Celebrating Australia Day

I’m not sure if it’s still Australia Day in Australia. Judging from ESPN2, it’s the land of the midnight sun! Yes, that was how I celebrated, napping intermittently as the Australian Open paused for fireworks, apparently marking the anniversary of the landfall of the mostly convict population.

I’m sure they’re very nice people now. You can watch the tennis matches even without my neat new cable by going to ESPN3.com.

As additional tribute to the land of the Outback Special, there’s this excerpt of the stupidest gag from “Bart vs. Australia” — one of my top 5! — which turns the original episode’s tense international intrigue on its head with a trilateral interpretation.

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