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Snooty Inner North eschews Christmas lights

By johnboy - 13 December 2010 37

Achieve Success has published a copious list of places to see the festive seasonal light pollution and carbon atrocity known as Christmas lights.

Being a tragically stereotypical inner northican I started punching in suburbs within easy cycling distance of my abode.

And… nothing.

Perhaps we should secede?

Anyway, something for those in less desirable locales to enjoy for once. Also we note that the Inner South appears more prone to displays of conspicuous consumption.

What’s Your opinion?


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37 Responses to
Snooty Inner North eschews Christmas lights
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JulesZ 10:20 am
13 Dec 10
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I for one welcome your suggestion of secession.

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caf 10:40 am
13 Dec 10
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There’s at least one brightly blazing offering on the Ainslie side of Limestone Avenue.

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breda 11:34 am
13 Dec 10
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Your definition of the inner South is exuberantly democratic and wildly inclusive. There are 3 displays in the I.S. – 2 in Forrest (one is a church) and one in Griffith.

I assure you that we are every bit as snooty as the would-be-if-they-could-be’s in the Inner north.

Do you perhaps own an investment property in Kambah that you are seeking to advertise for rent as being in the I.S.? Shame on you, sir.

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ghughes 11:50 am
13 Dec 10
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Musings of the inner north
“Do I take my tibetan flags down to put my chrismas lights up?”

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M Rose 11:57 am
13 Dec 10
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Wow, the smug-o-meter rating is off the charts around here.

I came on here hoping for a post, considering how often TAMS gets it, on the Grinch-who-stole-Christmas bureaucrat whose shutting down the fundraising of light displays in Kambah. Instead I find that the Grinch spirit starts here.

Oh the irony of people who live in Forrest lecturing about conspicuous consumption.

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Holden Caulfield 12:06 pm
13 Dec 10
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JB, we have a few fairly lights on a couple of our trees now. We put them up on the weekend. There’s even a cycle path nearby.

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Erg0 12:24 pm
13 Dec 10
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M Rose said :

Oh the irony of people who live in Forrest lecturing about conspicuous consumption.

Who lives in Forrest? For that matter, who’s lecturing?

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troll-sniffer 1:10 pm
13 Dec 10
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The inner north contains less bogans per capita than the ‘other places’ whose names escape me.. I believe Inner South is somewhere ‘over there’ isn’t it? As for the entirely unfounded rumours of places such as Belconnen and Tuggeranong (silly names if ever I’ve heard them) I won’t believe it ’til I’ve seen it, and I’m buggared if I’m leaving the inner north to check out the rumours.

So with less bogans trying to get their 15 minutes of Today Tonight time, we don’t worry about such pointless displays of gross domestic consumption.

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Feathergirl 3:03 pm
13 Dec 10
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Thanks for the list JB the house in Forrest looks awesome. Also might have to check out the house in Banks where you can tune your car radio into music to match the light display.

If being bogan means you like Chrissy lights then slap a pair of tight arse jeans on me and buy me a rottwheeler (actually don’t please).

Also is there Christmas tree comp this year? Or too grinchy?

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johnboy 3:08 pm
13 Dec 10
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Feathergirl said :

Thanks for the list JB the house in Forrest looks awesome. Also might have to check out the house in Banks where you can tune your car radio into music to match the light display.

If being bogan means you like Chrissy lights then slap a pair of tight arse jeans on me and buy me a rottwheeler (actually don’t please).

Also is there Christmas tree comp this year? Or too grinchy?

Christmas tree comp was normally run by my sig other of the time. If the ladies of Canberra can’t see their way clear to providing me with a girlfriend they just need to live without christmas tree pictures.

(actually I might start it up closer to chrimbo anyway)

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gospeedygo 3:12 pm
13 Dec 10
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Christmas and all thing associated with it can go procreate in the missionary position with itself.

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Jivrashia 4:11 pm
13 Dec 10
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gospeedygo said :

Christmas and all thing associated with it can go procreate in the missionary position with itself.

Ouch…

Could we practice the true meaning of Earth Hour during this christmas so that we can forgo that incoherent symbolic hour next year?

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A Noisy Noise Annoys 5:54 pm
13 Dec 10
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South of the Lake is more attuned to the real Australia than the north – witness the voting patterns in the recent election. Voters in the south saved the ACT from having to suffer a Green senator. We have also been known to elect Liberals to the House of Reps when a good candidate comes along, not like the northerners who would vote for Mickey Mouse if he was running for the Labor party. People in the north can sip their lattes, worry about their carbon footprints and turn their backs on Christian festivals like Christmas and Easter. Down here we are content to live (and think) like Australians.

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JessicaNumber 8:51 pm
13 Dec 10
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Last year there were some cute and cheerful houses over this side of Inner North. I was walking through the streets for a half hour each evening and saw some lovelies.

Maybe it doesn’t occur to Inner Northicans once we have decorated our house that we should log on to a website called Achieve Success and tell everyone about it so they can travel from far and wide to view our success.

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Wraith 8:00 am
14 Dec 10
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I might build a Chev powered Santa Sleigh and leave it on the lawn idling next year, being neutral is for wimps, I prefer to be Carbon positive.

And I’ll put lights on it too.

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