Paul Newman 1925-2008
In the top end of South Australia and in the middle of nowhere[almost]
In the early days the old original Ghan railway ran thru the town
The Oodnadatta track travels from Marla Bore on the Stuart highway to
Maree and flirts around the bottom of Lake Eyre
Today it is famous for its pink roadhouse
Peter from Holties House had the follwing poem posted about Oodnadatta
Bloody.... The great Australian adjective.
The bloody town’s a bloody cuss,
No bloody trams, no bloody bus.
And no-one cares for bloody us
Just bloody heat and bloody flies,
The bloody sweat runs in your eyes.
And if it rains, what a surprise
No bloody fun, no bloody games,
No bloody sport, no bloody dames.
Won’t even give their bloody names
No bloody clouds or bloody rain.
No bloody curbs no bloody drains.
The bloody council’s got no brains
The bloody goods are bloody dear’
A bloody buck for a bloody beer.
But is it good, no bloody fear
The bloody dances make you smile,
The bloody band is bloody vile,
They only cramp your bloody style
The best place is in bloody bed
With bloody ice upon your head,
You might as well be bloody dead
An African was travelling in China.
In a remote village,
he came upon an elderly Chinaman skipping stones across a lake.
At each bounce of the stone off the water,
the mountains surrounding the lake echoed back, "CHING...CHANG...CHUN..."
The African was amazed.
He asked the Chinaman what was going on.
"Oh", said the Chinese,
"magic spirit of the lake echo back the names of your ancient ancestors
as your stone skip upon the sacred waters".
"Wow", said the African, "can I try it?".
"Certainly", replied the Chinaman.
The African picked up the biggest stone he could find,
and gave it a mighty heave across the waters..
.and as it skipped across the waters, the mountains echoed back
What Would You Do?
You are the President of the United States.
Scientists have discovered a meteor that is headed towards the earth.
They have calculated that it will strike France in 2 days, at approximately 2:30 A.M.
The meteor is large enough to completely wipe France from the face of the earth forever.
France and the United Nations have requested that the United States
send all available ships and aircraft to help evacuate the country.
Among the ships and planes you could be sending are many
that are being used to fight he war on terror overseas.
As the President, you must decide:
A) Stay up late on the night of the impact to watch the coverage live?
B) Tape it and watch it in the morning?
On my recent trip up north I took these pictures
so you would believe me
This bloke is heading towards Karatha from Alice Springs
He has been on the road 5 months
This road where these pictures were taken
has some of the biggest road trains travellig on it 24/7
How one hasn't collected him is amazing
Kiss my Ass