.On Saturday afternoon, before Cadel Evans successfully raced the final time trial of the Tour de France, bLOGOS/HA HA souvenired this newspaper banner from the local general store.
Everything in everything. How curious, the use of the word REAL here. It would have been quite sufficient to simply say CADEL. Everyone would have got that. CADEL YOU BLOODY BEAUTY. Instead, it seems to suggest there is an other CADEL REALITY : THE UNREAL CADEL / THE FAKE CADEL / THE REALISTIC CADEL / THE SURREAL CADEL ...
Main Entry: real
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: genuine in existence
Synonyms: THE absolute, actual, authentic, bodily, bona fide, certain, concrete, corporal, corporeal, de facto, embodied, essential, evident, existent, existing, factual, firm, heartfelt, honest, in the flesh, incarnate, indubitable, intrinsic, irrefutable, legitimate, live, material, original, palpable, perceptible, physical, positive, present, right, rightful, sensible, sincere, solid, sound, stable, substantial, substantive, tangible, true, unaffected, undeniable, undoubted, unfeigned, valid, veritable CADEL
Antonyms: THE dishonest, fake, false, feigned, imaginary, invalid, untrue CADEL
The Herald Sun (Melbourne) is a Rupert Murdoch tabloid. We at bLOGOS/HA HA reckon the REAL CADEL caption is a zeitgeist thing, a possibly subconscious possibly deliberate inversion out of the REAL JULIA / FAKE JULIA headline mindset. ("Cadel Evans, he's a real leader. Not like that electorally illegitimate Julia Gillard.")
The Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has been hammering hammering a small set of catch phrases into the nation's news reports every day since he failed to win the last election and then, in a close result, lost the balance of power to an Independents-supported Labor Minority Government. Hence his FAKE JULIA obsession.
Here's an instance from February this year, as reported on ABC Radio National :
NAOMI WOODLEY: But the Opposition wasn't to be deterred, Tony Abbott launched a censure motion, condemning Julia Gillard's honesty and credibility.And this was yesterday, as reported on ABC Radio National :
TONY ABBOTT: We have heard a lot about real Julia and fake Julia. Was it real Julia or was it fake Julia that said, we gave our word to the Australian people or was it real Julia or fake Julia who said they will be no carbon tax under the government I lead.
Opposition tries to censure PM over carbon price
PM Program : ABC.Radio National _ Naomi Woodley reported this story on Thursday, February 24, 2011 18:43:00
TONY ABBOTT: That was the real Julia speaking then. What we've got now is fake Julia and the real Bob Brown. The policy that the Government is pursing now is fake Julia and the real Bob Brown as opposed to the real Julia who thought that the way to best achieve our 5 per cent emission reduction target was through the Coalition's Direct Action."
Gillard rejects carbon compromise report
PM Program : ABC.Radio National _ Naomi Woodley reported this story on Monday, July 25, 2011 18:30:00
All this talk about REALITY (sic) ...
From last night's 7PM ABC TV News :
"Cycling into Paris, the winner must have been almost surreal for Evans who finished second in 2007 and the following year. Now there was even time for some small talk with his toughest competitors."
ABC TV News - 7PM : 25 July 2001
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A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...
THE REAL REGARD