Thursday, September 21, 2006

Australia's Trashiest Paper

Quoting the Daily Telegraph today:
Not only must they win the preliminary final for their fans, they must win for Sydney and the greater good of the game. Having Melbourne playing in the grand final cannot be contemplated. And if the Bulldogs lose to Brisbane on Friday, we would be left with a horror scenario - two interstate teams fighting for the title in front of a bored crowd.

Here we go again, more Melbourne bashing from what is evidently Australia's trashiest paper, The Daily Mirror, I mean Telegraph.

The endless Melbourne bashing this paper gives out it quite remarkable, a couple of weeks ago, it was winging that Melbourne had all the major events, now it's that there may be no Sydney teams in the NRL grand final. For goodness sake - Melbourne hasn't had a Melbourne team in the AFL grand final for 3 years! and Sydney won it last year! I didn't see too many people complain about that, in fact most people were probably supporting the former Melbourne team, even though they headed north 20 years ago.

What's become obvious is how threatened this Sydney paper feels of Melbourne, with comments like the above week after week. The paper is good for a laugh, like watching a small schoolyard bully trying to pick on the big smart guy.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Practise reversing

Like most places in Sydney in the morning on a weekday, if you're on the road, you're in trouble. This I snapped on Friday while on the road, fortunately after 10am. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 04, 2006


It was a nice sunny warm Saturday early afternoon in Sydney, so to chill out from a week that was all over the place, I decided to go for a stroll through Hyde Park and take a seat with the oversized, almost unmanageable Saturday broadsheet paper and chilled mocha from Starbucks.
In a nasal voice I hear a guy say to me, "Excuse me, I'm going to have to arrest you", "oh?" I responded, "you're under arrest for being too cool." Oh gawd I though, this is Sydney, a very "out" city. "Would you like to win a million dollars?" I was asked, "ah, how?", "you just give me some change, and when I become a millionaire, I'll give it to you".
Garr, I knew there was some point to this random conversation. I don't think I have ever given money to the homeless directly, preferring to donate through a few charities with larger sums,
how am I going to get out of this one? A quick thought and I realised this guy was a bit more creative than your regular beggar, so I thought I'd make him work for his change. Initially I asked him what he was going to do with the money, there was no hesitation, he needed $14 to check into a Hostel, I also spent a while asking him what he did and why he was on the street.
This guy could be a very good liar, but I doubt he would be used to this questioning and conversation, this guy appeared to be a good bloke, caught up in a bit of a mess, but he had talent that I felt sorry he was there.