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look, we’re even boringer than adelaide, again…

By 11 May 2008 27

“Adelaide boring, Canberra Worse”. So, another pollie labels canberra boring, this time qualifying and making a comparison to that death-warmed-up metropolis of churches, sunny adelaide. not really much of a story here, but thought i’d share. noice, eh? happy day to any mums reading.

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27 Responses to look, we’re even boringer than adelaide, again…
#1
astrojax4:50 pm, 11 May 08

how do i make the url a ‘link’ when i create the post? sorry…

#2
CanberraResident5:21 pm, 11 May 08

no prob, it’s easy to cut & paste … I don’t know how to add url on this site either …

I wish they’d get it right!

It’s not the city that’s boring … it’s (many of) the inhabitants …

#3
BenMac6:06 pm, 11 May 08
#4
AussieGal838:36 pm, 11 May 08

What a douche.

#5
Mælinar8:54 pm, 11 May 08

astrojax said :

how do i make the url a ‘link’ when i create the post? sorry…

Its all contained in the FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions. I suppose its presumably not far removed from that big orange button at the top of the screen labelled ‘posting instructions’.

#6
CanberraResident9:31 pm, 11 May 08

Mælinar said :

astrojax said :

how do i make the url a ‘link’ when i create the post? sorry…

Its all contained in the FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions. I suppose its presumably not far removed from that big orange button at the top of the screen labelled ‘posting instructions’.

Oh, yes, of course … there it is in bubble number three in 3pt font, how did I ever miss that … and I was wearing my monicle and all !

Heaven help me if I ever want to add a url to an EXISTING post … or is that “presumably” in some big fat purple button somewhere?

Don’t worry about it M, I’m sure J and the powers that be are aware of this missing piece of the puzzle …

#7
Ari12:23 am, 12 May 08

Given the climate, at least we’ve got a better claim to the term “Snowtown”.

#8
Ben H1:15 am, 12 May 08

What’s really refreshing and interesting is the observation that Canberra is boring. I never tire of hearing people talk and joke about it! What’s that you say? Lacking in culture!? Please, explain why you say th…..zzzzzzzzzzzz….

#9
Holden Caulfield8:40 am, 12 May 08

To be fair, those ad campaigns open both cities up for criticism such as this. But Canberra is to Australia what Queanbeyan is to Canberra … the locals just like having their own little secret and don’t mind that most others criticise their home town.

#10
Mælinar8:56 am, 12 May 08

@CanberraResident – I’m not sure if I understand the tenor of your post. You are attacking me, because I helped out another rioter ?

Say ‘welcome’ to the tard brush.

Aaaaaannnddd before you go on with another vitriolic spurt, I didn’t see you jumping up and offering any help before I piped up, so you can shove it as far as I am concerned as an immediate starting point.

#11
la mente torbida9:25 am, 12 May 08

Listening to this item on ABC666 this morning, Ross Solly made the comment that as NSW Roads Minister, Eric Roozendaal has a lot to be proud of :-)

#12
ant9:47 am, 12 May 08

And the claim that there’s no gridlock is not really correct, as some areas do indeed lock up at rush hour.

#13
Ozhair10:17 am, 12 May 08

Phah! I’ve started to realise that people who say “one city is better than the other” usually only mean one or two things; (a) The city I like has more places to go and get p!ssed, and (b) The city I like has more places to go see live bands.

Yep, those are indeed the credentials required in the 21st century to determine how boring a city is :-P

#14
Absent Diane10:35 am, 12 May 08

a city is what you make it. people who get parochial about there city state are ridiculous.

#15
Kramer10:46 am, 12 May 08

The big cities are great if you like city life, and all that comes with it – bands, bars, artsy stuff, traffic, crowds…

Canberra however is awesome, the feeling of space and living in a (somewhat) planned city can’t be beat. Probably my main like for Canberra is the outdoors and sporting scene, which just doesn’t exist in the big smoke. There’s a reason Canberrans are fitter, stronger, smarter and live longer than other Aussies.

OK, now everyone shut up and stop saying how good Canberra is, otherwise we’ll be flooded with fat buggers from Syd & Melb looking for a tree-change.

#16
Skidbladnir11:11 am, 12 May 08

Tis a pity we get left off every major tour circuit, though.

I mean, Daft Punk played everywhere civilised (and then Sydney) except Canberra, and Vanilla Ice even played in Wagga Wagga but left Canberra off his tour.

(I am in no way supportive of the Ice Baby, just using him as an example)

#17
buyhercandy11:21 am, 12 May 08

Skidbladnir said :

Tis a pity we get left off every major tour circuit, though.

I mean, Daft Punk played everywhere civilised (and then Sydney) except Canberra, and Vanilla Ice even played in Wagga Wagga but left Canberra off his tour.

(I am in no way supportive of the Ice Baby, just using him as an example)

Exactly. This frustrates me to no end, as I’m sure everyone I know will attest to – I rant about this all the time. (The lack of tours, not the lack of Vanilla Ice.)

Frontier Touring once told me it was because historically, Canberra didn’t sell as many tickets as Perth or Adelaide. I had to restrain myself from pointing out that this was obvious due to the population differences.

#18
niftydog1:10 pm, 12 May 08

Speaking of boring… Ross Solly.

#19
Julius Constantius1:16 pm, 12 May 08

All right stop!

