Scotty and Nige the third most liked thing in Canberra?

By 15 March, 2013 54

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Taking internet polls too seriously is one of the more foolish things one can do.

That hasn’t stopped Joy Burch from announcing the top ten and top 100 entries from the “Like Canberra” voting process.

People nominated almost 14,000 reasons why they like living in the ACT. These ‘likes’ were sorted into a number of categories, and earlier this year the community was asked to vote on their most special things about Canberra.

“After two months of polling, where almost 135,000 votes were received, we have finally arrived at our ‘Top100’. The list includes an amazing variety of people’s favourite places, activities and experiences – a real indication that there is so much to do and see in our city.”

Canberra’s ‘Top Ten’ favourite things, in order from 1 to ten are:
1. Floriade/Night Fest
2. Fantastic views of the mountains
3. Scotty and Nige from 104.7
4. Skyfire
5. Summernats
6. Australian War Memorial
7. Questacon
8. National Zoo and Aquarium
9. Old Bus Depot Markets
10. Brodburger

Your thoughts dear readers?

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54 Responses to Scotty and Nige the third most liked thing in Canberra?
#1
p996911turbo1:44 pm, 15 Mar 13

I think this list tells us a lot about the demographic that votes on this kind of lists.

Although I am glad to see the National Zoo and Aquarium in there.

#2
damien haas1:55 pm, 15 Mar 13

Or more likely the result of very poor website design (covered in an earlier ra thread).

I clicked on something out of puzzling curiosity as to why anyone would nominate it and discovered i had ‘liked’ it and could not ‘unlike’ it. i imagine many people went ‘who the hell are scotty and nige?’ clicked on their name and discovered they had voted for them.

#3
Barcham2:08 pm, 15 Mar 13

damien haas said :

Or more likely the result of very poor website design (covered in an earlier ra thread).

I clicked on something out of puzzling curiosity as to why anyone would nominate it and discovered i had ‘liked’ it and could not ‘unlike’ it. i imagine many people went ‘who the hell are scotty and nige?’ clicked on their name and discovered they had voted for them.

I had this exact problem, and so have many other people I’ve spoken to.

I’m going to use this to explain how Brodburger got up there.

#4
p996911turbo2:13 pm, 15 Mar 13

I am pretty disappointed The Riot Act didn’t make it in.

#5
Genie2:23 pm, 15 Mar 13

I see there is ‘each suburb has it own local shop’ on the list….

Hmmmm

I don’t have a local shops in my suburb

I’m also confused by the ‘no traffic or traffic jams’ line too

However my favourite would have to be ‘footy games at BRUCE stadium’ hehehehe. Proof no one calls it Canberra Stadium.

#6
Kerryhemsley2:25 pm, 15 Mar 13

p996911turbo said :

I think this list tells us a lot about the demographic that votes on this kind of lists.

Although I am glad to see the National Zoo and Aquarium in there.

Floriade would be every young Berra hipster’s dream wouldn’t it?

#7
Rollersk8r2:27 pm, 15 Mar 13

Pick the odd one out! Everything else is a place or an event – and then Scotty and Nige?

At least I learned something today – I would have guessed Scotty and Nige hadn’t been on the radio in years…

#8
bundah2:31 pm, 15 Mar 13

Barcham said :

damien haas said :

Or more likely the result of very poor website design (covered in an earlier ra thread).

I clicked on something out of puzzling curiosity as to why anyone would nominate it and discovered i had ‘liked’ it and could not ‘unlike’ it. i imagine many people went ‘who the hell are scotty and nige?’ clicked on their name and discovered they had voted for them.

I had this exact problem, and so have many other people I’ve spoken to.

I’m going to use this to explain how Brodburger got up there.

I’m glad you pointed that out because for a moment i thought WTF!

#9
EvanJames2:35 pm, 15 Mar 13

i’d be more worried about Brod-bloody-burger and Summernats. At least Scotty and Nige are reasonably canberran, and entertaining. And they’re not that awful woman from 106.

#10
DrKoresh2:42 pm, 15 Mar 13

I can’t see the reason all these people keep claiming to actually HATE BrodBurger, I think it’s a very decent burger joint, even if it does tend to suffer from hyperbolic praise, I think it must be a case of Hype Backlash.

#11
ryza2:43 pm, 15 Mar 13

Pretty great list and fairly encompassing of this great little city.

But Poachers’ Pantry?? Pretty sure that is well in NSW…

#12
muntychops2:45 pm, 15 Mar 13

Rollersk8r said :

Pick the odd one out! Everything else is a place or an event – and then Scotty and Nige?

At least I learned something today – I would have guessed Scotty and Nige hadn’t been on the radio in years…

There was a huge people section that Scotty and Nige were in, so odd one out in the way tey got votes I’d say.

As for site, I clicked on something I didn’t like and was able to undo my vote.

