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The Michael Steep Shrine, a photo tour

By johnboy 1 March 2011 30

Michael Steep on the mully door

With the controversy surrounding the Woden Bus Interchange graffiti memorials to drowning victim Michael Steep I headed down to get a sense of what we’re talking about, which you can view in the slideshow below.

[If the slideshow doesn’t appear try here.]

I thought by way of contrast we should consider this:

Roll of Honour [Photo Courtesy Between A Rock CC licence]

On the roll of honour at the War Memorial, which is a bit out of the way, the young men and women, some as young as Michael, who gave their lives in the service of this country get about 25 square centimetres, rather than three and a bit walls.

(Incidentally when the nutters catch up with me I think I’d quite like to be memorialised on the Woden Bus Interchange toilet door too, just saying)


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DrKoresh 10:06 pm 14 Jan 12

BakerL said :

I personally am not a a fan of the location of this memorial however I still feel upset/angry at the way many other RiotAct readers are acting towards this young boy’s death. I understand that you simply feel it is not apporpiate however these are teenagers we are talking about and many of them have clearly been reading your responses to his memorial but just think for a second at how many people are simply labelling Michael and his friends Bogans and Rats. These are hurtful comments to 15/16 year olds who have just a lost a friend, which I can imagine is devastating. I am all for moving this memorial to a different location however I am NOT all for treating these young adults as dirt on the ground.

+1,
These rioters you speak of are acting just as childish as the poor kids they’re so gleefully villifying. Vandalising a shitty public toilet is not a heinous offence, especially since it was plastered with messages of love and remembrance. I’d much rather see that than “Fuk of wogz” or “SOutH SIde PRIDe!!” or “Jade n Shazza woz herr”. The way you can make light of the tragic drowning of a young man and then get on a sanctimonious high-horse about how ‘wrong’ it is for these kids to be remembering their dear mate this way stinks of big-headed, small-minded hypocrisy.

There are plenty of horrible things that are legal to do, just as there are plenty of illegal things which are perfectly benign to do. Legality and morality are two separate issues.

Blackstar 4:58 am 03 Mar 11

Chop71 said :

They must be so proud to see his friends step up and honour him in such a way.

Who is they ?

Pork Hunt 4:43 pm 02 Mar 11

rinny said :

have u seen the actual wall!?!?! this is just one stupid door in the woden interchange bathrooms!

the actual WALL is amazing and if u actually look many people have actually put in an effort!!

The Yanks may well have bathrooms in their bus interchanges but over here public toilets are called toilets….

johnboy 3:31 pm 02 Mar 11

There’s a whole slideshow of the wall Rinny.

enotoner 3:27 pm 02 Mar 11

They misspelt Steep on the toilet door.
“R.I.P Michael Steed”
What a good friend.

rinny 3:19 pm 02 Mar 11

have u seen the actual wall!?!?! this is just one stupid door in the woden interchange bathrooms!

the actual WALL is amazing and if u actually look many people have actually put in an effort!!

Erg0 10:06 am 02 Mar 11

I have to say, nobody’s exactly covering themselves in glory here. Arguing semantics with a bunch of kids whose friend has just died? I really hope that this is a function of the “Greater Internet F***wad Theory”, otherwise I’m genuinely concerned about the levels of black, twisted anger that some people are carrying around.

trevar 9:47 am 02 Mar 11

georgesgenitals said :

Don’t write crap all over the wall, and we won’t write crap on the Internet. How’s that for a deal?

I love how this has just turned into a turf war over which walls should be written on and which shouldn’t…

georgesgenitals 9:41 am 02 Mar 11

imissyou said :

Did i ever say we were in the right! NO i didn’t. Simple don’t write your feeling all over the internet…

Don’t write crap all over the wall, and we won’t write crap on the Internet. How’s that for a deal?

SheepGroper 11:02 pm 01 Mar 11

Chaz said :

you really don’t get it, do you?

I think you’re trying to have a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.

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