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“Like Canberra”? A list compiled after a heavy blow to the head?

By johnboy - 14 January 2013 82

only in canberra

The “Like Canberra” website is looking for votes having proudly taken in the public’s nominations.

[The tiled interface is a particular mess, because the world loves Windows 8 right? (er…)]

I was intrigued by the “Only in Canberra” tile. And what a cornucopia of bollocks it is!

Is this really the best we can do?

Highlights for mine include:

    — Dress up parties
    — The Canberra Times
    — volunteering
    — grand architecture
    — Canberra is a global village
    — Pretty City

I’m buggered if I can see anything there that is completely unique to Canberra.

Anyone else waded deep enough into the website to find any other gems?

What’s Your opinion?


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82 Responses to
“Like Canberra”? A list compiled after a heavy blow to the head?
Chop71 2:45 pm 14 Jan 13

Gershwin said :

“Charnwood” as a favorite suburb is right up there in the “WTF?” stakes.

Like Cameron Ling = hottest man in the AFL.

Charny will get votes.

muscledude_oz 2:40 pm 14 Jan 13

“Quest for fitness” only in Canberra? I’m sure all those members of gyms beyond our borders would dispute that, not to mention all those boot campers at Bondi Beach and other locales around the country (and beyond).

EvanJames 2:30 pm 14 Jan 13

And why 100? Artibrary number. Why not 50? or 35? Or all the good ones?

ML-585 2:30 pm 14 Jan 13

“Each suburb has its own local shop”. So long as you don’t count Giralang, McKellar, Flynn, Aranda, Crace, Harrison, Franklin, Downer, Turner, etc as Suburbs.

johnboy 2:27 pm 14 Jan 13

I particularly like how “Cinema, Arts, Culture and Music” has “Friday nights at the Polish Club”, while “Live music on Monday nights at The Phoenix Pub in Civic” falls under “Pubs, Bars and Clubs”.

EvanJames 2:21 pm 14 Jan 13

Conan of Cooma said :

It’s like facebook; there’s no option to ‘dislike’.

On FB, this :poop: is quite good as a graphical dislike.

Probably doesn’t work on this weird orange site though.

Girt_Hindrance 2:12 pm 14 Jan 13

Oh God. It’s like the most awful mix between unprompted vox pop and people who’ve called into radio stations to win tacky prizes.
Having said that, I personally can’t think of anything worth adding. Maybe Summernats and it’s magnetic pull for revheads to the Northside causing a quiet few days in the South?

mossrocket 1:34 pm 14 Jan 13

Love Canberra…
Hate Website…

poetix 1:21 pm 14 Jan 13

Motherhood statements don’t come much more inane than ‘lovely for pregnant women.’ As opposed to the relentless persecution of pregnant women in Melbourne and Sydney?

dpm 1:03 pm 14 Jan 13

Kingsleys! (Sorry Poetix, but at least it’s not pork!) 🙂
Actually, think there’s one in Quangers too….

Conan of Cooma 1:01 pm 14 Jan 13

It’s like facebook; there’s no option to ‘dislike’.

Holden Caulfield 12:59 pm 14 Jan 13

“I’m buggered if I can see anything there that is completely unique to Canberra.

Anyone else waded deep enough into the website to find any other gems?”

Cafés and restaurants:
– Lots of McDonalds restaurants

People:
– Very social people
– People are physically attractive
– Relaxed, not status conscious or consumption oriented

Three degrees of separation:
– Bumping into friends

Opportunities:
– You can be a big fish
– High opportunities for getting involved in anything

Cinema, arts, culture and music:
– Queanbeyan swap meet

Suburbs:
– The odd mix of establishments in Fyshwick

Quirky and cool:
– The name Canberra—it rhymes with nothing
– Humans vs Zombies in Haig Park
– The fact that when we drive in other states with ACT plates, everyone avoids us

Lots to do:
– Showing visitors around Canberra
– Lots of stimulating activities for retirees

Politics and government:
– Having our own Legislative Assembly
– Andrew Barr
– Being able to see Julia Gillard
– Most progressive thinking city in Australia

Location and proximity:
– Being able to commute by bicycle
– Proximity to Queanbeyan
– Stumble on kangaroos on the way home

Gershwin 12:49 pm 14 Jan 13

“Charnwood” as a favorite suburb is right up there in the “WTF?” stakes.

Kim F 12:47 pm 14 Jan 13

So many of the items are so similar eg all the different bike related ones (bell or no bell). Yep, crap interface as well!

Holden Caulfield 12:43 pm 14 Jan 13

Wow, it’s a bit slooooooooow. And the lack of any counter/activity after you click on one of the blue squares makes you think nothing is happening. But many seconds later the yellow squares appear.

Magic!

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