ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
In a bold declaration of his political proclivities, a self-confessed Quiet Australia has wired a plush Jar Jar Binks toy to the radiator grill of his Daihatsu Delta tipper so everyone else on our town’s roads knows he doesn’t believe in climate science.
Rodney Howell, a Betoota Heights demolisher by day and champion slot car driver by night, was tired of his fellow Betootans assuming he believes in climate change – so he did something about it.
The 44-year-old spoke quietly to The Advocate this morning at the Sims Metal Exchange in The Ponds, prompting our reporter to ask Mr Howell to repeat himself numerous times.
“I just got sick of it,” he said.
“So I thought about a few things I could do. I thought about tying a noose and hanging a Woody doll off the back of the towball. I thought about getting a Paddington Bear and doing the same thing but I thought that’d upset the children,”
“So I decided on a universally-hated character from the best Star Wars film in the entire series. Jar Jar Binks. Don’t ask me why wiring a fucking Jar Jar to me Del Del will send the message that I’m a Quiet Australian to other motorists, I don’t fully know. I just know it will.”
But after seeing the ‘I Support Death Tax’ and ‘Abolish State Government’ pins on our reporters satchel, Rodney stormed off.
More to come.