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Jeez Mardi, way to sell your home to the world

By johnboy - 12 April 2012 89

The SMH has a lengthy piece on the torrent of abuse unleashed on Canberra last night on American TV (and on Eleven last night too where it raised my eyebrows).

If Guy Pearce wants to slag us off I guess that’s fine, and who cares what Ajay Rochester thinks about anything.

But local girl “Mardi” seems to think the only thing worth doing in Canberra is going to Sydney.

Which suggests to me she really needs to get out more, or possibly stay there.

So does anyone know this woman (the one on the right)?

mardi

Perhaps Craig should at least make a visit before devoting his show to slagging off 300,000 people.

Here’s the full horror show:

If the embedded player isn’t working you can see it on Eleven’s catch-up site.


UPDATE 12/04/12 12:40: Multiple sources have confirmed it’s one Mardi Croke of Jerrabomberra, who frequently stars in the Queanbeyan Age on netball related matters. Trading up Quangers for Canberra just to slag it seems like an odd strategy.


UPDATE 12/04/12 13:37: And for those whom Eleven is not working we now have it via YouTube:


UPDATE: And now the magic of YouTube brings us Ajay and Mardi enjoying their three minutes and twenty seconds of fame:


UPDATE 12/04/12 16:14: The Canberra Times has had a chat to Mardi who now says it was Ferguson’s idea:

Part of me did get the guilts because I do love Canberra and I often go there for the beautiful restaurants.”

But Mardi says the whole thing was meant to be taken as a joke.

“It was all very quick, it was all very funny and it was all light-hearted and I just can’t believe it’s turned into this. I love a good laugh as much as anyone else,” she said.

Mardi now jokes she’ll be wearing her “I love Queanbeyan” t-shirt when she gets home after having to deny where she was from on US television.

“I’m a staunch Queanbeyanite and love my home town,” she said.

What’s Your opinion?


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Jeez Mardi, way to sell your home to the world
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johnboy 2:40 pm
12 Apr 12
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And now the magic of YouTube brings us Ajay and Mardi enjoying their three minutes and twenty seconds of fame

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geetee 2:41 pm
12 Apr 12
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People like me defend Adelaide as being a nice quiet smaller city, with lots of parkland and fairly safe streets and nice cafes and restaurants.

It’s very similar to Canberra, except it is only a short drive to the beaches, has some industry and a decent football team.

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p1 3:01 pm
12 Apr 12
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geetee said :

geetee said :

People like me defend Adelaide as being a nice quiet smaller city, with lots of parkland and fairly safe streets and nice cafes and restaurants.

It’s very similar to Canberra, except it is only a short drive to the beaches, has some industry and a decent football team.

geetee said :

geetee said :

People like me defend Adelaide as being a nice quiet smaller city, with lots of parkland and fairly safe streets and nice cafes and restaurants.

It’s very similar to Canberra, except it is only a short drive to the beaches, has some industry and a decent football team.

But they don’t play football in South Australia just that cross country ballet game they copied from Victoria?

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veronicamars 3:03 pm
12 Apr 12
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geetee said :

People like me defend Adelaide as being a nice quiet smaller city, with lots of parkland and fairly safe streets and nice cafes and restaurants.

It’s very similar to Canberra, except it is only a short drive to the beaches, has some industry and a decent football team.

Absolutely, totally agree with you.
Canberra is a really nice place to live too. I miss the beach nearby though.

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tonkatuff82 3:12 pm
12 Apr 12
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BlueChris said :

Mardi, I hope your five minutes of fame is worth all the backlash over your comments about Canberra? Moving to Sydney may be a good option?

Yep, I’m sure the ranting above will make her want to move. I live in Rivett, I’d still say Canberra is a terribly boring place to live. Because it is…

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rebeccag 3:14 pm
12 Apr 12
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You guys are far too serious! It’s just a joke. Probably blabbed on about it for too long I agree @johnboy. Mardi was just going along with the joke for some fun. Canberra is actually pretty boring though, for a Capital City…

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dpm 3:18 pm
12 Apr 12
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EvanJames said :

…I just figure it’s a function of the constant media/politician Canberra bashing, like a broken record. And broken records work. The earworm is planted that Canberra means Crap, you don’t have to justify it, it’s like Hitler, it’s automatically a Bad Thing.

