City of Dobbers?

johnboy 28 January 2007 51

The Canberra Times is decrying the willingness of Canberrans to turn on each other.

They start by telling us it’s a bad idea to report neighbours breaching water restrictions and move on to Canberrans using Rate the Plate and (where’d you lift that idea from Brad?).

City of whingers? Or just more able to express our feelings?

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51 Responses to City of Dobbers?
Thumper Thumper 8:10 am 30 Jan 07

Hendrix American?
Neil Young American?

Ahhh… Yes….

I missed something here didn’t I?

Deano Deano 8:20 pm 29 Jan 07

Australians value being able to do, think and say whatever the hell we feel like. Therefore the act of calling something “unAustralian” is in itself “unAustralian”.

jemmy jemmy 6:29 pm 29 Jan 07

Hmm, my witty and amusing comments didn’t make it.

Note to self: anything enclosed in will be taken as an HTML tag.

jemmy jemmy 6:26 pm 29 Jan 07

Although I will admit to liking… Hendrix, Neil Young…

Hendrix American?
Neil Young American?

Thumper Thumper 5:43 pm 29 Jan 07

Still cracking up at Atoz’s comment…


Thumper Thumper 5:41 pm 29 Jan 07

Jim wasted a perfectly good bath in Paris, while wasted…

atoz atoz 4:56 pm 29 Jan 07

If Jim Morrison was your neighbour I think you’d find your garden hose getting shorter and shorter each day.

Maelinar Maelinar 4:45 pm 29 Jan 07

WMC – perhaps you should buy a letter because you are a lit firecracker at the moment. (That’s WMD on account of you are an american and I’ll have to provide you the solution before you get the joke)

Its Sceptic on account of I say it is, on account of I really want to drawl the ‘Sc’ sound out. On no account was it intended to read ‘septic’ because I wouldn’t want to associate americans with something useful.

Hear that wooshing sound over your head ?

You should probably duck – it’s gunfire.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:37 pm 29 Jan 07

I personally watch heaps of american tv, mostly doco’s though alongisde; curb your enthusiasm, the family guy and south park (the only three american comedies that almost rival brit humour)

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:37 pm 29 Jan 07

Jim Morrison wouldn’t waste water, but then he’d never dob on his neighbour either. He’d just go over to the neighbour’s house and flash his flaccid member at them while he’s pissed on vodka and tripping on acid.

Thumper Thumper 4:24 pm 29 Jan 07

Um, do you actually read anything my friend?

Some little thing I wrote just before about music…

Obviously not.

And you were the one that said we were the 51st state, not me. I didn’t even mention the US until you dragged your little anti Howard rant into it.

Guess Latham was the way to go hey?

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 4:20 pm 29 Jan 07

Woody, I’d say you’re slightly deluding in saying that we are the 51st state. Maybe you should get out more?

Maybe you should quit assuming that your experience is the sum of all experience. Just because you don’t like “Yank” anything, doesn’t meant that the rest of Australia isn’t gobbling it up in all aspects of their lives each and every day. I don’t happen to think it’s a bad thing myself, because you get tired of “Mother and Son” and vegemite on toast after a while. The universe doesn’t revolve around you and your delusions, sunshine.

Piss off to America then, Sceptic Lover.

Actually, I am a sceptic, but I’ll assume you meant “septic”. I don’t need to move to America, because it’s already moved here, and anything I could get there I can, and do, get here (with the exception of White Castle hamburgers). Hear that whooshing sound over your head? That was the point.

Thumper Thumper 3:33 pm 29 Jan 07

Although I will admit to liking the Doors, Hendrix, Neil Young, Loving Spoonful, and all the old blues guys…

And Sinatra…


schmerica_ schmerica_ 3:24 pm 29 Jan 07

“Sadly, calling someone Un-Australian seems to be particularly Australian”

A quote from Wil Anderson’s peice ‘The Sunday Roast’ from the Sunday Telegraph’s magazine ‘Sunday’. Never heard of the term ‘Un-Australian’ until a little while ago, and it seems to be thrown in when someone does something that someone else dosen’t like.

‘You wash your car on the road – that’s Un-Australian’
‘You can’t ban the Australian Flag – that’s Un-Australian’
‘You can’t wear those sock with your thongs – that’s Un-Australian’

simto simto 3:19 pm 29 Jan 07

The only other nationality I can think of as using the term “un-wherever-we-are” is the Yanks (indeed, most notoriously in the House Unamerican Activities Commission – HUAC). So it’s possible that Watson was merely mentioning a possible derivation…

Thumper Thumper 3:06 pm 29 Jan 07

Funny that after three years living in the States I couldn’t wait to leave.

Hated the place, just about everything about it.

Yes, there is an Americanisation of Australia, but it is due to the increase in American TV and trends via all forms of media that is influencing people, generally younger members of society.

As for me, I still hate yank TV, yank food, yank mini series, etc, etc…

Woody, I’d say you’re slightly deluding in saying that we are the 51st state. Maybe you should get out more?

Maelinar Maelinar 2:56 pm 29 Jan 07

Piss off to America then, Sceptic Lover.

(Really, I had to say that)…

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 2:41 pm 29 Jan 07

I disagree {that un-Australian = Anti-American}, as do most Australians !

Ever since John Howard became PM, Australia’s interests have been America’s interests, and to be against America’s interests (for example, free trade, the war on terror, the war on drugs, intellectual property, the media) is to be against Australia’s interests.

As for Australians themselves – for all their mindless jingoism about “septic tanks”, we sure do enjoy our American food, American beverages, American television, American fashions, American cinema, American magazines, American websites, American Christianity and so on. We’re deluding ourselves if we think we’re not the 51st state. Even with the accent, we could probably pass for Boston southies. Pahk the cahr in the yahrd, and we’ll have some chowdah!

Maelinar Maelinar 1:43 pm 29 Jan 07

I’m not into P.Correctness – they really meant to say fat chicks do it like they need to impress you a lot because they don’t get it that often, except that thats a rather long lyric.

Danman Danman 1:38 pm 29 Jan 07

Fat bottom girls that is Mael

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