These things are a bit of fun so well done to all who were voted into te Top 100 I say :)

#13
muntychops2:47 pm, 15 Mar 13

Rollersk8r said :

Pick the odd one out! Everything else is a place or an event – and then Scotty and Nige?

At least I learned something today – I would have guessed Scotty and Nige hadn’t been on the radio in years…

Really? You don’t see the hate threads on here every time 104.7 wins the ratings? It as regular on RiotACT as Canberra heading to the coast on a long weekend ;)

#14
Holden Caulfield2:51 pm, 15 Mar 13

EvanJames said :

i’d be more worried about Brod-bloody-burger and Summernats. At least Scotty and Nige are reasonably canberran, and entertaining. And they’re not that awful woman from 106.

What is un-Canberran about Brodburger and Summernats?

#15
Duffbowl2:52 pm, 15 Mar 13

EvanJames said :

At least Scotty and Nige are reasonably canberran, and entertaining.

Only if you count something like gonorrhea as being a fun way to spend your morning…

#16
shirty_bear2:52 pm, 15 Mar 13

Was “Roadworks” an option? We’re obviously mad for them.

#17
muntychops2:53 pm, 15 Mar 13

Holden Caulfield said :

EvanJames said :

i’d be more worried about Brod-bloody-burger and Summernats. At least Scotty and Nige are reasonably canberran, and entertaining. And they’re not that awful woman from 106.

What is un-Canberran about Brodburger and Summernats?

You can’t like Summernats if you post on RiotACT, it’s full of bogans. This is where the social elite hang out who are better than everyone else.

#18
Deref2:54 pm, 15 Mar 13

Who TF are Scotty and Nige?

#19
Cimexus3:01 pm, 15 Mar 13

ryza said :

Pretty great list and fairly encompassing of this great little city.

But Poachers’ Pantry?? Pretty sure that is well in NSW…

True. I suppose you have to look at the list as a list of things that people like about ~living in Canberra~, rather than a list of things ~about~ Canberra. And one thing that’s good about living in Canberra is that you have quick and easy access to Poachers’ Pantry, even if it is a few minutes over the border.

#20
poetix3:02 pm, 15 Mar 13

I am speechless. Unlike Scotty and Nige.

#21
Ben_Dover3:03 pm, 15 Mar 13

How did Charney get on? I voted for it dozens of times.

#22
chewy143:08 pm, 15 Mar 13

Haha what a joke sums up the absolute stupidity of doing things like this.

Closeness to Sydney? lol.

And how about the food ones, Dickson Noodle house Laksa, High tea at the Hyatt, Weekend breakfast at Tilley’s?

Engaged and Educated populace with progressive views and a truly open attitude to diversity?

Bahahahahaha.

#23
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd3:23 pm, 15 Mar 13

p996911turbo said :

I think this list tells us a lot about the demographic that votes on this kind of lists.

Although I am glad to see the National Zoo and Aquarium in there.

I took my kids to the national zoo and aquarium a few years ago and it was a complete run down disgusting poo hole.

#24
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd3:25 pm, 15 Mar 13

DrKoresh said :

I can’t see the reason all these people keep claiming to actually HATE BrodBurger, I think it’s a very decent burger joint, even if it does tend to suffer from hyperbolic praise, I think it must be a case of Hype Backlash.

Brodburger is pretty good, do t get me wrong, it’s just not THAT good. I went once and it no where near lives up to the hype.

#25
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd3:28 pm, 15 Mar 13

Scotty and Nige are on the work radio daily. It’s like they read through 4chan archives and repeat 4 year old Internet memes. Honestly, who wants to be that guy?

#26
muscledude_oz3:49 pm, 15 Mar 13

Scotty and Nige are radio announcers? I thought they were just actors doing ads for a local car dealer.

#27
DrKoresh3:57 pm, 15 Mar 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

p996911turbo said :

I think this list tells us a lot about the demographic that votes on this kind of lists.

Although I am glad to see the National Zoo and Aquarium in there.

I took my kids to the national zoo and aquarium a few years ago and it was a complete run down disgusting poo hole.

I remember being taken there in the mid-nineties as a youngster. At that time the ‘Zoo’ part of the Zoo and Aquarium consisted of an emu that chased people around the park, scaring the crap out of me and some kangaroos that presumably wandered in off the ridge.

#28
astrojax4:21 pm, 15 Mar 13

good to see choku bai jo got a guensey… and the wig.

but where’s the ‘no need to use indicators’? and mully being gone..?

#29
johnboy4:27 pm, 15 Mar 13

Meanwhile at the Kremlin the dynamic duo have been expunged from history:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-15/top-reasons-to-like-canberra/4576110

#30
Masquara6:16 pm, 15 Mar 13

Much of it is irony. Otherwise how on earth would the intense inconvenience, not to mention traffic risk, of “fog on the lake” have gotten in?

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