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The Fountain of Furzer St

Skidbladnir 13 May 2008 25

At around 1045hrs this morning, one of the construction workers on the old Sirius building site, there was a minor incident involving a heavy roller, some kerbing, and an urban water main.
It resulted in the following (images to come) water fountain, which went for a good 15 minutes.

I have no idea how much water flows through these things, but 15 minutes of waste at enough pressure to shoot ten storeys into the air is probably quite a lot.

Expect footage on WIN News tonight, with either:
a) a bunch of public servants complaining about the waste of water,
b) a politician complaining about the waste of public money in letting public servants watch accidents, or
c) Hargreaves explaining how we should all vote for him in upcoming elections because he puts on unscheduled fountain shows, and the Opposition (should they get into power) will be more likely to take away our right to such things.

    Fountain from the IP Australia Health corner of Furzer St (Woden)

    Fountain from Scarborough House (where Health is)

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25 Responses to The Fountain of Furzer St
s-s-a s-s-a 2:53 pm 14 May 08


Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:15 pm 14 May 08

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Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:13 pm 14 May 08

Scuttlebutt(*) says the Porsche belongs to the site owner (currently the big hole shown in the photo), so probably not short of a quid.
He probably has some issues relating to high-velocity paintwork and window scratches, though.

ant ant 11:37 am 14 May 08

Well Gung-Al, no one’s ever going to know, because no one reads the CT (or admits to it, anyhow).

That’s my second-favourite quote from the Poolroom “I think it’s rude to accuse someone of reading the Canberra Times”.

Favourite quote is the Monkey Bike kid.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 11:19 am 14 May 08

Identical photo in CT this morning including name and post of submitter – does that mean the Skid has been outed???

blueberry blueberry 10:19 am 14 May 08

Aw man i just realised that if i had looked out the window i would have been able to see that. Would have been cool.

moff moff 9:41 am 14 May 08


Great post dude. +5

I-filed I-filed 10:20 pm 13 May 08

Great juxtaposition – It’d make a great, er, ‘symbolic’ car ad :]

ant ant 10:16 pm 13 May 08

CanberraResident said :

ant, aah, just as long as it’s not a spray from an old geyser on furzer street …

Ah, you’ve evidently already met the Spence Armed Robbers’ mothers then.

CanberraResident CanberraResident 9:17 pm 13 May 08

ant, aah, just as long as it’s not a spray from an old geyser on furzer street …

imarty imarty 8:51 pm 13 May 08

Twas a bloody good spray, I saw it coming along Adelaide Ave towards Yarra Glen driving to the plaza. When driving past there was just a lollypop man directing… well no one.

ant ant 8:37 pm 13 May 08

The Spence Armed Robbers’ mothers will now come onto RA and spray invective and bad spelling at you, Canberra Resident.

CanberraResident CanberraResident 8:27 pm 13 May 08

Skidbladnir, the Old Geyser and the Rainbow (pic2), could be a great title for a book … anyway, uhm, talking about WIN news, apparently there was an armed hold-up at Spence shops last night, but that didn’t make it to RA? Well? Where’s the RA story then huh? We’ve had geysers, we’ve had vespas, we’ve had birds, but nothing about guns … tut tut …

ant ant 8:03 pm 13 May 08

Blardy hell, that’s some pressure! My tank pump certainly wouldn’t be up to a geyser like that.

didn’t see anything about it on WIN news. Again, RiotAct and people power wins the day with the hard news. I’m surprised someone didn’t take a little film of it with their mobile and send it in to one of the local news services.

Queenie Queenie 6:55 pm 13 May 08

That would’ve been a pretty clean car after 15 minutes of that torrent!

V twin venom V twin venom 4:36 pm 13 May 08

The Porsche is parked inside the construction fence suggesting that it belongs to a contractor. I guess he can afford to compensate for the F#*k up. Remember “Dial before you dig” (drive your roller over a kerb that has water mains behind it)

CanberraResident CanberraResident 4:27 pm 13 May 08

neanderthalsis said :

Is that a porsche parked under it?

stuff the porsche … where’s the pot of gold …

at the end of the RAINBOW!

So pwetty …

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 3:33 pm 13 May 08

Is that a porsche parked under it?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:15 pm 13 May 08

Jonathon Reynolds said :

And here I was thinking it was the latest Stanhopian inspired art installation…

There another one outside Centraplaza\Juliana House (Woden), apparently with a human head made of aluminium plates.

As its still wrapped up and behind a protective fence, I havent seen enough of it yet to submit a photo.
I give it about half a day from unveiling to the first time it gets a poster advertising some kind of touring event.

Jonathon Reynolds Jonathon Reynolds 3:10 pm 13 May 08

And here I was thinking it was the latest Stanhopian inspired art installation…

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