Tharwa bridge fire ‘not suspicious’

notdingers 2 July 2008 11

An update on the Tharwa Bridge here from the ABC

“ACT police say a fire on the Tharwa bridge south of Canberra this morning was not deliberately lit.

A police spokesman says they believe the fire started as a result of restoration work done yesterday.

So not a deliberate act of stupidity, just an accidental act of stupidity. Lucky, for a while I thought it had been a terror attack.

This most interesting thing here is the ABC’s use of inverted commas in the tittle. Do they not believe the police spokesman? Are they suggesting there is some kind of Da Vinci Code-esque conspiracy between the AFP and a band of wondering bridge burners. Do they suspect links to the notorious Canberra hedge burners?

What kind of ‘irony’ are they trying to allude to?

[ED – not code for suicide then?]

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11 Responses to Tharwa bridge fire ‘not suspicious’
Pesty Pesty 6:52 am 03 Jul 08

opps! Heroes indeed, not Heros.

bigfeet bigfeet 8:31 pm 02 Jul 08

“Burning Bridges” by the Mark Curb Congregation.

I have it on my IPOD…. and god was it difficult to find to download.

Kelly’s Heroes……. what a great movie.

Pesty Pesty 8:25 pm 02 Jul 08

Kelly’s Heros! Theme song to the movie, “all thos burning bridges” springs to mind, what a film that was.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:08 pm 02 Jul 08

I bet Katy wasn’t responsible in any way, shape or form.

Mælinar Mælinar 2:42 pm 02 Jul 08

I thought it was for legal purposes to differentiate between what they are asserting and what somebody else said.

Their assertion is that they are talking about Tharwa Bridge.

The commentary in between the ‘ to ‘ are the comments by others that have been attributed into a simple statement.

Hence in a legal defence, they’ll just say ‘but the AFP said it’, and defence closes.

notdingers notdingers 2:19 pm 02 Jul 08


You may be right…the plot thickens.

Do you mean George W Gregan?

Thumper Thumper 2:16 pm 02 Jul 08

Why would they quote Einstein?

“E=MC2, or somezing like zat…”

vg vg 2:13 pm 02 Jul 08

Inverted commas or quotation marks?

Maybe the quotation marks are because they are quoting Einstein

Thumper Thumper 1:32 pm 02 Jul 08

About as ironic as a weasel wearing a fox disguise being crushed to death by the door of an empty chicken shed that has been converted into a winter coat factory…

No, that didn’t quite work did it?

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:30 pm 02 Jul 08

I blame George Gregan.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 1:07 pm 02 Jul 08

Of course it’s a conspiracy – haven’t you heard of the Illiterati (based in south Tuggers)…

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