Title says it all, so I’ll talk about something else.
Ford is huge in Australia. Every car is a Ford Falcon. You may be thinking to yourself, “I’ve never even heard of a Ford Falcon! Jason must be enjoying too much Victoria Bitter!”, and one one point you’d be right. I’ve had too much Victoria Bitter. On another point you are stupid. The Ford Falcon is the most popular car in the world. Or at least Australia. Which was my entire point to begin with.
Every once in a while you might glance over at a car and say “Ha! That’s not a Ford Falcon!” but you’d be wrong. Dead wrong. It’s a Ford Falcon that has been pimped out with wheels and possibly a new back end. It’s still a Ford Falcon though.
Get this, I went to see __28 Weeks Later__ yesterday and there was an advertisement before the movie. It was for a Ford Falcon. I’m kidding, it was actually for a Ford Falcon.
Anyway, they closed with “European styling, something or other something else and made in Australia.”
I had to think about it for a while, but I finally got it. They are talking about communist Germany. In 1921. When cars were made of cardboard. They would have to be, cause I’ve been to present day Europe, or at least last year’s Europe and there were no damn Ford Falcons to be seen. Lots of BMWs and Mercedeseses but not a single half El Camino half wood panel station wagon half shopping carts to be seen.
So that’s about all for today. Tomorrow morning I am getting up early and going down to the train station to take the Kuranda Scenic Railway up to Kuranda and maybe do some rainforesty stuff up there. Even if it’s raining. I’ve got to do something, cause I am running out of books.