While it’s been a big week in world sport, we should recognise the familiar violence that is taken out in its name.
The limp reaction to New South Wales finally beating Queensland is telling. To many, myself included, the culture of scandal has pushed us away for good.
Well, Monday. It’s a thing. Overnight, England dared to dream, New South Wales actually won and one notable out-of-touch Turk voted for another.
According to research at La Trobe University, instances of domestic violence increases horrifically when the State of Origin rolls into town.
After the Blues’ ugly capitulation to the Maroons in the State of Origin, and indeed the Wallabies inability to compete with the All Blacks, I say it’s time to go back to square one. Worth a try.
The classics, they say, never go out of style. Well, consider today a true throwback Thursday, as Qld won Origin, Prince Philip went to hospital and Nickelback dissed Slipknot. The past sucks.
Thursday…the day where things happen. I guess. Two ancient enemies went to war, Trump broke it off with Europe (again) and Eminem admits to stealing ideas…from Jim Carrey! Coming in 2019, The Ace Ventura LP.
For those who didn’t understand the fuss about State of Origin last night, we’ve done our best to explain it.
Top o’ the morning. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Barnaby Joyce threatened cannibalism and the US sued itself. Standard.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied and the banana-benders of Brisbane would, in the friendliest way, like to disagree with Melbourne pipping their city in the friendly stakes…