Imponderable #108: Australia

13 Sep

September 13, 2013

In real life, Castaway doesn’t always have a happy ending. But in this case it does.


I’m not going to denigrate the danger of the crocodile. A 20-foot croc vs. and 8-foot boat? Croc wins. But I have to wonder about this island? How small was it? From the evidence (he “pulled his kayak as far as he could get it and headed cross country back to his camp.”) it isn’t tiny. So the Imponderable is: This is an island, so why didn’t he drag his kayak to the other side of it and take off from there? Even Gilligan and the Skipper knew enough to stay off the end of the island with the cannibals on it. (Remember that episode? The cannibals were played by old men from the Yiddish theater.) The island is big and the kayak is heavy, some might argue, but I say that in two weeks he could have moved it.

Why did he insist on leaving from a point right next to the croc?
The question is Imponderable.



One Response to “Imponderable #108: Australia”

  1. T E Stazyk September 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Yes, this was a big story down here and I had the same question. Apparently, the locals all know about the crocodile and avoid the island. So maybe this guy is a candidate for showing up in some future imponderables as well!


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