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Among delirious Geelong fans tonight will be childhood pal Stephen Stoios – we menaced Werribee together from ages 5 to 18 – who hadn’t even been born the last time Geelong won a flag.

If you’re reading this, mate, please keep the looting to a minimum. There is no limit on pillaging, however.

UPDATE. Avoid Federation Square.

UPDATE II. Also avoid central Geelong.

UPDATE III. Ria doesn’t know what to do:

It’s happened: Geelong have won the AFL premiership for the first time in 44 years! I just…honestly, I just don’t know what to do. I know what to do when we lose a Grand Final (that is, cry like a baby), but a win…I thought we would but now that it’s here, I am just sort of shocked, really. Dumbfounded.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/29/2007 at 04:34 AM
    1. hehehe,

      Tim being “menacing”.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 29 at 04:45 AM • permalink


    1. Is this what you mean by “pillaging”, Tim?

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 29 at 05:01 AM • permalink


    1. I don’t follow the footy but I did read the report in the Herald-Sun.  A stunning victory for the Cats. It must have been a bummer for the Port fans who trecked over from SA.  Absenteeism will skyrocket on Geelong on Monday.

      Melbourne was dead when I was motoring around at 3pm.  You could have fired a bullet up Hoddle St.  I called in at Safeway—all the checkouts were empty and the cashier was delighted to have someone – anyone – to serve.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2007 09 29 at 05:25 AM • permalink


    1. Pogria,

      linky no worky 🙁

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 09 29 at 05:58 AM • permalink


    1. “Melbourne was dead when I was motoring around at 3pm.”

      There’s a coincidence, Port Adelaide were dead at 3pm, too. Allegedly not from a bullet up Hoddle Street.

      Posted by Tony.T.Teacher on 2007 09 29 at 06:13 AM • permalink


    1. #4 You sure Surfie?

      I just checked, and it was showing the pic I linked to.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 29 at 06:28 AM • permalink


    1. Pogria,

      It keeps saying i don’t have permission to access the server.  And I do so love a good pillage on a Saturday night, (red wine in hand, cheese and bikkies at the ready).

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 09 29 at 06:37 AM • permalink


    1. Damn!!! Surfie,

      I’ve already done all that tonight!!!

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 29 at 06:45 AM • permalink


    1. walter, was that an attempt at a really bad taste joke?

      If so, it was tacky but funny…..and please consider that meeja watch is watching.

      Posted by MB on 2007 09 29 at 06:47 AM • permalink


    1. #9 – fuck media watch.  The day you change your sense of humour because of PC BS, they win.

      Posted by peter m on 2007 09 29 at 06:52 AM • permalink


    1. #8 – Pogria, premature pillaging is not one of my quirks.  🙂

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 09 29 at 06:53 AM • permalink


    1. Golly, Tim!

      Geelong fans? And you name names!

      Don’t get me wrong… without a doubt you are feared, fabulous and infamous these days. But that means you’re in way too deep to get away with this cheap attempt to pass off some of the blame on an old school friend.

      It’s like, say, wronwright or Paco trying to blame the whole gaddang World Wide Conspiracy on a sweet innocent young chap – and might I add a more studious, clever and superior achiever – like Michael Lonie!

      Posted by splice on 2007 09 29 at 07:44 AM • permalink


    1. What a fantastic omen for the Demons, they won in 1964. A two-point victory over Collingwood!

      Q. What is sweeter than a two-point victory over Collingwood?
      A. A one-point victory.

      A nice piece of trivia, who kicked the winning goal in 1964, what was unusual about it and what was the other sporting distinction of the kicker?

      Posted by Rafe on 2007 09 29 at 07:48 AM • permalink


    1. Rafe, in 1964 it was Dame Joan Sutherland, with her left boot (normally a rightie) from outside the 50. What was notable about the kick was the fact she was playing for Fitzroy at the time! No, seriously though, the ball was lined with the skin of the first baby fur seal clubbed that season at Australia’s Mawson Base.

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 29 at 08:13 AM • permalink


    1. Is this what is meant by pillaging?
      The movie clip on the TV news was even more graphic and they appeared to be something not normally seen in public.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 29 at 08:38 AM • permalink


    1. That nearly makes sense but if you put this “doing” in just before “something” it’s better.
      PIMF’s broken.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 29 at 08:42 AM • permalink


    1. 163 to 44? What the hell was that?!? Losing in a final is one thing, but… damn.

      In American football, that’s called “running up the score”, and is considered poor sportsmanship – but one hardly ever sees that at a professional level.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 09 29 at 08:50 AM • permalink


    1. #17: Mike Holmgren, coach of the Seattle Seahawks, is reported to hold the opinion, “If you don’t want to lose by 50 points, get better.”

