Heading back to Adelaide on Great Southern. Then back to Melbourne. Train really shows just how far I went. Tired now. . .
Rained all day. Kimba. Bloody random weather.
I would just like to take a second to thank all the wonderful characters who have made my trip such a pleasure. More updates soon I promise. This is a terrific country. Want to keep it that way. Crossed over to Port Lincoln today. Onwards to the Nullabor!
This is taken from a video clip I saw today of a kid in the US who has a voice. . .
Going off on kids because they don’t freakin get this crap?
If you would just get up and teach ’em instead of handing them a freakin packet, yo! There’s kids in here who don’t learn like that…
They need to learn face to face. You’re just getting mad because I’m pointing out the obvious.
No I’m not wasting your time; I’m telling you what you need to do.
You want kids to come into your class? You want them to get excited for this?
You gotta come in here and make them excited. You want a kid to change and start doing better?
You gotta touch his freakin heart. Can’t expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell ’em.
You gotta take this job serious. This is the future of this nation. And when you come in here like you did last time and make a statement about ‘oh this is my paycheck’, indeed it is but this is my country’s future and my education.
But there’s a limit, when I’m not bitching, but simply making an observation. And now I will leave. You’re welcome! And if you would like, I’ll teach you a little more so you can actually learn how to teach a freaking class, because since I got here, I’ve done nothing but read packets; so don’t try to take credibility for teaching me jack.
“For such an expedition, men of science and courage ought to be selected. They ought to be provided with all sorts of implements and stores, and with different animals, from the powers and instincts of which they may derive assistance. They should have oxen from Buenos Aires, or from the English settlements, mules from Senegal, and dromedaries from Africa or Arabia. The oxen would traverse the woods and the thickets; the mules would walk securely among rugged rocks and hilly countries; the dromedaries would cross the sandy deserts. Thus the expedition would be prepared for any kind of territory that the interior might present. Dogs also should be taken to raise game, and to discover springs of water; and it has even been proposed to take pigs, for the sake of finding out esculent roots in the soil. When no kangaroos and game are to be found the party would subsist on the flesh of their own flocks. They should be provided with a balloon for spying at a distance any serious obstacle to their progress in particular directions, and for extending the range of observations which the eye would take of such level lands as are too wide to allow any heights beyond them to come within the compass of their view.”
Conrad Malte Brun