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Dick ‘n balls hits pooh corner

By johnboy - 23 December 2010 39

[First filed: Dec 17, 2010 @ 8:15]

This in from Tim the Yowie Man:

On the eve of the holiday season, Canberra’s Tim the Yowie Man has issued an urgent plea to the Eurobodalla Shire Council to immediately clean up unsightly graffiti that has recently appeared at Pooh Bear’s Corner on the Clyde Mountain.

“The historic location, on the Clyde Mountain is well known to Canberra kids, many of whom ask their parents to stop so they can have a peek into Pooh Bears Cave on the long and windy drive to the coast,” explains the Canberra cryptonaturalist and tourism operator.

“Graffiti such as people’s initials and names has been common place at the famous landmark for many years, but unfortunately, some fool has gone too far and drawn a large phallic symbol at the entrance to the small cave – it’s just totally inappropriate for kids,” laments the Yowie Man.

The cave, part of a munitions store during World War II that could be detonated to stop passage of enemy forces from the coast to the national capital, has been decorated with teddy bears for several decades. “It even has its very own Facebook site,” says the Yowie Man.

“Traditionally, Boxing Day triggers a large exodus of Canberrans who head to the coast via the Clyde Mountain…if the graffiti was cleaned-up prior to then it would be one of the best Christmas presents the Eurobodalla Shire Council could give to Canberra families (apart from some nice beach weather…),” urges the Yowie Man.

UPDATE: You’ll all, no doubt, be thrilled to know that FM104’s Scotty and Nige have, according to their twit feed (and who better to have one?), taken Black Thunder down the Clyde and cleaned up Pooh Corner.

Christmas is saved!

What other civic duties would you like to see them perform?

What’s Your opinion?


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39 Responses to
Dick ‘n balls hits pooh corner
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Thumper 8:37 am
17 Dec 10
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Totally agree. It’s become a minor cultural attraction. The last thing we want is some nob drawing, well, nobs in the little cave.

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AngryHenry 9:16 am
17 Dec 10
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Hehe! Pics or it didn’t happen?

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troll-sniffer 9:28 am
17 Dec 10
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Agreed, but there’s also nothing to stop a concerned citizen seeing said graffiti taking matters into his own hands and removing said grafitti from site, rather than expecting shire council to allocate half a day for a crew of several to wander up the Clyde and hold up traffic for half a day while they work out how to best remove said grafitti in an environmentally sensitive fashion.

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georgesgenitals 9:31 am
17 Dec 10
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Coming back up you can swing a bit wide and lay some rubber on the exit…

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Me no fry 9:34 am
17 Dec 10
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That’s a shame – the real dicks are the ones who did it.

But never mind cleaning the graffiti, can they just build a proper damn road between Canberra and the coast? Something with 4 lanes all the way would be nice – with a more direct route, if possible. Yeah yeah, I know, I’m dreaming. But other countries, similar in size and population (ie Canada) seem to manage to build proper roads.

Anybody ever used the road between Araluen and the coast (comes out near Moruya)?

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R. Slicker 9:41 am
17 Dec 10
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I like it!

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Diggety 10:00 am
17 Dec 10
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troll-sniffer said :

Agreed, but there’s also nothing to stop a concerned citizen seeing said graffiti taking matters into his own hands and removing said grafitti from site, rather than expecting shire council to allocate half a day for a crew of several to wander up the Clyde and hold up traffic for half a day while they work out how to best remove said grafitti in an environmentally sensitive fashion.

+1

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James-T-Kirk 10:44 am
17 Dec 10
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James-T-Kirk said :

Agreed, but there’s also nothing to stop a concerned citizen seeing said graffiti taking matters into his own hands and removing said grafitti from site, rather than expecting shire council to allocate half a day for a crew of several to wander up the Clyde and hold up traffic for half a day while they work out how to best remove said grafitti in an environmentally sensitive fashion.

I would suggest that said individuals insurance may not cover those activities, and that our pre-programming within society requires us to ask somebody else to do it…

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gospeedygo 10:47 am
17 Dec 10
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Or yknow…people could just not go to Batemans Bay.

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squirell 10:48 am
17 Dec 10
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Me no fry said :

can they just build a proper damn road between Canberra and the coast? Something with 4 lanes all the way would be nice – with a more direct route, if possible. Yeah yeah, I know, I’m dreaming. But other countries, similar in size and population (ie Canada) seem to manage to build proper roads.

The coast is a place where people go to relax and get away from it all, why would you want to throw in 4 lane highway and get even more people going there?
Plus can you imagine the eyesore it would be? It’s a beautiful drive down the Clyde.

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Me no fry 1:35 pm
17 Dec 10
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squirell said :

Me no fry said :

can they just build a proper damn road between Canberra and the coast? Something with 4 lanes all the way would be nice – with a more direct route, if possible. Yeah yeah, I know, I’m dreaming. But other countries, similar in size and population (ie Canada) seem to manage to build proper roads.

The coast is a place where people go to relax and get away from it all, why would you want to throw in 4 lane highway and get even more people going there?
Plus can you imagine the eyesore it would be? It’s a beautiful drive down the Clyde.

You’re right, of course. When I wrote that I had visions of a lone car (mine) on a 4 lane road, wafting serenely between the coast and Canberra, driving in dappled sunshine. It’s so much nicer in my little dream world…

But the current road? It is an average drive at the best of times (and I do the trip at least once a month) and a slow-moving ribbon of steel at the worst, totally inadequate for the volume and type of traffic it carries.

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p1 1:51 pm
17 Dec 10
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Me no fry said :

Anybody ever used the road between Araluen and the coast (comes out near Moruya)?

Yup, it is a nice drive.

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troll-sniffer 2:41 pm
17 Dec 10
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Me no fry said :

But the current road? It is an average drive at the best of times (and I do the trip at least once a month) and a slow-moving ribbon of steel at the worst, totally inadequate for the volume and type of traffic it carries.

Wghat an absurd statement. The current road is actually more than adequate for the volume of traffic except for a few hours a few weekends a year. And when I travel on those few days I arrange to leave earlier or later than pre-programmed robots and generally average over 80km/hr for the trip.

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Me no fry 2:58 pm
17 Dec 10
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troll-sniffer said :

Me no fry said :

But the current road? It is an average drive at the best of times (and I do the trip at least once a month) and a slow-moving ribbon of steel at the worst, totally inadequate for the volume and type of traffic it carries.

Wghat an absurd statement. The current road is actually more than adequate for the volume of traffic except for a few hours a few weekends a year. And when I travel on those few days I arrange to leave earlier or later than pre-programmed robots and generally average over 80km/hr for the trip.

What an absurd response. Well, we’ll just have to disagree then. In my experience the volume of traffic has increased dramatically over just the last ten years, and at all times of the day too (I’ve experimented). There are parts of the road that are just not up to it – not necessarily the volume but the type of traffic.

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Pandy 5:28 pm
17 Dec 10
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Will no-one think of the Yowies?

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