As pointed out so incisively by ROBERT TANGEN, it is a truth universally acknowledged that we Aussies are inferior. No question about that. But ROBERT TANGEN does not stop there. In his quest to uncover reason and causation he posits the age old question "Why"?
At last, after years of ineffectual research, the Institute of Mediocrity has finally shed some light on this vexed question and maybe, just maybe, it may bring some quietude to restless and inquiring mind of ROBERT TANGEN.
You see it's simple really. The only word that rhymes with Australia is (wait for it....) 'failure'! Yes that's right: Australia = failure.
And it doesn't stop there. We Aussies actually embrace failure. Some examplesn? Well, one of founding mythologies was the Battle of Gallipolli. We lost. Got our bottoms kicked severely by those doughty Turks. But every year it is celebrated by millions of Aussies. We know we lost. But we don't care. We are inferior and we proud!
One of most dearly treasured folk heros is Ned Kelly. He lived in the 1800s and robbed a few banks and shot a policeman in the balls. He made some armour and went out for his final stand but was wounded, captured and hung. And we love him! An ineffectual criminal who got caught and hung. Almost a bit of an over-achiever in the failure stakes, but he is a national hero,
And just last week New Zealand beat us in the cricket! As failures come they don't get any more epic than that. So it is a time honoured tradition that started in our early history and continues up to, well last Thursday, when Bracewell bowled Lyon and won the game for the Kiwis..
So ROBERT TANGEN I hope that answers your question. Or maybe I don't. Afterall, a failure to do so wouldn't be the end of the world.