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Woden graffiti infestation being cleaned out

By SheepGroper 10 May 2011 80

Michael steep memorial

That crapulous memorial to failure is being cleaned off the wall behind the bus timetables right now, I noticed the cleaners setting up to do their stuff as I walked past around 9am today.

It had been pretty much abandoned for the last few weeks, so I really doubt the kiddies who were so vocal about it will notice it’s gone.

[ED – we gather a memorial to Michael Steep is being dedicated at Pine Island today]

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Kayem 12:05 am 07 Aug 11

I don’t know much about the sad story of this Michael fellow. But I have lived and worked in Woden for 20 years plus. And yes – I do catch buses regularly through the Woden Interchange. Let’s face it – Woden is a town planning disgrace. It is an awful space and we need graffiti writers to liven it up. I like the fact that people try to brighten it up by spraying a bit of graf here and there. Some of it is stupid – some of it is clever and artistic and makes me smile. What on earth do the haters here want to look at – a blank concrete wall that contains what used to be a creek! A three storey brick and concrete wall along Bradley Street that is supposed to be a streetscape we can relate to? The whole town centre is a human mess. The architects and town planners were plainly on better drugs than are available nowadays if they thought what they produced is livable. All I can say to the young people involved in this thread is “reclaim the street and spray it up”. But please make it clever.

canberralocal 11:50 pm 07 Jun 11

Natee said :

And just thought i would make it clear that not all of us who made the memorial are useless, illiterate bongheads that some of you have called us and what we are all made out to be by whoever ..

Yours is probably the first sensible post of any of Michael’s friends in this thread. The reason why people think that the defendants of this graffiti are “illiterate bongheads” is because they are represented as clearly illiterate based on what they have posted in this thread, yourself excepted, and their approach to putting forward their point of view hasn’t been anywhere near as mature or well-constructed as yours.

The question I have for you is, are you more representative of Michael’s friends or are his other friends all like the others that have posted in this thread?

creative_canberran 9:15 pm 07 Jun 11

Natee said :

I was a very close friend of michael’s and i do believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I have read just afew of the previous comment and alot of them made me sick .. Michael was not a “bogan” and nothing like he was made out to be by the media. Yes, you’s may think people writting in his honour should have thought twice before doing it on a public toilet door but it was only people trying to pay their respects to him though it would not have been meant to be criminal activity and they were not “useless bogan pieces of trash” either. Im thinking alot of disrespectful people are on here and should read my point of view. I did not expect the wall to stay there forever and im very grateful that it stayed long enough until he got his permanent one that he deserves
And just thought i would make it clear that not all of us who made the memorial are useless, illiterate bongheads that some of you have called us and what we are all made out to be by whoever ..

Why is anyone even offended or annoyed about Mully’s memorial on a toilet door.
Canberra is a city that’s always been fastidious about planning, making sure things are where they belong. This certainly meets the criteria!

el 8:29 pm 07 Jun 11

You bogans are clearly just jealous of our tendinitis.

eily 8:13 pm 07 Jun 11

Oh, and there’s at least one bus that not only needs the back of its seats ‘de-memorialised’ but its window too.

Stevian 8:11 pm 07 Jun 11

Natee said :

I was a very close friend of michael’s and i do believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I have read just afew of the previous comment and alot of them made me sick .. Michael was not a “bogan” and nothing like he was made out to be by the media. Yes, you’s may think people writting in his honour should have thought twice before doing it on a public toilet door but it was only people trying to pay their respects to him though it would not have been meant to be criminal activity and they were not “useless bogan pieces of trash” either. Im thinking alot of disrespectful people are on here and should read my point of view. I did not expect the wall to stay there forever and im very grateful that it stayed long enough until he got his permanent one that he deserves
And just thought i would make it clear that not all of us who made the memorial are useless, illiterate bongheads that some of you have called us and what we are all made out to be by whoever ..

So you’ll have no problem with me “improving” the permanent memorial with a few choice expressions of my opinion of you and your friends. That’s good to know.

eily 8:08 pm 07 Jun 11

Natee said :

…did not expect the wall to stay there forever and im very grateful that it stayed long enough until he got his permanent one that he deserves…

I hope for your sakes that some real bogans (drunk, drugged, and bored out of their minds) don’t come along and trash it.
Though I’m sure that some would think ‘poetic justice’ if it did happen.

Henry82 7:13 pm 07 Jun 11

Natee said :

I was a very close friend (…)

2 quick things.
1) the actions by his friends (causing criminal damage), lead the public believe he was a bogan.
2) Using the word “you’s” in a sentence is bogan ‘slang’. Sorry, but it’s true.

Deref 5:55 pm 07 Jun 11

Calamity said :

Just thought I’d jump in before the abuse comes…
I really wouldn’t bother trying to get your point across on here, mate. Tough crowd!

Also, a dictionary is your friend.

