It is impossible for us aged ones around here to read this story without thinking of Spike Milligan:[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Backward step for mankind: man walks 800km in reverse to save Indonesia’s forests[/perfectpullquote]
Yes, OK, so they’ve gone for the Apollo 11 reference but there’s a better one:[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] A man from a village in East Java has embarked on an unconventional mission to raise awareness about preserving forests: he is walking 800km to Indonesia’s capital, backwards. Medi Bastoni hopes that, after taking thousands of steps backwards – and hopefully forwards for mankind – he will have the opportunity to meet President Joko Widodo so he can ask him for a symbolic tree seed, which he intends to plant on the slopes of Mount Wilis. [/perfectpullquote]
Spike having given us this:
And our man in Java is doing it for the same reason too – to show that I love yooooouo!
The wrong line to quote being the “it’s just a publicity stunt”