Ethan Switch - Thursday, 24 October 2002
Today is not Halloween. It is not a day in which the Americans get to run headlong into suspicious houses of strangers dolling out candy from who knows where or from when. But according to Pastor Ric Benson of Talking Point, it is. Last night proved to be the show's weak point in a string of soft spots.
There is no doubt that many of the shows which go to air are taped days or even weeks before hand. In most circumstances this doesn't matter as it is rarely timebased news coming from the screen. In the incident last night it showed that someone in charge of lining up the tapes for the network forgot about their job and released one of the tapes a week early.
Imagine the devout Christians sitting at home fearful of the fact that they may have missed out on a week of their lives.
Stockpiling work that needs to hit the mainstream is not uncommon. Case in point does not come in the form of the 'Acid Tongue' editorial featured in issue 627 of 3DWorld. Short on the usual that so often graces the short column the editor has taken to wasting the time of the reader—much like this—and written a smattering of cuss words to the effect of a few hundred. The end result is an example of the horrendous evil known as writer's block.