As an iPhone fan and co-founder of a "green" company I think this is either sensational or insane. I might need a coffee to wrap my head around it some more…
Having lived in the US for 4 years, it has always bugged me that citizens can drive a car, defend their country, get married and sit on juries at 18 but have to wait until they are 21 to have a sherbet (alcoholic drink). The US shares this policy with three other nations: Palau, Indonesia and Mongolia. Why, why, why I ask you?? This man speaks the truth:
The footy tipping comp is back for the upcoming Australian winter and our brave leader Buff sent through this terrific promo piece from 1989. Not many of my American cousins would know the kind of work Tina did Down Under. Very, very special. (Many of you have asked for a visual on Buff – below is his pre-race interview at the 2009 Australia Day Gift. Another failed attempt.)
My response to my good friends to the East is this:
Wisdom from the coach of Herb Elliot. Herb is one of Australia's great middle distance runners. Never beaten over 1,500 metres and broke the 4 minute mile 17 times.
From my favorite columnist, Peter FitzSimons…
A FRIEND, we'll call him Nick Farr-Jones, tells me that a few years back he was on an evening flight from Tokyo to Hawaii on Japan Airlines and just after take-off the following announcement came over the intercom, in a soft wispy voice.
"This is Captain Takenata, speaking. We hope you enjoy your flight. We have a journey of 3000 kilometres to make and will be cruising at an altitude of 10,000 metres. We will be arriving over Honolulu at dawn tomorrow morning. And they don't know we're coming" …