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    Oz Everywhere!

    Incredibly, just about everywhere I went, a little piece of Australia popped up in front of me. I left home on my bike not long after 6 a.m. to head out on an errand before having a regular, quarterly hospital check-up. I left the route up to my Wahoo Elemnt BOLT device, and next thing I knew, I was riding up a hill in Hachiojji where I could see eucalyptus trees. I had been looking up news about them only recently, so stopped off, took some photos and headed to the hospital. The doctor visit went well. He is very…

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    Carn Tiges! Eat ‘Em Alive!

    Richmond take on Geelong in the AFL Preliminary Final tonight at the MCG. An easybeat team for the better part of 2 1/2 decades, the Tigers ushered in a glorious era in 1967 by beating the Cats in the 1967 Grand Final. Relieve that moment as Richmond seeks to create another dynasty more than half a century later. Eat ’em alive, Tigers! Related posts: Stone the Crows! Deja Vu All Over Again Me and Robbie McGhie Tiger Time! AFL – Modern Australia’s Religion and Failed Proselytizing in Japan Powered by YARPP.

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    オーストラリアでは圧倒的に一番人気スポーツでありながら日本でオージー・ボールがほとんど知られていない。 Australian Rules football, despite being overwhelming the most popular spectator sport in Australia, is virtually unknown in Japan. しかし、約24年前さかのぼってオージー・ボールが日本でサントリー・ドライビールのCMに起用されることになった。 But, going back 24 years or so, Aussie Rules, or Ooji Booru as it’s referred to in Japanese, was used to promote Suntory Beer in Japan. ジャコのサントリー・ドライCM/Jacko’s Suntory Ad https://youtu.be/zUyL5wZMo04 同CM主役が元オージー・ボールプロ選手だったマーク・ジャコ・ジャクソン氏だった。当時、ジャコ氏の人気が絶好機だった。選手として才能があったもの、問題児であったため多くの人にしてみればその才能が「うらさいの!」という存在だった。同氏がそれをいい風に使い、歌手となりオーストラリア1位となったシングルを発表した。続いて、ヒット曲がアメリカでバッテリのCMキャラクターとなり、米国でも大人気となった。そこからハリウッド版ドラマの俳優にもなったが、番組の視聴率が低く再びオーストリアに戻って今でも演説やコメディなどで活躍中。 Starring in the ad was Mark “Jacko” Jackson, then at the height of his brief flirtation with international fame, sparked by a successful appearance promoting Energizer batteries in the United States, which in turn had been an opportunity that arose for him following his Australian No. 1 single, “I’m…