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Pilot Texting whilst Flying, The Living Dead , A Rap Star That Cant Take the Heat and A Really Good Mate ….


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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 🙂

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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.

Woops

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 … 😉

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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.

Thank you to http://www.ntnews.com.au and http://www.news.com.au for the references 😉 x

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My Blonde Moment #357854


On my epic roady across the country I had many blonde moments – this one takes the cake :

I had been driving for a while and busting to use the ladies so I decided to stop in at a little country pub in the Clare Valley region. I parked outside and left Chaos in the car while i did what i had to do ( It was 0 degrees outside , no need to call animal welfare ).

After I finished I went back inside the pub to buy something to drink and no one was in the pub – no staff or customers which I thought was a bit weird but then  country pubs are pretty laid back…. After 10 minutes of waiting I started to get  pissed off  . Bugger it I thought to myself Ill go and get a drink up the road. I stormed out of the pub to find a crowd gathered on the footpath , a couple of them looking as pissed off as I felt .. I looked at the carpark and realized why – my troopy obviously had a faulty handbrake (amongst other things ) and because I had only just started driving a manual I didn’t realize you have to leave them in gear when you park them. Which explains why my car had rolled down the slope and landed smack bang into this old guy’ s Nissan Patrol. Luckily for me he didn’t want to involve the cops because he was drunk and shouldn’t have been driving in the first place.

Anyway if Chaos had a phone I’m pretty sure he would have sent me this ….

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What you can find in the middle of nowhere ….


  What you can find in the middle of nowhere ....

This is a classic example of a typical Aussie outback pub. The Larrimah Wayside Inn is a pub / restaurant /caravan park/ mini zoo located on the Stuart Hwy just south of Katherine. They reckon they have the tallest bar in the territory – its 184.04 meters above sea level – of course thats not the top of the bar 😉 .I stopped here on my treck from Darwin to Albury – Wodonga and thought it was one of the best pubs I had seen  – I was disappointed I didn’t have enough time to stop and have a beer with the locals. I did have time to have a quick look around though and not only does this pub have a giant panther sitting outside , it also has a mini zoo around the back and a room full of snakes (its ok they are in aquariums !). There is also the famous tinnie wall which I guess is a tribute to beer cans …. So if your in Australia and just happen to be traveling southbound down the Stuart Highway pull in and check it out !

Photo : taken by me 😉

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