‘The Hungry Beast’ on ABC1 ( I suppose we’ll have to start using those numbers now that there’s ABC1, ABC 2 and ABC 3) had its last episode last week. I gave up after about five minutes of the first show thinking that I really must be getting very old, but a couple of weeks later I persevered and found it interesting but variable. A bit of a curate’s egg, so to speak.
But one small segment they had discussed the difference between the online sites for newspapers and the actual newspaper itself. You can see it here. They argue that otherwise respectable news sites ensure that their page displays words that are likely to be turned up in a search for sex online. And you know- they’re right! I was looking at today’s Age website – and now let’s face it, the Age is not renowned for its lascivious coverage. But even the dowdy old Age website has two uses of the word “sexy”, one “topless”, and a “bra” on today’s site.
I’d be pretty willing to bet that there’s similar words every single day.