(The title is a quote from Kiwi boxer David Tua, when he requested a vowel on Wheel of Fortune.)
So the Oprah show has rolled into Australia, and it’s just fascinating to watch. I’ve never been an Oprah devotee (except for her role in The Colour Purple, where I think she’s just wonderful) but of course I knew that she was the queen of television, whatever. I just didn’t realise that her trip was going to be this big of a thing.
The constant fawning over Oprah and her guests is showing the Australian media to be really quite provincial. Sure, interviewing the queen of television is one thing, but do we really need to hear her guests opinions of Australia? They have all been interviewed so often that I’m starting to worry tourists arriving here will expect to be all over the media as well.
And the comments Oprah made about Australians meeting at the McCafes was just awesome. I’ve lived here for 10 years and nobody has ever invited me to meet them at Maccas. In fact nobody has ever invited me out for coffee, most Australians ask you to meet them at the pub.
Which is a much better idea, and barely fancy at all.
Speaking of pubs (see what I did there?) this is one of my locals, the Rose of Australia:
The cocktails are [reportedly] excellent, and the upstairs dining room is awesome.