11 November 2009

Wreck the rink

Thanks to Leo at TheChive.com for the derby demon image above, and thanks to the derbutantes for this delight -
Gosh I love a good sub-culture.
With a clear recollection of the LA T-Birds Mexican spitfire
Little Ralphie Valladeres ramming through the pack
when roller derby was regular fare on Melbourne TV in 1960, I canardly wait till
The Derbytantes Brawl Rocks The 'Rat on 29th November.
I wouldn't miss it for the world.
Rough-housing and
great clothing choices are the key elements of the derby dames.
Get a look at The Nutcrackers team.
If you don't get to the Rat Wreckery, try to rent a dvd of Raquel Welch's
killer Kansas City Bombers movie (the
girl version of the fabulous Slap Shot)
it will get you in the frame to enjoy Drew Barrymore's first directorial effort WHIP IT
out here soon, and you don't have to thank me for this alert to the zeitgeist.
Just remember you read it here before Catherine Deveny columns it.