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Where the seeds lie

The titles of soldthedummy.com will always keep pace – Who is deceiving us? How much do we deceive ourselves? The two categories of TEDSPORT POST and CAFE CUBA BLOKES will remain the same. The category of AQUA/POLIS will change into the BARRAMUNDI STATE 010101. Why? Because Bernie Briquette is back, rethinking brown coal. Cleaning up the mess.

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#3 BRIQUETTE D R O N E – LATROBE VALLEY IS AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST FRESHWATER PUMP

From the Jeeralang Range, the Eel Hole Creek has trickled into the Hazelwood Pondage. Maybe - there was a time when kids knew about briquettes, tadpoles, purple blackberries, and billy-carts. The open cut mines, electricity stations, and paper mills have ripped the Valley apart. What’s the different between demolition, ruins, heritage, and regeneration? The local and diaspora should say the most.

MUHAMMED ALI TRIBUTE

Featuring a Peter Lyssiotis image evoking the cruelest atrocities, this tribute to Muhammed Ali is based on an extract from the essay, The Five Categories Of Sport. Born with an inherited slave name in the darkest Jim Crow country of the United States - Ali was quick off the mark demanding his preferred new name. He always bent the knees and was alert to the shin kickers. He dummied brilliantly, fooling the dummies. Edward Hopkins

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A NEW TASTE OF FLESH AND GLORY

The lyrics, "Dear landlord, Please don’t put a price upon my soul," has stayed with me ever since I first heard them sung by Bob Dylan. At this later stage, I can sense the words merging even more with my own lengthy journey. Music has always held sway within the souls of people. Sport has also found its way into the souls of people, nowadays more than ever. Why sport matters (and matters to me) begins in concepts of homeland and fair play. Edward Hopkins