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Blast from the past. Feel the Power of Canberra

By johnboy - 24 December 2013 23

For over a decade the infamous “Feel the Power of Canberra” campaign has been the but of ridicule.

But Loose Brown has just found the vid on YouTube and, well, I don’t know. It’s held up rather well hasn’t it?

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23 Responses to
Blast from the past. Feel the Power of Canberra
RadioVK 11:42 am 26 Dec 13

KB1971 said :

RadioVK said :

Anyone remember the “Feel the power of Canberra” Jet? The owner was paid to paint the slogan on the side of his clapped out Iskra to promote Canberra, and it sat on the grass apron at Canberra airport slowly rusting for years.

When I worked at Vee H Aviation we stored that jet in our big hangar. We all wanted to go up in it until we saw that the ejector seats had been disabled for “safety reasons”…….

Disarming the ejector seats would be standard practice when “civilianising” an ex-military aircraft, at least here in Australia. That would have been the least of my worries…

maxblues 10:25 am 26 Dec 13

Roundhead89 said :

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

I don’t want to be mean-spirited but when you said “mean-spritness” did you mean mean-spiritedness? By the way, I’d vote for the horse that bucked her.

joingler 9:47 pm 25 Dec 13

I didn’t think it was such a bad ad.

Roundhead89 said :

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

I’d never heard of it and wasn’t able to find any info about it after a google search. Have you got a source for that?

Roundhead89 4:42 pm 25 Dec 13

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

Antagonist 11:47 am 25 Dec 13

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

KB1971 10:19 am 25 Dec 13

RadioVK said :

Anyone remember the “Feel the power of Canberra” Jet? The owner was paid to paint the slogan on the side of his clapped out Iskra to promote Canberra, and it sat on the grass apron at Canberra airport slowly rusting for years.

When I worked at Vee H Aviation we stored that jet in our big hangar. We all wanted to go up in it until we saw that the ejector seats had been disabled for “safety reasons”…….

beedlebum 11:31 pm 24 Dec 13

I didn’t think it was all that bad either. That ad’s still fairly relevant too…

dph 6:40 pm 24 Dec 13

grunge_hippy said :

I never saw a problem with the whole thing. Some people have nothing better to do than complain I guess.

It was cheesy & tacky (like most slogans). It sounded like Canberra had done a massive fart & we wanted everyone to feel it…

steveu 6:32 pm 24 Dec 13

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country. Canberra is quite under-represented at a federal level given the population size, purely because we are a territory.

grunge_hippy 5:38 pm 24 Dec 13

I never saw a problem with the whole thing. Some people have nothing better to do than complain I guess.

MERC600 4:16 pm 24 Dec 13

RadioVK said :

Anyone remember the “Feel the power of Canberra” Jet? The owner was paid to paint the slogan on the side of his clapped out Iskra to promote Canberra, and it sat on the grass apron at Canberra airport slowly rusting for years.

RadioVK did shake up the brain cells remaing , with the mention of the jet planes.
Did a google and found this

http://the-riotact.com/old-jet-trainerfighter-aircraft-based-at-canberra-airport/6477

HiddenDragon 3:49 pm 24 Dec 13

A premiership for the Raiders would be a nice touch of nostalgia, if we’re going that way.

RadioVK 2:41 pm 24 Dec 13

Anyone remember the “Feel the power of Canberra” Jet? The owner was paid to paint the slogan on the side of his clapped out Iskra to promote Canberra, and it sat on the grass apron at Canberra airport slowly rusting for years.

c_c™ 2:14 pm 24 Dec 13

MERC600 said :

Interesting how it kicks off with hot air balloons. What is it with these bloody things.

Starts with balloons, ends with John Howard, thematically it’s a very strong link. Canberra… we’ve got all kinds of hot air blowing

Saw a car with the FTPoC numberplate just this week, so I guess there’s at least some motorists who don’t mind having their aerial snapped off when driving interstate.

MERC600 1:16 pm 24 Dec 13

Interesting how it kicks off with hot air balloons. What is it with these bloody things.

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