By Matthew Patterson
As surely as Kim Jong-Il will look stupid in his 70s' era glasses, as surely as BBC presenters will have the exact same accent, it is assured that Australia will completely dominate the Commonwealth Games turning them into a pile of gold for only one- a Singlewealth Games if you will.
For Australia it's the opportunity to look amazing; strutting about as a country of 22million giving the collective finger to countries that have many times more than us in population, wealth and smarts.
There is something a little depressing in it though- should Australia be so smug about their sporting prowess when the relationship between the indigenous and non-indigenous community is so fractured? Should Australia be so proud when their universities fall so far behind the best that England can produce?
Should Australia be seeking its wealth elsewhere to create a common achievement that we can all be proud of?