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Is Joe just jealous Sydney has no Skywhale?

By johnboy - 18 May 2013 8

I wasn’t going to rise to the bait of Joe Hildebrand’s latest effort to troll Canberra.

When your complaint about a city comes to it having a winter season (as do New York, London, Paris and Tokyo) and laws about smoking in pubs the complainant is the one coming across as a yokel in the big smoke.

But then we were directed to Tim Blair’s recent missive on the Skywhale featuring yours truly in the Skywhale hat after the In Canberra Tonight show on Thursday night.

tim blair screenshot

I do believe they’re getting jealous of us at the other end of the Hume.

What’s Your opinion?


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8 Responses to
Is Joe just jealous Sydney has no Skywhale?
bundah 9:13 am 22 May 13

We’ve now got his Highness Stanhope putting his two bob’s worth in saying the Skywhale has embarrassed the ACT government, damaged Canberra’s image and given fuel to Canberra-bashers for years to come.FFS can you just go away!

Roundhead89 4:28 pm 19 May 13

Masquara said :

JB are you actually a Canberran? It’s a very funny article. No confident Canberran gives a rat’s what anyone else thinks about our city (That’s why Robyn Archer’s whining “don’t knock Canberra” was so utterly off as the core message she pushed for two years). Any honest local will admit that it does actually have quite a ring of truth to it among the exaggeration. Specially about the annual hit for budget junkies.

That wasn’t the only Daily Telegraph rant about Canberra this week. On Wednesday Miranda Devine published a piece which described Canberra as “a town on steroids” basking in the smugness that secure employment brings. Hell, we even have our own foodie district – New Acton. That’s a newie by me, I always thought our “foodie district” was in Dickson. Oh well, I’ve only been living here for 43 years, I guess people who fly in and fly out after a few hours are far more knowledgeable.

Blen_Carmichael 12:14 pm 19 May 13

Masquara said :

JB are you actually a Canberran? It’s a very funny article. No confident Canberran gives a rat’s what anyone else thinks about our city (That’s why Robyn Archer’s whining “don’t knock Canberra” was so utterly off as the core message she pushed for two years). Any honest local will admit that it does actually have quite a ring of truth to it among the exaggeration. Specially about the annual hit for budget junkies.

Bullseye.

vaguely 12:13 pm 19 May 13

He lost me when he said Al Gore invented the internet.
http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp

Who cares what he says about Canberra…

c_c™ 3:22 am 19 May 13

So why is Joe Hildebrand a somebody? I just don’t get it.

dph 12:50 am 19 May 13

Butt hurt because he couldn’t smoke indoors & forgot to pack his warm clothes… writes horribly outdated rant on how terrible Canberra is…

Daily Telegraph logic.

HiddenDragon 10:34 pm 18 May 13

Joe is so shy and self-effacing – perhaps you should post the Moby-Franger hat to him so he can wear it next time he appears on Q&A – it might just get him some attention, and finally give him the confidence to speak up.

Anyway, it was very nice of Joe to compare us with Sydney’s Upper North Shore – if word gets around, we might attract some of those well-heeled pensioners looking to take advantage of the new downscale, bank the cash, and keep your pension policy announced in the Budget. That sort of support could be handy for our property market later this year.

Masquara 10:32 pm 18 May 13

JB are you actually a Canberran? It’s a very funny article. No confident Canberran gives a rat’s what anyone else thinks about our city (That’s why Robyn Archer’s whining “don’t knock Canberra” was so utterly off as the core message she pushed for two years). Any honest local will admit that it does actually have quite a ring of truth to it among the exaggeration. Specially about the annual hit for budget junkies.

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