So who decided the barbed wire was necessary?

johnboy 30 September 2008 68

Many years ago a team of workers were dispatched to the storm-water drain forming the border between Ainslie and Watson.

Someone had decreed that where the Watson drain broke cover needed fencing. Maybe it does, someone walking along in the dark could in theory fall down there.

So they dug holes, poured concrete, set up posts and ran some chain link fence.

They don’t appear to have done a very good job.

The chain link doesn’t go all the way to the ground, and the fence only runs along three sides.

But it seems unlikely anyone will accidentally fall into the drain opening (as opposed to the whole drain which runs thereafter).

What I really want to know is who decided the whole thing then needed a double string of barbed wire running around the top?

Is it in fact a cunning piece of public art which has lost it’s plaque?

Perhaps titled “Dumb Insolence”? “Meaningless adherence to standards”?


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Granny Granny 8:32 pm 01 Oct 08

10-4, good buddy!

Danman Danman 8:21 pm 01 Oct 08

Emails replied to…Check yer inboxes people.

Granny Granny 2:27 pm 01 Oct 08

Sounds like a plan, Dan.

: )

Danman Danman 2:22 pm 01 Oct 08

Im on the pushie today and already done 80km this week.
Dont wanna add 2 or so km to my 16k ride home – ill suss it out tomorrow when I get soft and drive to work.

Granny Granny 2:07 pm 01 Oct 08

Suggest you head over for a spot of reconnaissance on the way home from work, Danman.

johnboy johnboy 1:59 pm 01 Oct 08

Just up the drain from Dickson College.

Granny Granny 1:54 pm 01 Oct 08

Definitely daytime, I think, and yes, where is this place?

Danman Danman 1:29 pm 01 Oct 08

are we doing it at night time?

I have a video camera we can you tube a clip up – but its pretty crap for night vision – its no 1080p 16:9 HDD – its a 16:9 DV cam with no ir night vision…

My preference is for day time – mainly for safety assurance 🙂

Anyone know a decent sign writer to do a quick mock up – there is plenty of corrugated plastic signs strewn about the road on my daily slog into work (testament to the Lab v Lib v Indep election spruiking going on at the moment) that I could come back with my car for…

Just need a stencil – I have a black spray can I use for framing.

Besides, I really have to see what this place is like before saying yay or nay.

Maybe I can do a half arsed fat bastard shuffle under the fence?

Granny Granny 1:17 pm 01 Oct 08

Well, we do need a spotlight searchlight …

; )

Email Danman, PBO!

PBO PBO 1:14 pm 01 Oct 08

i want to help, do u need someone to run distraction? I do a mean Mormon disguise.

Granny Granny 1:09 pm 01 Oct 08

Will do.

: )

johnboy johnboy 1:04 pm 01 Oct 08

Keep us posted about what you end up doing guys.

Granny Granny 12:57 pm 01 Oct 08

*chuckle*

Email sent! This is pretty cool!!

Danman Danman 8:48 am 01 Oct 08

Im sure ill have a laugh at the footage after the fact as well 😛

Granny – email me …. spasticschooldropout (h)at gmail dot com

I will have to dress up as an inmate per normal

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 7:51 am 01 Oct 08

It’ll be pretty damn funny when the fence collapses under your weight and you nut yourself on the post on the way down.

Granny Granny 1:40 am 01 Oct 08

I shall assist you, Danman! This sort of quixotic escapade is right up my alley ….

I am pretty sure I have some old carpet somewhere, but I think that we will need a sign saying, “Standope Supermax’, and perhaps a couple of deckchairs and pina coladas to set the stage. I could get dressed up as a flight attendant prison warden!

p1 p1 8:14 pm 30 Sep 08

I can source a helmet-cam, so that we may have a “Danman vision” record of the event.

Danman Danman 6:53 pm 30 Sep 08

Once I organise a camera crew, public liability insurance, on site catering and my agent brokering a decent wage for me.

Seriously though – I dunno…God knows where the Standope supermax is, and who will assist me…

Granny Granny 5:56 pm 30 Sep 08

When are you planning on doing it, Danman?

Danman Danman 5:55 pm 30 Sep 08

Test schmest – this is about spontaneity.

I’m happy to risk life (Barely) and limb (Maybe) to give fellow rioters a bit of a guffaw for a while.

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