Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Last night I watched a documentary on all the big things around Australia, and I was a little embarrassed by how many of them I've been to. Mind you, for a while there The Dreaded One and I were collecting photos of them.
I can say I have been to The Big Banana way too many times... actually I've only ever been inside it once, the rest of the time I've just driven past, always grateful that someone thought to write "The Big Banana" on it. Otherwise millions of tourists would have driven by wondering what it was. The Big Yellow Thing? The Big... oh maybe it is best they labelled it.
Anyway, there is also the Big Pineapple (pointy), The Big Prawn (scary), The Big Oyster (weird), The Big Trout (scaly), The Big Merino (wooly, horny and very testically), The Big Potato (See? The Big Potato wasn't labeled and we all thought it was The Big Rabbit Pellet), and The Little Ayers Rock (reddy). The last one doesn't technically qualify as a big thing, except that I think it went into bankruptcy, thereby making it The Big Mistake.
I have been to Tamworth but somehow didn't see The Big Guitar, and a friend kindly sent a postcard of The Big Earthworm from Victoria. It seems there are plenty of Big Things yet to see.
As REM said, "Oooh life, it's bigger, it's bigger than you and you are not me..." Which makes a LOT more sense than Big Things.