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Time for cumulative AFL Team of the Week Round 21! If you are unsure of how the team selection works check out the rules posted on a previous round. No change to the starting 18. Only things of note to happen are: Back six is getting crowded with one more player on equal votes added to the bench (Lachie Henderson). Kreuzer has locked up the ruck spot with closest contender Sam Jacobs now unable to catch him Josh Kennedy continued his incredible run of form with…Continue Reading “2017 AFL Team of The Week [Cumulative] – Round 21”

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Didn’t post last week as the forward line was so even I would have had to include and extended bench of just forwards. If you are unsure of how the team selection works check out the rules posted on a previous round. Not much movement on the starting 18 but a few things still happened. Rance picked up another nomination in the backline meaning it is unlikely he will be pushed out of the team by the end of the year. Docherty all but assured…Continue Reading “2017 AFL Team of The Week [Cumulative] – Round 20”

Desert Island Discs is the longest running radio programme in Britain with a simple concept. Each week a guest is invited into the BBC studio and is asked to choose eight songs they would take with them if they were to be stranded on a desert island. In 1951, the castaways were also granted a single book (in addition to receiving the complete works of Shakespeare and the Bible) and a luxury item, but otherwise this is pretty much the format that has been in…Continue Reading “Desert Island Discs [Podcast Review]”

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A rolling Team of the week graphic that collates the AFL Team of the Week (posted each Tuesday) and includes the players that have been included most often. Players are chosen based on the amount of times they have been chosen in their respective position category (categories are Forwards, Midfielders, Backs and Ruck). In the case of a draw the amount of times they have been included in the team in another position will act as the tie breaker. In the graphic below the large…Continue Reading “2017 AFL Team of The Week [Cumulative] – Round 18”

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A rolling Team of the week graphic that collates the AFL Team of the Week (posted each Tuesday) and includes the players that have been included most often. Players are chosen based on the amount of times they have been chosen in their respective position category (categories are Forwards, Midfielders, Backs and Ruck). In the case of a draw the amount of times they have been included in the team in another position will act as the tie breaker. In the graphic below the large…Continue Reading “2017 AFL Team of The Week [Cumulative] – Round 17”

This is the Desert Island Discs Playlist Project. If you’ve ended up here and don’t know anything about Desert Island Discs, the BBC radio program and podcast, then this article is not going to be very useful to you. I have written about it more extensively here. This page is intended for currently listeners of the program – to fill a gap that currently exists in the listening experience. Desert Island Discs is an institution. It recently (at the time of writing in July 2017)…Continue Reading “Desert Island Discs Playlists – An Unofficial Accompaniment”

Proofreading sucks. I’ve always thought so. Some people are good at putting a critical eye to their own work but as I’ve always been terrible at it. With me, I think it is a combination of a couple of things. I’m a bit lazy.  I’m possibly a bit arrogant. I was naturally a good writer for my age when I was younger and I think this may have led to me having a false confidence about my need for correction. Then there are deadlines involved…Continue Reading “How To Proofread Your Own Work – My Journey to Competent Copy”

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I remember the first time I felt let down by ‘Based On A True Story’. Remember The Titans was part of male adolescent canon when I was in high school. It was about sports and it was also a ‘good’ movie. It was pretty thick with sentimentality but: hey, it’s based on a true story right? Can’t argue with the truth. Well some years after I watched it I found out that the whole ‘true’ part of the true story that served as the inspiration…Continue Reading “Based On A True Story – My Problem With Creative Licence in Hollywood”

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There are a few issues with being a hip-hop fan when you come down on the more progressive side of social issues. Like most Australian white kids born in the late 80’s I was introduced to hip-hop through Eminem. Specifically, I was introduced through ‘The Marshall Mather LP’, which was released in 2000, when I was in grade 7. I never had a lot of musical influence around me as a kid so I never really learned to love music in my early years, but…Continue Reading “Uncomfortable Truths: A Tribe Called Quest and Georgie Porgie”