Outrageous Nonsense..Willem's a good bloke????

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 21:43
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I was having a yarn today with Wayne (warfer69) and he said he had been emailing Willem and found him to be a wonderful chap.

Well, I set young Wayne right. Told him Willie's a cantankerous old bastard and I can't understand how Judith puts up with him.

Jokes, just jokes.

Anyway, we had a good chat and a giggle. Told him a day out with Willie is an experience to treasure. If the old sod doesn't write a few books soon we'll all be the poorer. He could make a good quid out of it as well.

I've been nagging him about it for four years and it gets up his nose LOL. I never give up.

Jim.

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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 21:51

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 21:51
I'll be the first to offer any help that I can.
The problem with writing a book is that it takes oodles of time. (actually writing it is the easy bit...editing it takes time).
But you're right, there's a yarn for every occasion in there somewhere.
What about it Willem? Want to make some extra $$ ? (and yes I know what the answer will be)
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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:09

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:09
I don't know the first thing about it but............ I will be Willems manager. It's gotta be worth 15% of his sales eh!

What do you think Willem?? Have a think about it anyway :)

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:12

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:12
15%, Crikey, my offer was for free LOL
PS Does the manager pay for the dancing girls and refreshments ? For 15% , he'd better :))))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:25

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:25
Well lets say for $25- a book my cut would be $3.75 per book.

Willem drinks VB so I could afford that easy enough, make it myself, it all taste the same. As for the girls, I'll work on that one.

Trader add; WANTED cheap dancing girls

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:29

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:29
Lol...you do realize that we'll all be in the chit when Willem sees this ?
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Follow Up By: John S (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:51

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:51
Come on Willem, time to have you ego stroked !!
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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 23:03

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 23:03
Hey Jim damned right, I would welcome Willem at my camp fire any time.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 08:52

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 08:52
Yerrrr Jim, you'll keep................


Now listen you lot.

The book is written. It's on my website in the form of articles and stories. There are 39 Four Wheel Drive related stories and 19 personal stories. Its all there to read and its for free.

I don't see the value in a book in paper form as it will cost a squillion to produce and then there is distribution costs etc.
I would rather just write a few stories each year to add on and spend the rest of my time planning and executing the next trek to somewhere :-)

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:59

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:59
Are you too old for dancing girls? Your literary team will feel cheated now.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:11

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:11
I sometimes dream about dancing girls.......Sigh!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Jim from Best Off Road - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 13:00

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 13:00
OK Willie,

Do I have your permission to collate that lot and submit it to someone for an opinion as to its marketability?

Then I can come back to you with a proposition (this will not involve me dressing up as little red riding hood). I reckon I can find someone to finance it if the feedback is positive.

I'm fair dinkhum.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:33

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:33
Suggested title of the collection...

"Drink, and other Bush Evils"

"The Way We Were"

"Around Australia in 40 years"

"Don't Try This At Home"

"Confessions of a Chocolate Lover"
"
Been There, Done That...and That..and That"

"To Dream, Perchance, of Dancing Girls"

"Bogged in the Bush..and other Adventures"

"HOW many vehicles? (Have I owned)"

"The Chicken Dance Collection"

"You, Me and Suzi"

"An Engimatic Life"

"The Peterborough Express"

heheheheheheheh...sorry Willem:)



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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:43

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:43
Or

"How to annoy the Feral Minorities on Forums"



LOL
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:48

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 20:48
I don't know what you mean...mois? Lil ol me ? ROFL
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Follow Up By: feraldisco2 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 22:01

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 22:01
How about "I'm so smart that I had to have a serious car accident before I realised it might be a good idea to wear a seatbelt"...

OR "I don't believe in vehicle insurance and to hell with any poor bugger that happens to be in an accident with me"

OR "How to be an unhelpful cranky old bugger"

But it's all in good fun heh Willem ;) :)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 07:59

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 07:59
I would relish those especially the Cranky Old Bugger title name.

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Follow Up By: pathfinder - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 13:51

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 13:51
well to Willem's credit, he can at least take it as well as dishing it out... All I can say is that he must be one charming bugger in person, coz he's not always particularly charming in print ;)
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Follow Up By: Dasher Des - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:16

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 15:16
"one charming bugger in person" ROFLMAO
He is OK but charming in person is getting into fairytale country. lol
Dasher Des (supplier of donuts)
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 16:05

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 16:05
'Charming'! - of all the words in all the world (sorry, Humphrey) someone had to use this word to describe Willem................
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Well, now that I've had time to think about it - they are right. Willem has never been anything other than charming to me in person (it only requires Muscat). LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 17:16

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 at 17:16
Dasher Des? Is that you Des Lexic? That wasn't you dashing across the cricket pitch in the all together recently was it? What fairy tale are you in, with a name like Dasher Des? lol. I have to agree with Ruth. Willem has never been anything other than charming to me in person either and I have nothing but the upmost respect for him and for Judith. If you really want to get on the right side of Willem,give him a block of his most favourite cadburys chocolate, top Deck!!

Nette
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:04

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:04
Jim, Is he a 'good bastard' or just 'a cantankerous bastard' ?

There is already a book called "Bastards I have known" so you can't have that title.
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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 13:11

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 13:11
Both ~(*--)
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Reply By: kiwicol - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:43

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:43
yes hes is a cantankarous bastard, and felt sorry for his mate travelling with him on the savanah way. ie loretta station. And i dont like his veiws on tourists taking some nice coldies up the cape, even though he travells these areas with a drop of the gods nector. Col
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