Compare the tone of the two reviews of the grand final entertainment. One review is from astute music, television, film, sports and sports entertainment pundit, Leaping Larry L; the other "review" is from News Limited music industry shill, Nui te Koha, who has never seen a show he did not like, for fear of losing his free concert tickets.
“Local talent time,” was Andrew Demetriou’s stated policy regarding this year’s grand final entertainment.
Although his inspiration was reportedly the London Olympics (?!) many might suggest the new orientation more particularly stemmed from Meat Loaf’s famously aromatic crash’n’burn routine from the previous year, a spectacular debacle which came at a six-figure premium.
At any rate, Channel Seven’s policy before the match largely appeared to be “No talent time”.
MEAT Loaf was on the menu last year. But the painful indigestion from his disastrous performance lingered until today.
However, hometown heroes Tim Rogers, Paul Kelly and Temper Trap restored the AFL Grand Final entertainment from a laughing stock to world-class rock.
My own source of painful indigestion was Nui describing Temper Trap as "The Trap" as if a nick name would somehow convey a sense of familiarity if not fame when, in reality, I grizzled "Temper Who?".
Fortunately my indigestion was alleviated by the guffaws generated by Nui's references to Denis Cometti:
Footy caller Dennis Cometti tweeted: "Good to see Katut stop flirting with Rhonda long enough to front Temper Trap at halftime."
Again, Cometti the comedian put his thoughts to Twitter: "Paul Kelly looks like Carl Barron's unfunny older brother."
Nui obviously failed to see the "Dennis Cometti" header:
No-one is safe from the quickest wit on twitter. Dont follow if easily offended or cant take a joke. ''... funnier than the real one'' - Dennis Cometti's son a centimetre perfect parody