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By Megpie71 on January 28, 2013
Gary Younge is upset about the level of deception which is present within everyday society. He feels this is dangerous, and we’re in danger of subsiding into a culture of fakery and deceit. He uses the examples of Beyonce’s lip-synching the US national anthem during the presidential inaguration, the discovery of horse DNA in budget beef burgers in the UK, and Lance Armstrong’s very public confession of taking performance enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career as examples of this tendency.
I have a slightly different take on things. I think it comes down to the tyranny of expectations.
By tigtog on October 23, 2012
I just had to use that in a post somewhere! What’s piqued your media interests lately?
By Lauredhel on August 16, 2012
Despite being born with the use of both legs, many of these bipedal athletes inspire us with their commitment and guts. Having typically learned to walk around the age of one, these amazing Olympians don’t let their lurching two-phase locomotion hold them back. Thought they may look unwieldy to the naive eye, as viewers their movements soon look natural to us. We can see their grace and nimbleness shine through.
By Helen on August 3, 2012
It’s Olympics time and again, we learn the names of athletes who we never hear of at other times. As a nation we’re obsessed with swimmers and runners and ball sports, but our equestrians kick serious butt. We see horse racing on TV all the time, but rarely 3DE. It’s a brutal, testing sport needing [...]
By Lauredhel on July 28, 2012
Some of you oldie Hoydens might remember my 2008 post on Australian Olympics uniforms, Women still the sex class in international elite sports. I thought I’d do a bit of an update on gender and our Aussie uniforms for the 2012 Olympics. And – how often does this happen? – things have actually changed for the better, at least in two sports!
Most notably, the regulations dictating that all women playing beach volleyball must wear teeny-tiny bikinis has changed. Female beach volleyball players will now have the choice of wearing shorts or bikini bottoms. This change ostensibly took place to enable the participation of more women from countries and cultures which restrict the amount of skin women may show, which is great; it also allows women from other cultures the opportunity to cover up a little more should they so desire.
By tigtog on July 28, 2012
Two words: stunt-queen.
By Helen on June 13, 2012
Helen Razer doesn’t even like Lingerie Football League. She makes that clear in this article. But she goes to the wall to defend it against “feminist” (Boo!) critics. Somehow I feel compelled to reply, although it’s about as tempting as stripping nearly naked in Melbourne winter weather and running around on soggy grass. Other writers [...]
By tigtog on February 6, 2012
All you North Americans who already know about this can look smug now. Puppy Bowl VIII. And Animal Planet isn’t showing it here in Oz! Not Fair!
By Mary on January 13, 2012
There’s something about women cricketers… they just can’t confine themselves to one sport, dammit!
By Mindy on January 1, 2012
Today in WTF?
By tigtog on November 1, 2011
Pull up a comfy chair and a cup of tea and talk about something (anything) else!
By tigtog on October 23, 2011
I meant to post this last week when my friend in Auckland first linked to it on our seekrit mailing list. But I forgotted.
By tigtog on September 13, 2011
She’s on top of the world after demolishing Serena Williams in the US Open final, and who can blame her?
By tigtog on August 17, 2011
This news made me squeal like David Tennant being offered cake – last week Sensei Keiko Fukuda became the first ever woman to earn a 10th degree black belt in judo.