Hello, dear readers! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dan Jensen, and since January of this year I've been working for Independent Australia as a sub-editor and loving every minute of being a part of this incredible team of awesome human beings.
Back when Dave first put me through the rigorous grilling process of joining the team (okay, it was a friendly chat over a pub lunch, but that sounds way less dramatic) we discussed the idea of IA branching out into an online video segment since I came to this gig with several years of filmmaking experience under my proverbial belt. I'll never forget the moment I told Dave I had an entire studio's worth of equipment in order to make this happen - he visibly salivated, blaming it on the thought of his impending veal parmigiana.
After many months of planning and hours of Dave practicing in front of a mirror preparing himself for YouTube stardom, Independent Australia's first episode of Bloody Idiot of the Month is finally here!
The idea was to see if we could find suitable candidates for this monthly series; politicians who did something stupid, said something outrageous or demonstrated a clear lack of common sense. As it turned out, it was a difficult decision to narrow it down to just five! This series definitely has the potential to be quite a long-lasting production and we're happy with that since filming this first episode was more fun than we'd expected.
On a side note, I just want to say that Dave was such a pleasure to work with as a presenter. Even though we didn't get things quite right on the first take each time, it just means I have one heck of a blooper reel if anyone would ever care to see it. I'm happy to accept PayPal or direct bank deposits.
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