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Canberra Quiet On Actual Riot?

By MOCS - 1 December 2013 18

I felt a bit like David Attenborough at around 2 am last night as I got to witness the annual migration of the graduating students of Marist College from Civic to Woden.

I watched in awe as this 100 – 200 strong group of mainly intoxicated young men in varying stages of undress rampaged through the streets drinking, singing, bashing on traffic signs and yelling abuse at any that may have inadvertently attracted their attention.

I envied the pride their school must feel in turning out such fine examples as they bravely stood their ground and threatened, spat on and kicked any vehicle that dared to attempt to share the road as they blocked traffic along the way.

I couldn’t help but note that this vision on the arrival of Canberra’s summer was more reminiscent of the Arab Spring.

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Canberra Quiet On Actual Riot?
rhino 4:12 pm 02 Dec 13

chewy14 said :

rhino said :

IrishPete said :

And let’s not forget that if they were 17 and drunk, someone was presumably illegally supplying them with alcohol. Not a licensed premises in Civic. That would never happen.

Most people turn 18 in year 12. And since it’s December, there shouldn’t be many at all whose birthdays fall later than now. I suspect the handful who are still 17 stayed at home. I don’t believe someone 17 can get into a night club in Civic these days. It probably happens but it’d be very rare. I’ve accidentally left my ID at home and been unable to get into clubs as a 26 year old who certainly doesn’t look remotely near 18. So unless you personally knew a bouncer (unlikely if you’re 17), your chances would be so low of getting in that you wouldn’t bother trying only to have to go home.

Hahahahahaha.

Your faith in the bouncing profession of the ACT is admirable.

What are you basing that on though? Because I’ve tried to get my underage friends into clubs when I was 18. And I’ve tried to get into clubs at 26 without an ID and it’s certainly not easy.

Unless perhaps you know some place that makes decent fake IDs? I never tried that route lol.

chewy14 2:12 pm 02 Dec 13

rhino said :

IrishPete said :

And let’s not forget that if they were 17 and drunk, someone was presumably illegally supplying them with alcohol. Not a licensed premises in Civic. That would never happen.

Most people turn 18 in year 12. And since it’s December, there shouldn’t be many at all whose birthdays fall later than now. I suspect the handful who are still 17 stayed at home. I don’t believe someone 17 can get into a night club in Civic these days. It probably happens but it’d be very rare. I’ve accidentally left my ID at home and been unable to get into clubs as a 26 year old who certainly doesn’t look remotely near 18. So unless you personally knew a bouncer (unlikely if you’re 17), your chances would be so low of getting in that you wouldn’t bother trying only to have to go home.

Hahahahahaha.

Your faith in the bouncing profession of the ACT is admirable.

rhino 1:23 pm 02 Dec 13

IrishPete said :

And let’s not forget that if they were 17 and drunk, someone was presumably illegally supplying them with alcohol. Not a licensed premises in Civic. That would never happen.

Most people turn 18 in year 12. And since it’s December, there shouldn’t be many at all whose birthdays fall later than now. I suspect the handful who are still 17 stayed at home. I don’t believe someone 17 can get into a night club in Civic these days. It probably happens but it’d be very rare. I’ve accidentally left my ID at home and been unable to get into clubs as a 26 year old who certainly doesn’t look remotely near 18. So unless you personally knew a bouncer (unlikely if you’re 17), your chances would be so low of getting in that you wouldn’t bother trying only to have to go home.

Antagonist 12:07 pm 02 Dec 13

chewy14 said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Eventually, some half blind old pensioner driving a 1974 stateman (purchased new, fully optioned, serviced and garaged, only ever driven to church on sundays and the bi monthly visit to the Labour club for pokie night) will not see these young men walking down the road … and will plough through them like an AMF regulation 12 pound bowling ball. Recently graduated limbs and organs will fly through the air.

When questioned, the pensioner will say, “Listen copper, I was just driving down the road listening to my favorite Barbra Streisand 8-track and some young dickhead let of a fire extinguisher. I couldn’t see a thing. Have you seen the damaged to my car, who is going to pay for that?”

And maybe then…. the school will be compelled to stop these young d***heads.

What was the pensioner doing out driving at 3am in the morning?

Buying prunes and adult diapers.

IrishPete 11:18 am 02 Dec 13

markbuzz said :

IrishPete said :

How does a school stop ex-students misbehaving? It’s a police and public order matter, and as it happens every year apparently, maybe they could start preparing for it in advance.

IP

I believe that previously the police have provided an escort. As opposed to having been mobilised to respond. A concern in years gone by is having ‘effusive’ youths crossing the bridge on foot and the possibility of someone deciding jumping off would be a good idea.

Graduating school with a police record isn’t the brightest thing to do. Nor was (apparently) responding on social media to police claims of rocks being thrown at cars by claiming that they were ‘just’ empty water bottles. I don’t think they realise the real trouble they could have been in if the police decide to press the issue.

Unfortunately 17 and 18yo’s don’t have a great filter for determining boundaries on their first forays out into the wilds of nightlife.

