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Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Australian Commonwealth Games

So I received my gold medal in the mail today. It's shiny and pretty; quite heavy, too. Australia's been winning so many gold medals at these Commonwealth Games, everyone living in Melbourne is being given one, and if our winning rate keeps going like this, it'll be everyone in Australia before too long.

I mean; really. The tally's starting to get a little embarrassing.

Are we going to match or better our record of 207 medals from the last Games? I don't think so. But are we going to be overtaken by our closest competitor, England? Not if we packed up now - at the end of Day 8 - and went home, leaving all the other medals for England to challenge in our absence.

(But thanks for turning up, England. We couldn't have done it without you.*)

* Yes we could have, but ... you know ...

My review of tonight's episode of TAR 9 will come tomorrow. It's "half-writ", but I need to go to bed now (so Clokeeeey and Riss don't get angry with me again).



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10 Comments:

At Friday, March 24, 2006 6:55:00 am, Blogger abetterjulie said...

You guys did so well...maybe you should invite the Americans to play next time? Give you some competition?
I missed TAR this week.

 
At Friday, March 24, 2006 8:46:00 am, Blogger Riss said...

Oh, silly, I wasn't angry, I was just wondering how you were going to be awake at all those job interviews you have lined up.

On the plus side, if I invite you over for an evening and you've become nocturnal, you're guaranteed to be awake...

;p

 
At Friday, March 24, 2006 9:44:00 am, Blogger Clokeeeey! said...

Dude, I was just glad they didn't chicken out and not show TAR9 last night. I still can't figure out why they were so scared to show it up against the Australia Games.
PS: good to see you branching out with a sports post.

 
At Friday, March 24, 2006 10:34:00 am, Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

what's embarrassing about it bevis is all the crowing and back-slapping. i can't stand it. so i turn away from tallies and tellies and am getting so tired of the nauseous turquoise colour on front of the age every day.

[holds breath until it's all over]

[passes out]

[wakes up]

and yo, hammer doesn't have word verif. why are people persisting with this? it hurts my brain. even roguemaze has given up the fight.

 
At Friday, March 24, 2006 4:28:00 pm, Blogger Magical_M said...

I want to know which genius at Nine came up with the idea to get Mick Molloy doing the lawn bowls commentary.

Most entertaining thing I've watched the whole games... aside from the tumbles at the gymnastics. I love it when the guys come spinning off that bar and land smack bang on their goolies.

Did I just say goolies?

Gosh.

 
At Friday, March 24, 2006 9:10:00 pm, Blogger Steph said...

I watched Lawn bowls and the walking. Yes, the walking. I'm going to shoot myself now.

 
At Saturday, March 25, 2006 12:16:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

Thanks, ABetterJulie. Join the Commonwealth; then you can play. As for missing TAR 9, when we see it down here (in another two weeks!) you'll be able to gain something from my review, at least. I know it'll be a case of "too little, too late" by that point, but it's the best I can do. Or did you manage to find someone who'd taped it?

Riss, I know, but there are no interviews lined up just yet, Oh Subtle One. But yes, we can come around when I wake up at the crack of noon, and be there until I start to get tired at around 4:30am. We'll bring a bottle of Coke. See you then.

Clokeeeey, yes - it's very strange that the first week of the Games meant repeats for the other channels, but the second week hasn't (or not as much, anyway). I said something of this already, but maybe they thought we'd be sick of the Games by the second week? And maybe they're not far wrong? (Also, you made me smile about this being a sports post. It's barely a sports post! But I'll accept the honour if you're willing to annoint it as such. Just like the gold medal I got in the mail. Have you received yours yet? You probably deserve at least two, being so much more of a sports fan than me.) PS - now that I've done a sports post, you've got to do a Muppets post.

MelbourneGirl, I know you're not much of a fan of the Games ... how do you stand it, with your hubby-to-be being such a sports nut??! (Emphasis on 'nut', but not in a yucky way.) Careful how long you hold your breath. I don't want anyone getting any injuries from fainting. Not here; not on my watch. Since when did you turn against Word Verification? I didn't realise you hated it so much. Hammer does whatever Hammer feels like doing. The man's named after a tool. Think about it.

Magical_M, I know - I found it amusing even though he knew so little of what he was talking about. He'd say something and then ask the other guys if that was right. What a choice of 'special comments' commentator. :) Still, it broke up the monotony, right? Obviously an attempt to make lawn bowls seem more appealing, possibly particularly to the younger folk. Also, technically, you typed 'goolies', so you're okay.

Steph, would you like me to do it for you? I watched the Women's Skeet Finals today, so I reckon I could even accomplish the task if you ran out of a shed and leapt high into the air.

 
At Saturday, March 25, 2006 8:24:00 am, Blogger sheriff of nothing said...

Aussie Aussie Aussie OI OI OI
Nar really I do agree, some of the stuff that we are just kicking butt in is kinda embarressing. Where is the comptetition. But it is so much fun nonetheless! Make sure you get out in it!

 
At Sunday, March 26, 2006 8:34:00 pm, Blogger Clokeeeey! said...

OK Bevis, the challenge has been set. I'll get you a barely Muppet post soon.

 
At Tuesday, April 04, 2006 1:29:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

Sheriff of Nothing, the competition is in the Olympics, where we're definitely not kings. But hey, we can enjoy trouncing the other nations in the Commonwealth once in a while.

Still waiting, Clokeeeey ...

:)

 

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