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Irreverent Blokesworld celebrates Blokedom

Irreverent Blokesworld celebrates Blokedom

Blokes are back on the screen with a vengeance, and political correctness may as well be on another planet.

Tune into Blokesworld on Triangle Television on Thursdays from 9p.m. to 9.30p.m. and you'll get half an hour of pure 'blokedom' that's being heralded as part of an international revolt against 'SNAGdom'.

Among the regular - and memorable - segments of the show, that's won a huge following in Australia where it is produced, are Throttleshop - featuring men and their machines, Meat Da Butcher - which gives tips on barbecuing and Ask Corrine - where a head NRL cheerleader vox pops women and gives answers to questions blokes are afraid to ask.

The show celebrates the ultimate in bad taste. It is irreverent, earthy, refreshingly honest and gives guys the chance to re-immerse themselves in the sporting culture of the 70s where women were 'chick's and 'sheilas' and men were . . . well, blokes.

Hosted by Ado and Wah - also the writers and producers - the show is composed of fast-moving and snappy segments including:

" Cook'n with Da King - an Elvis impersonator sings and kung fu's his way through basic bloke meals

" Broadbandit - a masked and suspect Internet reviewer checks out weird and wonderful websites

" Breed of the Week - meet four-legged mates and the 'chicks' that own them

" Great Bloke Moments in Sport - action from events that will warm a bloke's heart

" Miss Blokesworld - Penthouse pet Rachel James searches for Miss BMW 2003

" Hang'n with JD - a resident rugby boofhead interviews sports misfits in his own unique style

" Throne Room - a lifestyle section that shows blokes how to decorate their toilet to ensure every visit is a joy

" Brew'n@Home - let the yeast do the work and brew your own beer

" How to get Ya Bond Back - a shonky real estate agent gives advice on everything from jammed doors to broken toilets.

Blokesworld is aimed men from 18 to 35 years, however it's also attracted a female audience in Australia who like the show's tongue-in-cheek approach.

The music and lyrics are written by the hosts and performed by the show's band, Holeshot. Songs like "40 Gates" and "Black Flagged" relate tales of dirt bike racing, while other tunes celebrate sports heroes and characters.

Blokes who want the answers to the questions they didn't even know to ask should tune into Blokesworld on Triangle Television for enlightenment, laughter and an escape from today's SNAG-infected world.

Triangle Television is Auckland's only regional, non-commercial television station and has operated as a public broadcaster to Greater Auckland since August 1 1998. The channel screens a mix of regional-access television with international news and information programmes. It is non-profit making and operates with no funding from NZ On Air. Triangle broadcasts 24 hours daily from UHF channel 41. For further information please call Gail King on 021 412 964

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