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Images of Canberra – Well someone had to do it.

By johnboy 13 November 2008 38

This one’s from the fence around the huge hole in the ground where the Civic Greater Union cinema used to be.

This was old when God was a boy. But it’s nice to see the memory remains.

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fnaah 12:03 pm 14 Nov 08

I used to like the Form One Lane signs being modified to read Form One Planet.

Thumper 11:52 am 14 Nov 08

I love the kangaroos on skis…

Holden Caulfield 11:46 am 14 Nov 08

The STOP sign gags are pretty nifty too

STOP … Hammer time.
STOP … Collaborate, listen.

johnboy 11:27 am 14 Nov 08

“What would you do if god came to Liverpool? Move Dalgleish to center”

“God Hates Homos! But does he like tabouleh?”

astrojax 11:25 am 14 Nov 08

i still like the classics:

‘jesus saves’ ‘but kewell scores on the rebound’

wishuwell 9:38 am 14 Nov 08

One of my fav pieces.’Don’t laugh Im having sex with your mother’! and underneath was scrawled ‘Go home dad your drunk’.

p1 9:31 am 14 Nov 08

I miss the bat signal on the “radar used by ACT Police” sign coming in from Cooma, that was witty.

That was always one of my favourite things on the way into Canberra. There used to be a NSW police sign on the way to my Grandmothers house which read “Police aircraft check speeding” or something like that. Someone had written under it “Pigs in Space!”

There is some pretty old graf in some of Canberra’s drains, but nothing more meaningful then knowing that the Northside/Southside rivalry has existed since at least the early ’70s

heinous 5:53 pm 13 Nov 08

You can avoid prosecution by using a Money Order.

ant 3:53 pm 13 Nov 08

I remember those graffiti too – Prout (I always thought it was Proust), and the generals growing obscene on young blood. I miss the bat signal on the “radar used by ACT Police” sign coming in from Cooma, that was witty.

smeeagain 3:34 pm 13 Nov 08

tylersmayhem said :

Funny…I’ve never seen that “Bill Posters” gag before – but it gave me a good chuckle. Very much my sense of humor (yes I do have one).

This used to always be on Mad Magazine when I was a youngster. I think I even have one of those pastie stickers with serrated edges (that you had to lick to stick them on things) on my old brown cardboard school case (Mad magazine used to regularly have stickers in them)

Can’t think of any good graffiti I’ve seen around the place in a long time.

tylersmayhem 3:24 pm 13 Nov 08

Funny…I’ve never seen that “Bill Posters” gag before – but it gave me a good chuckle. Very much my sense of humor (yes I do have one).

Jim Jones 3:22 pm 13 Nov 08

The best graffiti I remember was in a bus shelter somewhere in Belco. Someone had written “Motley Crüe are the best thing since women”. Underneath it (in a different hand), there was: “Motley Crue ARE women”.

Danman 2:48 pm 13 Nov 08

That blades menswear alleyway also had “Daddys cummin home” for ages as well… I remember it well from walking past as a kid and not quite understanding it.

Granny 2:44 pm 13 Nov 08

Yes, that’s it! I can’t count the times I walked past and read that wall. I kind of miss it too.

: (

johnboy 2:32 pm 13 Nov 08

The original quote was “Do you know we are being led to slaughters by placid admirals & that fat slow generals are getting obscene on young blood”

From dim memory the quote as rendered was something like:

“We are ruled by placid admirals and fat slow generals growing obscene on young blood”, but it was a long time ago.

Hercsie 2:00 pm 13 Nov 08

Who remembers when “Constantine is 666” was daubed on the wall around the Lodge?

I also always got a chuckle out of “Dyslexia Lures KO?”

The British Airways billboard advertising the (then) new Concorde service between UK and US which read “Breakfast in London, Lunch in New York” to which someone had added “Baggage in Bermuda”

Me thinks that the subtlety of graffitti has gone as tagging is not the same thing

Die Lefty Scum 1:58 pm 13 Nov 08

johnboy said :

“prout’s ideology is humanity’s panacea”

Prout is “Progressive utilization theory”.

This always disappointed me as I’d hoped it was talking about Marcel Proust

There was a Doors quote next to it and their destruction was an act of historic vandalism IMHO.

Nice work Johnboy. Out of interest, what was the doors quote?

johnboy 1:35 pm 13 Nov 08

“prout’s ideology is humanity’s panacea”

Prout is “Progressive utilization theory”.

This always disappointed me as I’d hoped it was talking about Marcel Proust

There was a Doors quote next to it and their destruction was an act of historic vandalism IMHO.

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