Snooty Inner North eschews Christmas lights

johnboy 13 December 2010 37

Achieve Success has published a copious list of places to see the festive seasonal light pollution and carbon atrocity known as Christmas lights.

Being a tragically stereotypical inner northican I started punching in suburbs within easy cycling distance of my abode.

And… nothing.

Perhaps we should secede?

Anyway, something for those in less desirable locales to enjoy for once. Also we note that the Inner South appears more prone to displays of conspicuous consumption.


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2604 2604 3:38 pm 04 Dec 11

smiling politely said :

2604 said :

Not according to newer DEEWR figures quoted in the Crimes.

Turner had the highest unemployment rate, at 7.5 per cent. Braddon, Campbell, Dickson, Downer, O’Connor, Ainslie, Hackett, Lyneham and Watson each had unemployment rates of 4.8 per cent or higher.

They’re not unemployed, they’re new media experts in between consultancies.

Yes, either that or Visiting Fellows at the ANU’s Research School of Political Correctness (Dean of School: Emeritus Professor Jim Jones).

smiling politely smiling politely 9:19 am 04 Dec 11

2604 said :

Not according to newer DEEWR figures quoted in the Crimes.

Turner had the highest unemployment rate, at 7.5 per cent. Braddon, Campbell, Dickson, Downer, O’Connor, Ainslie, Hackett, Lyneham and Watson each had unemployment rates of 4.8 per cent or higher.

They’re not unemployed, they’re new media experts in between consultancies.

Bramina Bramina 11:56 pm 03 Dec 11

Back in Adelaide, the West End brewery had a very popular Christmas light show on the banks of the Torrens River.

I wonder if someone could do something like that in Canberra… It would be pretty cool.

Mumbucks Mumbucks 9:05 pm 03 Dec 11

poetix said :

Waiting For Godot said :

I’m not surprised there are no Christmas lights north of the lake. It’s religious, you see, and not in line with trendy, leftist green ideology. Remember these are the people who almost caused us to lose Gary Humphries at the last election and suffer a Green senator. It’s a pity we can’t just drop a neutron bomb on the inner north and repopulate the area with normal, mainstream people.

Great to see the Christian spirit shining forth like a festive neutron bomb…Or should that be radiating?

God bless us, every one! Except for the abnormal or freaky.

poetix said :

Waiting For Godot said :

I’m not surprised there are no Christmas lights north of the lake. It’s religious, you see, and not in line with trendy, leftist green ideology. Remember these are the people who almost caused us to lose Gary Humphries at the last election and suffer a Green senator. It’s a pity we can’t just drop a neutron bomb on the inner north and repopulate the area with normal, mainstream people.

Great to see the Christian spirit shining forth like a festive neutron bomb…Or should that be radiating?

God bless us, every one! Except for the abnormal or freaky.

Don’t worry about w.f.g. GodBless everyone especially the outcast! He died for everyone.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 6:49 pm 03 Dec 11

last time I checked, Watson was north. or is that not inner north enough?

Mumbucks Mumbucks 6:38 pm 03 Dec 11

See huge baubles
Limestone ave just before Alt cres. No lights but huge balls. They make a statement.Who needs lights.

poetix poetix 5:51 pm 03 Dec 11

Waiting For Godot said :

I’m not surprised there are no Christmas lights north of the lake. It’s religious, you see, and not in line with trendy, leftist green ideology. Remember these are the people who almost caused us to lose Gary Humphries at the last election and suffer a Green senator. It’s a pity we can’t just drop a neutron bomb on the inner north and repopulate the area with normal, mainstream people.

Great to see the Christian spirit shining forth like a festive neutron bomb…Or should that be radiating? God bless us, every one! Except for the abnormal or freaky.

