Well today’s copy of the NT news was a bloody good read !
First , we have a story relating to an incident that happened 2 years ago on a Darwin to Singapore Jet star flight . Apparently the First Officer tried to get his Captains attention twice to go through the landing checklist and getting no response he looked over to see his Captain texting away on his mobile phone.
The Captain tried to get out of this by saying that he was turning his phone off .. Yep sure buddy , we believe you …. Anyway as Captain Dickhead was so busy “turning off” his phone he neglected to lower the landing gear which is kinda essential when it comes to landing a plane. Luckily for the oblivious passengers the First Officer was able to call for a second landing attempt and everyone was safe .. phew !
Next up is the news that local actor David Gulpilil is actually NOT dead . The organizers of Australian TV Week Logie Awards included David in the In Memorial segment of the awards. No guys , David is not dead at all , in fact he is safe and sound in the Berrimah Correction Center after being sentenced to 5 months prison for breaking his wife’s arm. Before David ran into trouble with the law he starred in some awesome Aussie films such as Crocodile Dundee , Australia (with Nicole Kidman ) and Rabbit Proof Fence. He is another case of someone very talented being taken over by alcohol. Hopefully he gets his shit together this time 🙂
David in 1985 chillin on Bondi beach pic: aasd.com.au
Another famous face was also in the paper today , American rap star Ice Cube came to Darwin this week performing for 880 concert goers on Tuesday night. Yep that’s right 880 – pretty crappy turnout if you ask me ! And the concert promoters must agree as they needed at least 3000 people to attend to break even.
Although bugger all people turned up Ice Cube didn’t seem to mind ( hey he gets his fee whether they show up or not ) and the big fella reckons he ll be back.
I don’t know , from the look of him in this pic I don’t think he can handle the heat … 😉
The Ice Cube is starting to melt ….. Pic: http://www.ntnews.com.au
And the story that tops it all off ..
2 mates on their way from Tennant Creek to Darwin decided to make the trip a bit more interesting by stealing some grog while they stopped in at the Wayside Inn , Hayes Creek . They continued on their merry way drinking , driving , endangering innocent road users .. they somehow made it safely to Darwin .. well that is until they hit the suburb of Parap where the trouble started.
It turns out the passenger in the car decided it was a good time to confess to the driver of the car that he had been shagging his missus . The driver punched his mate in the head who retaliated by grabbing a metal steering lock and striking back. The passenger then jumped out of the car and ran away climbing over a 2 meter cyclone proof fence. The driver took off but after driving 50 meters up the road changed his mind , turned his car around and sped towards the fence knocking it down in the process. Driving over the fence he continued to speed towards his so-called mate , trying to run him over. Somehow (probably due to the excessive amounts of grog in his system ) he failed to hit his ‘friend’. He has been charged with recklessly endangering his mates life . His parents must be so proud.