The Second Leaders’ Debate aired last night, and the hands of everyone watching trembled above their remote buttons with the overwhelming urge to switch to MasterChef. Yet Auspol soldier Wade McCagh endured and, fatigued yet miraculously lucid, emerges from perhaps television’s dullest forty minutes to articulate what went down for you here.
When the other TV options last Friday night were the AFL, rugby, Eurovision and 'Call and Win: Win Cash Live!', who tuned their sets to the First Leaders' Debate? Wade McCagh did, that's who. Here he runs us through the key takeaways and events, from the meat raffle at the start, to bulk billing announcements, to the all-important tie watch.
Last Thursday, 2016 sounded a death knell which for countless individuals worldwide, devastated to the point of disbelief. The world is poorer without the supremely talented, sly, shy, god-like human that was Prince. But "we were lucky to have him as long as we did" writes Wade McCagh, who pays his last respects here.
It’s a relentless, exhausting story of revenge and survival, elevated beyond mere tropes by the expert cinematography and editing of Emmanuel Lubezki and Stephen Mirrione (both of whom worked on Birdman) respectively. No one is delivering cinematic visions like these three in tandem right now.