In the 70’s there was a movie with the title “A
href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073074/"> Salute to the Great McCarthy“,
which was based on a book of the same name. I loved that film — it was
about “Young McCarthy who was a typical country boy with enormous football
potential (Aussie Rules). A troupe of rapacious and exploitative big league
clubs eagerly chase his signature, to the dismay of the simple-locals with whom
he grew up”. It was as a spoof of Australia’s obsession with sport, and the
conflict between the corporate, amoral city and the virtuous, if slightly
slow-witted country. It was very Australian.
So, what brings up this memory – well I got an email from our own Great
href="http://msmvps.com/bill">Bill McCarthy, who is one of our local
Bill is a blogger, so I have added him
to the list of HREF="/frankarr/archive/2004/02/05/67737.aspx">local
Australian .NET bloggers. If you are an Aussie .NET Blogger and want to
be added to this list, just leave me a comment.
[Now Playing: David Campbell – Andrew Denton’s Musical Challenge 2 – Weir (03:31)]