A Canberra derived mopo?

johnboy 12 February 2009 31

Mock motivational posters are a source of endless amusement around the less savoury parts of the internet, whole lifetimes have been wasted giggling at them.

This one has crossed my desk this morning, and it’s been suggested to me that it looks very much like the overpass between Florey and Belconnen.

Thoughts?


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Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 12:10 am 14 Feb 09

I was under the impression that the pre-tensioned semi-circular sectioned concrete underpasses were a recent invention. I seem to recall the one on Archdall Street in Dunlop was the first ever in the world (closely followed by the number of them on Dairy Flat road)at around 8 years old… will compare with said underpass in the AM…

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 9:22 am 13 Feb 09

Never thought a postie bike could manage a decent burnout.

On a recent trip to Nauru, I saw one carrying a family of five plus a nights catch of fish…

p1 p1 11:23 pm 12 Feb 09

Choice as eh Bro?

canberra bureaucrat canberra bureaucrat 10:00 pm 12 Feb 09

Skid vs burnout?

Perhaps we are over-analysing the caption….but I think skid might be kiwi for burnout… (and is the use of “bro” sounds very ‘other side of the tasman’)

Madman Madman 9:44 pm 12 Feb 09

harvyk1 said :

You’ll never pin it down, it also looks just like the underpass near my place in Banks, and certainlly Canberra is not the only place in oz that uses this style of overpass.

I’ve got my money on the one just down the road from Charles Conder Primary.

djk said :

Madman from the Dominos thread “You don’t see posties chucking doughnuts on lunchbreak”
O RLY?

Duhhhh….. Did I say that!!! LOL
Quite clearly this guy is still at work and not on lunch!!! hheheheehe

Tomorrows photo – ACT Firebrigade washing boats!!!

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 9:27 pm 12 Feb 09

This photo is a few years old. In fact, I’m fairly sure it was posted on here as a photo (not as a ‘motivational’ type picture) ages ago; which prompted a fair bit of discussion.

Anyone clever with the search-box and can find it?

bd84 bd84 9:01 pm 12 Feb 09

Might ring Auspost tomorrow, see what the postage is on a pizza these days.

Starscream Starscream 4:40 pm 12 Feb 09

😀
Im pretty sure i heard the line do a skid bro from a movie or tv. maybe pizza?

ant ant 4:26 pm 12 Feb 09

Fake motivational posters FTW, because the real ones are hokey crap which mark their owners as limp losers. I like that poster though.

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 4:23 pm 12 Feb 09

Looks like one of the ones in Evatt. But guess they all look a little similiar.

djk djk 4:01 pm 12 Feb 09

Madman from the Dominos thread “You don’t see posties chucking doughnuts on lunchbreak”
O RLY?

harvyk1 harvyk1 3:31 pm 12 Feb 09

You’ll never pin it down, it also looks just like the underpass near my place in Banks, and certainlly Canberra is not the only place in oz that uses this style of overpass.

folkie folkie 3:25 pm 12 Feb 09

Good luck pin pointing which underpass this is. To me it looks like every underpass in Canberra. Unless you are willing to walk through every one theni doubt you will work it out.

johnboy johnboy 3:19 pm 12 Feb 09

Bear in mind that while we think the photo is local the caption could have been applied by a spotty teenager in Kentucky for all we know.

And without the original there is no valuable EXIF data.

p1 p1 3:18 pm 12 Feb 09

Ahh, so you think that the poster author is anti burnout and pro skid?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 3:06 pm 12 Feb 09

p1 said :

By the way, is anyone here an expert on the etymology of the term “skid” as used in this mopo to describe what I would call a “burnout” or perhaps the action as “wheel-spin”?

You’ve misread the title;

BURNOUTS
Any time, any where.
F*cking do a skid bro…

The person commentating is inviting the rider, once he has done his burnout, to do a skid, as a supplementary feat of blatant dumbf*ckness.

PM PM 2:22 pm 12 Feb 09

As a frequent walker it looks like Belconnen and Florey to me, but could be anywhere in the area.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 1:59 pm 12 Feb 09

p1 said :

As a kid I attended various years of my K-12 schooling in NSW, ACT, VIC, and Tas (along with the UK and Canada). The riding of bicycles being a large part of my childhood, the term “skid” always applied to the locking of the brakes, resulting in a non-rotating wheel sliding along the surface (leaving a mark).

p1, your original understanding of the word is quite right in my opinion.

p1 p1 1:45 pm 12 Feb 09

Nup, no room in the Caravan to ride a bike, and Gran Ma played the Banjo….

S4anta S4anta 1:42 pm 12 Feb 09

p1 said :

By the way, is anyone here an expert on the etymology of the term “skid” as used in this mopo to describe what I would call a “burnout” or perhaps the action as “wheel-spin”?

As a kid I attended various years of my K-12 schooling in NSW, ACT, VIC, and Tas (along with the UK and Canada). The riding of bicycles being a large part of my childhood, the term “skid” always applied to the locking of the brakes, resulting in a non-rotating wheel sliding along the surface (leaving a mark).

It appears that in some parts of Australia’s (worlds?) car culture, the term skid is applied to the spinning of the wheel while the car is stationary, which while also leaving rubber on the road, is a very different action. Now, it is a hard thing to spin the wheels for more then a second or two on a pushie (even on dirt),

which may explain the different use of terms between kids on bikes and “adults” with cars, but why?

All I can tell is the term skid seems much more of a VIC thing. It has also been suggested that skid is a more historically used term, and burnout is a influence of US TV, but I have not seen any specific evidence of this.

Was this while you were in a wooden caravan surrounded by vicious dogs listening to you grandmother play the violin?

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