Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Working from home...

Most who follow this blog know that the company I work for is shutting down. Not a lot to do, so I mostly work from home, answering a few emails, pay some bills and the like. In between applying for jobs, I've also been watching a lot of news on TV.

One realises one's been watching too much TV news when one starts developing a crush on news readers!

In the old days, news presenters were the mature, graying serious type. One just turned the TV on and went about doing other things, catching snippets of what's happening in the world. Unfortunately, TV companies have caught on and in the chase for eyeballs, attractive faces have been appearing on the box.

The two who's got me drooling are Juanita Phillips on ABC and Peta-Jane Madam on SBS... oh well, it's time for the 7:00pm news ;)

9 comments:

Annie said...

We are being marketed to all the time. Sex sells, and so even the newscasters use that approach because it works every time, even if the content is maddeningly superficial.

Anonymous said...

glad you're okay; a month between blogs worries me...

Lilly said...

I think its best not to listen to the news at all. Its so depressing really. I thought Sandra Sully was the pin up girl. You have good taste in newsreaders. Hope you are going ok given everything. There is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Young Werther said...

Annie: You're right, sex does sell and most of the time, sex has nothing to do with the product!

Lilly: Before never made it home for the early news, except for Anton or Lee Lin at 9:30 on SBS . Suave he may be, but Anton's not one I would turn gay for and Lee Lin? No comment :)

sadie said...

So glad to hear that you're "up" with all the latest news. It's wicked good to be informed and turned on, I mean, tuned into current events....Eye-candy-news-porn, nuclear proliferation, multiple wars, Ireland bankrupt, body scans...it's all good! Peace

Annie said...

http://www.youtube-mp3.org/

YW - try this link. It allows you to convert youtube videos into mp3 for windows live movie maker:)

Young Werther said...

@sadie: it what's called putting a nice spin on all that depressing news.

@annie: many thanks for the link. Will be giving it a try :)

yoganinja said...

there is actually a thing called naked news.. where the newscasters disrobe as they bring the days stories...

i am not a big tv fan.. i read the newspaper.

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