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The true cost of Skywhale and do you want to pay it? [With poll]

johnboy 10 May 2013 84

The Liberals Jeremy Hanson is working up his outrage at the true cost of Skywhale.

In a Public Accounts Committee hearing today, it was revealed the true costs to the ACT for the Skywhale for the Centenary of Canberra will be $300,000. ACT Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson asked today why again it is only after questioning by the opposition and the media that the full truth is uncovered.

“In a week that Katy Gallagher called for a doubling of ACT politicians, this $300,000 extravagance again shows out of touch the ACT Government is with Canberrans’ priorities.

“It was also revealed during the committee hearing that whilst Canberra taxpayers will pay $300,000 for the hot air balloon, it is not actually owned by the Territory and has a design life of only 100 flights, with only one of those flights planned for Canberra so far.

“Whilst we respect the artist, it would have been nice to see something that that is visually more symbolic to the ACT and better represents our 100 year birthday,” concluded Mr Hanson.

Meanwhile the CanMeme guys and girls have been having a field day:

skywhale

As luck would have it in this Brumby free week we reviewed Whale Ale in this week’s rugby podcast in case you’ve not had enough of all things Cetacean.

And now to the poll:

The Skywhale

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UPDATE: And with thanks again to CanMeme we should note the Canberra launch of the controversial beast will be at 9am tomorrow morning (Sat 11 May)

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Further Update: Enjoy twitter’s take through #skywhalemyths .



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thebrownstreak69 thebrownstreak69 2:46 pm 10 May 13

Thumper said :

I’d have to say that, if the rest of Australia didn’t already think of us as a bloated bureaucratic town sucking on the public teat whilst delivering nothing but the bizarre and incomprehensible, now they have absolutely no doubt.

Having said that, the multi breasted boob parrot has made for some hilarious memes and images.

+1. What a f***ing disgrace.

Thumper Thumper 2:37 pm 10 May 13

I’d have to say that, if the rest of Australia didn’t already think of us as a bloated bureaucratic town sucking on the public teat whilst delivering nothing but the bizarre and incomprehensible, now they have absolutely no doubt.

Having said that, the multi breasted boob parrot has made for some hilarious memes and images.

MERC600 MERC600 2:32 pm 10 May 13

Fyshwick will hire it for sure over the summernatts.

Thumper Thumper 2:32 pm 10 May 13

Barcham said :

shauno said :

An orange whale with huge tits what on earth has that got to do with Canberra or any where else for that matter.

Would you have preferred a giant letter C? A big Julia Gillard? An enormous Chicken Gormet?

What would you have made your giant balloon sculpture look like?

An enormous and imposing Menzies head, with huge eyebrows, scowling mightly down upon the denizens of this dusty faraway plain.

Or a 50 foot high sculpture of Jim Morrison, astride the Federal highway near Dickson.

blind blind 2:30 pm 10 May 13

$300,000 = $0.82 per Canberran SSSSSSSHIIT

Guys did you hear they actually TORE DOWN THE HOSPITAL to pay for this?

We NO LONGER HAVE A MEDICAL PROFESSION the Centenary have KILLED everyone over 50

The roads have been REMOVED ENTIRELY we now have to WALK also we must be BAREFOOT in honour of the Skywhale

MAINTAIN THE OUTRAGE

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 2:25 pm 10 May 13

shauno said :

An orange whale with huge tits what on earth has that got to do with Canberra

When people think of canberra, they think of politicians. “As useless as… “

Barcham Barcham 2:23 pm 10 May 13

shauno said :

An orange whale with huge tits what on earth has that got to do with Canberra or any where else for that matter.

Would you have preferred a giant letter C? A big Julia Gillard? An enormous Chicken Gormet?

What would you have made your giant balloon sculpture look like?

kyhigh kyhigh 2:20 pm 10 May 13

This is probably the best thing that’s ever happened in Canberra. I think I’ll call my first born Skywhale.

shauno shauno 2:10 pm 10 May 13

An orange whale with huge tits what on earth has that got to do with Canberra or any where else for that matter.

shauno shauno 2:09 pm 10 May 13

Lets be honest here its absolutely rubbish and completely stupid to have this representing Canberra. Its got to be a sick joke surely.

poetix poetix 2:09 pm 10 May 13

Cetaceous floater
chewing soft cud of sky krill
blubbered cumulus

davo101 davo101 2:07 pm 10 May 13

The Canmemes alone justify my $1.

johnboy johnboy 2:00 pm 10 May 13

We might have to nickname Jeremy “Ahab” after this.

DrKoresh DrKoresh 1:59 pm 10 May 13

I’m beginning to like it purely because of how angry it’s making people.

Endrey Endrey 1:59 pm 10 May 13

Yawn. How many majestic flying whales do we get for the true cash forked out on Jeremy Hanson?

MERC600 MERC600 1:58 pm 10 May 13

Jon .. come back ! all is forgiven. Build as many monuements as you like !

Barcham Barcham 1:57 pm 10 May 13

The SkyWhale is awesome.

It’s starting to gather its own mythology on Twitter.

#SkyWhaleMyths

CanberraMelon CanberraMelon 1:54 pm 10 May 13

vaguely said :

CanberraMelon said :

I love that the Skywhale is generating so much interest….the more people talk about it, the better the legend of the Skywhale becomes!

Discussion doesn’t make it any less s***.

It’s a piece of art…challenge yourself and take a step outside your comfort zone

vaguely vaguely 1:40 pm 10 May 13

CanberraMelon said :

I love that the Skywhale is generating so much interest….the more people talk about it, the better the legend of the Skywhale becomes!

Discussion doesn’t make it any less s***.

CanberraMelon CanberraMelon 1:30 pm 10 May 13

I love that the Skywhale is generating so much interest….the more people talk about it, the better the legend of the Skywhale becomes!

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