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The Final: Brazil v France from Santo AngeloThe Final: Brazil v France from Santo Angelo

1 Jul 2006 | Published in 2006: A World Cup Odyssey - Blog, Writing

Our bus from Santo Tome arrived in Santo Angelo at 6pm. We originally intended to take an overnight bus to Porto Alegre, but our discussions with our (non English speaking) bus ticket agent had persuaded us that it would be impossible to reach Porto Alegre before Brazil’s match at 4pm the next day. Now, our discussions with our (non English speaking) bus conductor were confusing the issue.
The bus conductor alighted with us at Santo Angelo. Having already gleaned that we would like to ultimately go to Porto Alegre, he took us to the counter and started booking tickets on our [...]



Argentina v Germany from Santo TomeArgentina v Germany from Santo Tome

30 Jun 2006 | Published in 2006: A World Cup Odyssey - Blog, Writing

Sao Borja was good to us. We replenished ourselves on healthy lunches at Hotel Brazil and explored the town without language or a map to help us out. There seemed nothing to do there but eat, sleep and hang around the hotel – three of my four favourite things and best done, in combination, with the fourth.
Studying the dining hall’s Mundial chart, I realised that we faced another round of back-to-back Argentina and Brazil matches. There would be only twenty-eight hours between kick offs. We decided to go back to nearby Santo Tome in Argentina in the morning to watch [...]



Brazil v Ghana from Sao Borja (I think)Brazil v Ghana from Sao Borja (I think)

27 Jun 2006 | Published in 2006: A World Cup Odyssey - Blog, Writing

Check out time at the Hotel Recidencial Misiones in Posadas was at the unholy hour of 10am. Despite our best plans to achieve much in the morning, while our packs were secure in our room, we only just made it out in time to beat the knock on the door.
The World Cup was starting to look tougher. We thought we were reasonably close to the Brazilian border, but the previous day had been a wash out with rain and so we had now only 26 hours to cross the border and settle down before a Brazilian TV. I had also [...]



Argentina v Mexico from PosadasArgentina v Mexico from Posadas

25 Jun 2006 | Published in 2006: A World Cup Odyssey - Blog, Writing

Brazil’s defeat of Japan gave rise to some drunken loose plans for us to travel to Corrientes or Resistencia to watch the match between Argentina and Mexico. With the World Cup slowing down, we figured we would now be able to move greater distances and at a more relaxed pace. I went to bed looking forward to catching up on some sleep, my writing and possibly even a little clothes washing!
The next morning, my mind wailed with the shrill realisation that Argentina’s match was at 4pm tomorrow. We would need to travel today! I broke the news to Sal who [...]



Brazil v Japan from Parque Nacional do IgacuBrazil v Japan from Parque Nacional do Igacu

23 Jun 2006 | Published in 2006: A World Cup Odyssey - Blog, Writing

It was a beautiful sunny day in Brazil! Sally and I were thrilled to be visiting the Igacu waterfalls again, but this time from Brazil’s side of the Rio Igacu. We had been assured there would be a restaurant and bar at the top of the falls with a giant television and comfortable seats for us to watch the match between Brazil and Japan. We would not face the frustration and indignation of trying to follow the match through a radio again. Of course, we still needed to make it there on time and with kick off at 4pm, we [...]




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Rocking out in Redfern
Rocking out in Redfern

Most of the lawyers at a music trivia night might have started practising law when Soundgarden rather than Schoolboy Q were moving the kids, but a music trivia night is for the young at heart, writes Anthony Jucha
The crowning event of Law Week this year was Redfern Legal Centre’s ‘Rock trivia fundraising event’.
The invitation encouraged contestants to “get competitive” and “get mean” and “claim the title of ‘Most Rockin’ Law Dudes Ever’.”
I was recruited to help out as a scorekeeper on the night.  I agreed… for the feel-good factor; for something to write about; and for a couple of cold slices [...]

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Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10
Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10

Launching the Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – as seen on Channel 10 News.

 
 
 
 

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Monopoly – ABC Radio 891
Monopoly – ABC Radio 891

A fun (half hour) interview with Sonya Feldhoff from ‘Afternoons’ at 891 ABC Adelaide about The Campaign for Real Monopoly – started by blogger Jonny Nexus to encourage people to play by the rules.
Click here to listen to Part 1 of the Interview
Click here to listen to Part 2 of the Interview
See also on ABC Radio’s page.

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Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?
Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?

Anthony’s 2004 Adelaide Fringe debut takes us on a journey that bares all. With musical support from Gary and Rob (and constant interruptions by Michael Hicks), the show features such unusual explorations as:
• why spotted ties send the wrong message
• the rejection letter poem
• the army, cocaine, grenades and me
• why thinking about work can actually increase arousal
• losing your virginity; beware the dark blue ring
• hard up at the puppetry of the penis auditions
• the brighter side of breaking your penis
• a long weekend sleeping out with the homeless
If there is a place in hell for you [...]