Images of Canberra – Things hotting up at the National Archive?

johnboy 20 February 2009 20

[First filed: February 19, 2009 @ 15:50]

Came across this at the Australia Day Live concert a few of weeks ago.

I don’t think anyone but the strangest of people have ever seen the National Archives quite this way before.

Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com

UPDATED: The plot thickens!

“duchess_tara” has posted a comment which, despite the self promotion, I thought was worthy of a wider audience:

    I am the manager of Sexy time. We are an adult store located in Hume. That sign was stolen from outside the shop buy a few males a couple of weeks ago. Such a shame no plates can be seen in this shot. I would love my sign back but I must admit a little free advertisement around Canberra is only a good thing. If the sign is returned to the shop I am more then willing to give a little generosity and a few free items to whoever has the guts to return it. PS I have your shoe, and stubby holder that you left behind at the scene 🙂

    To all, come visit me in Hume for all your adult needs. Have a very Sexy time!


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duchess_tara duchess_tara 4:01 pm 21 Feb 09

Danman – The feature grabbed your attention, so much so that you decided to post comments. So I give my sincere thanks for keeping the discussion going. Good Job!

The sign really was stolen on Australia day, in daylight. My weekend staff saw the culprits pull up in the truck (for reference, the very same truck in the photo) however they did not get outside in time to yell blatant abuse at them. And in their haste the male that grabbed the sign lost his beer, stubby holder and shoe (for reference it was a thong – typical).

Now I am left without a sign. Whoever dares bring me this sign they will be compensated for their troubles. Perhaps a new private release, or if your taste varies don’t worry I have a bit of everything.

Although this subject has taken a turn, I feel it is a positive turn. Here is a quote pulled from the Canberra Times, a feature printed in Panorama with a follow up of my views,

“Canberra, Australia’s Amsterdam. Home of Porn, Pot, Pyrotechnics & Politics.
( the article goes on to describe how Canberra should not be taking itself so seriously, to lighten up and take advantages of popular tourist attractions, such as Adult stores to help bring more people and money into Canberra).

Given that, I think photographing an Adult store sign that was located on Australia day, at the Australia day live concert really does have its advantages for everyone especially when it is posted on the internet. Woot!

Here at Sexy time, we do have Porn, We do supply devices that can be used with Pot. During the Queens holiday in June we do Supply Fireworks and believe it or not you might even spot Politicians buying obscene products every now and then.

So please do visit this tourist attraction that seems to have a bit of everything that Canberra is known for.

Much Thanks to everyone who is following this no matter what your views are

Tara (wishing you a very Sexy time) xoxox

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 9:14 am 21 Feb 09

I thought it was an amusing distraction, and the backstory made it entertaining. I’ll keep an eye out for the sign – I could use some new fishnet stockings.

flying doormat flying doormat 7:37 am 21 Feb 09

Haha how can people have a whinge about this article its a good laugh. Perhaps you need to grab your knitted blanket and hop into your rocking chair and eat some soup rather than carry on here.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 6:19 pm 20 Feb 09

Danman said :

So this is the direction RiotACT is chosing to take – this is barely worthy of a featured post – If I was a customer of RiotACT paying for advertising on this site, I would be pretty disappointed and embarrassed.

At an estimated 10 views per posting, I’d be pleased…

monomania monomania 5:34 pm 20 Feb 09

duchess_tara said :

I am the manager of Sexy time. We are an adult store located in Hume. That sign was stolen from outside the shop buy a few males a couple of weeks ago. Such a shame no plates can be seen in this shot. I would love my sign back but I must admit a little free advertisement around Canberra is only a good thing. If the sign is returned to the shop I am more then willing to give a little generosity and a few free items to whoever has the guts to return it. PS I have your shoe, and stubby holder that you left behind at the scene 🙂

To all, come visit me in Hume for all your adult needs. Have a very Sexy time!

And if your shoe and your stubby holder fit I’m yours Cinders.

johnboy johnboy 3:29 pm 20 Feb 09

We’re always extremely open about who has paid us.

This was not a planned or staged story in any way and no money, good, or services have changed hands.

I came across the scene myself at the time and thought it was a fun photo. I chose to run it now.

It then turned out there was a pretty amusing back story to it.

Some of you are already in moderation for your abusive reaction to an innocent and amusing story and more will follow.

This matter will not be discussed further on this thread.

If you have any concerns, as always, I recommend you email me john@the-riotact.com

proofpositive proofpositive 3:24 pm 20 Feb 09

Skidbladnir said :

If we mention this ‘piece’ from RiotACT, do we get some kind of discount?

Next there will be the Fyshwick and Mitchell advertorials where you mention the article and they promise to love you long time.

Reprobate Reprobate 1:36 pm 20 Feb 09

Aw, what a lovely feelgood story, RiotACT MAY reunite a p0rn shop with their in-your-face sign. No wonder it’s the featured story eh..

Next!

bloodnut bloodnut 1:08 pm 20 Feb 09

johnboy said :

Gentlemen, RiotACT editorial policy is not the topic here. Take that as a warning.

Disclaimer: JB is the proud owner of a pair of new PVC pants

johnboy johnboy 12:28 pm 20 Feb 09

Gentlemen, RiotACT editorial policy is not the topic here. Take that as a warning.

peterh peterh 12:08 pm 20 Feb 09

Skidbladnir said :

If we mention this ‘piece’ from RiotACT, do we get some kind of discount?

do you need a discount, skid?

Although I fear moderation, I do have to agree with Danman, this really isn’t the kind of high quality article that we have seen in the past on riotact, there were some really great subjects and debates previously. I enjoy seeing the images of canberra. some are particularly good, like the bird series last year…

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 11:53 am 20 Feb 09

If we mention this ‘piece’ from RiotACT, do we get some kind of discount?

realityskin realityskin 11:45 am 20 Feb 09

will dutchess_tara give me a sexy time ?

Danman Danman 11:34 am 20 Feb 09

yeah… good one JB.

mirage3 mirage3 11:30 am 20 Feb 09

Good one JB

johnboy johnboy 11:27 am 20 Feb 09

More block caps needed for FOTW Dan.

Danman Danman 11:24 am 20 Feb 09

So this is the direction RiotACT is chosing to take – this is barely worthy of a featured post – If I was a customer of RiotACT paying for advertising on this site, I would be pretty disappointed and embarrassed.

peterh peterh 11:08 am 20 Feb 09

you probably will find that the southern cross is obscured by the sign, though…

duchess_tara duchess_tara 10:18 am 20 Feb 09

I am the manager of Sexy time. We are an adult store located in Hume. That sign was stolen from outside the shop buy a few males a couple of weeks ago. Such a shame no plates can be seen in this shot. I would love my sign back but I must admit a little free advertisement around Canberra is only a good thing. If the sign is returned to the shop I am more then willing to give a little generosity and a few free items to whoever has the guts to return it. PS I have your shoe, and stubby holder that you left behind at the scene 🙂

To all, come visit me in Hume for all your adult needs. Have a very Sexy time!

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 9:46 pm 19 Feb 09

Yeah I agree. How dare a P-plater own such a nice car.

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