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Welfare fraudster and weight loss reality tv star shares her further thoughts on Canberra

By 12 April 2012 83

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Anyone with a vaguely worthwhile life would most likely have been blissfully ignorant of the existence of Ajay Rochester, a strange loud orange-skinned blonde-haired woman best known for pleading guilty to welfare fraud and reality TV weight loss perennial status.

But last night she and her friend Mardi Croke of Queanbeyan kicked off a sustained half hour kicking of Canberra on international television.

And to follow up what is beginning to look suspiciously like a well-orchestrated Ajay Rochester publicity campaign she’s now blogged what she really thinks about people us:

Here’s my comment: Canberra get a life, get over yourselves, get a sense of humor and hey, at least people are talking about you – which they weren’t last week. If you can’t see that it was a spontaneous, spur of the moment comedy banter with the man who WILL succeed David Letterman then you are even dumber and more backwater bred than I thought just one day ago. I wasn’t aware that Canberra was governed by a communist doctrine denying anyone the right to his or her own opinion.

The fact that this has become news just PROVES how quiet Canberra really is (cue the crickets), because the news here in LA is the poor economy that just can’t seem to recover, earthquakes happening around the world and if LA will be next, a shooting at USC, the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin and the possible arrest of the man who has had nearly 2 months of freedom after committing what will surely amount to a murder charge and whether or not Obama will serve another term. Canberra who? Where? What????

Seriously, I’ve been to Canberra quite a few times and it has some excellent qualities. I remember with great fondness my friend hanging from the Freefall exhibit at Questacon, the science museum and me almost peeing my pants as she hung there refusing to let got for about ten minutes while a line of disgruntled children chanted for her to please just let go….that was a highlight. I remember loving Canberra’s greatest ever talent, David Branson, like no other man in my life, may he rest in peace. I also remember with fondness the exit sign at the freeway heading back to Sydney, my own very much loved home.

Canberra, I’m sure you could don your white sheets and run me, Guy Pearce, Craig Ferguson and Mardi out of your town the next time we are there, but really, if you REALLY want to look like the sophisticated town you CLAIM/ want to be, then see this for what it is – a brief moment in time where a tired old cliché that Canberra is boring was used to make JOKES! That’s all, along with “my wife” and “knock knock” jokes. Have a little class and laugh at yourself because no one likes to be dictated to, least of all the American people – the majority of who watched the show that went to air.

And in finishing I would like to quote from a great comment I read on the internet earlier today, ” Someone should put a fence around Canberra and let The Hunger Games begin!”

Let’s not make a Black Mountain Tower out of a toothpick!

Thank you and good night!

Having lived in London and spent a bit of time in many other major cityies I really can’t see any of them laughing this stuff off.

Heck if you’d substituted “Beijing” for “Canberra” the US embassy would have burned down by now.

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83 Responses to
Welfare fraudster and weight loss reality tv star shares her further thoughts on Canberra
c_c 6:02 pm
12 Apr 12
#1

Look this is a clear example of medical malpractice. The surgeon was meant to do a stomach stable but instead stapled one of the arteries to her brain.

It may explain her apparent memory troubles saying it was spur of the moment, while her friend tells the Canberra Times it was planned with the host. oops.

mezza76 6:14 pm
12 Apr 12
#2

Maybe we’re over talentless C grade celebs with no comedic material bagging our town because they didn’t receive the latest ‘knock knock’ joke book this last Christmas…

And is anyone else amused that someone from Queanbeyan is dishing Canberra? Somebody send in the tanks across the river.

arescarti42 6:15 pm
12 Apr 12
#3

This seems to have really struck a nerve with you JB. You’ve pointed out that in all likeliness she’s some attention whoring welfare leech, why are you wasting any of your time on her?

johnboy 6:16 pm
12 Apr 12
#4

Someone from Queanbeyan saying they’re from Canberra.

A bit like me going on the show saying I’m from Sydney and complaining about the bubonic plague outbreaks.

johnboy 6:19 pm
12 Apr 12
#5

arescarti42 said :

This seems to have really struck a nerve with you JB. You’ve pointed out that in all likeliness she’s some attention whoring welfare leech, why are you wasting any of your time on her?

Because millions of people around the world watch the show, and it’s just unfair.

But I imagine Ferguson will get record ratings out of Canberra tonight.

Thumper 6:19 pm
12 Apr 12
#6

She compares herself to Guy Pearce?

Well, there you go.

Thumper 6:20 pm
12 Apr 12
#7

johnboy said :

Someone from Queanbeyan saying they’re from Canberra.

A bit like me going on the show saying I’m from Sydney and complaining about the bubonic plague outbreaks.

Hahaha, good call John….

CrocodileGandhi 6:21 pm
12 Apr 12
#8

“Someone should put a fence around Canberra and let The Hunger Games begin!”

Very classy, Ajay. Always nice to have someone suggest that a fence is placed around a town with its inhabitants proceeding to systematically murder eachother until one is left.

Thumper 6:28 pm
12 Apr 12
#9

CrocodileGandhi said :

“Someone should put a fence around Canberra and let The Hunger Games begin!”

Very classy, Ajay. Always nice to have someone suggest that a fence is placed around a town with its inhabitants proceeding to systematically murder eachother until one is left.

The Hunger Games? Coming from a former fat arsed lazy mcdonalds eating belugaish slapper, that is apt.