Collaborate and listen
Ice is back with my brand new invention
Something grabs a hold of me tightly
Then I flow that a harpoon daily and nightly
Will it ever stop?
Yo–I don’t know
Turn off the lights and I’ll glow
To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal
Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle.
Dance
Bum rush the speaker that booms
I’m killin your brain like a poisonous mushroom
Deadly, when I play a dope melody
Anything less that the best is a felony
Love it or leave it
You better gain way
You better hit bull’s eye
The kid dont play
If there was a problem
Yo, I’ll solve it
Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla (4X)
Now that the party is jumping
With the bass kicked in, the Vegas are pumpin’
Quick to the point, to the point no faking
I’m cooking MC’s like a pound of bacon
Burning them if they’re not quick and nimble
I go crazy when I hear a cymbal
And a hi hat with a souped up tempo
I’m on a roll and it’s time to go solo
Rollin in my 5.0
With my ragtop down so my hair can blow
The girlies on standby
Waving just to say HI
Did you stop?
No–I just drove by
Kept on pursuing to the next stop
I busted a left and I’m heading to the next block
That block was dead
Yo–so I continued to A1A Beachfront Ave.
Girls were hot wearing less than bikinis
Rockman lovers driving Lamborghinis
Jealous ’cause I’m out getting mine
Shay with a guage and Vanilla with a nine
Reading for the chumps on the wall
The Chumps are acting ill because they’re so full of eight balls
Gunshots ranged out like a bell
I grabbed my nine–
All I heard were shells
Fallin on the concrete real fast
Jumped in my car, slammed on the gas
Bumper to bumper the avenue’s packed
I’m tryin to get away before the jackers jacke
Police on the scene
You know what I mean
They passed me up, confronted all the dope fiends
If there was a problem
Yo, I’ll solve it
Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla (4X)
Take heed, ‘caese I’m a lyrical poet
Miami’s on the scene just in case you didn’t know it
My town, that created all the bass sound
Enough to shake and kick holes in the ground
‘Cause my style’s like a chemical spill
Feasible rhymes that you can vision and feel
Conducted and formed
This is a hell of a concept
We make it hype and you want to step with this
Shay palays on the fade, slice it like a ninja
Cut like a razor blade so fast
Other DJ’s say, “Damn”
If my rhyme was a drug
I’d sell it by the gram
Keep my composure when it’s time to get loose
Magnetized by the mic while I kick my juice
If there was a problem
Yo–I’ll solve it!
Check out the hook while Deshay revolves it.
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla (4X)
Yo man–let’s get out of here!
Word to your mother!
Ice Ice baby Too Cold
Ice Ice baby Too Cold Too cold (3X)

#20
toriness1:44 pm, 12 May 08

I do not think there is a direct correlation between level of traffic and level of boredom in a city. Except that it is definitely boring to sit in traffic. So what a stupid illogical statement for a Minister to make! No wonder everyone hates the NSW government – including the people who live there mind you! The only reason they’re still in power is because there is no viable opposition.

#21
CanberraResident2:30 pm, 12 May 08

How exactly did I attack you Maelinar? With a pick-axe from my garden shed?

If anything, I was having a go at the design of the site. The url instructions are not clear, but I’m sure they’re aware of it and will eventually fix it …

Not everything in this world is about you Maelinar, although I’m sure you would like it to be …

A mighty big tarnished bronze medal to you for helping out astro-jax in your usual … errr, manner …

#22
Mælinar2:33 pm, 12 May 08

How exactly did I attack you Maelinar? by quoting me and then being snarky.

As I said, the tenor of your comments was unclear. Thankyou for clarifying that it was about the site design, and thanks for the medal. Since I already wear 5 on ANZAC day, I’ll just put this one in the cupboard with the other less important ones.

#23
CanberraResident4:36 pm, 12 May 08

Ok, so you have service medals. Congratulations, and thank you for your service to this country. A couple of weeks too late, but all the same, thank you. No, I mean that sincerely, as difficult as that may be to believe. But I will stop you there, or next you’ll be telling me about the style of zipper you have on your perfectly ironed trousers …

#24
tap5:29 pm, 12 May 08

CanberraResident: You assume that Maelinar earned the medals he wears. He could have nicked them from an elderly neighbour for all we know…

#25
CanberraResident6:01 pm, 12 May 08

tap, naaaaahhhhh, think about it … Maelinar has this tough exterior … not much of a sense of humour, has one known enemy, seems to know a lot about everything, never makes a spelling or grammatical error, opinionated, ready for an heated debate …

and on the homefront … probably perfectly ironed shirts and trousers, not to mention the measured to the millimetre, precisely folded, striped handkerchiefs, oh and the dinner is always on the table at 6pm on the dot …

Reeks of ex-serviceman to me … needless to say, I reckon the medals are real … I doubt he’d be such a d!ck as to lie about something so sacred as service medals … even Maelinar wouldn’t do that … surely …

Back on topic, managed to catch 5 minutes of my not-so fav 2CC radio jock this arvo, Mike Welsh, he was talking about boring towns too … listeners were asked to call in with their most boring town … didn’t get to hear the rest … now THAT’s boring …

#26
tap6:02 pm, 12 May 08

Yeah, you’re right. He definately seems like navy. ;)

#27
bd848:47 pm, 12 May 08

If you want somewhere boring, go to Brisbane. Absolutely NOTHING to do there.

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