look, we’re even boringer than adelaide, again…

astrojax 12 May 2008 27

“Adelaide boring, Canberra Worse”. So, another pollie labels canberra boring, this time qualifying and making a comparison to that death-warmed-up metropolis of churches, sunny adelaide. not really much of a story here, but thought i’d share. noice, eh? happy day to any mums reading.


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astrojax astrojax 4:50 pm 11 May 08

how do i make the url a ‘link’ when i create the post? sorry…

CanberraResident CanberraResident 5:21 pm 11 May 08

no prob, it’s easy to cut & paste … I don’t know how to add url on this site either …

I wish they’d get it right!

It’s not the city that’s boring … it’s (many of) the inhabitants …

BenMac BenMac 6:06 pm 11 May 08
AussieGal83 AussieGal83 8:36 pm 11 May 08

What a douche.

Mælinar Mælinar 8:54 pm 11 May 08

astrojax said :

how do i make the url a ‘link’ when i create the post? sorry…

Its all contained in the FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions. I suppose its presumably not far removed from that big orange button at the top of the screen labelled ‘posting instructions’.

CanberraResident CanberraResident 9:31 pm 11 May 08

Mælinar said :

astrojax said :

how do i make the url a ‘link’ when i create the post? sorry…

Its all contained in the FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions. I suppose its presumably not far removed from that big orange button at the top of the screen labelled ‘posting instructions’.

Oh, yes, of course … there it is in bubble number three in 3pt font, how did I ever miss that … and I was wearing my monicle and all !

Heaven help me if I ever want to add a url to an EXISTING post … or is that “presumably” in some big fat purple button somewhere?

Don’t worry about it M, I’m sure J and the powers that be are aware of this missing piece of the puzzle …

Ari Ari 12:23 am 12 May 08

Given the climate, at least we’ve got a better claim to the term “Snowtown”.

Ben H Ben H 1:15 am 12 May 08

What’s really refreshing and interesting is the observation that Canberra is boring. I never tire of hearing people talk and joke about it! What’s that you say? Lacking in culture!? Please, explain why you say th…..zzzzzzzzzzzz….

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 8:40 am 12 May 08

To be fair, those ad campaigns open both cities up for criticism such as this. But Canberra is to Australia what Queanbeyan is to Canberra … the locals just like having their own little secret and don’t mind that most others criticise their home town.

Mælinar Mælinar 8:56 am 12 May 08

@CanberraResident – I’m not sure if I understand the tenor of your post. You are attacking me, because I helped out another rioter ?

Say ‘welcome’ to the tard brush.

Aaaaaannnddd before you go on with another vitriolic spurt, I didn’t see you jumping up and offering any help before I piped up, so you can shove it as far as I am concerned as an immediate starting point.

la mente torbida la mente torbida 9:25 am 12 May 08

Listening to this item on ABC666 this morning, Ross Solly made the comment that as NSW Roads Minister, Eric Roozendaal has a lot to be proud of 🙂

ant ant 9:47 am 12 May 08

And the claim that there’s no gridlock is not really correct, as some areas do indeed lock up at rush hour.

Ozhair Ozhair 10:17 am 12 May 08

Phah! I’ve started to realise that people who say “one city is better than the other” usually only mean one or two things; (a) The city I like has more places to go and get p!ssed, and (b) The city I like has more places to go see live bands.

Yep, those are indeed the credentials required in the 21st century to determine how boring a city is 😛

Absent Diane Absent Diane 10:35 am 12 May 08

a city is what you make it. people who get parochial about there city state are ridiculous.

Kramer Kramer 10:46 am 12 May 08

The big cities are great if you like city life, and all that comes with it – bands, bars, artsy stuff, traffic, crowds…

Canberra however is awesome, the feeling of space and living in a (somewhat) planned city can’t be beat. Probably my main like for Canberra is the outdoors and sporting scene, which just doesn’t exist in the big smoke. There’s a reason Canberrans are fitter, stronger, smarter and live longer than other Aussies.

OK, now everyone shut up and stop saying how good Canberra is, otherwise we’ll be flooded with fat buggers from Syd & Melb looking for a tree-change.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 11:11 am 12 May 08

Tis a pity we get left off every major tour circuit, though.

