I can’t think of a better way to head into the weekend than with a story involving violence, booze, racism, and a production company named “Cordell Jigsaw,” which sounds like the name of an informant in a Steven Seagal movie. From Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald:
A television crew filming for the ABC in Alice Springs have been attacked by two women who set upon staff at the hotel to which the group retreated.
The crew were getting footage at about 6.30pm on Wednesday for a documentary to be titled “Dumb, Drunk, and Racist” [about taking four Indian people “around Australia to investigate the stereotype in the Subcontinent that Australians are drunk, dumb and racist”], which had been commissioned by ABC2.
The managing director of production company Cordell Jigsaw, Nick Murray, said there were five on-screen staff and five camera operators working when two [Aboriginal] women, who appeared to be very drunk, approached the crew.
“They got very upset and attacked the crew with rocks and got very aggressive,” Mr. Murray said. “They broke some of our camera gear and the crew ran back to their hotel…Two of these people came and smashed up part of the foyer of the hotel.”
This is exactly how I picture Australia to be at all times. Someone in the story even describes a rock as being “the size of a mango,” which is perfect. “And the rotten women were as large as a boomer, they were.” When learning about Australia in school, students should be forced to watch Crocodile Dundee II and “Bart vs. Australia” and read this article. Throw in a didgeridoo, and you’ve got everything you need to know. (Image via)