Johnathan Davis (Greens for Brindabella) get the Greens off and racing with the Lego

johnboy 17 July 2012 36

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The Lego Challenge keeps gathering pace with the Greens getting on board via Johnathan Davis.

For those coming in late there’s two things going on here:

    1) We need donations of Lego (or Lego contributed for return on a by-the-kilogram basis as we don’t plan to separate them back out again)

    2) So we can then spend August and September in the pub watching ACT election candidates trying to make the most impressive possible creation with the available bricks.

It should be noted we’re not doing one giant sit down with all the candidates at once (fun as that could be) but a series run over many nights with a YouTube video of what they make and what comes of it.

We’re certainly encouraging candidates to get in and donate the pieces they’re wanting to see when they sit down with the big box of Lego.

Much appreciated Johnathan! As a donating candidate he’s allowed to choose venue for his upcoming challenge, in this case PJ’s Tuggeranong has been nominated.

(Yes we realise clever candidates are getting good cheap publicity out of this. This is not a problem as we aim to encourage clever candidates)

So far the donating tally is Two Liberal, Two Labor, Two members of the public (Thank you Ayrton and Penelope), One Greens and no minor parties.

Yet. We’ll let you know!


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36 Responses to Johnathan Davis (Greens for Brindabella) get the Greens off and racing with the Lego
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Mysteryman Mysteryman 3:07 pm 18 Jul 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Let’s be honest here.i am a 30 year old man. In mst cases, I’d rather vote for a 20 year od than a out of touch 50 year old.

I’ve probably met more 20 year olds who are out of touch than 50 year olds. At least a bit of life experience gives things perspective.

I was going to say the same thing.

Flossie Flossie 2:45 pm 18 Jul 12

Johnathan looks baby faced, but has some life experience that guarantees great depth. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:48 am 18 Jul 12

johnboy said :

To be honest I think there’s some value in having at least one very young MLA, as we get older we get too good at accepting things that are wrong as just “the way it’s done”.

It’s a shame there aren’t many people who manage to keep their passion while they build thier intellect and street smarts. It’s also a shame that not many of those who do manage this want to represent us.

Ultimately, it probably doesn’t matter so much what age people are, as long as they do a good job representing the interests of those who elected them, and knowing when to make unpopular decisions that lead to greater good.

wrigbe wrigbe 11:39 am 18 Jul 12

happy to see some other candidates involved – just would love to see someone come up with green (or blue) spaces and trees – you can get lego trees you know. Some judicious searching on ebay might help:)

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:30 am 18 Jul 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Let’s be honest here.i am a 30 year old man. In mst cases, I’d rather vote for a 20 year od than a out of touch 50 year old.

I’ve probably met more 20 year olds who are out of touch than 50 year olds. At least a bit of life experience gives things perspective.

    johnboy johnboy 11:37 am 18 Jul 12

    To be honest I think there’s some value in having at least one very young MLA, as we get older we get too good at accepting things that are wrong as just “the way it’s done”.

tuco tuco 11:19 am 18 Jul 12

Just tell them that their wildest dreams will come true if they vote for you.

XO_VSOP XO_VSOP 10:48 am 18 Jul 12

Baldy said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Let’s be honest here.i am a 30 year old man. In mst cases, I’d rather vote for a 20 year od than a out of touch 50 year old.

Being a 40 year old man I’m inclined to agree. At least young he still has the fire to change the world. I find too many politicians these days seem to be only interested in playing party politics and not actually interested in doing anything that will improve the world. Unless it gets them reelected of course.

Couldn’t agree more and locally the older members have all the fun, For them it just function after function free meal after free meal, gleaming in their faux celebrity. I really laugh when I see sitting members out at the locals shops hustling for votes, it’s so strange and outside the realm.

Baldy Baldy 9:41 am 18 Jul 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Let’s be honest here.i am a 30 year old man. In mst cases, I’d rather vote for a 20 year od than a out of touch 50 year old.

