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Tony Tea

The odd thing is that Warnie is reputedly not a big drinker.

Nick

Probably no more offensive than the adverts asking us to drink for the Anzacs...which were on high rotation pre-Warnie.

Tony Tea

True. Plugging of alcohol is big bizz.

Tony Tea

Plugging sunnies, too.

m0nty

You know who was also thirsty? The bloke who drank to excess and then king-hit David Hookes.

Tony Tea

I think that was the bouncer. Pretty sure he was not boozed up.

philsgone

They should celebrate by eating a stack of KFC. they have more naming rights in cricket than the breweries do now. Sizzler bails anyone?

Big Ramifications
Probably no more offensive than the adverts asking us to drink for the Anzacs...which were on high rotation pre-Warnie.

Absolutely, Nick!

There was one advert yesterday that even had me scratchin' my head....

A whole bunch on 20-something males - PRIME P!SS DRINKING DEMOGRAPHIC - lined up and randomly bowing their heads to represent death on the battlefield.

My boys asked me for a "please explain".... and I pretty much told 'em that it was a farking average bit of marketing, riding on the back of the ANZAC spirit, trying to get you to SUCK P!SS

Big Ramifications

A whole bunch OF 20-something males....

Sorry.

Tony Tea

I'd love to see a ban on booze advertising. Especially as it would rid us pf all manner of irritating booze ad characters.

Professor Rosseforp

My G-d! Aftergrogblog has become a bastion of political correctness! It's enough to cause one to digest a stiff chocolate wheaten with my next cup of tea.

Nick

I don't support banning of alcohol advertising but I wouldn't miss it if it went (aside from the Hahn adverts with the hottie in the black cozzie, and the 5 Cougars ad...and the Pure Blonde ads and...)

Tony Tea

Chocolate wheatens - now yer talking.

Tony Tea

This just in: Alcohol-drenched culture needs to change.

Carrot

Booze, and particularly beer, is so entrenched in Australian culture that it might as well be written into the constitution. It's one of the things that Germany and Australia have in common, and actually one of the reasons why I think we get along so well (and we do, I see it all the time).

Saying "are you feeling thirsty" or similar on the World Cup winners' podium is just pin-headery, though. It's the sort of thiing you might expect some pissed-up College boy to ask. He could just as easily have said "hope you're looking forward to tonight" or "bet you can't wait for the party", and it would have meant exactly the same thing, but instead we're given the image of a round-the-clock, two-fisted binging session.

We all bitch about the coverage, and this is just another example of what seems to be a total lack of editorial guidelines from Channel 9, both in commentary and beyond it. I'm genuinely curious what they say to them at the start of each season/tournament. It's like the Twelfth Man all over again, and Max Walker's "big appeal with the yobboes and dickheads". Is that the only demographic they're trying to reach?

Big Ramifications
It's one of the things that Germany and Australia have in common, and actually one of the reasons why I think we get along so well (and we do, I see it all the time).

When I was backpacking I always found myself hanging out with the usual beer-loving suspects.... Germans, Swedes, Scotsmen, and Kiwis.

two-fisted binging session

Consider it stolen.

HUZZAH TO CARROT AND THE ÜBERMENSCH!!

Carrot

Ha ha, Rammers - again, that's not one of mine and I can't claim sole credit for it! The actual quote is "double-fisted binge-drinking session" I think, and it's a John Birmingham quote from "He Died With A Felafel In His Hand", or one of his earlier gonzo-journalistic efforts. It's getting to the stage where I'm going to have to source all my AGB comments - or at least start coming up with my own material!

via collins

Look forward to some of your own work Carrot, you've been borrowing some good ones :)

Glad to see a whole bunch of decorum in this thread which Tones has opened with an inarguable truth. And the first comment is another keeper, it makes Warnie's booze-droning even creepier, cause if he doesn't neck beers by the gallon, why was he so fixated on it?

Big Ramifications

Getting on the turps with Scotsmen sounds like a bad idea on paper, right?! But fellow backpackers will surely agree with me here:

Travelling seems to be a magical DICKHEAD FILTER. Either the dickheads stay home, or the dickhead inside you stays home. I think it's the former but I'm no expert.

I hung out with 2 Scottish dudes in New York. They looked as hard as nails. North Sea oil workers. But if I had to describe them in one adjective.... that adjective would be "gentle".

Go figure.

Tony Tea

The mout aggravating facet of traveling is bumping into Aussies abroad who ask "How long have you been here?" as if it is a competition.

philsgone

Its a sad thruth that chocolate wheatens now made by Arnotts, not Westons. Same fate befell Wagon Wheels

Vindicate

While they're at it they can fuck off with the gambling ads just before a match too, or during a match, or just after a match for tomorrows match.

Big Ramifications

Sorry, I really should have said "18-35s backpacking" rather than "travelling" per se. I've seen a lot of middle aged clowns in 4-star resorts.

And on preview, that previous post of mine sounded very homoerotic. Like rugby league.

Big Ramifications

Sorry, I really should have said "18-35s backpacking" rather than "travelling" per se. I've seen a lot of middle aged clowns in 4-star resorts.

And on preview, that previous post of mine sounded very homoerotic. Like rugby league.

Big Ramifications

Spam binned AGAIN!!! That was my 2nd attempt at the same post.

Anyone else have this problem? I reckon in the last month ⅓ of my posts have been spam binned by the AGB spam nanny.

Tony Tea

Homer regularly has his comments binned. There's nothing I can do about it.

A Brave New World

Yet none of mine are.

Must be a quality assessment and *judgement* statement by Wordpress.

