|Jack Thompson opening the |
2018 Commonwealth Games
|Jack in the movie 'Swinging Safari' as the Mayor|
blow-up whale was the star of that ceremony, too.
Full Metal Life-Jackets?
You'll Come a Waltzing Matilda with Me?
|The dead beached whale on the Gold Coast beach in 'Swinging Safari'|
I wrote a post earlier in the year about the real Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate and Gold Coast golden girl Margot Robbie taking on her upcoming role as Sharon Tate in a QT flick about Manson and his murders -
|The back page of the April 15th Queensland |
newspaper showing the blow-up whale
|Jack Thompson as the mayor blowing |
up a dead beached whale
|Exploding beached whale on the Gold Coast |
from 'Surfing Safari'
I must admit that I like Jack, he is one of my favourite Aussie actors and stars in one of my favourite Aussie films
'Wake in Fright' (AKA 'Outback').
'Wake in Fright' (AKA 'Outback').
|The front page (but not really front page) of the |
April 15th Queensland newspaper
|The real front page on April 15th was|
under a CG supplement hiding
|Inside that April 15th newspaper hides |
the bigger news of the world
|The same April 15th newspaper and Celine Dion, too?|
|Sunk on April 15th|
|A rather ironic article from the same April 15th |
newspaper, too ... and synchy to boot:-)
|An advert in the same April 15th newspaper ... |
sink/synch or swim?
|A story from the same April 15th Queensland newspaper, too|
|Jack Thompson as Skippy|
Jack played a character named Skippy in the movie 'Oyster Farmer' and maybe I've been reading too much of 'The Secret Sun' blog, but that ball of light Jack was carrying at the beginning of the opening ceremony sort of reminded me of a pearl.
|Jack planting the light/pearl in the sand to get things started|
|Wow Jack, the world really can be your oyster it seems;-)|
|"Thar she blows" ... I mean he ... |
the white whale of Oz ... Migaloo
|Christine Anu singing 'My Island Home' opening night|
|Christine Anu as Kali|
Queenslander Christine Anu (AKA Kali from the Matrix movie trilogy) also got the ball rolling with a song or two on the night, as well.
Enter the Matrix Kali?
Titans, Sirens and the God of Thunder? Let the Games Begin ... That's if They Haven't Started Already?
I mean the highest point on the Gold Coast is really just over the border in New South Wales, Mount Warning/Wollumbin, so why not have the didge player standing on top of that peak instead of an artificial lightning rod?
|Kali from Matrix Reloaded|
I didn't see much of the Commonwealth Games apart from the opening ceremony, which a lot of people seemed to have not liked for some reason (I thought it was quite good to tell the truth) as I was too busy reading and I wanted to see how 'Moby Dick' turned out.
|The didgeridoo player on top of the|
Q1 building on the Gold Coast
My main complaint about the Games was that Queensland thought it was all about their state, instead of being about the whole of Australia.When This Baby Hits 88 I Think We're Going to See Some Serious ... Views
|The Q1's lightning rod with Carrara Stadium|
in the background
Because it's in New South Wales I guess and not Queensland would be the real answer if they weren't playing political games;-)
|A scene from 'Swinging Safari' and the zebra in the room|
One thing I noticed after watching the opening games ceremony again and seeing the trailer of 'Swinging Safari' with the zebra head sticking through the wall like the zebra PKD makes reference to in his writings was that the Empire never really ended, did it?Does Synchromysticism Sound 'Mental' to You?
But then again I really don't know Jack when it comes to the history of the planet, but who really does?-)
Haven't you heard that the bird is the word?-)