And let’s not forget that if they were 17 and drunk, someone was presumably illegally supplying them with alcohol. Not a licensed premises in Civic. That would never happen.

IP

markbuzz 10:17 am 02 Dec 13

IrishPete said :

How does a school stop ex-students misbehaving? It’s a police and public order matter, and as it happens every year apparently, maybe they could start preparing for it in advance.

IP

I believe that previously the police have provided an escort. As opposed to having been mobilised to respond. A concern in years gone by is having ‘effusive’ youths crossing the bridge on foot and the possibility of someone deciding jumping off would be a good idea.

Graduating school with a police record isn’t the brightest thing to do. Nor was (apparently) responding on social media to police claims of rocks being thrown at cars by claiming that they were ‘just’ empty water bottles. I don’t think they realise the real trouble they could have been in if the police decide to press the issue.

Unfortunately 17 and 18yo’s don’t have a great filter for determining boundaries on their first forays out into the wilds of nightlife.

chewy14 9:52 am 02 Dec 13

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Eventually, some half blind old pensioner driving a 1974 stateman (purchased new, fully optioned, serviced and garaged, only ever driven to church on sundays and the bi monthly visit to the Labour club for pokie night) will not see these young men walking down the road … and will plough through them like an AMF regulation 12 pound bowling ball. Recently graduated limbs and organs will fly through the air.

When questioned, the pensioner will say, “Listen copper, I was just driving down the road listening to my favorite Barbra Streisand 8-track and some young dickhead let of a fire extinguisher. I couldn’t see a thing. Have you seen the damaged to my car, who is going to pay for that?”

And maybe then…. the school will be compelled to stop these young d***heads.

What was the pensioner doing out driving at 3am in the morning?

IrishPete 9:43 am 02 Dec 13

eyeLikeCarrots said :

Eventually, some half blind old pensioner driving a 1974 stateman (purchased new, fully optioned, serviced and garaged, only ever driven to church on sundays and the bi monthly visit to the Labour club for pokie night) will not see these young men walking down the road … and will plough through them like an AMF regulation 12 pound bowling ball. Recently graduated limbs and organs will fly through the air.

When questioned, the pensioner will say, “Listen copper, I was just driving down the road listening to my favorite Barbra Streisand 8-track and some young dickhead let of a fire extinguisher. I couldn’t see a thing. Have you seen the damaged to my car, who is going to pay for that?”

And maybe then…. the school will be compelled to stop these young d***heads.

How does a school stop ex-students misbehaving? It’s a police and public order matter, and as it happens every year apparently, maybe they could start preparing for it in advance.

IP

eyeLikeCarrots 9:20 am 02 Dec 13

Eventually, some half blind old pensioner driving a 1974 stateman (purchased new, fully optioned, serviced and garaged, only ever driven to church on sundays and the bi monthly visit to the Labour club for pokie night) will not see these young men walking down the road … and will plough through them like an AMF regulation 12 pound bowling ball. Recently graduated limbs and organs will fly through the air.

When questioned, the pensioner will say, “Listen copper, I was just driving down the road listening to my favorite Barbra Streisand 8-track and some young dickhead let of a fire extinguisher. I couldn’t see a thing. Have you seen the damaged to my car, who is going to pay for that?”

And maybe then…. the school will be compelled to stop these young d***heads.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:25 am 02 Dec 13

Very Busy said :

By the time these students have reached the end of year 12 they have woken up to the fact that their teachers and other school staff who demand absolute respect all of the time actually show very little respect back to them.

This is just their way of breaking free and celebrating their release from the concentration camp they have just spent the last 9 years in.

I think you should research concentration camps.

EvanJames 1:20 am 02 Dec 13

We need a war. Bored, affluent, under-educated cashed-up bogans. Maybe they’d just realised their “private school” didn’t quite cut the mustard.

gospeedygo 11:54 pm 01 Dec 13

Very Busy said :

This is just their way of breaking free and celebrating their release from the concentration camp they have just spent the last 9 years in.

Just a thought, maybe don’t use genocide as a metaphor for a privileged/elite school…or anything in the future.

IrishPete 11:21 pm 01 Dec 13

Very Busy said :

By the time these students have reached the end of year 12 they have woken up to the fact that their teachers and other school staff who demand absolute respect all of the time actually show very little respect back to them.

This is just their way of breaking free and celebrating their release from the concentration camp they have just spent the last 9 years in.

Do they ask for their fees to be refunded too?

IP

Very Busy 9:16 pm 01 Dec 13

By the time these students have reached the end of year 12 they have woken up to the fact that their teachers and other school staff who demand absolute respect all of the time actually show very little respect back to them.

This is just their way of breaking free and celebrating their release from the concentration camp they have just spent the last 9 years in.

golden_youth 8:32 pm 01 Dec 13

What a bunch of d*ckheads.

I was in a taxi traveling from the city to Woden and they were just at the tunnel, one bright spark had let off a fire extinguisher in the tunnel and you couldn’t see 2-3 metres in front of the car. Pretty dangerous when there were 100 people on the road and cars flying through there. Our taxi was kicked at and idiots were knocking on the windows. I don’t get it.

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