In the 70's there was a movie with the title "A Salute to the Great McCarthy",
which was based on a book of the same name. I loved that film -- it was
about "Young McCarthy who was a typical country boy with enormous football
potential (Aussie Rules). A troupe of rapacious and exploitative big league
clubs eagerly chase his signature, to the dismay of the simple-locals with whom
he grew up". It was as a spoof of Australia's obsession with sport, and the
conflict between the corporate, amoral city and the virtuous, if slightly
slow-witted country. It was very Australian.
So, what brings up this memory - well I got an email from our own Great Bill McCarthy, who is one of our local
Bill is a blogger, so I have added him
to the list of local
Australian .NET bloggers. If you are an Aussie .NET Blogger and want to
be added to this list, just leave me a comment.
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