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29 December 2010 @ 01:07 pm
Oh Aunty ...  
The ABC's coverage of the cricket:
We made it through the drinks break, but not so far as lunch.

Ten-year-old lad: I still have hopes that we can bounce back in time for Sydney and do something there ... but Ricky Ponting's got to go.

(I was all touched by his faith at the start, then fell about laughing at his Firm Message to the Selectors.)

And Mr Brammers has spent the morning playing computer games and pretending to speak Esperanto whenever I say 'cricket'.
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ecosopherecosopher on December 29th, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
I'm listening to BBC World Service and they seem to be devoting a disproportionate amount of time to reminding everyone who won the Ashes. Independent reporting... I don't think!!

(Quite possibly, I could be just a tad oversensitive about this, though).
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 29th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
It doesn't happen very often that we retain them in Australia -- it's news!
ecosopherecosopher on December 29th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
And on a positive note, they're being very gracious in victory. Plus it makes it more interesting for next time.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 29th, 2010 08:34 am (UTC)
HEE! Yes, and Sydney should be fun to watch, too. With a bit of luck the Australians will really lift and play for pride.
Loyaulte Me Lieshocolate on December 29th, 2010 11:01 am (UTC)
Pretending to speak Esperanto will obviously throw you off the scent!
(Anonymous) on December 29th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
Ran into the Barmy Army at Southgate, Melbourne tonight - oh Lords, they were loud. We fled to another Southgate venue that was hosting the Aussie cricketers, along with the wives (I refuse to call them 'WAGS') and about a dozen young children. Surprisingly, none of them looked that upset.

Cheers, Charlotte
blamebramptonblamebrampton on December 29th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Extra day off!

(And I suspect they're realists.)

And yes, I am afraid that loudness is exactly the attribute one associates with the Barmy Army, alas!
(Anonymous) on December 29th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
There's just something odd about a bunch of Poms taking over an Irish pub in Australia. Apparently they've been singing up a storm at PJ O'Brien's every night since Boxing Day.

C

PS: And the BA had their Xmas lunch at the Crown casino complex, in the function room next to the Aussie players ... reckon they somehow nobbled our boys.
Admiral of Strange Shipsnoeon on December 30th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Mia profunda simpatio. :)