Deep Backward Point

Blog against the machine.

The Haydos Bot

The Old Batsman has spotted patient zero in the crictainment epidemic in Australia:

A virus has been imported, the Haydos hard drive has been wiped and replaced by a Trojan Horse. The mouth that once opened only to emit variations of the phrase ‘fuck off’ from first slip has been reprogrammed by a mid-90s management guru. He is now the proprietor of something called The Hayden Way.

‘As I encompass my core philosophies, it is with the creation of The Hayden Way…’ the Bot said. ‘we have been developing projects to engage people on a multitude of levels. Through branded media, bespoke events, community projects, education and activities that encourage everyone to enjoy the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.’

Riots? What Riots?

Jarrod makes the point that’s been on a lot of people’s minds– what would happen if these English riots were elsewhere in the world?

I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not, but if these riots were in the subbie, South Africa or the West Indies, I think if their boards released a presser saying that people were looking forward to the game so it will still go on, people might think that was a bit stupid, the ICC might poke their head around, and perhaps the other team might want to leave.

On the one hand, it’s always good to keep people honest by pointing out solid hypocrisy. There are clear double standards, even within the sub-continent.

On the other hand, these riots don’t hold a candle (or molotov cocktail) to the ones that bubble up in India once in a while. Just saying.