Wednesday, July 15, 2009

For Cricket Tragics


Disappointed in the cricket commentary on SBS?

Try the over-by-over commentary on the Guardian site. Sure they're the enemy, but so much more amusing.

From the first test -

"14th over: England 34-1 (Strauss 18, Bopara 4) After a very tricky start, in which he looked like he needed sat-nav to find his own nipples, Bopara is starting to settle. It's cat-and-mouse in that over: Bopara happy to leave everything, Hilfenhaus trying to draw him into that dangerous corridor. The result is six leaves, and a maiden. Hilfenhaus has figures of 7-3-10-1. The word 'Alderman' has been tentatively uttered. "Have the Aussies pulled a fast one by selecting each of the school houses at Hogworts? Katich, Hauritz, Siddle and Hilfenhaus," says Steve Baldock, whistling a cultural reference over my head."

I don't even like cricket much, but I could be a convert with commentary like this.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Apology to the Stolen Generations


A framed copy of the Apology to the Stolen Generations has been installed in the Library this NAIDOC week.

The Apology rests beneath a triptych painted by Indigenous artist Janet Nakamarra Long.