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Images of Canberra – Soylent Green Graffiti

By johnboy - 28 September 2005 26

Stencil graffiti in Canberra is, favourites of the Chief Minister aside, quite sophisticated. The following effort was caught on the laughable “crossing” between the lake and King’s Avenue.

Soylent Green Graffiti

For those who don’t get it the IMDB is, as always, your friend.

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Images of Canberra – Soylent Green Graffiti
Absent Diane 4:31 pm 29 Sep 05

Well im well under 40 and I get it…..

Maelinar 3:08 pm 29 Sep 05

since the refugee group were seaborne they didn’t have access to nutrient, so they had a vat where everything was recycled.

As the story goes, their form of absolute punishment was to be put in a cage and left in the vat until you were recycled.

Insert KC here to the scene and your memory should be complete

bulldog 2:38 pm 29 Sep 05

I’m well under 40 thanks.

That being said, I’m not sure if I get the waterworld call. It’s been many years since I saw that particular white elephant and vowed never to be put through the agony again.

A little help Mael?

Bodhichitta 2:32 pm 29 Sep 05


Bodhichitta 2:31 pm 29 Sep 05

hehehehe gold! (or should that be Green!)
Actually, the funniest thing about that is that the majority of people who get it are likely to be over 40 🙂

Bodhichitta 2:30 pm 29 Sep 05

hehehehe gold! (or should that be Green!)

Maelinar 1:36 pm 29 Sep 05

Or perhaps too many people have been watching Kevin Costners ‘Waterworld’ in recent weeks ?

ssanta 1:09 pm 29 Sep 05

The people who wander around sraying this novelty device are genrally called clutlre jammers. The SMH has been yammering on about them for the past week. I think it is quite good… very sarcastic excellnt… stemp oout illreacy

bulldog 12:34 pm 29 Sep 05

were we?

or is this a job for the apostrophe nazi?

Anyway, maybe I should have clarified; Brave New World is a novel written by Aldous Huxley in the fifties about society in the 21st century, I’m sure most of you are aware of it.

I’m at a loss as to why people are wandering around spraying this novelty device. I blame the watermelons, always harping on about recycling.

bonfire 12:05 pm 29 Sep 05


Thumper 10:57 am 29 Sep 05


thats okay. I don’t get it either….

bulldog 10:26 am 29 Sep 05

Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” where the dead, the elderly and feeble are recycled to become a highly nutritious liquid supplement.

mmmmmmm…. dead people.

LurkerGal 10:14 am 29 Sep 05

I still don’t get it. What is the source of the food? (assume is people?)

johnboy 7:40 am 29 Sep 05

All part of the Service Jey.

RiotACT – Part of your ongoing cultural education.

Jey 7:36 am 29 Sep 05

Ahhhh…they’ve referenced ‘Soylent Green’ at least once on The Simpsons and I never did get it.
I am now enlightened.

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