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Style guru thinks cappuccinos are cool

By johnboy 1 November 2010 23

The Canberra Times has worrying news of the visit to chat to developers by “cultural planner” Charles Landry.

Charles has the shattering insight that urban infill is probably a good idea and is sharing it with no doubt gobsmacked groups such as “representatives of the Hindmarsh, Doma and Rock development groups, the Canberra Business Council, Master Builders Association and organisers of the Centenary of Canberra.”

But most alarming is this:

”In the past it was all about ‘I’m a cosmopolitan and I’m [moving] through Paris’. Today it means ‘I’m someone environmentally conscious who still likes their cappuccino or coffee but at the same time, doesn’t just think me, me, me and I want the biggest car’.”

I mean any fule no the urbane hipster is drinking a soy chai latte these days.


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boneymaloney 8:19 pm 01 Nov 10

I agree with Johnboy, this hole style guru busines is a chiz and a swindle, as any fule kno.

I-filed 6:14 pm 01 Nov 10

Sorry, THURSDAY not Friday meeting at Havelock House. (see above)

farnarkler 6:12 pm 01 Nov 10

Soy Chai Latte? Wasn’t that the 3rd most common bogan baby name for 2010???

I-filed 6:01 pm 01 Nov 10

At the last Canberra 2030 session at the Playhouse, the gubmint’s notes for the audience conspicuously left “design” off the agenda for this proposed urban infill. There’s a meeting at Havelock House 5.40 for 6.00 this Friday where environmentalists are going to discuss the rather sneaky and dishonest “consultation” that the ACT Government has pretended to carry out, totally in the pocket of developers who are rubbing their hands, waiting to inflict crappy high-density housing on Canberrans with even less care for aesthetics and enjoyment – all in the name of environmental concerns. Frankly, I think the ACT Government is beginning to look and smell like the corrupt NSW govt. Developers are running the whole show.
And I doubt whether this Landry wanker means anything real to the process.

gospeedygo 4:20 pm 01 Nov 10

pajs said :

Seriously, “homo guru”? What’s the point of having moderation if you let crap like that through?

Landry is a pretty big name in planning, more for his role in “creative cities” stuff than anything specific to urban infill. He is no “style guru”, but if you have a look at his entry in Wikipedia, you’ll get a sense of his significance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Landry

Still doesn’t make him any less of a wanker however.

Solidarity 3:53 pm 01 Nov 10

pajs said :

Seriously, “homo guru”? What’s the point of having moderation if you let crap like that through?

Landry is a pretty big name in planning, more for his role in “creative cities” stuff than anything specific to urban infill. He is no “style guru”, but if you have a look at his entry in Wikipedia, you’ll get a sense of his significance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Landry

“Creative cities”?

“Environmentallty concious”

“Paris”

“Style guru”

First post describes him as flaming.

Trev 3:37 pm 01 Nov 10

Guru? Seems more like a fakir to me. Geddit?

georgesgenitals 3:33 pm 01 Nov 10

rosscoact said :

georgesgenitals said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

It’s great to let stuff like that through moderation. Lets us all know who’s a bigot.

Now I’m confused – I thought a bigot was thing that you turn on and off to make the water flow.

Nope, that’s a cock

🙂 Well played…

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:32 pm 01 Nov 10

Nope, that’s a cock

Captain RAAF’s water restriction comments make more sense now.

la mente torbida 3:23 pm 01 Nov 10

style: a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form

guru: an intellectual or spiritual guide or leader

say no more, I bow at your feet

JessicaNumber 3:21 pm 01 Nov 10

Regarding the soy you’re both right. We love Bonsoy and tolerate the other stuff if we really feel the urge – but lots of vegans are off the soy milk or cutting down now that the love is gone.

I think Bonsoy is back with less iodine but nobody is stocking it 🙁

rosscoact 2:17 pm 01 Nov 10

georgesgenitals said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

It’s great to let stuff like that through moderation. Lets us all know who’s a bigot.

Now I’m confused – I thought a bigot was thing that you turn on and off to make the water flow.

Nope, that’s a cock

georgesgenitals 1:51 pm 01 Nov 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

It’s great to let stuff like that through moderation. Lets us all know who’s a bigot.

Now I’m confused – I thought a bigot was thing that you turn on and off to make the water flow.

Woody Mann-Caruso 1:06 pm 01 Nov 10

It’s great to let stuff like that through moderation. Lets us all know who’s a bigot.

pajs 12:07 pm 01 Nov 10

Seriously, “homo guru”? What’s the point of having moderation if you let crap like that through?

Landry is a pretty big name in planning, more for his role in “creative cities” stuff than anything specific to urban infill. He is no “style guru”, but if you have a look at his entry in Wikipedia, you’ll get a sense of his significance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Landry

georgesgenitals 12:03 pm 01 Nov 10

johnboy said :

I think you’ll find the bonsoy advocates are in denial.

Are those the guys who grow the really little soy plants?

gospeedygo 11:34 am 01 Nov 10

Die yuppie die!

caf 11:05 am 01 Nov 10

Nah johnboy, soy is out ever since the hippest brand of soy milk was found to contain dangerous levels of Iodine.

boo boo 9:59 am 01 Nov 10

Great, a more compact, higher lifestyle. I can live on the 12th floor, work on the 4th and have my cappuccino on the ground floor. No need for a car at all really… Or I could move to New York.

Erg0 9:58 am 01 Nov 10

Zing!

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