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Christmas lights 2011

By johnboy - 23 November 2011 37

theodore lights

Arescarti42 has kicked us off for pictures of Christmas decorations around Canberra this year with an offering from Theodore.

Not to my tastes, but I’d give them an A for effort and creative use of heating/AC tubing.

Seen better? Send it in to images@the-riotact.com .

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Christmas lights 2011
Boring_Name 10:55 am 24 Nov 11

Garish Christmas lights aside, this shouldn’t be a matter of electrical use, as there is an abundance of supply at night. Coal turbines (which make up most of our supply) can’t be turned up or down easily, so they run constantly at peak demand (the levels present around 5:30-6:30PM when people arrive home from work and crank their AC up). There is enough over supply, in fact, that they effectively run the Snowy Hydro plant backwards by pumping water back up the mountain at night. This is why I am amazed when people complain that Christmas lights (or such) are a waste of electricity, or when turning off lights at night are used as some symbol of reducing electricity consumption.

Keep this in mind next time you are ready to complain about lights being a “waste of energy” and maybe think twice before turning on your air conditioner when you first get home instead.

Classified 10:53 am 24 Nov 11

rogueideas said :

Unfortunately in Canberra we’re ‘fat, rich and ignorant’ …

Now this I do agree with.

rogueideas 10:42 am 24 Nov 11

Classified said :

We bitch and moan about saving power and cutting emissions until it’s time for Christmas lights, then it becomes a competition for who’s can be best seen from space.

Spot on.

Unfortunately in Canberra we’re ‘fat, rich and ignorant’ and generally incapable of putting things into perspective.

We love our ‘bush’ capital until a tree obscures our view so it gets chopped down. We love the lack of traffic (generally) until a bus or bike gets in our way then we moan. We love wildlife on our doorstep but drive past injured ‘roos without a care.

I know, let’s talk about fireworks!

rogueideas 10:36 am 24 Nov 11

extendo said :

rogueideas said :

Seriously, do people still take the time to do this? Christmas lights on suburban brick boxes is a more pointless activity than dancing the lambada, naked with a giant cheese grater. GET A LIFE PEOPLE!

Grinch?
Personally love the lights!

Do beg my pardon. I must have been absent from school the day they taught that he who dies with the dumbest, most garish and cliched lighting display truly encapsulates Chrissie!

Do you reckon that if people had to generate their own source of electricity they would waste it so readily? I bet you complain when you get your power bill – burn that coal baby, burn!

Classified 9:35 am 24 Nov 11

We bitch and moan about saving power and cutting emissions until it’s time for Christmas lights, then it becomes a competition for who’s can be best seen from space.

Thumper 9:25 am 24 Nov 11

rogueideas said :

Seriously, do people still take the time to do this? Christmas lights on suburban brick boxes is a more pointless activity than dancing the lambada, naked with a giant cheese grater. GET A LIFE PEOPLE!

Geez man, you’re a barrel of fun.

Did a lighting manufacturer kill your dog or something?

extendo 9:25 am 24 Nov 11

rogueideas said :

Seriously, do people still take the time to do this? Christmas lights on suburban brick boxes is a more pointless activity than dancing the lambada, naked with a giant cheese grater. GET A LIFE PEOPLE!

Grinch?
Personally love the lights!

rogueideas 8:30 am 24 Nov 11

Seriously, do people still take the time to do this? Christmas lights on suburban brick boxes is a more pointless activity than dancing the lambada, naked with a giant cheese grater. GET A LIFE PEOPLE!

madamcholet 6:07 pm 23 Nov 11

Wouldn’t it be good if some of these people did an Australian christmas….less of the snow covered scenes would be refreshing. Having come from a country where Christmas is in the depths of winter and where snow at that time of year is defintitely not unknown, it all seems a bit odd when it’s blazing hot, but we are still fixated on snow! Can’t say exactly what I imagine, but lights can look perfectly good in normal trees. Maybe a giant lit up prawn?

Henry82 5:21 pm 23 Nov 11

10 points for the creativity. I’d need to see it at night before making a judgement.

KB1971 5:09 pm 23 Nov 11

Most of the do look bad in the day but that one doesnt look too bad at night.

p1 4:56 pm 23 Nov 11

EvanJames said :

Yuck! Where do I complain?

I hope it looks better with the lights going but then again, it couldn’t look much worse.

Can’t say I’ve seen it at night, but man does it look horrible during the day.

arescarti42 4:53 pm 23 Nov 11

Yes, it is in Theodore.

KB1971 4:09 pm 23 Nov 11

That house is in Theodore isnt it?

EvanJames 4:02 pm 23 Nov 11

Yuck! Where do I complain?

I hope it looks better with the lights going but then again, it couldn’t look much worse.

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