A Brave New World

(I reckon I could do the whole Passion without being interrupted.)

Then cam Big Ramifications to lay his claim to blog moral superiority and danced his way upon its girth.

A Brave New World

But none would hear speak this western infidel, and all chose instead to disengage their ears lest his weak and puerile mind waylay their children into his own decrepitude.

For our's was duty...honour...service.

None would recant.

Big Ramifications

Cheers for the feedback, Tony. Might sound like I'm havin' a major whinge but I'm not. I enjoy ur blog too much to complain about a minor inconvenience....

Now that I know to compose my comment in Microsoft Word first!

The main drama was when AGB first began sh!tcanning my comments and I only noticed hours later, or even the next day. Thought I was turning into a headcase.

Was reasonably chuffed with myself when I figured out it was Cricinfo and Wikipedia links that your spam nanny didn't like [my mad debugging skillz from a past computer programming life coming into play, there].

But lately, AGB has gone completely finicky on me. I can happily post 4 comments over the course of a few hours, then the 5th it spam bins. So I'll change my contact email to a random one and it starts accepting my comments again.


A Brave New World

That's beautiful, Rammers.

A Brave New World

I can link to Cricinfo and or Wikipedia at will. It seems to be only you. Maybe the blog has spawned a consciousness from binary code and hates faggotry as mush as I do. Who knows?

One thing we do know is most of your comments get spammed.

A Brave New World

What's that, Rammers? You had something to say?

Maybe you linked to Wikipedia again or maybe you got spammed for the innecessant drivel that comes out of our mouth.


Only">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyGxhaxV2Hw">Only time will tell.

A Brave New World

Can't even fail at a link yet your precise hypertext fails.

What's that, Rammers? You had something to say?

Maybe you linked to Wikipedia again or maybe you got spammed for the innecessant drivel that comes out of our mouth.


Only time will tell.

Big Rammer's Mum

My boy has turned to faggotry. Yes, it's true.

His father and I copulated to this like dogs at a desert wasteland now that I can't recall, the only thing I recall is we were free from society's judgements, I hate judgement. Give me two men raw dogging at the gates of dawn and I give you my boi. Don't judge him.

Lord knows we pretended to be civilised. We paid enough to send him to the right schools. He learned to look down upon his fellow people like a good Prodo learns to do. Yet he still can't even amount to getting a comment through on a freely available blog.

Big Rammer's Dad

I think it's called a fuckup.

I could be wrong. No doubt the boi will wittily correct us with some enigma code that makes him feel special (which we know he isn't. He's as destitute as the rest of them. Private convos with Tones makes him feel kewl.)

Big Rammer's Grandfather

If only either of them could engage in a simple argument.

Lord knows neither of them can comment on anything without being snide, sarcastic, self-hating or anything resembling an honest approach to anything.

I'd hate myself too if I was anything like them.

Big Ramifications

Jesus Christ!???

ABNW, I'd love to be able to take offence, or at least have some kind of a reaction and possibly get in an argument, but....

Isn't this beautiful? I could watch this on loop for an hour.

What a lucky lucky bunch we are to be living in a country with an obscure, but the best, ball sport going around. Bar none.

Pure, raw, primal athleticism on so many levels. No wonder they pull the birds.

// this is a work in progress, I'm only adding worthy marks as I find them
// gotta be minimum 720p resolution, and shot in high FPS so I can reduce them to quality super slo-mo
// eg. there's a better angle of Gardiner's mark but I can't find a high FPS version
// oh yeah, and they can't have stupid-assed graphics added to them
// not overly abundant on teh YouTubes, it would seem

So make sure you adjust the "Settings" cog to HD when you watch it – the link defaults to a mid-range resolution.

Professor Rosseforp

Chocolate wheatens sell-out!
I go for McVities when on special, speaking of Scottish hard men.

Tony Tea

It still bites me that Krakouer got the mark of the year ahead of Walker. The AFL never could resist a Redemption Story.

Big Ramifications

It was a pretty bloody vicious assault he was involved in, too. If you're correct - and you reek of being correct - it makes it extra odd that the voting committee AFL powerbrokers would be rushing to hand him bouquets.

At least Liam Jurrah had the decency to pluck mark of the year before he went all Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

Big Rammer's mum

Check out this cute pic of my little boy Big Rammers, all kitted out for his first footy game.

nick

Haroon Lorgat sent a text. He heard about the 'blackest day in sport' and he wants one for South Africa.

Big Ramifications

I did a bit of slo-mo analysis on Deledio's bump that got him reported.

** Deledio had White lined up for a textbook shoulder-to-shoulder bump, then about ⅓ a second before impact White suddenly turned left and headed towards Deledio.

** White's head wasn't technically "over the ball" until a couple of frames before impact. I don't agree with some comments I've heard over the last few days, that Deledio recklessly ironed out a bloke with his head over the ball.

Here is my video report.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFU36uV_xFs

Tony Tea

That will be taken into account, it will certainly be what Richmond argue, but Deledio is still in bother.

Big Ramifications

I'm glad the law is heavily in favour of protecting the head, I'm not one of those "bring back the rough stuff" idiots.

But like any law it's gonna have its grey areas. I should try and find Fyfe's 2014 bump on Google and have another look. His suspension was supposedly a travesty.

If a player ducks his head in a scrimmage he doesn't get awarded a "head high contact" free kick. Similarly, White suddenly lurched towards a charging Deledio and got his head over the ball very late in the peace. Fair suck of the sav.

Big Ramifications

// "fair suck of the sav" wasn't aimed at you, that was just me thinking out loud

Tony Tea

Two weeks with a plea down to one. Sounds about right.

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