Hope I don’t come across like a total asshole in this post but with the death of Shane Warne announced today, I can’t help but marvel at how The Eulogy Song never ceases to be true. Before today, he was mostly mocked for his womanising and drug use and dodgy self-named charity and not-very-good cricket commentary. Now, he’s a “legend of the game” and the premier has offered a state funeral! Man, I have nothing against him personally (he was obviously an insanely talented cricketer, and it seems like he was a nice enough bloke to everyone not named Mitchell Starc…) but it does my head in how the media & public just shift gear from criticism to rapturous adulation and pretend not to notice the whiplash that induces 😛
Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.