It’s a jungle out there… or at the very least a circus

Photo from The Circus, 1870-1950 by TASCHEN

Photo from The Circus, 1870-1950 by TASCHEN

It’s been a crazy week of writing, scripting, filming, planning, strategising, editing, meetings… the c-worders have been flat out & almost missed the week that was.

While most of the world has been closely monitoring the Iranian elections, Australians can’t seem to get enough of the Moran’s saga. Moran matriarch Judy Moran was arrested this week for her involvement in the murder of Desmond “Tuppence’ Moran.

Even Chopper got to add his 2 cents worth thanks to the Herald Sun. The media and the public seem to lap up anything to do with Melbourne’s gangland war… we all thought it was over!! Clearly, Judy & co wanted to be included in Underbelly 4 (I know 3 hasn’t been made yet but that one is looking at the corruption of NSW police in the 80s – no room for Judy I’m afraid).

The Moran matriarch looking fierce

The Moran matriarch looking fierce

Back to the rest of the world, the Iran elections have been conducted this week. Twitter’s scheduled maintenance was postponed at the request of the US State Department to allow Iranians to communicate online after the strong clamp down on foreign press, website censorship plus the arrests of many protesters and reformists. I’m sure the folks at Twitter never envisioned how their site would become such a significant tool in political uprising.

And it’s not the first time this has happened. Twitter was also used to organise a protest in the former Soviet state of Moldova – 10,000 rallied against the Communist victory in elections. It’s interesting to see social media tools become a voice for the ‘people’ and one that is not necessarily ignored. Our own PM and Opposition leader have followed in the footsteps of Barrack Obama and are using Twitter. Now we’re not saying we have the PM’s ear, but the Internet and social media have certainly made it easier for people to assemble, organise and speak louder. Organisation like Get Up are prime examples of this. People power online … it’s probably the best reason to quash any attempts at Internet censorship.

Pro-democracy protests began early

Pro-democracy protests began early

Iran, Moran, Poh booted off Masterchef and a seemingly dwindling recession… it really is a circus out there, isn’t it? And speaking of circus, earlier this week we shot a news cast about a circus program and were struck by the number of circus performances around town – go Circus Oz.

Now being busy little c-worders, we’re going to get back to work but leave you with our current obsession #Glee. There has only been a pilot to date but we are waiting with baited breath for this show to hit our TV screens. Channel 10 has been teasing us with ads.

For now, we’ll just have to practice our high kicks & twirls and get our singing voices ready for when it pops up on our screens.

Have a good weekend folks!

the c word

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