The buttplug lights up

johnboy 26 March 2012 27

buttplug lit

It is known to the public as many things, the lemon juicer, the tear of the taxpayer, droplet, and to the majority of deviants haunting Woden “the butt plug”.

But it sure is pretty at night with the lights on.

Martyo sent these pictures in. If you’ve got images of Canberra you want to share with the world send them in to images@the-riotact.com .

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pepmeup pepmeup 3:26 pm 03 Apr 12

and the cost of this was?

astrojax astrojax 2:48 pm 03 Apr 12

EvanJames said :

cbjcurtin said :

What is all this public art costing us? I found out that the owl outside the Belconnen Markets cost $400k, dont we have better things to spend public money on?

I vote for some more cubes that light up when you shout at them. I used to enjoy that Cube. That is useful and worthwhile Art.

And those rusty pears that used to be at the ANU (and then I think the Gallery nicked them), they weren’t bad, and were also very useful. “To get to the ANU union, head to ANU, when you get to the Pears, keep going about 100m and turn right…” (of if you were directing people to the Law Courts, if they got to the pears they’d gone a bit too far).

They were a good landmark.

the pears are now outside the entrance to the national gallery of australia – a bit of a waddle from the uni bar, i’m afraid…

HenryBG HenryBG 2:14 pm 03 Apr 12

EvanJames said :

cbjcurtin said :

What is all this public art costing us? I found out that the owl outside the Belconnen Markets cost $400k, dont we have better things to spend public money on?

I vote for some more cubes that light up when you shout at them. I used to enjoy that Cube. That is useful and worthwhile Art.

Yes, the cube was the best.

As soon as they took the cube away, Civic filled up with angry drunks punching each other because they no longer had the cube to yell at.

sarahsarah sarahsarah 1:31 pm 03 Apr 12

Henry82 said :

i think it looks kind of cool. But is it drunk-proof?

The thing is massive – I think it’s pretty safe. Unless some knob plows into it with a 4WD…

Mothy Mothy 12:38 pm 03 Apr 12

Mothy said :

Zeital said :

i drove past this the other day and it is the ugliest ‘art’ i have seen in canberra yet

Flemington Road, Northbound, on the Franklin side of the road just past Wells Station Drive.

Creepy.

Thanks ThisIsAName for getting a photo of the one I’m talking about.

Henry82 Henry82 10:37 pm 28 Mar 12

i think it looks kind of cool. But is it drunk-proof?

Russ Russ 8:29 pm 28 Mar 12

rosscoact said :

Just as the government spends money on bogan inanities, they should also spend money on art. There are more denominators than the lowest common.

+1 for that. The argument that the money would be better spent on hospitals/schools/roads etc. is moot when you start to appreciate the much bigger amounts of govt money pissed up against various walls in the name of questionable projects/political priorities.

Deref Deref 5:40 pm 28 Mar 12

rosscoact said :

cbjcurtin said :

What is all this public art costing us? I found out that the owl outside the Belconnen Markets cost $400k, dont we have better things to spend public money on?

Just as the government spends money on bogan inanities, they should also spend money on art. There are more denominators than the lowest common.

+1

What was that about the gubmint proposing to spend money on yet another sportbusiness venue?

rosscoact rosscoact 5:19 pm 28 Mar 12

cbjcurtin said :

What is all this public art costing us? I found out that the owl outside the Belconnen Markets cost $400k, dont we have better things to spend public money on?

Just as the government spends money on bogan inanities, they should also spend money on art. There are more denominators than the lowest common.

EvanJames EvanJames 4:45 pm 27 Mar 12

cbjcurtin said :

What is all this public art costing us? I found out that the owl outside the Belconnen Markets cost $400k, dont we have better things to spend public money on?

I vote for some more cubes that light up when you shout at them. I used to enjoy that Cube. That is useful and worthwhile Art.

And those rusty pears that used to be at the ANU (and then I think the Gallery nicked them), they weren’t bad, and were also very useful. “To get to the ANU union, head to ANU, when you get to the Pears, keep going about 100m and turn right…” (of if you were directing people to the Law Courts, if they got to the pears they’d gone a bit too far).

They were a good landmark.

cbjcurtin cbjcurtin 4:24 pm 27 Mar 12

What is all this public art costing us? I found out that the owl outside the Belconnen Markets cost $400k, dont we have better things to spend public money on?

Me no fry Me no fry 3:06 pm 27 Mar 12

Katietonia said :

I call it the “Pear of Anguish”.

It’d certainly be the Buttplug of Anguish…

Zeital Zeital 2:36 pm 27 Mar 12

Mothy said :

Flemington Road, Northbound, on the Franklin side of the road just past Wells Station Drive.

Creepy.

qbninthecity said :

i would think the penis in belco is uglier…

i live down in tuggers so i don’t see much of belco, i also don’t plan on wasting my fuel to find all the wonderous ‘art’ around canberra either

Katietonia Katietonia 2:28 pm 27 Mar 12

I call it the “Pear of Anguish”.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 1:51 pm 27 Mar 12

p1 said :

I don’t know much about art, but I know what I hate. And I don’t hate this.

qbninthecity qbninthecity 1:40 pm 27 Mar 12

Zeital said :

i drove past this the other day and it is the ugliest ‘art’ i have seen in canberra yet

i would think the penis in belco is uglier…

Primal Primal 10:33 am 27 Mar 12

It’s pretty, but who is there at night to appreciate it with the lights on?

p1 p1 10:23 am 27 Mar 12

I don’t know much about art, but I know what I hate. And I don’t hate this.

EvanJames EvanJames 10:20 am 27 Mar 12

It’s got to be better than the stupid windmill thing on Yarra Glen. and the bent girders.

puggy puggy 10:04 am 27 Mar 12

poetix said :

Mothy said :

Zeital said :

i drove past this the other day and it is the ugliest ‘art’ i have seen in canberra yet

Flemington Road, Northbound, on the Franklin side of the road just past Wells Station Drive.

Creepy.

It’s called ‘Houses of Gungahlin’.

No it’s not. It’s the Flemington troll and it’s there to keep out the inner north riff raff. Inner northians can’t get past it because they see themselves in it and are inexplicably attracted to it!

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