Monthly Archives: August 2009

>AFL Power List: Round 22 (or, ok, now it’s time to get serious)

> So this is the deal: Saints play Collingwood; the winner goes to the prelim, the loser plays the winner of the Crows and Essendon. Geelong plays Bulldogs; the winner goes to the prelim, the loser plays the winner of … Continue reading

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>Coming Soon: The Boys are Back

>When I did my preview of Aussie films coming out this year, one that I shamefully missed out was Scott Hick’s (Shine, Snow Falling on Cedars, No Reservations) latest, The Boys are Back starring Clive Owen. The story concerns a … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Film

>Newspapers on the Internet: the future is now (in 1981)

>This morning via the ESPN Sports Guy, I came across this news report from 1981 on newspapers being put on the internet. It is brilliant on so many levels. There is the unintentional humour of seeing a guy decribed in … Continue reading

Posted in Culture

>A Song a Year, 1992: Everything’s Alight

> When I looked at the Top 50 songs of 1992, I realised that hardly any had any real connection with me. It was an interesting year in music: 1. ACHY BREAKY HEART – BILLY RAY CYRUS2. NOVEMBER RAIN – … Continue reading

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>The Unfair (and Dumb) AFL Draw

> With only one round remaining in the AFL we can now have a look at the draw to see the utter stupidity involved in having a competition wherein each side does not play each other twice. It is one … Continue reading

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>AFL Power List: Round 21 (or just when you thought things would go as planned)

> Well that threw everything up in the air. The Bulldogs beat Geelong to ruin Adelaide’s and Carlton’s chances of finishing 4th. The Roos beat the Saints to give everyone in the top 8 hope. The Saints loss to the … Continue reading

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>Bolt becomes the world’s fastest metaphor

>The guy’s last name is Bolt; how could he not be the fastest ever? Last year at the Beijing Olympics, Usain Bolt took the 100m and 200m World Records away from the rest of the world for a decade. This … Continue reading

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>Film Review: Balibo – A Great Australian Film

> Robert Connolly’s latest film Balibo aims to be placed alongside such important films about events during war as The Killing Fields and Hotel Rwanda. It well and truly earns its place. The story of the murder of three Channel … Continue reading

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>Déjà Vu All Over Again

> Missed today’s Question Time? Don’t worry if you saw yesterday’s, you saw today’s (minus two sprigs of wattle worn by Rudd and Turnbull). Yesterday the opposition asked about the Henry Tax Review recommending to the Government bringing in a … Continue reading

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>On the QT: Billy Brownless and bad draft picks

> Last night I was chatting with my Dad about various things AFL, and we cast our minds to some horror draft picks made by the Crows. For any Crows’ fan, when you think bad draft picks you think Laurence … Continue reading

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