This is not a serious news article so move along people if you’re after something more substantial.
I have recently been clearing out and came a across a cache of my old Kambah High student Newsletters. I thought I’d reproduce the following competition that ran in the August 1992 edition of the newsletter we called ‘Student Educational Experience’ (SEX get it?). I had a laugh when I read it and the rest of the newsletter articles are also gold star booner reading. I haven’t got a scanner so I have to type this out, but it is reproduced to exactly how it was published:
- STRANDED IN THE DESERT COMPETITION
Imagine you are a member of an organised tourist group that has been touring around Australia. As a result of a sudden front tyre blow out your vehicle has overturned caught fire and exploded. All of the survivers have searched the area and all the items found placed in a pile. The list of 15 items that have been found intact and undamaged can be fund below.
Your task is to rank the 15 items in order of there (sic) importance to your survival. The 15 items can be found below. All you have to do is place the number 1 next to the most important item. 2 next to the second most important item nad so on until all 15 items have a number next to them.
The person who gets all 15 in the right order will win a $20 gift voucher from HOMECRAFTS WORLD OF MUSIC. Which is sponsored by the SRC.
Entry fee will be 20 cents which can be given along with the entry form to Mr Stewart.
— SMALL BOTTLE OF SALT TABLETS
— BOX OF BISCUITS
— 20-LITRE CAN OF WATER
— FOUR CAMP COTS
— THREE EMPTY BACKPACKS
— ONE BOTTLE OF RUM
— SHAVING MIRROR
— ONE SQUARE METRE OF PLASTIC
— ONE CARTON OF CIGARETTES
— ONE CASE OF CANNED FRUIT
— RIFLE AND SIX ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION
— SMALL TRANSISTOR RADIO
— 8-LITRE CAN OF OIL
— LARGE SHEET OF CANVAS
I have no idea what the correct order is myself (Mr Stewart are you out there?) My 2009 question to Riotact readers is: If you were stranded in Kambah (due to tyre blow out, car rolling and therefore exploding) how would you rate the usefulness of these items and why?