I have a few things to discuss with you today. Belle Gibson, Jailhouse, Podcasts and a new show I saw advertised last night. We much chat about them. Go and grab a coffee and sit down…
Ok, so Belle Gibson… wow. Did you see her on 60 Minutes last night. I haven’t really been following her story but certainly caught up last night when I flicked the channel over. That girl has serious issues, she couldn’t lie straight in bed. She couldn’t even give Tara a straight answer when asked “how old are you Belle”. I actually feel sorry for her because she really does have problems. What are your thoughts? Did you see it? Were any of you followers of her blog etc?
After 60 Minutes I flicked over to a show called Jailhouse – all about life in a women’s prison. Did anyone else watch it? I didn’t watch all of it, but it did make me think. They seemed to have it pretty good in there. I am thinking that for most of the girls/women it is the first time they have had structure in their lives and people to look after them. Well I am not sure that “look after” is the right term, but you get my drift. It seemed to be a bit like boarding school. They didn’t wear prison uniforms, their cells looked more like bedrooms, with bright coloured doona’s and they were probably more useful in there than they were on the outside. To tell you the truth I don’t know why any of them would want to leave.
A few quotes from some of the inmates interviewed…
“I really do like it here”
“I don’t want to go, I know that is weird”
“Get paid 1 pound a week and are allowed to have a tv in their cell”
“No lights out rule”
My goodness… I am thinking I might like to make a booking. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it. Someone to cook for you, someone to wash your clothes, basically one big sleep over. It is no wonder they don’t want to leave. I wouldn’t either.
While I was watching Jailhouse I saw an ad for a new show coming soon… the name of the show is “Plonk”. Can you believe it. Why have they not asked me to host it? I really must see what it is all about.
I also found a few new Podcasts yesterday. Are you a Serial fan? I didn’t realise there were so many other Podcasts out there about Serial. Podcasts talking about a podcast. I downloaded a few episodes of The Serial Dynasty. From this one I discovered there are also others which discuss Serial: Serially Obsessed & Serial Serial. And of course there is Undisclosed. For any Serial fans out there you must get on board with Undisclosed. 3 Attorneys are continuing the investigation.
Now, for any bloggers out there you might be interested in the new ProBlogger Podcast with Darren Rowse. I listened yesterday while doing the mowing. Here is a visual.
Clearly I don’t have anything terribly exciting to tell you, my weekend consisted of cooking and cleaning.
So what have you been watching and listening to lately?
Do you have any new podcasts for me?
How was your weekend?