With 2009 being the year I discovered Twitter, I began dabbling in tweet-size reviews from that year's Sydney Film Festival. Only 140 characters per tweet in those days, of course.
"The Cove" justified a blog post unto itself.
As we await the commencement of the 66th Sydney Film Festival on June 5 2019 - my ninth - here is a list of all the films and related events I have attended since my first festival in 2006:
In 2015 I predicted an Australia v New Zealand final, England missing the quarter-finals, and 32 winners in the 42-game group phase (one match abandoned and I somehow overlooked tipping Afghanistan v Australia).
In 2019, can I do better?
In memory of the political career of Tony Abbott 1994-2019 a fond tribute in three tweets:
The federal election on May 18 2019 will be the sixteenth in which I have taken part. I have seen nine elections in Shortland (1977, 80, 83, 84, 87, 90, 93, 96, 98), four in Grayndler (2001, 04, 07, 10), one in Watson (2013) and following a boundary change, one in Reid (2016) before this one.
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Mumbai Indians by 33 runs on Sunday April 28 2019:
Western Suburbs defeated Newtown 18-8 in front of around twenty thousand people at the SCG on Saturday 24 August 1918 to win the City Cup for the first time.
In the early game Eastern Suburbs defeated South Sydney 10-4 to win the reserve grade League Cup, while Harold Horder won the 100 yard sprint final.
Preview: The Arrow, 23/8/1918
Report: The Sun 25/8/1918
My personal reflections and observations and viewing practices of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games can be seen at Medium.
It has been coming for a while but Senator Brian Burston (PHON, NSW) has blocked me from commenting or reacting on his official Facebook page.
He has every right to do this, of course, but I think I have been removed posting too much dissenting opinion in the comments, too much literate reasoned dissent, too much polite dissent.
In short, I have polluted the wall-to-wall cheerleading of the devoted One Nation faithful.