13 April 2005

Hand Holder Outerers

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I was a strolling through Civic as I am want to do upon a lunchtime to see if there was something to be mean spirited about. Yea there it was.

A procession of golden oldies and pressganged were marching and singing the praises of God. Nice job guys, you got my attention. Problem? Your signs didn’t name your Church. Now where am I supposed to go for my salvation? Though Canberrans normally avoid leaflet things like the plague, your’s didn’t even have a local address. Thanks for nothing, I’m going to burn in hell for your disorganisation.

Until the Brownies make a reunion tour. Gotta love them sandals with socks!

I then passed by robot-dancing-busker-dude. Business must be good, he’s stacked on some kilos. Also, what ever happened to Nasal girl? The one person I liked to give my change to and she vanished just as she really hit her stride.

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I’ve learnt to dread going to the gym. The foot bridge to get to Westfield is shocking. At one end the hari krishna shakes a bucket at you, 10 feet down a guy asks you for a spare dollar. Smack in the middle is a guy sitting and reading aloud from the bible, wrapped in a blanket, with a sign asking for money, a bit further on is a guy I like to call “Daniel my Brother” because that is the song he is always busking with. So in a 15 second walk across the bridge, you are hit with all of them most days. The minimum is two. It shits me. There should be a law of one vagrant per landmark.

When people are trying to sell me something or draw attention to themselves in the public view, I’ll take the piss all day long for them.

Then some guy on a crutch who can barely stand up straight or speak begs me for cash. I’m thinking, life has kicked him in the nads quite enough without me weighing in.

But sure, send them away to gaol for they offend thine sight. Great solution……….. hmmmmmm

Reality Check12:33 pm 14 Apr 05

They say Canberra is a prison for the walking dead, so all these dero’s and beggars walking around are not surprising in the least.


I still see kilt man around the Belconnen area. He’s drives an old tarago with pictures/flags of scottish things all over it and has bag pipe music blaring.

I’m over all this stuff. Especially the people who stand there half-heartedly trying to offload copies of “Green Left Weekly”.

Anyone else remember Megaphone Kilt Man? I am guessing he must have passed on, its been years….

Canberra Basher5:59 pm 13 Apr 05

I came from Sydney a few years ago (Yes, that’s not a joke, its true – most people go the other way) and I’ve never ceased to be amazed by the amount of deros and mentally defective beggars in and around civic, especially garema place. I used to walk around all day in Sydney and not bump into one ! It’s maybe because the Canberran socialist government tolerates these misfits getting in peoples faces. In Sydney they would have them removed to the nearest nut house of jail cell where they belong !!!

Who opened the door to the lunatic asylum in Canberra ? Will they please shut the door – SOON or I’m on the next coach to Sydney !

The very same. I paid her courage cause I’ve busked before and it felt like shit.

You GAVE her your money?! I can only assume you gave her some change on condition that she shut up!

the robot guy was cool.

If, by “Nasal girl” you mean that annoying smackie that used to stand outside david jones, and make every possible song inthe world sound depressing (no matter how upbeat it should be) she hasn’t been around for quite a while.
It was out belief, when I worked at subway, that she must have just died from an OD.

What I hate are the people tryin to sell stuff, who you see from a distance, and clearly go out of your way to NOT make eye contact, and avoid them, and they still chase after you.

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