PASSING CUTE TEST
Highway a real mystery
ONE hapless tourist, while driving past Palmerston, remarked there was a Palmerston Highway on the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland, and confidently told the car full of locals that the Palmerston Highway led straight to the city of Palmerston. Bushie wants to know if this is some kind of invisible highway or fancy motorway that Territorians can’t access.
Friday Eve a fizzer for Jo
ABC host tried to start a new trend this week and coin Thursday as “Friday Eve”. She was quickly shut down after confused listeners called in asking in a panic which day it was. Bushie reckons it might be better to just leave it as Thursday, Jo.
How about buying local
THERE were a couple of awkward run-ins for Health Minister during a single press-op this week, starting with a query from a random German backpacker who wanted to know if he was allowed to go to Queensland to buy a car and come back into the NT. ABC journo and former NT News scribe jumped in for the local car sellers, asking why our Deutsche friend couldn’t buy a vehicle up here.
Great reason to move
JUST as the press conference was about to begin, outside Royal Darwin Hospital’s pandemic clinic, two nurses decked in head to toe PPE told the Health Minister politely to please get out of their way as people with COVID-19 symptoms would be walking up and down the path to get to the clinic. Fair call.
Tracey’s numbers game
THE NT government’s coronavirus fiscal up
date came jam-packed with numbers — and big ones — because we are poor. Maybe it was understandable then that CLP’s Fannie Bay candidate was spotted with the numbers written, in blue ink, on her hand. Very esque.
Confusion reigns supreme
EYEBROWS were raised during a high-profile trial in the Darwin Supreme Court this week, when it was revealed a witness had inquired about the size of the accused’s “member”. When writing her script for the TV news that night, Channel 9 court reporter
had to ask her peers if “member” really meant what she thought it did, and confirmed the spelling of “well-endowed”. Bushie’s spies can’t be sure, but they think the embarrassing conversation was held within earshot of the accused and his wife.
IN recent months, police have caught many Territorians getting behind the wheel after a having a few drinks — but none as cute as these little ladies. They were pulled over for a roadside breath test after one too many juice boxes. Police said luckily enough there was “no offence for being absolutely adorable”, and the girls rode off into the sunset with the help of mum and dad. Stay out of trouble, Matt
BUSHIE doesn’t often mention birthdays, but sometimes a special shout-out is necessary. Illustrious NT News editor
today celebrates 40 years around the sun. Our only warning? With the Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball last night and Darwin Cup Day tomorrow, we’re unsure whether a quiet one or hair of the dog is in order lest you end up gracing the feared front page.