These are the things I think are overrated and it pisses me off that they are seen as universally excellent. Corona Beer - 7 bucks for a beer that tastes half as good as the local drop. O, but you get a boat of lime in the neck, that's impressive. Cathy Freeman - For some reason her 400 metre gold medal in 2000 has become the quintessential Australian sporting moment. We won 16 gold medals in Sydney, by the way, yet I don't see Simon Fairweather or Michael Diamond (multiple gold medal winner, by the way,) getting international awards. It also annoys me that Cathy lit the Olympic torch in Sydney. She hadn't even won a single gold medal at that point. Why didn't we let Andrew Hoy do it? He's been tearing them up in the Dressage or whatever other equestrian crap that's considered a sport at the Olympics, for 12 years. Bledisloe Cup - After all, it's just a game of Rugby Union between Australia and New Zealand, by any other name. Why does no one give a rats about Rugby Union, but suddenly the nation stops to watch the bloodyslow's constant stoppages and cowardly violence? It makes no sense to me. Madonna - She's not overly good looking, I mean, she's pretty, but I can walk down the street for 5 minutes and find a few girls who I'd rate ahead of her. Yeh, she wore skimpy outfits, but so do prostitutes. I also consider her singing talent as average. I suppose she's just a case of the right place at the right time. Coldplay - Bed wetting music for teeny boppers who have never heard of Radiohead. Titanic - I think the movie's plot was pretty pathetic and about as cheezy as your average romantic comedy. It didn't even have it's moments of wittyness which would keep me from gagging. The predictability of the script's ending resonated throughout the movie, yes, we knew the ship was going to sink. Yes, we knew Rose and Jack would end up together and then apart once again. Obviously the detail and special effects were impressive, but so what? The acting was poor and the story-line was weak. Give me a low budget film with a bit of savvyness over an overglammed piece of monotony any day. Australia Day - What is this day? Yeh, some British guys landed in Australia with some convicts. Is this even relevent though? These are the same British people who invaded the country, we've distanced ourselves from their actions for so long, suddenly we are claiming the first fleet's arrival as our national day of celebration? Australia only existed as a country from 1901 onwards, when federation occured. In other words, Australia Day is celebrated on a day that has no relevence to the formation of this country. It's circumstantial that the first fleet arrived on this day. I find it totally annoying that the public has been duped into thinking that this day has been around forever. It's a fairly new concept, it's definitely less than 10 years old, yet the faux-patriotism on this manufactured day of national pride is sickening. No, you can't compare it to American Independence Day nor France's Bastille Day.