One of my favorite all time movie lines comes from the 1989 movie ‘BATMAN’ when Jack Nicholson as The Joker questions…
“Can somebody please tell me what kind of a world do we live in where a man dressed as a bat steals all of my press”
Well this famous line has risen again, a bit closer to home this time in the DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP.
“Can somebody please tell me what kind of a world we live in where a pretty boy steals all of our press”
I refer of course to the fact that Essendon had an almighty win over the Collingwood Scum, yet the Collingwood camera magnet, Dale (The pretty) Thomas received all of the attention .
I’ve mentioned in this forum before about the fact that Thomas appears to be the only Collingwood player permitted to get his photo taken – well get a load of this:
Essendon thumped Collingwood on Saturday.
I rushed home to watch ‘After the game’ and what did I find?
Collingwood pretty boy, Dale Thomas being interviewed, a panel member and special guest on the dud ‘After the Game’ footy/teen show.
Not much journalistic substance about the game but more ‘Teen Magazine’ type questions to which ‘The Pretty’ was more than happy to give his giggly answers.
Typical from channel 10 and a fair dinkum dud TV Show.
The following morning I rushed to the Milk Bar with my trusty canine at my heel to purchase the Sunday Herald Sun. I thumbed my way to the sports pages only to find a full page picture of The Pretty in tears after their loss (The crying bit was good, the subject was not). Furious, but laughing at the poor ol’ Thomas photo, I further thumbed my way through the gossip newspaper to find the Essendon v Collingwood match report all the way in on page 9. This time with yet another photo of The Pretty giving Essendon bloke Angus (na na na na na na na na-na-na Angus) Monfries a shoulder ride to a speccie.
(The Angus speccie photo can be seen on DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster, Pear’s blog clarkebruce.wordpress.com)
Bitter/Sweet images of Dale (The Pretty) Thomas this week I must say but the newspaper did make for great fireplace kindling.