|I look like this after midnight|
As it was 1am in Melbourne, I was simultaneously wired and weary. But Brian was welcoming and well informed, and the callers were spot on with their comments and questions.
Speaking of which, one caller I didn't reply to was Cece the dancer, who was 'pigeonholed', she said, as 'dumb' because of her vocation.
This is a serious problem, and it's the equally pathological complement of the 'weak geek' stereotype: agile, strong, fast bodies, who're expected to shrug off their intellect. The danger, particularly with professional sportspeople, is that they live up to this; they lower their cognitive ambition, and accept their role as thick bodies without minds.
Three cheers for professionals like Cece who exemplify a fuller ideal.
You can listen to my conversation with Brian here.
(Photo: Kevin Dooley)