Sunday, 23 November 2008

“Plan 9 from Outer Space”

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, November 23, 2008 with 3 comments
"The Golden Turkey Awards" is a 1980 book by film critic Michael Medved and his brother Harry Medved. This book is credited with giving the movie "Plan 9 from Outer Space" by Edward D. Wood, Jr. the reputation of being the "worst movie ever made". I have seen "Plan 9" a couple of times and can confirm, it really is the worst movie ever made and released.

On Thursday at the track, a Turkey Award was presented to a goose. Gary Bowen was closest to his time in the 2000m. And what did he win? Movie tickets! Gary, make sure you plan to see a turkey! There are plenty of turkeys around, check out “Saw 5” and “The Women” for starters.

Gary finishing the 2000m



Rachelle and Bronwyn still enjoying their Australian record


Gary on discovering he was the "turkey." Winner.


Results of the spiral 5:
2 Jill Pearson W50 9:58
8 Roger Pilkington M45 8:37
12 Ruth Baussmann W55 10:46
18 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee W35 9:13
22 Kathy Sims W55 9:11
23 Bronwyn Calver W35 9:12
29 Gary Bowen M50 10:16
32 finishers

Australian Masters Games (Geelong): Registrations close 5 December. That's less than two weeks away! There's a link in ACTMA news.

My plan to move from Internet Explorer to a new web browser, Opera, has been a total success. I am very pleased with Opera.

"Je n'ai fait cette lettre-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.
I have written this letter longer than I should, because I didn't have the time to make it shorter." – Pascal.


  1. But what was his "winning" time? I'll take a guess at 7:55.

    Go Geese! Go Turkeys!

  2. Gary guessed 7:59 and ran 8:00. But you read his time yesterday!

  3. No, I missed it. My speed-reading is letting me down!