|Shane with Footy Gear|
we've been to a couple of footy matches...one at one of the Melbourne stadiums, where blotting my family copybook, I cheered on the "Doggies" to a six point win over the "Dees."
The other was on the local oval with the Ballan boys playing Beaufort in real, old fashioned conditions.
Ballan won but it was a hard fought contest and the day brought back a lot of school memories of playing in similar muck and having a lot of fun.
You actually can't kick an "own-goal" in Aussie Rules but the propensity of our rabble of a Federal Government to do this and shoot itself in the foot at the same time will be mentioned in the later "Wombat Droppings"
|Ballan Going for Goal|
|A Gentle shower ..again.....Ballan Marks.|
|Goal in sight...|
|Three Quarter time and the sun appears...|
I've not done much photography of football but what was interesting was the similarity to dance ... the better the dancers the easier it is to nail good shots.... An interesting and fun day. Good too, seeing the kids all get onto the oval for a Kick-to-Kick at each quarters break, weather permitting and ignoring the mud.
Weekly Wombat Droppings at Channel Liarbril, Chunder 000
“Tardis State” (Where-All-Goes-Backward) Specials
(with appropriately medieval illustrations as befits where Australia is heading at a great rate of knots.)
18.00 “The Office of Living High, Victoria.” Produced at a cost of Millions (allegedly) with a select cast of ex-Liarbril advisors, apparatchiks, hanger’s-on and other Carpet-baggers. Producer Pete “The Drip” Walsh has for electoral reasons, canned this jolly romp. Further script details are not forthcoming as Pete “The Drip” reckons that this would cause “stress or anxiety” to senior script writers who don’t wish anyone to see their work; also it may make further electoral productions and his tenure as a producer very problematical. (M, a,d,h,l)
19.00 “The Tunnel.” Fantasy doco starring Matty “What’s-a-Ventnor-Backhander?” Guy. Episode #69 “Let’s Change the Plans.” In this humorous episode Matty ties himself up in knots trying to explain why a change of plans is not a change of plans and why deciding not to concrete over all of the Parkland is better than the original proposal. Guest appearances by new residents disgruntled because of their uncertainty in receiving their houses’ (dis)-appearance fee; and bonus viewing of the ongoing search for the missing business case. *Not recommended viewing for prospective Inner City home-buyers* ( M, h,v,l )
19.30 “How Much do I Care?” Poignant Doco-Drama tri-angulating “At-Risk” children, Anglicare workers and Part-Time Manager, Mary “Snarler” Wooldridge. Tonight’s episode highlights the “At-Risk” factor with “The Snarler” magnanimously eschewing, again, any responsibility for production problems.
In a tense scene, “Snarler” blames the Anglicare provider who quite coolly rebuffs the criticism whilst the children in question are left to their own and their predator’s devices. Some critics have seen in this episode a metaphor of the values expressed in the new hymn of the “Right Xtian,” …. “The Meek Shall be Trodden Down, Trodden Down.” (Verse: J. Roskam, Music: G.Brandis ( PG, l, v, )
20.00 “Bonking in the Rose Garden” Historical National Affaires Doco on the infidelities of the most upstanding and open-
20.30 “Our Sovereign Border Victory,” A selection of brief but pithy Sea Shanty’s eulogising the derring-do of another pretend Xtian, our esteemed Lord High Border Protector, Scotty “The Drone” Morrison.
Worth noting are the Shanty’s; “You Wont Be Back You Jihadist, You! “ and the old favourite, “Tamils Are A-Going Home” with its verse similarity to the one of the German vessel of 1939, the MS. St. Louis which circumnavigated the world with 937 Jewish asylum seekers. Finding little solace it eventually returned to Germany where it is estimated that 365 of the 620 who returned, survived the war. For further information on this trip of a lifetime contact Senator Eric “Vichy” Abetz, as he has this sort of stuff in his genes. (AV15+, h, l, b/w)
21.00 “Charm Offensive” Senator “Vichy” Abetz with clenched jaw and a leer masquerading as a smile leads this Cabaret program as he attempts to cajole recalcitrant Senators with the comedic phrase ,”Vee haf vays ov makkin you Right.” Musical assistance in this Weimar Music-Hall Burlesque provided by David “Gunner”Leyonhjelm and Bob “Dire-Strait” Day with choreography by Bobbie “Roo-Poo” Muir; Costumes: Chwissie the “Whyne and Perfect–Prat-of-a-Prefect” Pyne. (PG, h, v, a,l)
21.30 “One, Two, Three, Count” Economics for Aspirational Bogans, Panel quiz hosted by Joe “Cereal/Toyota-Killer” Hockey. Tonight’s episode features one Bill Mavropoulos whose contrarian position has Joe sweating profusely and wishing Barrell-Boys like Andrew Laming didn’t exist. http://theaimn.com/open-letter-andrew-laming/#comment-105992
22.00 “ The Hill-song Selection.” Hymns for the Aspirational Bogan and Socially Unaware to enjoy as they stick pins into their favourite unemployed or disabled dolls in time to the music of The “Rabbott-the-Hun-Dog-Whistle” Band, which this week, is jointly conducted by Billie “Poofie-Smacker” Heffernan and Kevvie “Smiler” Andrews. (M, v, b/w, R.)23.00 “Saving our Future” Panel discussion by representatives of the 4 major banks and hosted by Ian Narev on how best to