Monday, January 4, 2010

At least he had a decent shave.

Punter was starting to think that opting to bat may not have been that great an idea.

There’s a wonderful scene in The Simpsons where Sideshow Bob*, on one of his many missions to murder Bart, steps onto a rake, gets whacked in the face, groans and moves to step onto another rake; wherein the entire pattern continues for a whole five minutes.

Whack, groan, whack groan, whack groan.

I bring this up because the expression on Ricky Ponting’s face yesterday during the – say we say – embarrassment of the first day of the Second Test does rather suggest the entire Sideshow Bob scenario.

Hughes, 0 – whack, groan,

Ponting, 0 – whack, groan,

Clarke, 3 – whack, groan,

Watson, 6 – whack, groan.

Fair shake of the sauce bottle Punter, that pitch was so green, I reckon I could have taken a couple of quick wickets**.

Of course, if we win, I’ll do what every other sports journo does and pretend I never said any of this.

* The cartoon character, not Senator Bob Brown.

** This may not be true.


catlick said...

Does that make Michael Clarke "Cecil", and Simon Katich "Marge Simpson"? *

*domestic cricket ref here.

Perseus said...

Imran Khan is still the best looking Pakistani to play the game. Gee this lot are ugly.

Mitchell Johnson aside, so is the Australian team.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

As ugly as a sackful of arseholes, Pers.

Catlick, I'm pretty sure this makes Watson the "Barney" of the team.

OK, I'm confusing myself now.

catlick said...

Not that it works here, but Dougie Bollinger is a dead ringer for Angela Lansbury.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

The "Portrait of Dorian Grey" Angela Lansbury or the "Murder She Wrote" Angela Lansbury?

catlick said...

The latter.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Malcolm Turnbull is distantly related to Angela Lansbury.

How this helps us, I don't know.

catlick said...

It may help him solve the mystery of "Who Murdered The Liberal Party?"*

*Not actually dead.

wari lasi said...

*Not actually dead.

I beg to differ Catlick.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I like to think of them as some un-dead creature, shuffling along the corridor, frightening the kiddies all the while groaning "braaaaains, need braaaains".

Puss In Boots said...

Tee hee