Tourism Queensland, which is coordinating the contest, confirmed that a person using Osama bin Laden's name had lodged an official application but it was rejected as inappropriate.
Queensland launched the "Best Job in the World" campaign on Jan. 12, calling for video applications from people interested in the Australian contract to relax on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef for six months while writing a blog to promote the island. More than 11,000 video resumes have been received and there are still three weeks until applications close.
The employee will live free on the island, exploring the reef and posting videos and photos on a weekly blog. Looks pretty good eh?
. . .it's 8:30pm . . about 35 inside, smoke is permeating everything because there's a bushfire somewhere . . . I'm sitting dripping wet in a sarong in front of the computer, with a fan on full bore because that's the only way to keep cool and right now . . .I'm cursing my small carbon footprint! It's going to be a bumpy night as Bette Davis would say . . .