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Skywhale touches down at Telopea Oval

By 18 May 2013 8

skywhale touchdown

LAB has sent this in:

Skywhale landed at the Telopea school oval this morning having flown from
somewhere out round Yarralumla.

Drew a large crowd.

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8 Responses to Skywhale touches down at Telopea Oval
#1
Ben_Dover4:05 pm, 18 May 13

Phileas Fogg eat your heart out.

#2
bundah4:59 pm, 18 May 13

Seen in its best light it’s starting to grow on me.

#3
GardeningGirl8:30 pm, 18 May 13

I like that photo. Still not a fan of the thing but I do like it in that photo!

#4
miz8:25 am, 19 May 13

I keep expecting it to say ‘Dude’ and lift those boobs in a high five, like the turtle in Finding Nemo.
It may be ‘Art’, but it’s still butt-ugly, and it still cost us over $300K. I’m still not impressed.

#5
OpenYourMind8:33 am, 20 May 13

miz said :

I keep expecting it to say ‘Dude’ and lift those boobs in a high five, like the turtle in Finding Nemo.
It may be ‘Art’, but it’s still butt-ugly, and it still cost us over $300K. I’m still not impressed.

If you think of the Skywhale in the same way as a big event, $300k is actually not a lot of money. A one day cricket match costs $500k, fireworks displays cost a fortune, bringing an AFL team to Canberra is going to cost 60 times that amount. The Skywhale may not appeal to you, and that’s fine. Lots of stuff our local Government pays for has no appeal to me, but I’m still ok with us as a community supporting these things.

Funnily enough, it appears Skywhale is becoming a victim of ‘her’ success. There’s now, apparently according to the CT, huge demand for Skywhale across the globe.

#6
Thumper9:05 am, 20 May 13

A one day cricket match costs $500k

And costs about $50 to get in….

#7
Ben_Dover10:25 am, 20 May 13

Thumper said :

A one day cricket match costs $500k

And costs about $50 to get in….

For which up to 13,550 people get to watch 22 first class players playing for eight hours, plus around 283,500 people get a positive image of Canberra from the TV coverage.

The skywhale gets six in a basket, and 200 spectators, and we get laughed at by the rest of the country.

Manuka oval doesn’t go away after one match either.

Idiotic comparison.

#8
johnboy3:17 pm, 14 Jun 13

And a big hello to all the Kotaku readers dropping by.

http://kotaku.com/sure-a-giant-floating-whale-why-not-513325518

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