18 July 2005

Crikey panders to southsiders

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Crikey had the following in their sealed section today :

6. Unsubstantiated tips & rumours
On Friday night there were drinks at DIMIA to farewell Bill Farmer and two other ousted senior staffers. Apparently the tears and un-PC comments were flowing. Farmer had written a poem called “Bastille Day at Belco” (DIMIA is located in the awful Canberra suburb of Belconnen), which involved him and the other two being taken to the guillotine by Amanda the executioner – very well received apparently!

So what do we think of Belco being described this way?

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I think the phrase “awful Canberra suburb” could pretty much apply to the entire city; North, South, centre. Dead heart; desolate suburbs. (I live in an undisclosed Canberra ‘burb)

Absent Diane3:48 pm 20 Jul 05

yeah – bad sign, young age

Either that or you thought ‘When in Rome…’

Absent Diane2:58 pm 20 Jul 05

yeah – I didn’t really know the way…. it may not have actually been desperation to get out… it may have had more to do with the fact that I was attracted to the pretty liquid in the glass sitting next to the kero heater…

Absent Diane2:30 pm 20 Jul 05

when I was two I was desperate to get out of cooma that I drank kerosine

North Cooma: “Welcome to Bumf*ck nowhere”

Sorry to offend anyone who likes it down there, but it is pretty ordinary, even for hillbillies.

redneck_ninja7:58 am 20 Jul 05

I hope people realise what they’re saying when they say they live in North Cooma/Tuggeranong. Anyone who has actually BEEN to the suburb of North Cooma would know such an accusation should not be taken lightly. (shudders)

believe it or not – the comrade has a plan for belco… something about livability, sustainability… arts centre cultural environment something. it all blurs.

Absent Diane5:10 pm 19 Jul 05

when it comes down to it – really – just a bit of land with structures made by a pointless race… so its just like anywhere else

Are you serious? Belconnen is a haunt of the Charney boons! I had the displeasure of working in “The Mall” (aren’t Northerners sooo flash) for about two years and the day to day stench of randoms was far worse than Woden.

You are correct about Tuggeranong though.

The stench of strangers body odour is less at Belconnen than the Hyperdome or Woden Plaza IMO.

Like Woden and Tuggernong, Belconnen’s both a Suburb and a Zone. There’s a suburb called Belconnen, and then there’s a lot of suburbs around it that a lot of people also call Belconnen.

The Zone-named suburbs are the ones with the big shops in them.

I thought that was a pretty good description, actually. Except that Belconnen is not a suburb but a, well, i don’t know. help?

I’m with johnboy. There’s nothing wrong with Belco. True, there’s nothing very much *right* with it either, but it’s still nicer to wander around than most suburbs of Melbourne or Sydney.

BelCompton you mean?

Absent Diane10:01 am 19 Jul 05

Thumper – am willing to swap – so long as your not in north cooma

I’m no fan of Belconnen, but I hate it when someone who does not appear to be a Canberra resident bags any part of the ACT out.

A concrete disaster. Get in, buy your stuff, get out. Try not to notice the scenery.

try not to think about it myself 🙂

North Cooma (Tuggeranong) resident

Vic Bitterman8:51 pm 18 Jul 05

Belco’s a shit hole, everyone knows that.

Belconnen is a home to mediocrity in many ways.

But it has a very pretty lake and every amenity the urbanite could ask for.

I think awful is a pretty dreadful slander of a relatively innocent suburb myself.

Absent Diane4:57 pm 18 Jul 05

hellconnen – working here is hard enough 😛

I have stained my shirt with the proud tears of the North.

no wait… that’s urine.

Return to the North vs South wars !

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