23 July, 2010

The guy who looked like John Jarratt.

You know, I love Wolf Creek.  It's really scary.  And John Jarrett is awesome in it.  But to be honest, I wouldn't want to date him.  Not in character.  Not in that character.  So I was a little taken aback when I met with Candidate No. 476 (or so it feels), to find he looked alarmingly like John Jarrett.

He had a really interesting job.  He's an investigator for the Attorney General's office.  He busts drug cartels and domestic violence cases.  He's worked all over the country.  It was pretty interesting.  For a bit.

But as he talked about his extensive travel in outback Australia, visiting remote indiginous communities, all I could see was a big truck with a roo-bar and a couple of hapless English tourists in the back seat, laughing nervously.  

I tried awfully hard to stay on track, and there was an amusing moment where I explained my somewhat complex family history using mixed nuts to represent various family members, and eating the people who had died.  But you know, overall, it was a bit of a wash out. And perhaps that eating the dead people thing wasn't such a great idea, you know, given the company I was keeping.

There's not much more to say about that one, except, dang!  He really looked like John Jarratt. 

[John Jarratt, if you read this, you're not a bad looking bloke okay, it's just that you were so damned scary in Wolf Creek that I wouldn't want to date you.  Sorry.]

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