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 09 29 at 09:00 AM • permalink


    1. I usually take my pills un-aged.

      Posted by triticale on 2007 09 29 at 09:05 AM • permalink


    1. # 17 You rarely have such a wide margin between top teams and the momentum of a game can swing dramatically so it is not safe for the winning team of to ease off until very late in the game.

      # 14 CB, you are exposed as a lying hound, in 1964 there was no seal clubbing at Mawson until October.

      Posted by Rafe on 2007 09 29 at 09:20 AM • permalink


    1. Bernie Slattery will be off his arse tonight

      Posted by Tex on 2007 09 29 at 09:34 AM • permalink


    1. No.13 Rafe

      Melbourne won by 4 points in 1964. The winning goal was kicked by Neil “Froggy” Crompton who was the back pocket and also played cricket for Victoria.

      Posted by Tony.T.Teacher on 2007 09 29 at 09:45 AM • permalink


    1. Tim both you and your mate each have something in common, you’ve only one flag to show for the past 40 odd years from your respective teams.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 09 29 at 09:47 AM • permalink


    1. Our cats slept through it. We didn’t, though.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 09 29 at 09:52 AM • permalink


    1. Just remember, always pillage first, then burn, in that order.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2007 09 29 at 09:57 AM • permalink


    1. # 21 Bernard is a Collingwood man.

      # 22 Yes, he was a first class wicket keeper.

      Now it is Sunday and time to turn attention to rugby league. Here is a fascinating piece of trivia – which player in living memory played in three different teams that lost the grand final, each time to Parramatta?

      Posted by Rafe on 2007 09 29 at 10:45 AM • permalink


    1. UPDATE. Avoid Federation Square.

      Is that supposed to be advice? More like stating the obvious.

      Posted by TimT on 2007 09 29 at 10:47 AM • permalink


    1. O/T, but where the hell did this disaster come from? I didn’t even know it was in the works.

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 29 at 11:15 AM • permalink


    1. “Jimmy carter steps into the spotlight.”

      Oh no, not again!

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 09 29 at 12:25 PM • permalink


    1. #29: Significantly, the film premiered in Toronto.

      Think I’ll go see 3:10 to Yuma just to cleanse my mental palate.

      Posted by paco on 2007 09 29 at 12:29 PM • permalink


    1. Congrats to Geelong fans.

      My grandson’s football team (American) won their homecoming game by one point last night.  It was an ugly win, admittedly undeserved considering the number of fumbles and mistakes, for which I blame the coach, but the hometown fans were ecstatic nonetheless.  Why, there must have been dozens of people downtown!

      #28, so Jimmy Carter has decided to take the Al Gore route, with a book and a movie.  Gadzooks, I don’t think my digestion can handle it.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 29 at 12:36 PM • permalink


    1. paco, I think I’m due for a re-viewing ofBad Day At Black Rock. Ernest Borgnine’s best performance.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 09 29 at 12:42 PM • permalink


    1. MareeS,

      Ernest Borgnine’s best performance.

      I have to respectfully disagree.  His role as the sadistic brig NCO Fatso Judson in “From Here To Eternity” was his best, in my opinion.  When I first saw that movie as a kid, I was never so happy to see someone get killed (when Judson got knifed).

      Posted by David Crawford on 2007 09 29 at 02:24 PM • permalink


    1. Well done, Geelong.  Though it wasn’t a pretty game to watch – more like a massacre.

      Certainly not as entertaining as the 2005 and 2006 Grand Finals when my wonderful Swannies (Oh, and the Weagles) gave us a real game.  Poor old Port Bogans, wiped off the map.

      Also, I’ve been waiting for someone else to say it but, here goes:

      #3, Melbourne was dead when I was motoring around at 3pm.

      And your point is?

      Posted by ann j on 2007 09 29 at 06:31 PM • permalink


    1. Borgnine’s best performance: William Holden’s offsider in The Wild Bunch. Head and shoulders above anything else he’s done.

      Posted by Phranger on 2007 09 29 at 07:20 PM • permalink


    1. #25:

      Q.  Why didn’t the Vikings have any Polish raiders on their voyages?

      A.  No Viking ship would have them because they could never remember that “it’s rape, pillage, loot, and then burn.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 09 30 at 12:13 AM • permalink


  1. Thanks for the congratulations.
    Just got back from a footy trip up into the bush. This result was celebrated very, very hard by both of us Cats supporters.It has been a long time between drinks, and this cup is mighty sweet.

    Posted by Simon Darkshade on 2007 10 01 at 07:38 AM • permalink