Re: James Blunt
Posted by: bunyip
Date: June 11, 2009 10:28AM
I always thought the word 'semi' in Choomland was a contraction of 'seminary'.
The 'Yorkie' truck never seemed real to me, as my brother was at the time driving road trains from Darwin to the Alice. Usually 5 trailers full of fuel. 157 tons in 175 feet, and more wheels on the road than I had had hot dinners. I tried to count them once - got to 110 and stopped. It used to take 2 miles to stop safely - for anything else that is, he never felt the bumps whenever he hit something, and often only knew about it when he had to wash the prime mover.
He never hit any cars or other motor vehicles on that run - only bullocks, cows, sheep, kangaroos, wombats, emus, backpackers, mass murderers, aliens, and a large yellow and green lizard. No, he did not take drugs - he was what was called 'hyperactive' and could go days with little sleep without his awareness or driving skills deteriorating.
Edited becoz of stray myspeling vyrus
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2009 10:29AM by bunyip.