Being a 40 year old man I’m inclined to agree. At least young he still has the fire to change the world. I find too many politicians these days seem to be only interested in playing party politics and not actually interested in doing anything that will improve the world. Unless it gets them reelected of course.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:58 am 18 Jul 12

LSWCHP said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Let’s be honest here.i am a 30 year old man. In mst cases, I’d rather vote for a 20 year od than a out of touch 50 year old.

Bloody Hell! Disrespect being shown towards 50 year old people! How can this be?? Outrageous! Unacceptable! I’m 50, and I demand…choke…sputter…rant…

Well it was a age I pulled out my bottom, but I do know a lot of out of touch 50 year olds!

LSWCHP LSWCHP 10:11 pm 17 Jul 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Let’s be honest here.i am a 30 year old man. In mst cases, I’d rather vote for a 20 year od than a out of touch 50 year old.

Bloody Hell! Disrespect being shown towards 50 year old people! How can this be?? Outrageous! Unacceptable! I’m 50, and I demand…choke…sputter…rant…

LSWCHP LSWCHP 10:07 pm 17 Jul 12

Thumper said :

poetix said :

Can he wear his special teddy bear pyjamas to PJs?

What is PJs, incidentally?

A pub in Tuggeranong. You probably don’t want to make a special trip just to see it.

Haw haw haw….:-)

poetix poetix 9:19 pm 17 Jul 12

Where are the female candidates?

Jethro Jethro 9:15 pm 17 Jul 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Let’s be honest here.i am a 30 year old man. In mst cases, I’d rather vote for a 20 year od than a out of touch 50 year old.

I don’t know… I had a lot of ideals at 20, but I don’t think they were grounded in the realities of life.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:58 pm 17 Jul 12

Let’s be honest here.i am a 30 year old man. In mst cases, I’d rather vote for a 20 year od than a out of touch 50 year old.

caf caf 7:45 pm 17 Jul 12

Ko. said :

hummingbird said :

Hi Rioters, Johnathan here.

You can all rest well in the knowledge that while I don’t look a day over 12, I am in fact 20. Though when we go to PJ’s I will have my ID out in earnest, just in case 😛

I sincerely hope you’re running on the platform of more coke machines and a longer a lunch break during summer.

Coke machines and lunch breaks are Federal issues.

hummingbird hummingbird 4:52 pm 17 Jul 12

Ko. said :

hummingbird said :

Hi Rioters, Johnathan here.

You can all rest well in the knowledge that while I don’t look a day over 12, I am in fact 20. Though when we go to PJ’s I will have my ID out in earnest, just in case 😛

I sincerely hope you’re running on the platform of more coke machines and a longer a lunch break during summer.

Should the young people of Brindabella feel they are not provided with adequate lunch breaks or access to beverages, I would encourage them to make there collective voices known through their student leaders 😛

Ko. Ko. 4:29 pm 17 Jul 12

hummingbird said :

Hi Rioters, Johnathan here.

You can all rest well in the knowledge that while I don’t look a day over 12, I am in fact 20. Though when we go to PJ’s I will have my ID out in earnest, just in case 😛

I sincerely hope you’re running on the platform of more coke machines and a longer a lunch break during summer.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 4:06 pm 17 Jul 12

hummingbird said :

Hi Rioters, Johnathan here.

You can all rest well in the knowledge that while I don’t look a day over 12, I am in fact 20. Though when we go to PJ’s I will have my ID out in earnest, just in case 😛

Good to see a candidate with a sense of humour!

hummingbird hummingbird 4:00 pm 17 Jul 12

Hi Rioters, Johnathan here.

You can all rest well in the knowledge that while I don’t look a day over 12, I am in fact 20. Though when we go to PJ’s I will have my ID out in earnest, just in case 😛

Mordd Mordd 3:53 pm 17 Jul 12

I want the Pirate Party ACT (PPAU-ACT) to join in and actually bring some interesting Lego, so far the donations from candidates have been quite bland.

I guess the Greens picking a Hospital and Recycling Truck set fits somewhat with the party theme, but still boring imho.

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