Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Saturday, January 08, 2005

blue mountains night life...

“Night falls. In a lonely valley called the Sink, four people prepare for a quiet evening. Then in his orchard, Murray Jacob sees a moving shadow. Across the swamp, his neighbour Ronnie watches her lover leave and feels her baby roll inside her. And on the veranda of the Stubbses’ house, a small dog is torn screaming from its leash by something unseen. Nothing will be the same again.”

- In the Winter Dark, by Tim Winton
Make of this what you will... And this... And this...

8 Comments:

Blogger Tony said...

What I make of these, Gerry, is that if you want people to take your blog seriously you should not provide links to drivel like this.

January 08, 2005 11:54 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Ahh Tony... I do not control how my readers respond to what I put in here. I neither gave credence to the subject of those links, nor did I try to "debunk" them.
I merely persented them and let the reader decide what to do with them. I thought I was being tongue-in-cheek. You seem to have been offended (again).
I'm certainly not going to censor my blog content to the exent that it always meets with the approval of the supercillious class fascists of years gone by. I'm an idiot with a keyboard and I have a blog. That's it.
P.S. Read the disclaimer immediately below the blog title/description.
You could consider removing the carrot and developing a sense of humour.

January 09, 2005 8:16 AM  
Blogger Link said...

This interests me because its in my neck of the woods, literally, and I do have my own tail of a rare, if not highly improbable sighting.

We had bought Thai takeaway from the Chork Dee to go and eat out on the famed Narrowneck. On the way, near Katoomba Caravan Park, an animal ran in front of the car head-lights, I was sitting in the back and my two Kiwi friends were in the front. This animal stopped and looked at us for a few seconds. "What's that?" says the driver, a quick look I says, "Its a dog". They both chime in "That's not a dog." I looks again. My brain takes in this animal, and words appear - Marsuipial? Dingo? no . . . Thylacince! "Its a Thyalacine!" I say excitedly. "A what?" from the front seat. "A Tasmanian Tiger!!!"

It had a big head short ears, a long tan body with stripes and a longish sharply pointing tail - My kiwi friends who had a better view than I, were convinced it wasnt'a dog - so it had to be a Thylacine. No doubt! Rare sightings is not really my thing. I have a friend out on Shipley whose place looks west towards Hampton; he says he has seen asteriods, spacejunk, or some such out there where the sky is big.

January 09, 2005 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post what you want it's your site and free speech will soon be gone!!! Man knows less than what he knows.

DS

January 09, 2005 10:57 PM  
Blogger 23asdf23 said...

Hell yeah post whatever. We readers are capable of skipping.

I can reveal important information with regard to the 'panther': it is actually my sister's cat Max. He lives in Canberra and is surprisingly fierce, black, and very very panther-like. He turns werewolf-style into a big marsupial panther at night and flies to the Southern Highlands where he terrorises households with video cameras that watch A Current Affair. Sometimes he chooses Today Tonight households. It really depends on how he's feeling.

I remember in Year 9 being visited by a West Australian UFO guy, and leaving the talk in paroxysms of laughter. When I and a few others asked questions, he went all boggle-eyed and narky, saying, "I've seen them with my OWN eyes, I know they're there." Seeing him was enough to convince me that UFO 'researchers' are far from being scientists.

Meh. I've seen a UFO. But it was near an Army experimental test firing range, so to a more knowledgeable person it was probably an IFO. Identified Flying Object ;)

January 09, 2005 11:39 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

“Never utter the words: 'I do not know this, therefore it is false.' One must study to know;know to understand;understand to judge.” - Apothegm of Narada

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt by your philosophy.” - Christopher Marlow

Trying to be a true sceptic, I keep an open mind. A lot of so-called “skeptics” are actually bigoted contra-believers. I do have to say that much of what these “researchers” say amounts unfounded assumption and conjecture, and I can see how that could infuriate a lot of readers - especially those in possession of Absolute Truths to the contrary.

January 10, 2005 3:18 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

No Gerry, I wasn't offended, merely offering friendly advice. I shan't do it again.

January 11, 2005 8:08 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Hmmm... I don't know what to say to you Tony.
You're welcome to make comments you like here. And I will respond to them however I se fit. If this doesn't offend you, I guess we've got a beautiful blogger's relationship. :-)
Cheers, mate.

January 11, 2005 8:26 PM  

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