Waiting For Godot Waiting For Godot 5:25 pm 03 Dec 11

I’m not surprised there are no Christmas lights north of the lake. It’s religious, you see, and not in line with trendy, leftist green ideology. Remember these are the people who almost caused us to lose Gary Humphries at the last election and suffer a Green senator. It’s a pity we can’t just drop a neutron bomb on the inner north and repopulate the area with normal, mainstream people.

2604 2604 5:09 pm 03 Dec 11

fabforty said :

Hold on – its only 3rd December. Give us on the Northside a bit of time. After all, we are busy people with jobs to go to – unlike a lot of our Southern neighbours.

Not according to newer DEEWR figures quoted in the Crimes.

Turner had the highest unemployment rate, at 7.5 per cent. Braddon, Campbell, Dickson, Downer, O’Connor, Ainslie, Hackett, Lyneham and Watson each had unemployment rates of 4.8 per cent or higher.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 3:15 pm 03 Dec 11

poetix said :

I am putting up a display of Santa crucified, as (allegedly) seen by a traveller in Japan. Sounds jolly in an ironic sort of way, and I’m hoping to get funding for it as a piece of cutting edge sculpture. It’s called the (Inner) North Pole.

2602 Respect.

Sounds great and you can leave it up till Easter.

I-filed I-filed 2:51 pm 03 Dec 11

poetix said :

I am putting up a display of Santa crucified, as (allegedly) seen by a traveller in Japan. Sounds jolly in an ironic sort of way, and I’m hoping to get funding for it as a piece of cutting edge sculpture. It’s called the (Inner) North Pole.

Can you organise for it to weep some “anointment oil” tears?

poetix poetix 2:36 pm 03 Dec 11

I am putting up a display of Santa crucified, as (allegedly) seen by a traveller in Japan. Sounds jolly in an ironic sort of way, and I’m hoping to get funding for it as a piece of cutting edge sculpture. It’s called the (Inner) North Pole.

2602 Respect.

Deref Deref 12:31 pm 03 Dec 11

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

South of the Lake is more attuned to the real Australia than the north – witness the voting patterns in the recent election. Voters in the south saved the ACT from having to suffer a Green senator. We have also been known to elect Liberals to the House of Reps when a good candidate comes along

So…you’re saying that “real Australian” is a synonym for “bogan”?

I-filed I-filed 11:36 am 03 Dec 11

Darlings we Reid, Turner, Campbell & Ainslie residents LOVE the All-Gungahlin & Flatter-Tuggeranong peasant light displays. They are a fabulous example of vernacular culture, and certainly should be included on the UNESCO cultural heritage list. Please don’t think we don’t like and respect them!
It would be awfully pretentious if we adopted their culture, wouldn’t it? A bit like Marie Antoinette adopting milkmaid costume for fun. And look where that led her!
No, safer for inner-inner-north residents to make a once-a-year foray into those desolate, young-tree, no-hedge ‘burbs for a bit of a rubberneck, and then scoot back to our real Christmas fir trees avec blown glass ornaments, barbecues under big shady trees, and then off to Portsea or Seal Rocks in time for Christmas Day at the beach.

Jethro Jethro 11:02 am 03 Dec 11

fabforty said :

Hold on – its only 3rd December. Give us on the Northside a bit of time. After all, we are busy people with jobs to go to – unlike a lot of our Southern neighbours.

For last year’s lights?

fabforty fabforty 9:20 am 03 Dec 11

Hold on – its only 3rd December. Give us on the Northside a bit of time. After all, we are busy people with jobs to go to – unlike a lot of our Southern neighbours.

Mumbucks Mumbucks 7:45 am 03 Dec 11

ghughes said :

Musings of the inner north
“Do I take my tibetan flags down to put my chrismas lights up?”

No you can set fire to them with your lights

clp clp 10:09 pm 20 Dec 10

Better

johnboy johnboy 2:42 pm 15 Dec 10

hmm, it seems there’s a lag in gravatars resetting.

johnboy johnboy 2:40 pm 15 Dec 10

how’s that?

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