Postalgeek 6:30 pm
12 Apr 12
#10

An abundance of exclamation marks and CAPS; says all that needs to be said. Flame of the Week.

I-filed 6:41 pm
12 Apr 12
#11

Sorry to have to tell you, Ajay, that you’re actually a member of the Canberra diaspora! Make of that what you will!

nobody 6:43 pm
12 Apr 12
#12

Ajay, it would have been better of you to just apologise, not go one with another spiteful rant.

Mojo is self-confidence or self-esteem, not over-confidence or kicking the esteem out of others.

p1 6:55 pm
12 Apr 12
#13

What is a “my wife” joke?

LSWCHP 7:11 pm
12 Apr 12
#14

What is this rubbish? Ajay Rochester, I mean.

I-filed 7:20 pm
12 Apr 12
#15

I recall it was not just welfare fraud – a few years ago Today Tonight busted her putting her rubbish – her poor child’s torn-up school assignment was the give-away – in her neighbour’s skip bin!

The Dark 7:24 pm
12 Apr 12
#16

Hunger… Games…? Oh, Battle Royale, right.

Nifty 7:25 pm
12 Apr 12
#17

Did she ‘fess up about her criminal record when she applied for a US visa? Or is she over there on the witness protection program?

Thumper 8:10 pm
12 Apr 12
#18

Nifty said :

Did she ‘fess up about her criminal record when she applied for a US visa? Or is she over there on the witness protection program?

Interesting point.

Assuming she has a criminal record, are the US authorities aware of it?

HenryBG 8:16 pm
12 Apr 12
#19

Ajay says:
Have a little class and laugh at yourself

I’m trying to figure out which part of this is the most boggling. Perhaps a fat, orange-skinned bogan in trakkie-daks telling the reasonably suave, well-dressed and cultured JohnBoy to “have a little class”?

Is she on something?

johnboy 8:17 pm
12 Apr 12
#20

My understanding is that despite pleading guilty she got no conviction recorded.

johnboy 8:19 pm
12 Apr 12
#21

That might be the nicest thing anyone has ever said about me!

Northsidechick 8:25 pm
12 Apr 12
#22

Wow, she’s spiteful and nasty. I’m glad she doesn’t like Canberra – that means she won’t come back.

JessP 8:29 pm
12 Apr 12
#23

Pays to remember that Canberra is here to stay. Canberra is the capital of this fine country – the best country in the world! And Canberra will be here in 5, 10, 50 years time (unless of course there IS a reptoid uprising).

And Ajay is a no-talent has been whose use by date has long expired.

I-filed 8:30 pm
12 Apr 12
#24

Ajay claims in her rant to have been a lover of Canberra’s David Branson … who, it must be said, was anything but averse to Rubenesque ladies …

MariaC 8:44 pm
12 Apr 12
#25

Don’t most people get upset when their city is abused? I haven’t seen it, and I’m not upset over it. But I remember when Jerry Seinfeld visited Melbourne years ago and turned up his nose, people went off their heads. That made the local news there, so I’m not surprised that this would here. Of course no one’s talking about it in LA, why would they?!

And I love how she refers to Craig Ferguson like he’s like the heir apparent to some all important throne. It’s just late night comedy, Ajay. I like the guy, but come on.

dpm 8:45 pm
12 Apr 12
#26

I do find the whole thing funny and really couldn’t care less about how much Canberra gets bagged. But I do find it funny that she has a ~4 para explanation about how it was a JOKE, and we should relax. Yet she still manages to throw in a few insults (‘dumber and more backwater bred than I thought you were a day ago’?, hunger games quote, etc…).
But I suppose they were jokes too, and her real opinion of the place is that it is ‘OK’….?? Hahahaha!
I say, she may as well just say what she really thinks and not (poorly) pretend it was all a joke. Bring it on AJ! :-)

eh_steve 9:10 pm
12 Apr 12
#27

Just ask Channel 10 what they think of Ajay Rochester, it’s fair to say that there are those in the industry that have none too high an opinion of her and would be reluctant to provide her with any future employment.

Got to admire to the attempt to ride on the coat tails of something her friend from Queanbeyan, must make her feel good about things!

taninaus 9:36 pm
12 Apr 12
#28

A wanna be has been in search of a headline! nuff said

harvyk1 9:38 pm
12 Apr 12
#29

Ajay’s response is pretty nasty, but then again I’ve always assumed she was a small pathetic person, to me this just confirms it. However the video itself was no where near as bad as I was expecting.

Yes, it did paint a picture of our city in a negative light, but no worse than the daily tele or news.com.au attempts to do from time to time.

LSWCHP 9:49 pm
12 Apr 12
#30

Northsidechick said :

Wow, she’s spiteful and nasty. I’m glad she doesn’t like Canberra – that means she won’t come back.

Just to expand on this theme a little…

If an orange-skinned ooma-loompa lady bags our lovely city in this manner, then similar creatures who reside elsewhere and base their life-choices on late night TV comedy shows may well decide to stay away. It’s even possible that those of that inclination who live here now may choose to leave!

The likely consequence of this is that all sorts of other well known social ills associated with people like this (eg drunken assaults in Civic) will diminish as a result of these folks either failing to present or departing.

What appears at first glance to be a nasty little nobody getting some lowbrow laughs at our expense may well be quite beneficial in the long term.

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