The drought will break

Ralph 10 June 2005 12

I have received a media release from my mate and fellow Bowral old boy, Tim The Yowie Man, regarding his effort to break the drought.

TYM will be conducting a ceremony in Goulburn next week (which may be on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program) involving a mysterious South American rain stick. Speculation about the rain stick being produced often yields rain, which may explain tomorrow and Sunday’s forecast showers across the region.

The media release is reproduced below:

Yowie Man Set to Break the Drought

Goulburn, June 7, 2005

In a desperate bid to make it rain, Tim the Yowie Man, Canberra’s purveyor of all things mysterious and spooky, is about to conduct a special ceremony in drought-ravaged NSW town of Goulburn… involving a South American rain stick endowed with magical powers.

The rain stick, gifted to the crack cryptonaturalist by a Peruvian farmer in 1990, has a history of triggering major rain events

“I was instructed to use the stick only sparingly or its powers may fade – as a result, I’ve only given the stick a good shake on three occasions in the last fifteen years,” explains the TTYM.

“The first shake resulted in the Nyngan floods of 1990, the second shake saved the production of Babe: Pig in the City in the NSW Southern Highlands (by resulting in soaking rains that transformed unappealing brown grass into rolling green hills), and the last shake triggered drenching rains on the Gold Coast Hinterland in 2001.”

“I can’t explain how or why it works, or even if it’s just pure coincidence, but with Goulburn’s water supply at less than 8%, the situation is desperate, so I’ve got nothing to lose!” announced a hopeful Yowie Man earlier today

So when will the shaking take place? Tim the Yowie Man will be shaking his rain stick next Tuesday (June 14) afternoon, in a private ceremony atop a hill overlooking Goulburn.

“Sometimes just the prospect of me shaking my stick brings on rain,” says an upbeat Tim the Yowie Man currently psyching himself up for the big day.

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12 Responses to The drought will break
dogrooter dogrooter 5:33 pm 11 Jun 05

let it rain !!

Ralph Ralph 3:09 pm 11 Jun 05

There was some discussion about hosting the rain stick ceremony this morning. It came down to when the TV crew could be there. I’m not sure if he was going to do it today or tomorrow.

Remember, just the prospect of the stick being produced is enough to make it rain. TYM’s media release went out on Tuesday, the very day the BOM started discussing the possibility of widespread rain over the weekend.

Canberra_unsung_hero Canberra_unsung_hero 2:23 pm 11 Jun 05

Tim the Yowie Man has been pre-empted by ole mother Nature !

Thumper Thumper 2:09 pm 11 Jun 05

Err yuck, snow….

Cold horrible stuff that sits on the ground in the mountains…


Thumper Thumper 2:07 pm 11 Jun 05

Well, its, um, raining….

Maybe he used the force?

Or the old rain Gods were so scared that TYM’s ceremony might work, they decided to let it come down, albeit, very softy…

Jazz Jazz 6:40 pm 10 Jun 05

lets hope it all works. I’d like it to rain too. need some to make some snow.

Ralph Ralph 3:58 pm 10 Jun 05

He he he he

LurkerGal LurkerGal 3:38 pm 10 Jun 05

ralph, when I met tim he told me he knew you!

I think he’s fab, and told everyone at work yesterday that the drought would be over next week because Tim is on the job.

RandomGit RandomGit 2:22 pm 10 Jun 05

Australia needs more lovable curios like Tim the Yowie Man. Goofy, but harmless.

bulldog bulldog 1:19 pm 10 Jun 05

Strange… Last time I saw a nutter waving around a stick he was locked up. And as an aside, how much trouble do you reckon the Peruvian Farmer got in when he explained to his wife that he had given away his rain stick to some some bloke named after a chocolate?

But seriously folks, I think Tim’s heart is in the right place, and if it works I’ll sing his and the rain sticks praises.

PS before you get stuck into me, I am aware that the courts said that he proved he was entitled to call himself Yowie

Canberra_unsung_hero Canberra_unsung_hero 12:29 pm 10 Jun 05

ANYTHING is worth a try at this stage !

Ralph Ralph 12:27 pm 10 Jun 05

I should note that this is not an attempt to make light of what is a very serious situation not only for Goulburn, but for the rest of the country as well.

Some things cannot be explained by conventional science. Believe in the power of the rain stick.

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