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Archive for January 2003
John Safran is still around, although not nearly as spectacularly as he was in 1997-98. His final entry in “Race Around the World” was censored, and two pilot shows for the ABC were never shown. The first, which famously showed Safran confronting Ray Martin, was partially screened on the ABC’s “Media Watch”.
Australian Internet Censorship laws supposedly prevent linking to bootleg copies of the full pilots, but then Blogger is not located in Australia! Enjoy.
You will need RealOne player to view the pilots.
It has begun.
THE world’s top-ranked batsman, Matthew Hayden, has become the first Australian player to take a moral stance on the Zimbabwe question by claiming he would be opposed to shaking the hand of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
Hayden, a committed Christian, yesterday echoed Hussain’s concerns by claiming a personal meeting with the despot would compromise his strongly-held values and beliefs.
“In my opinion that (a handshake) seriously compromises the values and traditions of what I’m about and I wouldn’t like to do that, no,” Hayden told the Nine Network yesterday.
The article doesn’t mention what faith Nasser Hussain follows.
The Kiwis aren’t particularly happy about being forced to play in Kenya, either.
Update: So unhappy in fact, they will forfeit their points by boycotting the match in Kenya.
There was a 3 paragraph post here about Zimbabwe and the cricket world cup, but Blogger ate it. Perhaps Robert Mugabe has taken over there? Anyway, in honour of Bobby, here’s a cheery song. (With apologies to Janis Joplin, although Charlie Pride sung it best.)
Me and Bobby Mugabe – by Brad Hogg
Just got back my Baggy Green after seven years of pain,
Indentured servant of the ICC,
I gotta do what Malcolm says if I, wanna get a game,
Forced to play a match in Harare.
Its a long way to Zimbabwe from the old farm at Tarwonga,
And Mabo never staged a bloody coup,
but when I get up on that podium and he tries to raise his banner,
I know just what I’m not gonna do.
Freedom’s not important to the weasels in EU,
but it sure is for the Aussie team and me,
So to all the oppressed farmers – this is what I’ll do for you:
Punter, Warney all the boys and me… we won’t shake hands with that prick Mugabe.
Be careful over there, fellas.
The best pro-monarchy argument I’ve seen for quite some time here.
Suburban Yobbo culture at its best, as blogged by Bernard Slattery.
Reports from TV news indicate that he will attempt to form a new political party, and attempt to “end up with the balance of power in the senate” (his quote on 9 news).
Some of the aims of his party I have gleaned from the web site of his organisation – the “Australian Nationalist Movement” – as follows:
It seems that Jack expects previous “One Nation” voters to flock to his cause, because they don’t like asians either. I suspect, however, that most previous One Nation voters enjoy starvation, civil war, and oppression even less.
Democracy is nothing more than Capitalism’s fa?ade of freedom to hide its developing tyranny. Voting achieves nothing.