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Congrats to Federer & Nadal, A Thrilling Match at Australian Open 2017

January 29th, 2017
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    Roger defeats Nadal at the final.

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  • Russell Jackson (Guardian)

    “I don’t think either of us believed we’d be in the finals,” Federer said afterwards before paying tribute to Nadal. “I’m happy for you. I would have been happy to lose, to be honest. The comeback was as perfect as it was.”

    The pointy end of this tournament taught us that sometimes the fountain of youth is actually a mirage. When the favourites Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray stumbled to shock losses in week one, it really should have been a newer-generation top-10 player such as Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori or Dominic Thiem seizing this moment – or more likely battled-hardened Stan Wawrinka. Yet none had it in him. None had this in him.

    All the while Federer and Nadal were essentially playing from memory but what temples of sporting genius their minds and bodies are. Nadal has beaten Federer so many times over the years some hesitate to call it a rivalry. Here the only shame, as ever, was the need to split them. Performing at this level in your prime is one thing; doing it as the lights dim is the mark of untouchable greatness.

    A day earlier tickets were being hawked for up to A$16,000 – more than it cost to buy a house in Melbourne when the guest of honour, Rod Laver, won his last title and quite a premium on their original price range of $413 to $662.

    Muhammad Ali and Marianne Moore Wrote a Poem together

    June 4th, 2016
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    He announced that if she was the greatest poetess in the country, the two of them should produce something together — “I am a poet, too,” he said — a joint effort sonnet, it was to be, with each of them doing alternate lines. Miss Moore nodded vaguely. Ali was very much the more decisive of the pair, picking not only the form but also the topic: “Mrs. Moore and I are going to write a sonnet about my upcoming fight in Houston with Ernie Terrell,” he proclaimed to the table. “Mrs. Moore and I will show the world with this great poem who is who and what is what and who is going to win.”

    “We will call it ‘A Poem on the Annihilation of Ernie Terrell,’ ” Miss Moore announced. “Let us be serious but not grim.”

    “She’s cute,” Ali commented. (read here via )

    After we defeat Ernie Terrell
    He will get nothing, nothing but hell,
    Terrell was big and ugly and tall
    But when he fights me he is sure to fall.
    If he criticize this poem by me and Miss Moore
    To prove he is not the champ she will stop him in four,
    He is claiming to be the real heavyweight champ
    But when the fight starts he will look like a tramp
    He has been talking too much about me and making me sore
    After I am through with him he will not be able to challenge Mrs. Moore.

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    Photo by Danny Lyon – 1970.

    Muhammad Ali – Interview Highlights & Fun Photos to Remember his Legacy

    June 4th, 2016
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  • “I ain’t got no quarrel with the Viet Cong. No Viet Cong ever called me a nigger.. – said Muhammad Ali.. (Page 10) David Markson – Vanishing point.”

    Ali passed away on June 3, 2016
    David Markson passed away June 4, 2010

    Ali and Malcolm X

    Ali riding a bike

    More amazing photos of Ali – here

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    Prince kept his cool.

    Eric Cantona Jumped from Soccor to Acting -Eric with Ken Loach & Julian Assange

    July 17th, 2014
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    Looking for Eric

    The awkward squad Ken Loach and Eric Cantona looked like a mismatch, until they worked together and it turned out they’re soul brothers – uncompromising and intense. So how come the result is Loach’s most light-hearted movie in years? Simon Hattenstone talks to them both

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  • Happy birthday Ken Loach born on July 17. (his new film is called Jimmy’s House.)

  • Cantona & Julian Assange and Eric Cantona Assange working out togeher..

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    These Pro Athletes Gave Up Sports For Reasons You’d Never Believe

    Eric Cantana, Borg, Pat Tillman were dicussed..

  • See Blue White – Tube - Soothing Soccor video art

  • Stanislas Wawrinka – Reading & Tweeting, Australian Open 2014

    January 25th, 2014
  • “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett quote tatooed

  • Stan Wawrinka homepage.

  • Australian museum – he visited.

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  • Oldest first time winner. where does he fit? .

  • Wow.. his tactics revealed:brain game against Nadal.

  • Stan Wawrinka carried the Olympic flag, Federer and Wawrinka won gold medals together playing the double at previous Olympics. He is a late bloomer.. played many exciting games last year.

  • Update..
    Congrats to Stan Wawrinka –

    Via ESPN a new grand slam champion.

    Wawrinka became the first man to defeat the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds at a Grand Slam since Sergi Bruguera at the 1993 French Open. He is also the only the fourth male player in Open era history to win a maiden Grand Slam singles title against a player with at least 13 majors on his résumé.

  • Samuel Beckett archive..here

    Jeremy Abbott – Skates “Pina” – A Phenomenal Performance

    January 13th, 2014
  • Jeremy Abbott wins fourth US men’s title

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    A road to Sochi –
    (A video shows Jeremy’s skating as little kid.. he skated like a pro. )

    Red Clay Court – The Better Player

    May 27th, 2013


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  • Ferrer hot shot

    Ferrer lost that match to Nadal.

    DFW was not the only one who admires Federer

    But now the South African novelist has surprised critics by revealing his profound, almost obsessive respect for an unlikely figure – the Swiss tennis star Roger Federer.
    Revealing himself as an armchair sports fan, Coetzee describes Federer’s best tennis as “something like the human ideal made visible” and says the experience of watching him play is “very much like my response to masterworks of art”.

    Paul Auster and Coetzee see a cartoon and read the New Yorker article – The Better Player.

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  • Previous Post The Seven Samurai digital image by Fung-Lin Hall The Seven Samurai and Coetzee.

    Banksy Olympics 2012

    July 28th, 2012


    Posted by Sheep Ish on Banksy’s wall on FB.

    Happy birthday Banksy!

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    Banksy in Palestine

    Federer Wimbledon Express 2012

    July 8th, 2012

    At Wimbledon, Federer shows greatness once more. Swiss great Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon men’s singles title at the Wimbledon.

    With his victory, Federer regained the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic, allowing him to equal Sampras’ record of 286 weeks as the top-ranked player.

    Federer & Murray

    Federer Train

  • Lol – Kate & Pippa Middleton were excited by Roger Federer win
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    Andy Murray gets closer to affection at Wimbledon

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    March 10th, 2011

    Video work by Richard Swarbrick – real footage of the game here.

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    (digital images by Fung Lin Hall)

    Steve Nash & Julian Schnabel

    October 26th, 2010
  • Julian Schnabel (homepage)

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    Watch Steve Nash on the court.

  • His surfing paintingSchnabel_Surfing_Painting

    See Marlon Brando painting and Jane Birkin painting II and listen to audio clips here.

    Jane Birkin I Jane Birkin
    (previous post – Navigation Drawings )

    His Palestinian film has been panned.

    Julian Schnabel opens photo album for London show

    Moving Side by Side

    August 24th, 2010


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