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As seen on Northbourne Avenue. Well played

By johnboy 25 June 2013 30

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This in from Chris:

Mudflappers are not surprising however antenna the height of trees?

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p1 4:03 pm 26 Jun 13

Henry82 said :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_and_Spinster_Ball

Basically an event for country folk to get drunk and hook up.

It was the blue dye reference that I was interested in specifically. Wikipedia mentions throwing dye on people, but gives no further reason why that may happen?

Instant Mash 4:01 pm 26 Jun 13

Onceler said :

Talk about mud flaps, my ute’s got ’em.

+10

dtc 3:17 pm 26 Jun 13

Actually they look like outriggers you use game fishing. Maybe he just drives the ute straight onto a boat.

poetix 3:00 pm 26 Jun 13

bikhet said :

PBO said :

I feel sorry for whatever horrible thing that must have happened to his penis to justify a car like that.

thebrownstreak69 said :

Not to jump to conclusions, but there’s a slim chance the owner could be a bogan.

Once again, this fear and hatred of the “other.” This person spends money on his/her ute. Other people spend money on their fixie and and a stream of lattes. The difference is?

It is quite legitimate to make aesthetic judgments and also to speculate, or even to draw amusing conclusions, as to the values behind someone’s taste in cars/bikes/clothes/other accoutrements.

For example, I look at your comments, and your use of inverted commas around other, and I think that someone has studied at university, and thinks that at once using and problematising a term is like, totes Gillard.*

See? Generally harmless, side-slapping fun, and quite different from really pernicious things such as sexism and racism or saying everyone in public housing is scum, which deserve to be challenged.

*Totes Gillard is a shop for odd knitted things.

Spiral 2:13 pm 26 Jun 13

B&S balls are famous for such cultural highlights as having a bunch of guys being too lazy to find the toilets so peeing in an area behind the utes, then many hours later when they are too drunk to remember why there is a patch of mud behind the utes, running and diving in to it to see how far they can slide.

Henry82 1:41 pm 26 Jun 13

p1 said :

I am not familiar with B&S Balls. Can you explain this intriguing reference?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_and_Spinster_Ball

Basically an event for country folk to get drunk and hook up.

p1 12:54 pm 26 Jun 13

Dilandach said :

Your typical latte sipper doesn’t spend their weekends spitting blue dye on each other at B&S balls

I am not familiar with B&S Balls. Can you explain this intriguing reference?

Thumper 12:36 pm 26 Jun 13

Personally, I think the vehicle looks ridiculous.

Then again, I drive a 97 magna so each to their own….

bikhet 12:19 pm 26 Jun 13

Erg0 said :

bikhet said :

It may be a deeply ironic statement about the inadequacies of other ute owners.

All the best irony is unintentional.

I was using “ironic” in the hipster sense of the word.

Erg0 11:56 am 26 Jun 13

bikhet said :

It may be a deeply ironic statement about the inadequacies of other ute owners.

All the best irony is unintentional.

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