Tuesday, October 16, 2012

An ode to Australia

My wife and I watched the movie Red Dog. I found it quite endearing and amusing.

On a more analytical note, to me it also captured certain Australian cultural distinctives: the importance of mateship, beautiful wide open spaces, the challenge of the forbidding environment, a simple unsophisticated multiculturalism, the centrality of beer drinking in social interactions, disrespect for authority, crude masculinity, and a yearning for community ...

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