Found this article in Sydney Morning Herald’s Heckler column. Makes for interesting reading, what do you think?
Canberra – where being polite is a capital offence
[Also sent in by Thumper]
Bill Bryson wandered up and down Northbourne looking for a feed and thought the place had no soul. He reluctantly ended up eating at the Rex and was inspired to come up with his slogan.
The funny thing is he would have wandered straight past places like Dickson with no idea they were there.
“Canberra – your tax dollar starts here”
“Canberra – bring your pet camel”
“Canberra – not quite as crap as you have been led to believe.”
“Canberra – We know what’s good for you”
“Canberra – Light No Fires”.
“Canberra – better than Queanbeyan”
Canberra – we hide the good stuff in obscure out of the way places
“Canberra – Where porn has it’s own suburb”
“Canberra – Round-about heaven”
“Canberra – more unsolved murders than anywhere else in Australia”
Canberra- we’re only here because Sydney and melbourne missed out.
Seriously, the writer has a good point, lycra clad bicycle wannabees are a classic. They are just so vain and so laughable.
Seriously, do you need to have all the best lycra gear to ride a bike? After all, its just a fucking bike!
And they just look so bad….
I think Capital Tourism or whatever they’re called these days should be picking these slogans up for their next ad campaign that will get shown on our screens.
Canberra – It could have been Dalgety!
Hey, porn has two suburbs (someone forgot Mitchell)
Canberra – Men in tights
Here’s one for the lycra brigade:
“Canberra – The Nation’s Jock Itch Capital”
“Canberra – We don’t like the government either”
Oh – Mr Evil, I think you’re taking Adelaide’s claim to fame with the unsolved murder thing…
“Canberra – Home of the Hedgehog”
Should we raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14?