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North-South Divide, or 10 things I like about…

rosebud 22 August 2008 93

Top 10 things I like about the Northside:

— Walking up to Mt Ainslie from behind the War Memorial, particularly when the Balloons are up and there is snow on the mountains
— Dickson pool in summer
— Lonsdale St trendy shops
— Corroboree Park trees
— The Dendy
— Bollywood Marsala Indian takeaway at Dickson
— The AIS learn to swim program (I love the idea of kids learning to swim at an elite athlete college!)
— Cycling to work in 10 minutes…downhill!
— Gorman House
— Not living in Weston Creek!


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peterh 11:12 am 29 Aug 08

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

/insert sound of fishing line reeling in another one…

and as you are coming from struggle town, I will take that as a compliment….

fewer bogans??
fewer bogans??

that is the best one I have heard. If you are a bogan in queanbeyan, and all your mates are bogans, you don’t know any different. I am a bogan, grew up in charny, then evatt in the late 70’s till the mid 90’s, then moved south. I was down the servo last night in my trackies, ugg boots and driving my very old magna. Didn’t buy any winnie blues though. Was listening to cold chisel – last stand, best concert I ever went to, and the backup band was INXS….

I wear a suit to work, a tie, and i can speak gooderer when I need to. I enjoy being a bogan. my boganicity is from charnwood, but since I moved to Kambah, the local bogans seem to be ok with me.

/insert sound of fishing line reeling in another one…

jakez 10:29 am 29 Aug 08

One thing I don’t like about living on the inner Northside is that it takes me just as long to get from O’Connor to Civic in the morning (8-9am peak time) that it does for my fiancee to get to Civic from Garran. Bloody Northbourne Ave is a shocker to try and cross.

Apart from that, it’s bloody sweet. Everything is close except for the south of Tuggeranong and…well who cares about that anyway?

peterh 10:17 am 29 Aug 08

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

The northside is a nasty old craphole. Queanbeyan is where it’s at… Fewer bogans, too.

fewer bogans??
fewer bogans??

that is the best one I have heard. If you are a bogan in queanbeyan, and all your mates are bogans, you don’t know any different. I am a bogan, grew up in charny, then evatt in the late 70’s till the mid 90’s, then moved south. I was down the servo last night in my trackies, ugg boots and driving my very old magna. Didn’t buy any winnie blues though. Was listening to cold chisel – last stand, best concert I ever went to, and the backup band was INXS….

I wear a suit to work, a tie, and i can speak gooderer when I need to. I enjoy being a bogan. my boganicity is from charnwood, but since I moved to Kambah, the local bogans seem to be ok with me.

Overheard 9:31 am 29 Aug 08

Petunia said :

You all have TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS.

from Petunia in Turkey

Et tu, Petunia.

Merheba. Tesekir ederim.

The northside is a nasty old craphole. Queanbeyan is where it’s at… Fewer bogans, too.

bubzie 7:45 am 29 Aug 08

Nawrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Petunia 1:54 am 29 Aug 08

You all have TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS.

from Petunia in Turkey

Thumper 2:39 pm 28 Aug 08

I wish they’d build a bridge down at the end of Stockdill drive near the sewerage works then I could get to the rivers in about five minutes.

That would be cool.

rosebud 2:37 pm 28 Aug 08

We should get someone from the confluence group to add up all those posts in the two camps and see some HARD FACTS and DATA. Percentages, tables, pie charts. The possibilities are endless. I could then prove, empirically, that I like the northside better than Western Creek.

Danman 2:34 pm 28 Aug 08

get over it… Im north side – but canberra is too small to be loyal to any side.

justbands 2:32 pm 28 Aug 08

It’s still a list of claims very specific to Ainslie/inner north though…& as I pointed out, most of them could be made by people in the inner south.

Overheard 2:32 pm 28 Aug 08

Enjoy the view from the victory dais!

But on the other hand, I lived in Kambah for 11 years and it had a lot going for it too.

I don’t know that I could come up with ten things, but…

rosebud 2:28 pm 28 Aug 08

Ahhh, the sweet smell of success! Hear that thread people? SUCCESS!

Overheard 2:23 pm 28 Aug 08

Actually, I’ve just gone back to your original post and must admit (as a Downer lad for about 20/42ths of my existence plus a sprinkling of Braddon and Campbell as well) I’ve got to agree with most of your list!

rosebud 2:22 pm 28 Aug 08

Overheard said :

rosebud said :

Overheard said :

I think I’m going to start a 25 degrees south-south-west vs 15 degrees north-north-east divide and see how many red-veined proponents it can attract.

I like that! It’s crazy, but it could work, given the right anal participants!

You just reminded me that there exists such a group of potential participants: http://confluence.org/

Strange lot. I have a cousin who is or was into it. Made for an interesting family outing, I suppose. I personally can think of other ways to pass the time that push my buttons more, but who am I to judge? (He asks, careful not to inadvertently quote any random examples.)

Scarily anal!

Overheard 2:19 pm 28 Aug 08

rosebud said :

Overheard said :

I think I’m going to start a 25 degrees south-south-west vs 15 degrees north-north-east divide and see how many red-veined proponents it can attract.

I like that! It’s crazy, but it could work, given the right anal participants!

You just reminded me that there exists such a group of potential participants: http://confluence.org/

Strange lot. I have a cousin who is or was into it. Made for an interesting family outing, I suppose. I personally can think of other ways to pass the time that push my buttons more, but who am I to judge? (He asks, careful not to inadvertently quote any random examples.)

rosebud 2:08 pm 28 Aug 08

Overheard said :

I think I’m going to start a 25 degrees south-south-west vs 15 degrees north-north-east divide and see how many red-veined proponents it can attract.

I like that! It’s crazy, but it could work, given the right anal participants!

Overheard 1:51 pm 28 Aug 08

Thumper said :

I think the time is ripe for a good ole civil war!

Actually, the Olé Civil War was the Spanish Civil War, wasn’t it?

Overheard 1:48 pm 28 Aug 08

Thumper said :

I think the time is ripe for a good ole civil war!

Or we could have an Electorate War (aka Uncivil War) and have three warring divisions of the city. That would farnarkle up the north/south debate.

I’ve moved so often that, gun to my head, I wasn’t sure which electorate I’m currently in. Had to go and look it up.

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