A Redhead student going by the name of Blue Lucille is a big fan of King Kong.
With the cinematic release of the big budget Godzilla vs. Kong blockbuster, he decided to make his own short film in homage to the infamous monster of the silver screen.
Plus, he had an assignment for a screen and media TAFE course.
The short film, titled Rilla Vs Zilla, is an "alternate ending" to the blockbuster, which he shot and edited with fellow students.
The short film gave us a good belly laugh. It involves an inflatable King Kong brawling with an inflatable T-Rex [standing in for Godzilla the sea monster] over a banana.
They were clearly going bananas.
Blue, 17, enrolled in the TAFE course at the Hunter Street campus to pursue his dream job of working in the film industry.
Asked what fascinated him most about filmmaking, he said CGI [computer-generated imagery] and SFX [special effects].
"The first time I saw Thanos in the Marvel movie Infinity War, I forgot he was CGI. The graphics in that film looked stunning and beautifully real.
"I'm also impressed by the effort that goes into these films. Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse took around four years to make. I believe it took artists a week to complete each second of footage."
Lost in Translation
Elermore Vale's Tony Davis has a surfing story with a difference.
"I finished my career as a teacher at Kotara High School. It was a great place to teach," Tony said.
"We often had exchange students. As we taught Japanese, we had Japanese exchange students. In my time, we even had a Japanese exchange teacher named Minoru - a delightful young bloke."
One day, Tony noticed a Japanese exchange student looking rather pensive.
"I went to cheer her up," he said.
Tony: "Hello, how are you? OK?"
Japanese girl: "Yes, thank you. I am OK. But I wish they would not keep calling me surfer. I am not a surfer."
Tony: "Can you tell me someone who has recently called you a surfer?"
Japanese girl: "Yes. I was at sport yesterday and a girl came up to me and said, how are you liking it, surfer?"
The penny soon dropped for Tony.
She had actually said: "How are you liking it, so far?"
The Viking Way
Boolaroo's Col Maybury says the sexual scandals in Australian politics even made news in Iceland.
"My friend Snaevarr Gudmundsson alerted me to their cure for these scenarios. When I asked if we could have their fix, he said he would email it to me," Col said.
A photo of a viking axe duly arrived.
"Iceland no longer has political sexual problems," Col quipped.
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