Monthly Archives: November 2010

Week #41

I once read a comment that I recall as having been attributed to the fascinating author Robert Cormier, best known for his books for young adults such as The Chocolate War and the especially heart-wrenching Tunes For Bears To Dance … Continue reading

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The Greater Western Sydney Groan

There is a seriously troubling epidemic rapidly spreading through Australian sport: pathetic team nicknames. Take last week’s example of the Greater Western Sydney Giants. What, exactly, do giants have to do with Greater Western Sydney? Sure, all of the potentially … Continue reading

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If You Dunk It, Will He Come?

After the Women’s World Basketball Championships earlier this year, FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann revealed that the organisation are considering two proposed changes to the sport in an attempt to raise interest levels amongst casual sporting fans: 1)    Lowering the … Continue reading

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The Pitch

Many Victorian readers may not have heard the news from north of the border this week, so please forgive the brief backstory before the more traditional piece: Last week, a photograph from the Canberra Raiders’ Mad Monday celebrations was published … Continue reading

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A Constant Reminder

There’s a moment in David Fincher’s film The Social Network where Eduardo Saverin turns to Mark Zuckerberg and says “I’m being accused of animal cruelty. It’s better to be accused of necrophilia.” It’s actually one of the film’s lighter moments: … Continue reading

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