Daily Archives: October 12, 2005

Insight on The New Asylums

Television as brain food. It can be done, and is — not only on this excellent program, which last night dealt with the generally unfortunate effects of well-intentioned but dismally executed “deinstitutionalisation” of the mentally ill. All of us in the inner city see the sad wandering loonies every day of the week, lost in a system that took the cheap way out again and again.

Imagine my surprise when I saw Dave on TV last night, a self-confessed wandering loony whom I got to know very well when I lived in Glebe.
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Posted by on October 12, 2005 in Australia and Australian, local, reminiscing, TV