The only problem with this 30th anniversary collection of some of the ‘gold’ from the dynamic duo’s unsurpassed satire and dissection of Australian sport and pop culture, is that you simply don’t want the snippets to end.
Unaware of them? Two highly intelligent raconteurs wax lyrical with endless ease on complete bullsh-t, based on loose facts around current events that will have you in stitches, while also remembering that very uncanny and uniquely Australian sense of humour which is lacking in today’s mass media.
From why Rampaging Roy Slaven’s favourite horse never played rugby league, to the solution to finding new heavyweight (fat) boxers via travelling the country simply armed with binoculars, or indeed how Cher was once explicitly examined by Roy (at her request) to kill media speculation on cosmetic surgery – you are hooked. Of course, if you are aware of them, you probably spent a good few hours sitting back with a cold one each Sunday, as the week’s events unfolded through their lens and into your ears via triple j (as this reviewer did).
Nothing will ever come close to their winning formula of smarts and silliness – and for God’s sake, ‘our’ ABC, can we please have all their shows archived and available to podcast… Please!!!
This Sporting Life available August 19 via ABC/Universal