Fun, fun, fun.
is an excellent movie. England beat Argentina. Phoenix beat Thunderbirds.
Despite the hype which threatened to jinx the experience I thought Spider-Man
was a thoroughly entertaining movie. It was fantastic. There was nothing I did not like (or could not excuse, it is a superhero comic) and parts of it were excellent. Amongst these parts are such things as using computer special effects to do things that cannot be done with stunts or models. I even enjoyed the romance which was integral to the story, for a change.
I do not like the way Argentina play football. They shut down their opponents until one of their own players pulls off a piece of individual brilliance and maybe there is a shot at goal. It's like watching motor racing: mostly tedium. So, while I enjoyed watching Senegal, U.S.A. and Croatia win it was not because I wanted France, Portugal and Italy to lose. But when England beat Argentina it was the best of both worlds. The only improvement would be if Nigeria had also beaten them on Sunday, but you can't have everything. (Where would you put it?)
This morning I didn't turn the radio off before Bernadette Young gave the sports results. I thought she said Thunderbirds beat Phoenix. Nine of the Australian squad where on the court during the game and posession was continually being turned over, it was the lowest scoring game for both teams this season. As time elapsed the anticipated collapse became potentially more dramatic as Phoenix came from behind to lead by thirteen points at one stage. In the end possession was shared equally and it came down to shooting percentages (which is why I love to watch Sharelle McMahon play). I was pretty happy with about three minutes to go when I realised I must have heard the result incorrectly this morning. Phoenix remain undefeated, Thunderbirds don't.
The last twenty-four hours have been so much fun, I nearly forgot I have a job interview next week. Unfortunately their website is not responding and I want to do some research before tomorrow. Michael and Joanne get here tomorrow and we repair to Andrew's vacant house for beer, take-away food, videos, the World Cup and the rest of the long weekend. I think I will take a stick to see how much fun I can poke it at, there's sure to be more than that.