I mean, Daft Punk played everywhere civilised (and then Sydney) except Canberra, and Vanilla Ice even played in Wagga Wagga but left Canberra off his tour.

(I am in no way supportive of the Ice Baby, just using him as an example)

buyhercandy buyhercandy 11:21 am 12 May 08

Skidbladnir said :

Tis a pity we get left off every major tour circuit, though.

I mean, Daft Punk played everywhere civilised (and then Sydney) except Canberra, and Vanilla Ice even played in Wagga Wagga but left Canberra off his tour.

(I am in no way supportive of the Ice Baby, just using him as an example)

Exactly. This frustrates me to no end, as I’m sure everyone I know will attest to – I rant about this all the time. (The lack of tours, not the lack of Vanilla Ice.)

Frontier Touring once told me it was because historically, Canberra didn’t sell as many tickets as Perth or Adelaide. I had to restrain myself from pointing out that this was obvious due to the population differences.

niftydog niftydog 1:10 pm 12 May 08

Speaking of boring… Ross Solly.

Julius Constantius Julius Constantius 1:16 pm 12 May 08

All right stop!

Collaborate and listen
Ice is back with my brand new invention
Something grabs a hold of me tightly
Then I flow that a harpoon daily and nightly
Will it ever stop?
Yo–I don’t know
Turn off the lights and I’ll glow
To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal
Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle.
Dance
Bum rush the speaker that booms
I’m killin your brain like a poisonous mushroom
Deadly, when I play a dope melody
Anything less that the best is a felony
Love it or leave it
You better gain way
You better hit bull’s eye
The kid dont play
If there was a problem
Yo, I’ll solve it
Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla (4X)
Now that the party is jumping
With the bass kicked in, the Vegas are pumpin’
Quick to the point, to the point no faking
I’m cooking MC’s like a pound of bacon
Burning them if they’re not quick and nimble
I go crazy when I hear a cymbal
And a hi hat with a souped up tempo
I’m on a roll and it’s time to go solo
Rollin in my 5.0
With my ragtop down so my hair can blow
The girlies on standby
Waving just to say HI
Did you stop?
No–I just drove by
Kept on pursuing to the next stop
I busted a left and I’m heading to the next block
That block was dead
Yo–so I continued to A1A Beachfront Ave.
Girls were hot wearing less than bikinis
Rockman lovers driving Lamborghinis
Jealous ’cause I’m out getting mine
Shay with a guage and Vanilla with a nine
Reading for the chumps on the wall
The Chumps are acting ill because they’re so full of eight balls
Gunshots ranged out like a bell
I grabbed my nine–
All I heard were shells
Fallin on the concrete real fast
Jumped in my car, slammed on the gas
Bumper to bumper the avenue’s packed
I’m tryin to get away before the jackers jacke
Police on the scene
You know what I mean
They passed me up, confronted all the dope fiends
If there was a problem
Yo, I’ll solve it
Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla (4X)
Take heed, ‘caese I’m a lyrical poet
Miami’s on the scene just in case you didn’t know it
My town, that created all the bass sound
Enough to shake and kick holes in the ground
‘Cause my style’s like a chemical spill
Feasible rhymes that you can vision and feel
Conducted and formed
This is a hell of a concept
We make it hype and you want to step with this
Shay palays on the fade, slice it like a ninja
Cut like a razor blade so fast
Other DJ’s say, “Damn”
If my rhyme was a drug
I’d sell it by the gram
Keep my composure when it’s time to get loose
Magnetized by the mic while I kick my juice
If there was a problem
Yo–I’ll solve it!
Check out the hook while Deshay revolves it.
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla (4X)
Yo man–let’s get out of here!
Word to your mother!
Ice Ice baby Too Cold
Ice Ice baby Too Cold Too cold (3X)

toriness toriness 1:44 pm 12 May 08

I do not think there is a direct correlation between level of traffic and level of boredom in a city. Except that it is definitely boring to sit in traffic. So what a stupid illogical statement for a Minister to make! No wonder everyone hates the NSW government – including the people who live there mind you! The only reason they’re still in power is because there is no viable opposition.

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