@jjjHACK on Twitter - putting the jokes into journalism
Just a bit of mid-week banter.
Triple j's Hack program can't really be faulted. It's only half-an-hour but it exposes a youthful audience to news and current affairs in a way that most other outlets would only dream of. Whether you agree with the things they report on or not, it can't be argued it's a briliant tool for exposing Australia's young minds to the news and current affairs of Australia - and the world - at large.
While it's of course not impermeable to criticism, even Tom Tilley and friends would get a kick out of @jjjHack - a new Twitter account parodying the serious nature of the program. To be honest, with a bunch of headlines and story topics that are ridiculous at the same time as being awkwardly close enough to possible, we wouldn't be surprised if Tilley was behind it. Head along to their Twitter for some good LOLs, and check a bunch of our favourites below:
We caught Harold Holt’s granddaughter after her epic DJ set and asked how hard it is for prime ministerial descendants to break into EDM.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 8, 2015
Do you want to be on the radio? We're looking for men who played AFL in the 1970s and now have trouble looking brunette women in the eye.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 8, 2015
Pregnant mothers playing Grand Theft Auto in public, what are your thoughts? Text in 0439757555.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 8, 2015
Don't forget to shoot us a text if you have ever used a clock. 0439757555. Get involved in the clockversation, 5:30pm on @jjjHack.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 9, 2015
New #internship opportunity! Looking for a young media student who’s absolutely addicted to current affairs, politics, OxyContin, music.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 9, 2015
Puppy love in unexpected places: Tonight we reveal how Reclaim Australia use Tinder during rallies to check on their pets back home.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 9, 2015
This arvo we chat with DJ/producer Spanky Spence who wants Flume recognised in the Australian constitution.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 9, 2015
Tonight we meet Australia's least homophobic woman, Alicia Radburn, who has a rainbow filter tattooed on her face.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 9, 2015
Text MAYBE to 0439757555 if you're not sure whether you'd believe Princess Mary if she told you she loved you.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 8, 2015
Are Aussie house parties too unsafe? We talk to John who's been yelling from somewhere underneath the floorboards since last Wednesday.— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 8, 2015
Tonight: should the government be paying for farmers to teach their cows about the dangers of party drugs or is it their own responsibility?— triplejHack (@jjjHack) September 7, 2015