Melbourne Remote Control Tourists

Melbourne4Ever wanted to control another human being?

Make them try those dumplings that look a little risky?

Or check out all the best dark alleys in Melbourne? (Okay, maybe that one’s a little mean. These are living, breathing humans after all!)

Well prepare for all your dreams to come true. Tomorrow, Play Melbourne will introduce two remote control tourists who will be traveling around Melbourne, completely in your control!

One lucky guy and girl will be at your disposal from tomorrow, October 9th, until Sunday, October 13th. Through the Play Melbourne Twitter and Facebook page, viewers will be able to tell the tourists what to do, and then watch it all live-streamed.

You can tell them to try all those restaurants you’ve been meaning to visit, and then perhaps a stroll through the art galleries. You can feel all cultured while sitting at your desk munching on watermelon whole fruit popsicles.

Let them make all the mistakes before you even set foot in Melbourne, leaving you to enjoy the finer things.

Watch the Youtube video to get you prepared.

9th Ocotober: 10am – 8pm
10th October: 12pm – 8pm
11th October: 12pm – 8pm
12th October: 12pm – 8pm
13th October: 12pm – 8pm


Published on Urban Society / 08 October, 2013

Alanis Morisette’s song is finally ironic

alanis-morissette-001Everyone who has ever yelled at their radio “That’s not ironic, it’s just unfortunate!” can now rest easy knowing that Alanis Morissette’s song “Ironic” has finally been fixed.

Morissette has admitted in the past that she had not doggedly made sure everything was technically ironic.

Which has lead to much criticism from every person ever, considering she had managed to create an entire song called ‘Ironic’ that actually has no examples of irony.

But the world is finally right again as Rachael and Eliza Hurwitz have addressed this pressing issue by releasing the song “It’s finally ironic” on YouTube.

The video rewrites the song featuring actual ironies. Such as “It’s like rain on your wedding day (a day and place you chose because it’s known not to rain)” and “It’s a free ride, but you get mugged on the way”.

But the best part of the song by far is when the sisters state; “We fixed it for you, Alanis (you’re welcome)”.

The revised song has so far gotten over 150, 000 hits, with English nerds around the world, many of them in Urban HQ, rejoicing.Check out the hilarious video below.

Published on Urban Society / 11 July, 2013