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Jeez Mardi, way to sell your home to the world

By johnboy - 12 April 2012 89

The SMH has a lengthy piece on the torrent of abuse unleashed on Canberra last night on American TV (and on Eleven last night too where it raised my eyebrows).

If Guy Pearce wants to slag us off I guess that’s fine, and who cares what Ajay Rochester thinks about anything.

But local girl “Mardi” seems to think the only thing worth doing in Canberra is going to Sydney.

Which suggests to me she really needs to get out more, or possibly stay there.

So does anyone know this woman (the one on the right)?

mardi

Perhaps Craig should at least make a visit before devoting his show to slagging off 300,000 people.

Here’s the full horror show:

If the embedded player isn’t working you can see it on Eleven’s catch-up site.


UPDATE 12/04/12 12:40: Multiple sources have confirmed it’s one Mardi Croke of Jerrabomberra, who frequently stars in the Queanbeyan Age on netball related matters. Trading up Quangers for Canberra just to slag it seems like an odd strategy.


UPDATE 12/04/12 13:37: And for those whom Eleven is not working we now have it via YouTube:


UPDATE: And now the magic of YouTube brings us Ajay and Mardi enjoying their three minutes and twenty seconds of fame:


UPDATE 12/04/12 16:14: The Canberra Times has had a chat to Mardi who now says it was Ferguson’s idea:

Part of me did get the guilts because I do love Canberra and I often go there for the beautiful restaurants.”

But Mardi says the whole thing was meant to be taken as a joke.

“It was all very quick, it was all very funny and it was all light-hearted and I just can’t believe it’s turned into this. I love a good laugh as much as anyone else,” she said.

Mardi now jokes she’ll be wearing her “I love Queanbeyan” t-shirt when she gets home after having to deny where she was from on US television.

“I’m a staunch Queanbeyanite and love my home town,” she said.

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dpm 12:36 pm 17 Aug 12

enpointe said :

So why was johnboy watching a classy bit of TV like The Late Late Show in the first place? Surely “vibrant” Canberra had something better on offer?
RiotAct regularly puts the boot into “Qangers”, isn’t ironic that you so quickly “cry into your beer” when Canberra catches some humorous flack.

More importantly, surely you have something better to do than resurrect a thread that’s been dead for 4 months?
BTW, it’s not RA (JB) that might bag Quangers, but more likely some *posters* on RA. FWIW, Quangers people give it back too. No harm, no foul! So try not to take it too personally.
However, here’s a good example of us all geting along!
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/health/act-surgeons-cross-border-20120817-24cgz.html
Sounds like a great idea to me. Qbn hospital is considered underutilised, and Cbr overutilised, so sense seems to have prevailed.

Overall, Qbn vs. Cbr is just like the north/south Cbr debate (or Springfield vs. Shelbyville)!
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-is-a-divided-capital-new-figures-say-20120815-2499c.html
🙂

enpointe 11:57 am 17 Aug 12

So why was johnboy watching a classy bit of TV like The Late Late Show in the first place? Surely “vibrant” Canberra had something better on offer?
RiotAct regularly puts the boot into “Qangers”, isn’t ironic that you so quickly “cry into your beer” when Canberra catches some humorous flack.

    johnboy 12:15 pm 17 Aug 12

    My heartfelt apologies for daring to be home at 11pm at night one night of the year.

Postalgeek 10:43 am 15 Apr 12

cleo said :

I had lived in Canberra for twenty years, it wasn’t a matter of choice, I found Canberra to be a sterile place, no atmosphere, boring, people very clicky, incestuous almost, while it looks pretty, it’s a Mickey Mouse town, most people are in denial what really goes on in this town.
You hardly see people in the streets, it’s almost deserted, you could shoot a cannon down the main street in winter, no body would notice.
When the kids grow up, they leave to move interstate, I laugh when people say it’s a great place to bring up kids, are they joking? There is a massive drug problem, most teenagers are bored out of their brains, no fun things to do. How many times can you visit the museum’s, not too many times.
I’m with Ben Dove # 43.
I was told once by a teacher when doing a Taft course that ‘it’s who you know, not what you know’ in Canberra, to get work, she was so right.
I await to hear from the incestuous lot, lol
And Yes I finally left Canberra or should I say escaped, now living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and loving it, people are so friendly.

So why are you posting on a Canberra-centric forum?

Jesus, you sound just like Frustrated. How passive are you that you stay for decades in a spot you hate, associating with people you don’t like, waiting for someone to entertain you which never comes?

Everyone has a choice. You might be weak, your mind might be closed, or the options might not be easy or appealing, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a choice.

I’ve had the opposite experience, because I made the effort. I’ve met great people who help me out and I help them out, and I’ve had a ball.

My kids will be taught MTBing, kayak, camping, rollerblading, shooting, and any number of outdoor pursuits. We’ll go paintballing and we’ll go down to the coast for surfing. We’ll go skiing in Winter. And as they become teenages, they’ll know what to do with themselves in a town full of opportunity.

I mean FFS how pathetic do you have to be to look at all the people, groups, clubs, and activities in Canberra and say there’s nothing to do.

I don’t give a toss about what people think of the place or me, but it shits me that uninspiring people use blanket statements to dismiss the efforts of better people than them. There are a lot of good people in Canberra who do a lot for others.

cleo 2:21 am 15 Apr 12

I had lived in Canberra for twenty years, it wasn’t a matter of choice, I found Canberra to be a sterile place, no atmosphere, boring, people very clicky, incestuous almost, while it looks pretty, it’s a Mickey Mouse town, most people are in denial what really goes on in this town.
You hardly see people in the streets, it’s almost deserted, you could shoot a cannon down the main street in winter, no body would notice.
When the kids grow up, they leave to move interstate, I laugh when people say it’s a great place to bring up kids, are they joking? There is a massive drug problem, most teenagers are bored out of their brains, no fun things to do. How many times can you visit the museum’s, not too many times.
I’m with Ben Dove # 43.
I was told once by a teacher when doing a Taft course that ‘it’s who you know, not what you know’ in Canberra, to get work, she was so right.
I await to hear from the incestuous lot, lol
And Yes I finally left Canberra or should I say escaped, now living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, and loving it, people are so friendly.

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