Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Bring on the Asian Cup!

We didn't really ever look like we would win, but for a time there it looked like we wouldn't lose.

Still, the Asian Cup finals are on next year, and we've already beaten the Asian Champion Japan, so we've got a pretty got shot at that.


Sunday, June 25, 2006

Misc 060625

  • Boycat's Mum has a theory about something that causes cancer. Let's just say it involves the phrase "eating away at you".
  • The Schonell Theatre has closed. It lost its subsidy from the University Union. The Union claims it couldn't afford to fund the Schonell since the voluntary student union legislation cut the amount of funding they received.
  • Story on Al Jazeera - "Football on the up Down Under", about how soccer is gaining in profile because of the world cup. It describes the fact that here, football is "largely drawn up along state lines" - NRL in Qld and NSW, "while in the rest of the land" it's the "bizarre code" of AFL. Good to have an outsider's perspective.
  • Can Australia only play really well when they're behind? Apart from the last few minutes against Japan, they haven't been ahead.
  • The Souths-Logan Magpies won over Ipswich 44 - 34 in the Queensland Cup rugby league.
  • Who ate all the Bratwurst lists Neill and Viduka as subs in their 'team of the first round', with Guus as coach.

Friday, June 23, 2006

They think it's all over... It is now!

What a scrappy game, and we were so outplayed in the second half, I don't know what went on at half-time because we finished the first half like we would score four.

But we're through. And as a poster to the New York Times' blog points out, Bruce Arena, coach of the just-eliminated U.S. team called us 'easybeats'.


Thursday, June 15, 2006

Misc 060615

The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1. I meant to say something about it at the time, because if there's two things I like, they're journalists getting pummelled reporting from the storms' paths, and American cities being destroyed. Anyway, the first storm of the season, Alberto, hit Florida yesterday, and if the winds were 8km/h greater, it would have been the first hurricane of the season.

In other news, Woodduck wants to get the Triplets back together. Looks like I'm going to have to re-learn how to play the guitar.


Monday, June 12, 2006

What a bunch of bullshit

All my years playing and watching football, I didn't know you could charge the 'keeper out of the way.


Oh, the things I've seen

You aren't the only one with those things, you know

Buck and Dirt

Construction next door

The one with the waggly tail


After Dinner

Artificial fur, keep away from fire


Here we go, here we go, here we go...

World Cup thoughts.

Cranberry sauce. (I'm very tired.)

I've watched all the games so far, apart from this morning's 5am game, most of them the next day. Some of them on x2 speed, because Boycat's Mum isn't that big a football fan. I've explained to her that there's only about a week and a half of three games a day and then it will settle down a little.

Other thoughts:
  • I don't like the main camera angle... well, it's more the framing I don't like. The angle is the standard camera-on-halfway angle, but the framing shows too much of the field - sideline to sideline - and it makes me feel a little disconnected from the action, it needs to be zoomed about 10%.
  • The second half of the England game was terrible. I'm so glad I stayed up until 1am for that.
  • Go Trinidad and Tobago! We'll forgive you for playing for the wrong team, Dwight.
  • The fourth German goal is the goal of the tournament so far, but I agree: the ball does move around a bit too much. No keeper should be able to hit the videoscreens like the England keeper did.
But what can I say? Nine hours to go until something I've waited my whole life to see. (I was alive, but too young in 1974.)

Photo by Skywalker1403, stolen from flickr.


Thursday, June 08, 2006


The Americans have announced* that they've killed Al-Zarqawi. Are they sure they didn't get Fedele Crisci by mistake?

*A. It was the Iraqis, but there isn't much difference. B. Keep in mind the veracity of the source.


King Pest update

An anonymous commenter informs me and anyone who reads my comments (i.e., still just me, I think) that the King Pest free gig on Saturday (referred to below) has moved to the Kauri Hotel, Glebe.


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Misc 06.06.06

  • FREE GIG: For those of you in Syd-en-ee, there is a free King Pest gig this Saturday (10.06.06) at the St Petersburg Nightclub, 21 May St, St Peters. King Pest contains Carl from Slaughterhouse Joe and Gary from the Sanity Assassins. The Password is "nyet". (BYO Stollies)
  • Peeboo gets a camera credit in the new Dirt Petty DVD.
  • The Souths-Logan Magpies haven't been winning to often recently, leaving them in about 6th place.
  • In the Brisbane Premier League football, my old team, Taringa Rovers, is in 3rd place after a draw at Taringa on Saturday.