy. We believed your 200 dollars. I mean, you paid us more than if you had been telling us the truth, and enough more to make it all right.

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  12. margeryx says:

    Carmen that is, not Gillian

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  13. Frank Calabrese says:

    Sheesh, and their calling TLA Andy to boot.

    From 720 Afternoon’s Facebook page:

    720 ABC Perth – Afternoons
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    720 ABC Perth – Afternoons We thought the worst of Perth was all gathered on Russell Woolf’s desk. But apparently not. The Worst Of Perth is a website where locals send in their picks for the the worst bits of our city, architecture, shop signs, radio presenters….it’s crazy popular. It’s Andy’s naughty brain child…we talk tomorrow.
    35 minutes ago · Comment · Like

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/720-ABC-Perth-Afternoons/248104332750?ref=nf

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  15. The Legend 101 says:

    Any FM stations suck i had to listen to 100.1 which is boring all the way to bunbury until my dad found 7.20 which is just as worst. I complaned to listen to 9.29 but the reception was down we where half way in the country and it was useless.

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