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Snooty Inner North eschews Christmas lights

By 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.

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37 Responses to Snooty Inner North eschews Christmas lights
#1
JulesZ10:20 am, 13 Dec 10

I for one welcome your suggestion of secession.

#2
caf10:40 am, 13 Dec 10

There’s at least one brightly blazing offering on the Ainslie side of Limestone Avenue.

#3
breda11:34 am, 13 Dec 10

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.

#4
ghughes11:50 am, 13 Dec 10

Musings of the inner north
“Do I take my tibetan flags down to put my chrismas lights up?”

#5
M Rose11:57 am, 13 Dec 10

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.

#6
Holden Caulfield12:06 pm, 13 Dec 10

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.

#7
Erg012:24 pm, 13 Dec 10

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?

#8
troll-sniffer1:10 pm, 13 Dec 10

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.

#9
Feathergirl3:03 pm, 13 Dec 10

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?

#10
johnboy3:08 pm, 13 Dec 10

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)

#11
gospeedygo3:12 pm, 13 Dec 10

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

#12
Jivrashia4:11 pm, 13 Dec 10

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?

#13
A Noisy Noise Annoys5:54 pm, 13 Dec 10

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.

#14
JessicaNumber8:51 pm, 13 Dec 10

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.

#15
Wraith8:00 am, 14 Dec 10

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.

#16
sirocco11:09 am, 14 Dec 10

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

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.

HA! Speak for yourself buddy! I live in the south and on election day (after my morning latte) I rode my bike (see? no CO2!) to the local primary school and voted for a Mickey Mouse Green senator :)

The Forrest house on 3 Tennyson Street is amazing! Walk-through, canopied turning-circle driveway with thousands of lights operating to music. Best house I’ve seen yet. Bring gold coin donation for SIDS

#17
clp2:31 pm, 15 Dec 10

“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.”

Just a thought – have you tried losing the mug shot with the mug?

#18
johnboy2:40 pm, 15 Dec 10

how’s that?

#19
johnboy2:42 pm, 15 Dec 10

hmm, it seems there’s a lag in gravatars resetting.

#20
clp10:09 pm, 20 Dec 10

Better

#21
Mumbucks7:45 am, 03 Dec 11

ghughes said :

Musings of the inner north
“Do I take my tibetan flags down to put my chrismas lights up?”

No you can set fire to them with your lights

#22
fabforty9:20 am, 03 Dec 11

Hold on – its only 3rd December. Give us on the Northside a bit of time. After all, we are busy people with jobs to go to – unlike a lot of our Southern neighbours.

#23
Jethro11:02 am, 03 Dec 11

fabforty said :

Hold on – its only 3rd December. Give us on the Northside a bit of time. After all, we are busy people with jobs to go to – unlike a lot of our Southern neighbours.

For last year’s lights?

#24
I-filed11:36 am, 03 Dec 11

Darlings we Reid, Turner, Campbell & Ainslie residents LOVE the All-Gungahlin & Flatter-Tuggeranong peasant light displays. They are a fabulous example of vernacular culture, and certainly should be included on the UNESCO cultural heritage list. Please don’t think we don’t like and respect them!
It would be awfully pretentious if we adopted their culture, wouldn’t it? A bit like Marie Antoinette adopting milkmaid costume for fun. And look where that led her!
No, safer for inner-inner-north residents to make a once-a-year foray into those desolate, young-tree, no-hedge ‘burbs for a bit of a rubberneck, and then scoot back to our real Christmas fir trees avec blown glass ornaments, barbecues under big shady trees, and then off to Portsea or Seal Rocks in time for Christmas Day at the beach.

#25
Deref12:31 pm, 03 Dec 11

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

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

So…you’re saying that “real Australian” is a synonym for “bogan”?

#26
poetix2:36 pm, 03 Dec 11

I am putting up a display of Santa crucified, as (allegedly) seen by a traveller in Japan. Sounds jolly in an ironic sort of way, and I’m hoping to get funding for it as a piece of cutting edge sculpture. It’s called the (Inner) North Pole.

2602 Respect.

#27
I-filed2:51 pm, 03 Dec 11

poetix said :

I am putting up a display of Santa crucified, as (allegedly) seen by a traveller in Japan. Sounds jolly in an ironic sort of way, and I’m hoping to get funding for it as a piece of cutting edge sculpture. It’s called the (Inner) North Pole.

Can you organise for it to weep some “anointment oil” tears?

#28
Pork Hunt3:15 pm, 03 Dec 11

poetix said :

I am putting up a display of Santa crucified, as (allegedly) seen by a traveller in Japan. Sounds jolly in an ironic sort of way, and I’m hoping to get funding for it as a piece of cutting edge sculpture. It’s called the (Inner) North Pole.

2602 Respect.

Sounds great and you can leave it up till Easter.

#29
26045:09 pm, 03 Dec 11

fabforty said :

Hold on – its only 3rd December. Give us on the Northside a bit of time. After all, we are busy people with jobs to go to – unlike a lot of our Southern neighbours.

Not according to newer DEEWR figures quoted in the Crimes.

Turner had the highest unemployment rate, at 7.5 per cent. Braddon, Campbell, Dickson, Downer, O’Connor, Ainslie, Hackett, Lyneham and Watson each had unemployment rates of 4.8 per cent or higher.

#30
Waiting For Godot5:25 pm, 03 Dec 11

I’m not surprised there are no Christmas lights north of the lake. It’s religious, you see, and not in line with trendy, leftist green ideology. Remember these are the people who almost caused us to lose Gary Humphries at the last election and suffer a Green senator. It’s a pity we can’t just drop a neutron bomb on the inner north and repopulate the area with normal, mainstream people.

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