Cato the Elder started it, ending every speech with “… and that is why Carthage must be destroyed”, even if the speech had nothing to do with Carthage. The earworm was planted that Carthage must be destroyed, and so it was…..

As has been said before, it’s really not helped when the media et al uses ‘Canberra’ as a term for ‘The Federal Govt’, such as in the intro to this story:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-11/newman-to-voice-carbon-tax-opposition/3942454

“….saying he will demand Canberra returns all the money it collects from the mining tax….”

Really? I didn’t know I had anything to do with stealing mining tax money from the S&Ts….!

It’s the use of ‘Canberra’ this way that makes everyone else in Aus angry when they hear the word mentioned! Oh well, it’s unlikely to change…..

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SnapperJack 3:23 pm
12 Apr 12
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Is this fair dinkum? A show on US TV hosted by a Pom interviewing an Australian? Which country is suffering the cultural cringe now?

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Aaroncbr 3:24 pm
12 Apr 12
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BlueChris said :

Mardi, I hope your five minutes of fame is worth all the backlash over your comments about Canberra? Moving to Sydney may be a good option?

Oh no the riotact is upset, run for the hills.

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c_c 3:28 pm
12 Apr 12
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See Ajay may not know this, but she is actually a very important person. Her mere existence manages to disprove both intelligent creation and Darwin’s theory of evolution at the same time.

Her appearance above however does confirm the existence of oompa loompas – plump, weird orange complexion and repeating the same tired lines over and over.

As for “Canberran” Mardi – come on, we all know about Quangers. But in the spirit of her slagging of Canberra, I’ll respond in kind. Perhaps now that she’s left Quangers, she should take that flee collar off.

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dpm 3:30 pm
12 Apr 12
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tonkatuff82 said :

…. I live in Rivett, I’d still say Canberra is a terribly boring place to live. Because it is…

Does this mean Rivett is as close as Canberra gets to the excitment of a big city? Hmmm, maybe I should check it out!!

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c_c 3:35 pm
12 Apr 12
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rebeccag said :

Canberra is actually pretty boring though, for a Capital City…

It’s only a boring city if you don’t have a brain or any imagination.

But I’ll accept we don’t have some of the excitement other capitals have.

Washington after all has ghettos in every direction from the Capitol building where the murder and gun crime rates are some of the highest in the country, and higher the Mexico City. There’s some areas so bad the police do road blocks much as the military does in Iraq or Afghanistan. Worst we can do is Charnwood and Quangers over the border.

London’s really nice, except that in the past 5 years deployments of S019 have increased many times over due to the gang violence in particular and you have to pay to drive into London.

So sick of unimaginative, lazy people slagging off this city.

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Ben_Dover 3:49 pm
12 Apr 12
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tonkatuff82 said :

I’d still say Canberra is a terribly boring place to live. Because it is…

Boring isn’t the right word, though it’s far from exciting and happening. Canberra is plaeasnt, it’s quiet and clean, it’s nice.

Though for a young person, say anyone under 30, it’s not exactly ever going to be like living in Paris, Washington DC, Madrid, London, or even Cardiff for that matter.

Canberra is small, it’s a capital, but it’s not a Capital.

Most who live here love it, I’ve never had a visitor who has stayed with us here go away with a negative thing to say about the place. (But there again, most of my friends are 40 + )

It’s a bit staid. One only has to check the RiotAct’s regular “DIY guide to the weekend” to see how poorly we are catered for in terms of major events. People still talk fondly of the times Nirvana (20 yrs ago) and Iron Maiden (27 years ago) played here.

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Jim Jones 4:06 pm
12 Apr 12
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Ben_Dover said :

People still talk fondly of the times Nirvana (20 yrs ago) and Iron Maiden (27 years ago) played here.

Probably because they were epic shows.

But we’ve got live music coming out the wazoo – the amount and quality of live, original music in Canberra is outstanding. Quite often with better crowds than comparable shows in Sydney.

I always thought that the people who slagged off Canberra as boring were little more than unimaginative conformists – interested only in events and artforms sanctioned by whatever the mainstream media had decided was ‘the big thing’ at the time.

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Chop71 4:18 pm
12 Apr 12
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April Mully nomination?

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