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Wear orange to work day – 12 November

By johnboy - 11 November 2008 28

Simon Corbell has announced that you should all be wearing orange tomorrow.

    Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today called on Canberrans to show their support for the ACT State Emergency Service (ACT SES) tomorrow (12 November) by taking part in the annual ‘Wear Orange To Work Day’.

    “This is a great opportunity for the ACT community to thank the Territory’s SES volunteers for their continued dedication to keeping our community safe,” Mr Corbell said.

    “I encourage all Canberrans to make something orange part of their outfit when getting dressed for work tomorrow,” he said.

I recommend the lovely RiotACT pin, free with a premium membership.

If, on the other hand, you’re just wearing orange we’d love to see pictures. Email them in to


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Wear orange to work day – 12 November
frontrow 8:26 am 12 Nov 08

I used to own an orange shirt that I would drag out every March 17th, but nobody ever bit.

Thumper 7:59 am 12 Nov 08

What a crock….

Wear orange to work day, yeah, as if anyone really cares. As Ms Thumper noted last night, ‘they don’t really publicise it well do they.’

Besides, orange is the ultimate fashion nightmare 😉

johnboy 11:23 pm 11 Nov 08

Just send in the photos

ant 9:59 pm 11 Nov 08

For some people, it is dangerous to handle or use anything sharper than an orange.

So the pin might be out.

Overheard 7:21 pm 11 Nov 08

Kitchen Man said :

Orange doesn’t work for me. It makes me look all washed out. All power to the SES volunteers, but I just can’t do orange. Will Simon wear orange ?

It’s a great colour for radio. Adds an extra degree of dazzle that makes the other colours just pale by comparison.

Kitchen Man 6:17 pm 11 Nov 08

Orange doesn’t work for me. It makes me look all washed out. All power to the SES volunteers, but I just can’t do orange. Will Simon wear orange ?

Overheard 4:48 pm 11 Nov 08

I wondered about that, assuming it was them when I saw the headline.

Then I thought maybe someone was thinking of showing support for the Netherlands tilt (pun intended) at the 2010 World Cup…

Holden Caulfield 4:41 pm 11 Nov 08

Wear orange hey? The Harmony Day folks will be most upset.

Skidbladnir 4:38 pm 11 Nov 08

Just decided to reread the old thread, as the memory was blury…

From the original RiotPin thread:

johnboy said :

Overheard said :

Overheard: Prince Albert, anyone?!

Johnboy: Make sure you send in the photograph. Not for publication as much as for amusement.

Which actually makes it seem even more bizarre, Jb. 😛

johnboy 4:33 pm 11 Nov 08

The riotpin is a versatile and useful thing but any RiotAlberts are best kept in the privacy of the bedroom.

Using the pin to secure oranges to one’s body however will secure bonus points if done tomorrow.

Skidbladnir 4:25 pm 11 Nov 08

If someone -did- do the RiotAlbert, does it get published (for pints from the readership), or issuch a shameless plug only redeemable for free pints from the Cabal at Riot events?

Overheard 4:20 pm 11 Nov 08

I tossed around…. Let me start that again. I canvassed the idea of the RiotACT pin Prince Albert, but went with the ear-ring look instead. (On one of the Sim Challenge slideshows.)

Skidbladnir 4:14 pm 11 Nov 08

Didn’t you want somone to use the Riotpin for something else a while back too?

johnboy 3:56 pm 11 Nov 08

Pictures of readers wearing naught but oranges are especially encouraged.

ant 3:53 pm 11 Nov 08

Or if you don’t have any orange clothes, you could just wear an orange.

This might be a covert Orangemen show of support, of course.

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