Goodbye Johnboy

johnboy 22 May 2007 31

When I first contemplated a farewell to Canberra (and it’s not like any of you can say you weren’t warned) I had visions of maybe putting a half dozen bands into the Zierholz Brewery for a night of epic proportions.

But then I remembered a few things.

1) I don’t have time to organise this debauch.

2) The rest of the RiotACT team have failed, over SEVEN YEARS to organise business cards for the site, so if entrusted with organising something actually complicated might come up with a delivery date of 2030. Good things are worth waiting for but I’ve never been one for deferred gratification.

3) RiotACT readers are notoriously poor at coming to the events they are equally incessant in suggesting.

4) A number of readers have been hoping I’d go so they could freeload off some champagne supernova of a party.

So instead I’ll just let you all know that we’ll be at All Bar Nun in O’Connor (Canberra’s home of attempted murder!) from 7.30 on Wednesday 23-MAY-07 (tomorrow). Come along wearing white, yellow, or blue and look for people doing likewise.

If you’re in the bar and can’t find us then give me a call on 0412 690 643 and watch to see who picks up.

Apologies to those who can’t make it and hope to see the sane there!

(Oh, and one last thing, seeing as how I’m going; retards posting why they can’t come in the comments can please go kill themselves painfully instead – something involving an orange gun, barbed wire and your rectum will do nicely. Send me your apologies via email rather than talking down the event you arseholes)


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captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 11:11 pm 22 May 07

I saw the story saying you had an offer, but must have missed any of the details. Any clues on where you’re going? I remember seeing something about Kerces heading down the coast…

Anyhoo, thanks heaps for all the work keeping this site afloat over the years. Best of British luck wherever it is you’re off to.

johnboy johnboy 11:13 pm 22 May 07

come along tomorrow and I’ll try and explain it.

simbo simbo 11:26 pm 22 May 07

If you’re going to work for the Illawarra Mercury, can I reserve the right to laugh in your face (yes, I’ll be there to make sure it’s your face)?

Or is the answer to that quiestion dependant on me buying you a beer?

johnboy johnboy 11:52 pm 22 May 07

Beer brings truth.

RandomGit RandomGit 4:11 pm 23 May 07

Hate SMS? Congratulations, you’ve arrived!

Oh wait, you haven’t given the lead in. Shit.

Swaggie Swaggie 5:06 pm 23 May 07

Genuinely sorry to see you go JB, best of luck to you and I look forward to postings from “RA’s coastal correspondent”

caf caf 5:21 pm 23 May 07

Yes, I’m sad to see you leaving too. RA’s one of only a very limited set of lively local media, I hope it continues. Thanks for the time and energy you’ve put into it.

The Oaks Flat Progress Association won’t know what hit them.

PS How late are you planning on staying at All Bar?

johnboy johnboy 5:52 pm 23 May 07

Quite late I would imagine caf!

el el 5:55 pm 23 May 07

I can’t come because I have to wash my hair.

Where’s the best place to purchase barbed wire?

terubo terubo 7:04 am 24 May 07

Couldn’t get there because of late work. Hope it was a good pissup.

Danman Danman 7:21 am 24 May 07

I was only there for 1 to 1.5 hours – but it was a pleasure to meet you JB.

Cheers to everyone I had a chat too as well, el, Che, Jazz – and I am really bad with names – but the redhead trainee teacher.

I went not knowing what I was getting into – and left with a few new faces to keep an eye out for in this small town.

Cheers for organising JB – hope and wish you all the best.

el el 7:36 am 24 May 07

Schmerica Danman 🙂

See you at work…

che che 9:44 am 24 May 07

thanks for coming all, it was our biggest turnout of readers to the pub yet

Maelinar Maelinar 10:27 am 24 May 07

Che for Admin !

Danman Danman 10:30 am 24 May 07

If you guys need any help keeping RiotACT together – I am happy to offer my limited photographical resources.

Thumper Thumper 11:18 am 24 May 07

I think we should organise another get together, but this time with a little more notice.

And I would offer my services as well, except I’m a computer gumby and have no time….

KandyA KandyA 12:46 pm 24 May 07

sad to see you go go go
not far away so
post a story for your return?
at least u can keep us informed about the Sth Coast happenings – which could be mutually beneficial – Canberrans knowing a bit more about their surrounds, and coasties not having to put up with canberans, who, already secure in their up to date gos on the coast, wont have to go there!

all the best JB

madman madman 1:04 pm 24 May 07

I only got this post now!!!

Can we do the drinks again tonight?! LOL

schmerica_ schmerica_ 1:55 pm 24 May 07

I’ve been forgotten already!

Danman Danman 2:50 pm 24 May 07

Ahh Schmerica – I would never forget a great person like yourself – but alas I am terrible with names.

I just remember Jazz because I have been offering him photography lessons for ages – Che because he had a revolutionary t-shirt on and el because as it turns out I worked with him.

After last night performance – all 1.5 hrs of it – I will be more than happy to attend more RiotACT events.

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