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WTF in the sky over Canberra today?

By oddball508 - 13 August 2009 18

Does anyone have the background story to the aircraft smoke sign over Canberra today?

[Composite image. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com ]

UPDATE: Our eye on the street has sent in two non-composited photos of the sky writing as it happened.


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Avy 2:35 pm 14 Aug 09

“Japan Say Sorry Penis”.

I don’t get it.

Observing 12:31 pm 14 Aug 09

I might use this sky writing idea next time the boys get into trouble or one hits the other –

“Nathan say sorry to Ben”.

I might use a Tonka truck instead of a butterfly though.

hk0reduck 9:54 am 14 Aug 09

Related interview on Radio National can be found here:
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/asiapac/stories/200908/s2654127.htm

backlash 1:36 am 14 Aug 09

I thought it was a butterfly, which means LIFE. What the caterpillar perceives as the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning.

I-filed 9:25 pm 13 Aug 09

PBO said :

Hate to say but the symbol looks more like a C$%k.

I expect the WWII rape victim, a Japanese woman aged about 90 who is at Parliament House today as an honoured guest, won’t see your post PBO, so I guess any careless-seeming tone and intent don’t matter a lot. She was interviewed (in translation) on RN I think yesterday and sounded very dignified.

Up The Duffy 9:19 pm 13 Aug 09

How sorry should they be after having 2 nuclear bombs dropped on them.
Just put it behind us and get on with life.
They are nice people now.
Let all be forgiven.

oddball508 5:57 pm 13 Aug 09

Thanks for the information!

buyhercandy 5:33 pm 13 Aug 09

Er, probably should have mentioned that the campaign was to do with ‘comfort women’, rather than POWs. Sorry.

buyhercandy 5:33 pm 13 Aug 09

layne said :

I do know that Japan apologized for POWs in WWII in may this year along with a few other apologies for the war… might have something to do with that?

Correct! Amnesty International have been working on a petition recently to achieve this. They gained 10,000 signatures last week and planned on going to Parliament to put forward the petition. I assume this took place today. The central image in the campaign was a butterfly, which I believe is the image in the top corner of the sky.

More information: http://www.amnesty.org.au/comfort

hk0reduck 5:13 pm 13 Aug 09

From AmnestyOz twitter account:

“We’re in Canberra today meeting MPs with #ComfortWomen survivor Gil Won-Ok and skywriting “Japan Say Sorry” over Parliament House”

V twin venom 5:06 pm 13 Aug 09

Its two days early. V P Day is the 15th of August.

Observing 4:42 pm 13 Aug 09

I hope Japan responds with sky writing too –

“Japan says: WTF?”

bloodnut 4:32 pm 13 Aug 09

Maybe it was an apology in broken english.

“Japan… Say… Sorry”

PBO 3:59 pm 13 Aug 09

oddball508 said :

I had some information (although I don’t know why the message in the sky was posted today). The strange symbol looks like a butterfly. The “Japan say sorry” probibly relates to the use a women in Japan as sex slaves during WWII . See- http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0%2C21985%2C21327192-5005961%2C00.html

Hate to say but the symbol looks more like a C$%k.

oddball508 3:45 pm 13 Aug 09

I had some information (although I don’t know why the message in the sky was posted today). The strange symbol looks like a butterfly. The “Japan say sorry” probibly relates to the use a women in Japan as sex slaves during WWII . See- http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0%2C21985%2C21327192-5005961%2C00.html

layne 3:43 pm 13 Aug 09

I do know that Japan apologized for POWs in WWII in may this year along with a few other apologies for the war… might have something to do with that?

S4anta 3:39 pm 13 Aug 09

a curious mixture of mushrooms, sympathy for whales and a lottery win.

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