tortietta: (I am Australian)
You know what? I'm happy that England won. I'm happy that after 18 years England have finally managed to best the Australian's. The English played hard and there is no denying that they were the stronger team throughout the series.

The English deserve their celebration; they deserve their accolades; they deserve that elusive urn. I'll be the first to admit that the Australian team was let down by under-form players, by openers who couldn't keep it together, by a middle order that was sorely lacking and by a bowling contingent who just didn't have what it takes to beat England. And let's not forget the lack of real captaincy.

However ... however ...

Just because England have managed to regain the Ashes does not mean that they are now the best cricketing team in the world. This was not the World Cup. It has taken 18 years for the English to beat Australia at the Ashes. After 18 years one series win does not make you the best in the world. Australian cricket isn't dead. Admittedly the Australian selectors need to take a long hard look at the Australian team and captaincy, but don't for a minute assume that Australian cricket is dead. Australia has the been the best team in the world for a long time, that doesn't change just because we lost the Ashes. We'll be back and when we are we'll be stronger than ever. Australian cricket is still very much alive.
tortietta: (I am Australian)
OMG, NOOOOO!

Not because of the light! NOT THE LIGHT! They were playing SPIN BOWLERS! They weren't even playing pace bowlers!

SPIN BOWLERS! NOT PACE!

I can't believe it.
tortietta: (I am Australian)
Lack of talent in Australian Idol?

Full sale of telstra?

The imminent death of the Australian cricket team?

England winning the Ashes?

The reason I still can't speak?

ALL YOUR FAULT, JOHN HOWARD DUBYA MARK HOLDEN, ALL YOUR FAULT!


ETA: OMFG, AUSTRALIA, WTF!?! 10 more runs, that's all I ask. Make for a clean slate for the 2nd Innings. It's obviously a bowling pitch at the moment but you need a clean slate.
tortietta: (you don't say?)
Every Australian over the age of 18 should have the right to vote revoked and destroyed. Actually, lets kill the teen fan-girl vote while we're at it, too. Even better, all voting in Australia should banned completely. Period.


There are some people that will never be forgotten. Christopher Reeve is one of those people. RIP, Superman. You will never be forgotten. :(
tortietta: (>:O)
Oh, Australia.

Why? :((

On Politics

Oct. 8th, 2004 11:47 am
tortietta: (you don't say?)
My fellow Australians,

Politics is like sex in many ways, and tomorrow, Saturday October 9, is a day where you will be asked to make a decision of a sexual nature.

You will be asked to decide between two parties, who both offer to screw you for the next 3 years.

The decision you must make comes down to whether you are happy with the way you have been screwed for the last 8 years, or whether you wish to try a new position, and be screwed in a new way.

And yes, there are a number of smaller parties, offering Kama Sutra like positions, however in the end, they will fail, leaving you with only unfulfilled fantasies of how different and interesting being screwed could have been.

And regardless of what happens tomorrow night and the decision you make, on Sunday Morning, you will wake up feeling less than satisfied and a little more cheaper for the whole experience.
tortietta: (say what?)
Right, Australia, tell me something. Why the devil is this person ) and this person ) still in the competition while this person ) is out!?!?

Honestly I am going to scream if I have listen to this person ) massacre yet another rock song. >:O THINK, AUSTRALIA, THINK!!! While this person's ) performance last night wasn't as great as it could've been it was still better than this person's )! NOT IMPRESSED, AUSTRALIA! =;
tortietta: (siriusly // :D)
I worry about my sanity sometimes. With that said, I love Australian slang. Admittedly I don't often get what half the slang means but I think Australian slang really is a fascinating abuse of the English language.

In an attempt to amuse myself I've constructed five sentences heavily influenced by Australian slang. If you're interested take a look and see if you can understand what is being said -- but no cheating!

Australian slang meets Harry Potter... This is strangely disturbing. )


No internet for three days and this is what comes of me...
tortietta: (ehh)
You know, I really do love the Olympics. I don't think there is any one thing I could pinpoint and say this is why I love the Olympics. It's just there.

I've spent the last four mornings waking up at some dreadful hour to catch the swimming and cycling finals. I'm exhaustd, and my body is sorely regretting the continued onslaught. So much so, actually, that it has all but given up on trying to fight this damn flu. So on top of being exhausted I feel completely miserable too.

Olympic musings... )

I am also sick to death of hearing Australian's bag out American's. Come on, guys! There is NO NEED to bag out the American's. So what if the media have made a big deal of Michael Phelps, it doesn't make him a no-good American git! He's only 19, and there's NOTHING wrong with being 19 and ambitious!

I want to know what right Australian's have to belittle American's. Yes, there is genuine rivalry between the US and Australia but to make bold statements of 'hating the bloody yanks' makes me so mad. The American's are people too. Why hold the faults of a nation against the people of that nation? Australian's you are NOT perfect. Australia is not a perfect nation; we are as riddled with faults as the US. There is nothing to prove. There is no reason for such belligerent behaviour, and yet the Australian people seem to get some sort of joy in insulting the American's. It's times like these that make me question my loyalty to Australia.

Come on, Australia. Don't hold the faults of a nation against the people of that nation!
tortietta: (loopy)
I am so dreadfully Australian at times!

I woke up a little over an hour ago so that I could watch the Olympic swimming finals for tonight, and I keep finding myself yelling out at the TV screen in a gross rendition of 'Come on Aussie, Come on', or the ever yet more popular 'Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi'.

Squeeing for Olympic swimming! )

Haha, can you tell that I just love the Olympics? :)) I really don't want to think about what my sleeping pattern is going to be like over the next couple of weeks. I don't want to watch replays, damnit! I want to get it live!

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