I learned of the term “Walkabout's” from Jimmy Buffets first book “Tales of Margaritaville.” Tully Mars and his ensuing Walkabout played a major role in Jimmy's first book as a wandering soul escaping from the absurdity of ranch life that had gone mad. Later I learned of the Australian origins of the term Walkabout. Since then I've always felt that Walkabout's fit nicely into the world of fly fishing and our journey in life chasing fish across our planet with a wisp of feather and tread.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Fracking; buyer beware!
WASHINGTON—Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox was cuffed by Capitol Hill police after Republicans objected to his presence at yesterday's meeting of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.
Fox said he had hoped to film Wednesday's hearing as part of a follow-up to his Academy Award-nominated "Gasland"—a film that received mass critical acclaim for its revealing glimpse into the destructive practice of hydraulic fracking. Fracking has been linked to ecosystem destruction and groundwater pollution. The energy industry keeps the actual content of fracking chemicals a secret. (Likely because they turn our taps into fire-breathing monsters.)
"This is a public hearing, and within my First Amendment rights I'm being taken out," Fox said, as Chief Wiggum and his buddy showed him the door.