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Oh no, Tasmania has started on the Skywhale

Barcham 25 June 2013 16

Skywhale

Canberra’s noblest ambassador has recently made a visit to the Dark Mofo festival in Hobart and, as always, haters have ended up hating.

City alderman Annette Waddle says it is suggestive and offensive to women.

Alderman Waddle told a council meeting on Monday she was not amused by the display.

“There were 16 great breasts hanging down from this whale, which didn’t even look like a whale, and it was on display for anybody to see,” she said.

“I don’t think it was funny.”

Poor Skywhale, we still love you.


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Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:43 pm 27 Jun 13

Watson said :

Maybe that was the Skywhale’s cunning plan all along. When they start slagging it off in other states, Canberrans will all band together in her defence. That’s how it generally works, isn’t it? Just like we call Canberra “Australia’s best kept secret” and such when it is being criticised.

You could be onto something! 🙂

SheepGroper SheepGroper 1:32 pm 27 Jun 13

Thumper said :

I think someone should make a skyflounder with a giant schlong.

Seconded. There are breasts everywhere these days, and not enough penises.

vauxhall vauxhall 12:23 pm 26 Jun 13

I really wish I’d been able to make dark MOFO – tassie puts on a great party. Sigh.

smiling politely smiling politely 12:07 pm 26 Jun 13

With a nod to David Pope, is anyone consoling Carpzilla and his broken heart?

Watson Watson 10:33 am 26 Jun 13

Maybe that was the Skywhale’s cunning plan all along. When they start slagging it off in other states, Canberrans will all band together in her defence. That’s how it generally works, isn’t it? Just like we call Canberra “Australia’s best kept secret” and such when it is being criticised.

Thumper Thumper 9:29 am 26 Jun 13

I think someone should make a skyflounder with a giant schlong.

davo101 davo101 9:19 am 26 Jun 13

trevar said :

Zounds! Breasts! Avert thine eyes lest thou beest offended! The antichrist has most certainly been thrust upon the pristine shores of Taswegia!

Come on, you need to cut them some slack. You can’t expect Taswegians to be as urbane or worldly as your average Queanbeyanite or Collectortarian. I’m sure it is a little shocking and new.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:19 am 26 Jun 13

“which didn’t even look like a whale…”

That’s because it’s a SKYwhale darling, not a bog standard oceangoing whale. 😛

I’m slowly coming around to the charms of the skywhale, but if people are going to slag it off at least learn to count and/or have the decency to investigate what the artist was thinking (or not) when creating the work.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 8:57 am 26 Jun 13

Breasts are offensive to women?

trevar trevar 8:11 am 26 Jun 13

Now I know why that Devil I saw in Hobart was wearing a bra…

trevar trevar 8:10 am 26 Jun 13

Zounds! Breasts! Avert thine eyes lest thou beest offended! The antichrist has most certainly been thrust upon the pristine shores of Taswegia!

Spiral Spiral 8:01 am 26 Jun 13

Not only can she not count, I would dispute the “great breasts”.

urchin urchin 7:59 pm 25 Jun 13

no. we don’t. i don’t get the “offensive to women” bit, though. had he said “ugly” i’d agree. skywhale is a bad joke at our expense.

Starrie Starrie 6:47 pm 25 Jun 13

She clearly cannot count or her second head was doing some of the counting too. The Skywhale has only 10 breasts.

Bubbalo_Bill Bubbalo_Bill 6:37 pm 25 Jun 13

Skywhale has ten … where did the other six breasts come from?

Blen_Carmichael Blen_Carmichael 6:01 pm 25 Jun 13

But if there is one state in Australia where this was least likely to scare the locals…

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