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The legendary journeys

Posted April 23 by John Birmingham

I was going to blog at Blunty about that 12 year old boy from Sydney who had a fight with his mum, lifted her credit card, tricked his nan into handing over his passport, and booked himself on a fight to Bali, via Perth.

But I decided not to, since there's no way they'd let me write: WHAT A FUCKING LEGEND!

Seriously, this kid had to pull off some Jason Bourne level subterfuge and intrigue to make this happen. He researched which airlines would carry him with just a passport and student ID, and he booked himself into a swank hotel at the other end, telling them, he was 'checking in early' and his sister would be along to join him soon.

He's done a six hour flight across the continent, plenty of time to rethink, and he's landed in Perth, gone, "Nah, fuck it," and powered on to Indonesia. I've done that flight. You land after midnight in third world madness. This kid has shrugged it off and stayed on mission.

If ASIS don't have him signed up for an internship yet there is something wrong.

Seriously glad he's not my kid... and yet, you have to admire his opsec and mad org skillz.

12 Responses to ‘The legendary journeys’

WA n'ker mumbles...

Posted April 23
Bravo!

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WA n'ker swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted April 23
Bravo!

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jl mutters...

Posted April 24
Wow. Balls of brass.

jl asserts...

Posted April 24
JB sez: "Seriously glad he's not my kid." I second that motion.

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jason ducks in to say...

Posted April 24
And they say this generation are lazy narcissists. This kid has more can do attitude than almost anyone I know. He should be doing seminars on how to get stuff done.

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Leftarc swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted April 24
He is actually on his way to Vegas for a series of TED talks.

John Birmingham asserts...

Posted April 24
I'm rofling.

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Dave W swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted April 24
In my day he'd have just lifted the car keys and rolled the family commodore wagon halfway down the first road.

International flights, however, shows much more elan. Definitely worth a tip o' the hat.

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Murphy_of_Missouri has opinions thus...

Posted April 26
With my parents, if I made that trip, I'd best disappear for good.

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HAVOCK21 swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted April 27
Off topic, but you need to watch the EXPANSE on Netflix....Space wicked, guns, hot chickes, Aliens yeah baby. Just completed ep8 of season 1. NOT FKN BAD!

John Birmingham reckons...

Posted April 29
Way ahead of you.

Brother PorkChop is gonna tell you...

Posted May 2
Worth it? Havock says yes but lets face it hot chicks and guns alone encourage chubby to make an appearance...

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