August 11, 2003


Stephen Greenís 50 things to do before you die. Iíve taken care of 21, which is a few less than Mr. Green himself. He sets a way-high benchmark.

(One thing Iíd add to the list -- learn to play ping-pong like these guys.)

Posted by Tim Blair at August 11, 2003 01:07 AM

You're young. ;->=

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at August 11, 2003 at 02:34 AM

God, I've only got six. I'll be killing myself now.

On the other hand, I'd *rather* kill myself then be a Ren fair geek, even for a day.

Posted by: Bruce at August 11, 2003 at 04:04 AM

Huh. The only thing that interests me on that list is "driving from coast to coast," which is something I have always wanted to do. Other than that -- yawn.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 11, 2003 at 04:34 AM

Are you plagarising your comments now?

Posted by: Alex Hidell at August 11, 2003 at 09:50 AM

I don't know. Are you an asshole?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 11, 2003 at 10:52 AM

Why, yes I am. Actually it was a innocent dig at Tim for making a link that was included in his comments a week ago.

I'm a lover not a fighter Andrea. Although I've read on your site that you aren't interested in marriage I've always had a bit of a 'thing' for you.

Posted by: Alex Hidell at August 11, 2003 at 12:28 PM

Tim, Green sets a way high benchmark because his criteria are skewed in favour of his fellow Americans.

Why should you, I or any of our fellow Australians strive to do something regretable in Vegas or smack Carson Daly (whoever he is) with a brick, when we can do perfectly adequate regretable things at Crown Casino, and hurl masonry at David Marr? Curtail this shameless Amerophilia, Tim!

I call upon you to publish your own list of 50 things to do before you die for AUSSIES!

Posted by: Andrew D. at August 11, 2003 at 12:52 PM

Alex: ah, my sweet talk has brought more than one unsuspecting lamb to ruin. Beware!

Andrew: I'll second the vote for the fifty Aussie things. What are fifty things Australians should do before they take a dirt nap?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 11, 2003 at 01:10 PM

Coast to coast works for Australia.

Melbourne-Perth, summer 1971. Uncle, aunt, cousin (16), me (14). VC Valiant hauling Franklin 6-berth. Slowly. 300 miles of unsealed Nullarbor Highway. Enterprising natives selling roadside wares. Blowholes spouting water from nearby Bight. Endless cliffs dropping away to nothing. Days of heat. Dust everywhere in car. Crackling AM radio. Infrequent traffic. VW Beetle here, Renault 10 there. Desert.

Perth. Christmas. Beach. Sunset over Indian Ocean, 9pm. Music. Girls. Life. Heaven.

Posted by: pooh at August 11, 2003 at 01:43 PM

Here are five:
1)Have sex on a tram;
2)Use the phrase "I'm not racist but..." in a conversation with an ATSIC commissioner;
3)Kiss Pauline Hanson;
4)Get so sun-burnt that your own family members recoil in horror at the sight of you.
5)Nail Andrea Harris.

I've done four and am working on the fifth.

Posted by: Alex Hidell at August 11, 2003 at 01:44 PM

Ha ha! You wish.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 11, 2003 at 02:02 PM

Yes I do.

Posted by: Alex Hidell at August 11, 2003 at 02:11 PM

1)Projectile vomit at the Cricket/Footy (done)
2)Visit Nimbin for a festival (done too many times)
3)Go to Phillip Island for a car/bike race (done and will do again)
4)Dodge a ticket inspector on a Melb tram (ahhh..hmm)
5)Fall asleep drunk on the beach at Surfer's Paradise.
6)Learn to like drinking VB
7)Own a commodore (I'm so ashamed)
8)Or a Falcon (shoot me now)
9)Go to Port Arthur in Tassie (worth it)
10)Go to Perth and loudly bag their footy teams while trying not to get beaten up (You call them footy teams!?)
11)Go to a B&S ball, in a ute, and wear a proper tux.

I'm still thinking of more....any other suggestions

Posted by: Jake D at August 11, 2003 at 02:27 PM

You have to buy a ticket on the tram? Oh wow.

Posted by: bailz at August 12, 2003 at 03:16 AM

Could you two get a room?

Posted by: Robin Roberts at August 12, 2003 at 03:38 AM

A list of 50 Australian pre-death aims will be published shortly. Although Jake has already made a promising start.

Posted by: tim at August 12, 2003 at 03:50 AM

Feel free to use Tim, here's some more...

12)Go on strike once in your life just for fun.
13)Visit Uluru and don't climb it.
14)Explore you family history to see if you have any convicts in the ranks.
15)Bring "Smoko" back into everyday use.

I look forward what you come up with.

Posted by: Jake D at August 12, 2003 at 10:31 AM