This blog has been set up as a place for smart-arsery, lavatory humour and faux arrogance. If you’re interested in my serious thoughts on what Jim Stynes did for my football club, have a look at my article at Footy Almanac.
Sometimes in the morning when I cross Flinders Street to get to the station from the Young and Jackson’s side of Swanston Street, I imagine that I’m in a horse race.
Is that childish? (That’s not a rhetorical question – I want you to answer it in the comments section of this page.)
I consider the edge of Swanston Street to be the running rail and try to position myself one off the fence, partly because it’s always a straight race and you can’t save any ground, but also because there are inevitably two or three runners ahead of me – dawdlers – who don’t have the class to win the race. If I’m stuck on the fence with these donkeys holding me up in the final furlong (or six metres), I give myself no chance of winning.
Sometimes other runners – mostly corpulent businessmen who’ve lost their bearings, their dignity and any basic human decency – lay in badly during the race, halt my run and force me to stop riding.… Read the rest