[First filed: Dec 17, 2010 @ 8:15]
This in from Tim the Yowie Man:
On the eve of the holiday season, Canberra’s Tim the Yowie Man has issued an urgent plea to the Eurobodalla Shire Council to immediately clean up unsightly graffiti that has recently appeared at Pooh Bear’s Corner on the Clyde Mountain.
“The historic location, on the Clyde Mountain is well known to Canberra kids, many of whom ask their parents to stop so they can have a peek into Pooh Bears Cave on the long and windy drive to the coast,” explains the Canberra cryptonaturalist and tourism operator.
“Graffiti such as people’s initials and names has been common place at the famous landmark for many years, but unfortunately, some fool has gone too far and drawn a large phallic symbol at the entrance to the small cave – it’s just totally inappropriate for kids,” laments the Yowie Man.
The cave, part of a munitions store during World War II that could be detonated to stop passage of enemy forces from the coast to the national capital, has been decorated with teddy bears for several decades. “It even has its very own Facebook site,” says the Yowie Man.
“Traditionally, Boxing Day triggers a large exodus of Canberrans who head to the coast via the Clyde Mountain…if the graffiti was cleaned-up prior to then it would be one of the best Christmas presents the Eurobodalla Shire Council could give to Canberra families (apart from some nice beach weather…),” urges the Yowie Man.
UPDATE: You’ll all, no doubt, be thrilled to know that FM104’s Scotty and Nige have, according to their twit feed (and who better to have one?), taken Black Thunder down the Clyde and cleaned up Pooh Corner.
Christmas is saved!
What other civic duties would you like to see them perform?