7 August: celebrate the beauty of controlled violence in a play it safe world.

Sport isn’t what it was. Footballers look worn out after twenty minutes and tennis is now just a series of grunts and aces. Yawn.

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But thank God  (and Bacchus) for real sport that still makes you go “ouch” and say things like “I couldn’t do that.”.

I give you Australian Rules Football. And today in 1858 the very 1st Australian Rules Football match was played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College. Someone decided to just fuck all the existing rules and do what they wanted whilst holding a ball and hitting people. (I bet he was a wine drinker.)

And the birth of such dignified (and regulated) violence in such a ‘play it safe’ world is surely a reason to celebrate and celebration – as you surely know – should always involve drinking fermented grapes.

So remove your safe for work filters, type “Australian Rules Football” into YouTube, open a bottle of wine (Australian, obviously) and enjoy the action. Tell anyone who disturbs you to Piss Off in an Australian accent.

and a quote: 

“Never, never trust anyone who asks for white wine. It means they’re phonies.” – Bette Davis
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