Has anyone walked through the new shopping center at Civic since it has opened? Im going to assume that most of you have been there at least once already. Let me start by saying that The Dendy Cinema is good. Well the Cinema itself is good as in the decour and the seats and picture and sound quality. That is about it folks.
I must say unfortunately the usual clones that seem to populate the shopping malls and major centers of Canberra have already moved in and set up camp in the new mall.What am I refering to by clones you ask? I mean the guys in the pink shirts with the stylised hair, and the “vote for pedro” shirts too. Im talking about the same bunch of pop culture zombies you find at Mooseheads and Academy two nights a week People I am talking about the girls wearing the same telly tubby color co-ordinated t-shirts and pants that loiter around the horrible cheap tasteless clothes stores selling overpriced horrid fashion. I mean the kids that sponge money off their parents, and are allergic to books and the truth.
The new Shopping area is one massive long stretch of the worst kind of third rate commercialism. Its capitalism for the Australian Idol/Big Brother Pink shirt guy/Vote for pedro shirt wearing cretins.
I mean we had a chance to do something different, but now big business has moved in and taken over another section of Canberras economy. I would feel comforted to know that I’m not the only person slightly concerned with whats happening to Canberra.