Should I.... ?

... call A Current Affair (or another news organisation) and tip them off about the Mike Christine story?

 

19 comments:

jeltzz said... 6/05/2007 9:53 pm  

please, no.

looking forward to seeing you buddy.

Jonny said... 6/06/2007 12:07 am  

Internet dating is sort of common these days. You would need to give them a fresh angle. I can't think what that would be.

John Dekker said... 6/06/2007 8:50 am  

I've never heard A Current Affair and "fresh angle" used in the same sentence before...

The Borg said... 6/06/2007 9:46 am  

Yeah do it. I don't think you guys have had enough publicity yet.

Jason said... 6/06/2007 9:57 am  

Why not?
Could be funny. You may need to sweeten the pot a tad though.
Perhaps if you were actually kidnapped as a child, sold to a rich oil merchant in far away lands only to escape, making your way across a vast desert surviving only on cactus juice and tumbleweed stew, hitching a ride on a passing life raft from a local air crash, only to land on a beach in Queensland where you hooked up with one of: a dodgy salesman, a street gang who specialise in throwing rocks at passing Vespas or a lady who makes cheese sandwiches look like famous people to sell on eBay. Using the money you made from your time with the above, you buy passage to Hobart to return to your family. Upon your arrival home, you get back to your desk and blog about the whole affair. A reader from the USA named Christine commented on your post, mentioning the fact that she had at some point survived a similar situation involving Columbian drug barons masquerading as a travelling flea circus.
You hit it off straight away and here you are - getting married and starting a foundation for children who have been sold to rich oil merchants.

Surely they'd go for that. They've run crazier stories.

Angus said... 6/06/2007 10:46 am  

Can you please do it??? I can see Tracy Grimshaw's intro now...

"They call it "blogging" - and it's becoming the new way for lonely singles to find international love. Felicia Hoskins reports on an internet phenomenon that's bringing the romance back to keeping a diary."

BSJ-rom said... 6/06/2007 10:55 am  

The new angle is marriage - as opposed to... yeah, you know.

mike said... 6/06/2007 11:16 am  

Gus that is absolutely classic.. because it is oh, so true.

Felicity said... 6/06/2007 4:44 pm  

I know a young man from Christians in the Media who works at ACA.

I've just forwarded him a link to your blog.

Who knew that your rudeness on Sunday of telling me to read your blog to catch up on your life rather than speaking to me face to face would bring such fruitful dividends.

F

Angus said... 6/06/2007 4:51 pm  

Hee hee hee! Nice work!

mike said... 6/06/2007 6:10 pm  

I'm very sorry if I was rude to you on Sunday Felicity. I was very very tired.

Alan said... 6/06/2007 8:05 pm  

Hey Man,
that thing i was talking about, I jsut realised i had typed in mikejolly.blog*s*pot.com as in i had missed out the s... "blogpot.com"
and it brought up a website talking about the last days and etc. sort of stuff... but i wouldnt recommend visiting it, cause it seems dodgy asking for my password verification all the time etc...
But just to let you know!
Al

Pablo said... 6/06/2007 9:47 pm  

I told you a long time ago, you need to aim for the top: Oprah.

Andy M said... 6/07/2007 9:31 am  

Why not contact ACA and Today Tonight and set them off into a bidding war? Plus you get to choose between two bastions of super high quality cutting edge journalism ...

Jason said... 6/07/2007 10:58 am  

You could ask Anna Coren to photoshop some ribs onto you two.

mike said... 6/07/2007 11:25 am  

What do you mean photoshop them on... I already have ribs like that. ;)

kath said... 6/07/2007 12:35 pm  

hey mike
i can't remember if you're even in taz still, but if you are then come to netball tonight 7.40 as we take on THE RED TEAM! (yes that is their real name, but our team is called the jets so i can't bag them out!)
you'll be guy number 5 (colin r is playing too) but the more the merrier!
otherwise, God bless wherever you are.
and I think you should call ACA. they'll take some angle how romantic and tech-savvy it is and then halfway through, they'll change the angle without explanation to "american women are stealing our men on the internet leaving aussie women lonely".
has anyone else noticed that ACA's angles are getting more and more random.... DURING the story!?

Alan said... 6/07/2007 8:25 pm  

Kath I don't know whether people admit to watching ACA... ;-P

kath said... 6/09/2007 5:41 pm  

ooops... uhh, it was only during exam time! i swear!

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