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Salesmen call it “Leading The Pig”

By johnboy 1 October 2010 38

Have a look at this ad for The Apartments in New Acton.

Reminds me a bit of the way Debacle used to have a sign out the front saying IIRC: “If you like Carlton Draft the Civic Pub is just down the road”.

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toriness 2:58 pm 04 Dec 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

“If you want to see the Katie Bender memorial from your couch, these are the apartments for you.”

that made me snigger. then i felt bad. thank you for some amusement, albeit guilt-laden, on a hungover saturday afternoon.

vg 1:44 pm 04 Dec 10

Would be amusing to tell the staff at Debacle that any self-respecting drinker wouldn’t want to be seen in a bar where they don’t know how to spell ‘draught’, as in draught beer

peterh 10:22 am 04 Dec 10

arescarti42 said :

landcat said :

I think there is enough government housing in Canberra to last to 2030.

Which would explain why people assessed as in “high need” of public housing wait on average a little under 1.5 years before getting public housing. Take note, that’s an AVERAGE wait, some people undoubtedly have to wait longer.

Yep, there must be an absolute abundance of public housing.

don’t forget “emergency housing” at ainslie village – at this time of year makes me think of a christmas carol by charles dickens –

“At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and Destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.”
“Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge.
“Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.
“And the Union workhouses?” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”
“They are. Still,” returned the gentleman, “I wish I could say they were not.”
“The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?” said Scrooge.
“Both very busy, sir.”
“Oh! I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course,” said Scrooge. “I’m very glad to hear it.”

waiting for common ground to come to canberra – then maybe we will see a better change for the homeless and low income earners, and justify the belief of a few that the ACT Government’s housing supply is going to last till 2030…

I-filed 6:04 pm 03 Dec 10

Who made the ad? Was it Zoo?

georgesgenitals 3:09 pm 05 Oct 10

Thumper said :

I’ve never understood why anybody with $1million to spare on property would spend that money in Canberra…it makes no sense.

maybe, just maybe, and I’m going out on a crazy limb here, but just maybe some people like living here.

Depends on what the $1M is buying. It might be buying a small block of units, or a house (or 2), or commercial property.

Thumper 2:54 pm 05 Oct 10

I’ve never understood why anybody with $1million to spare on property would spend that money in Canberra…it makes no sense.

maybe, just maybe, and I’m going out on a crazy limb here, but just maybe some people like living here.

Erg0 2:20 pm 05 Oct 10

I meet all the criteria put forth by the ads, I live in an apartment, and I could probably find some idiot banker who’d lend me the money… but it feels like they’re insulting my intelligence, so the strategy isn’t working on me. Obviously the “oblivious, rich wanker” market is larger than I’d previously thought.

troll-sniffer 10:42 am 05 Oct 10

Looking at the above posts the ad is doing everything that was intended, weeding out the bogans and the wannabes before they even put a foot in the agent’s door.

The developers and builders of this complex have been specific in their intent to build a top class residential precinct. It seems at this stage that they are succeeding. A bunch of wannabes and cashed up bogans moving into the complex would be detrimental to the overall success and desirability of the project.

Seems clever advertising is too clever for most.

WillowJim 8:47 am 05 Oct 10

CraigT said :

@Grail – the “filthy rich bastards” who move in here will be the same kind of idiots who build those tasteless monstruosities at O’Malley, in other words they probably can’t even spell “University” let alone reconnect with any University roots.

You must admit: there’s a delicious irony in belittling those without university degrees while at the same time criticising allegedly pretentious wankers.

And what’s with the capital “U” for University? Is it a religion for you?

CraigT 8:21 am 05 Oct 10

@Grail – the “filthy rich bastards” who move in here will be the same kind of idiots who build those tasteless monstruosities at O’Malley, in other words they probably can’t even spell “University” let alone reconnect with any University roots.

I’ve never understood why anybody with $1million to spare on property would spend that money in Canberra…it makes no sense.

justin heywood 4:23 pm 02 Oct 10

The next line in th ad could be:

“If you’re the kind of person who needs an ad agency to tell you what ‘classy’ is, then these are the apartments for you”

Imagine it. 16 floors of pretentious bores and a basement full of second-hand BMWs.

p1 3:41 pm 02 Oct 10

cleo said :

How about the government buy some of these apartments for government housing.

I’ve thought for some time that the government should make it a condition of every large development application, that a small percentage of dwellings get handed over to public housing. One flat out of each block like this would be great.

Freddyp 7:43 am 02 Oct 10

Not just another block of flats – a block of flats specifically designed for wankers!

cleo 11:36 pm 01 Oct 10

How about the government buy some of these appartments for government housing.

arescarti42 7:16 pm 01 Oct 10

landcat said :

I think there is enough government housing in Canberra to last to 2030.

Which would explain why people assessed as in “high need” of public housing wait on average a little under 1.5 years before getting public housing. Take note, that’s an AVERAGE wait, some people undoubtedly have to wait longer.

Yep, there must be an absolute abundance of public housing.

Woody Mann-Caruso 7:11 pm 01 Oct 10

Thus the “special” value of filet mignonis that is it a tiny, overpriced piece of meat.

An Antarean parakeet gland stuck on a small stick is a revolting but much sought after cocktail delicacy and very large sums of money are often paid for them by very rich idiots who want to impress other very rich idiots.

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