Watson 5:46 pm 07 Jun 11

Calamity said :

Natee said :

I was a very close friend of michael’s and i do believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I have read just afew of the previous comment and alot of them made me sick .. Michael was not a “bogan” and nothing like he was made out to be by the media. Yes, you’s may think people writting in his honour should have thought twice before doing it on a public toilet door but it was only people trying to pay their respects to him though it would not have been meant to be criminal activity and they were not “useless bogan pieces of trash” either. Im thinking alot of disrespectful people are on here and should read my point of view. I did not expect the wall to stay there forever and im very grateful that it stayed long enough until he got his permanent one that he deserves
And just thought i would make it clear that not all of us who made the memorial are useless, illiterate bongheads that some of you have called us and what we are all made out to be by whoever ..

Just thought I’d jump in before the abuse comes…
I really wouldn’t bother trying to get your point across on here, mate. Tough crowd!

They’ll have a field day just because of that one “you’s”!

Calamity 5:23 pm 07 Jun 11

Natee said :

I was a very close friend of michael’s and i do believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I have read just afew of the previous comment and alot of them made me sick .. Michael was not a “bogan” and nothing like he was made out to be by the media. Yes, you’s may think people writting in his honour should have thought twice before doing it on a public toilet door but it was only people trying to pay their respects to him though it would not have been meant to be criminal activity and they were not “useless bogan pieces of trash” either. Im thinking alot of disrespectful people are on here and should read my point of view. I did not expect the wall to stay there forever and im very grateful that it stayed long enough until he got his permanent one that he deserves
And just thought i would make it clear that not all of us who made the memorial are useless, illiterate bongheads that some of you have called us and what we are all made out to be by whoever ..

Just thought I’d jump in before the abuse comes…
I really wouldn’t bother trying to get your point across on here, mate. Tough crowd!

Natee 5:06 pm 07 Jun 11

I was a very close friend of michael’s and i do believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I have read just afew of the previous comment and alot of them made me sick .. Michael was not a “bogan” and nothing like he was made out to be by the media. Yes, you’s may think people writting in his honour should have thought twice before doing it on a public toilet door but it was only people trying to pay their respects to him though it would not have been meant to be criminal activity and they were not “useless bogan pieces of trash” either. Im thinking alot of disrespectful people are on here and should read my point of view. I did not expect the wall to stay there forever and im very grateful that it stayed long enough until he got his permanent one that he deserves
And just thought i would make it clear that not all of us who made the memorial are useless, illiterate bongheads that some of you have called us and what we are all made out to be by whoever ..

Mullet 10:59 pm 23 May 11

Looks like these petulant entitled spoilt little brats who think they can filth up public property have been at it again. The youth centre near lanyon shops and a children’s playground at Conder wetlands has been defaced with more “memorial” graffiti. A slippery dip at the park was defaced for cryin out loud and a dog turd was conveniently mashed at the bottom of the slippery dip that my 5 year old son manage to evade by millimetres.

What sort of sick mongrel gets off on that? What I would give to rub the mongrels nose it.

The youth centre skate park is a disgrace, not only the graffiti but the filth and rubbish. I’ve seen newly planted trees there uprooted. This is provided for them and they shit on it.

These heroes (and in most cases thier parents) need to learn some BASIC respect for themselves and others. These “memorials” just serve to dishonour thier “mate” and reflect how social standards are in the gutter.

We need an anti vandalism squad here in the ACT to covertly nail these scum and get them scrubbing thier filth off public property and reap the benefits of a hard days yakka. I’d happily pay 5 bucks a week extra tax.

Stevian 11:06 am 20 May 11

rikkischmidt said :

Stevian said :

Jethro said :

It is always gratifying to watch a bunch of adults lay into a bunch of kids because they don’t approve of the kids’ behaviour. It is even more gratifying to see them lay into a bunch of kids trying to deal with the loss of a close friend.

I agree.. public graffiti is a poor way to express one’s grief. But public berating children for the way they grieve is also a pretty poor show.

The thing I love about adults laying into kids about their behaviour is that there is no-one to blame for the way those kids turned out but the adults in the society those kids were born in to.

What they need is a good flogging !!!

^^^^ Your an asshole and needs to get a flogging 🙂 talk like f***ing trash and we will talk like trash back goes both way’s mate..

Not a Kenny Everett fan I see.

Look up ‘hyperbole’

Stevian 10:49 am 20 May 11

rikkischmidt said :

OK I’m so sick of seeing you adults shit take every think I’m a close friend on Michael and knowing him well I don’t think you have the right to judge. WE HAVE LOST A VERY GOOD FRIEND, and you adults think you can all sit back BEHIND a computer screen and talk like s*** ?? umm Well that’s not OK with me, You may be old then us and have been through it all But hey WE haven’t, so shut up and get over it.
Yeah graffiti is wrong but who care’s ?? everyone has done it in there live’s you may say I’m a teenage I don’t no right from wrong and I probably need a good flogging but guess what I don’t and I no I don’t.

You adults think its a good thing to talk like that to us to try and get it through our head’s but yet you have the tendinitis to tell us to ” Grow Up ” , Me coming from a family that didn’t give a fuck about you, well I no how f***ing shit it can be and what you adults are saying well that’s just plan F**king RUDE.

All you adults need to have a good look and realise that we have lost a REALLY good friend and a Family member, I’m pretty sure if it was your Son that died you would not be talk like that, you adults need to WAKE UP and GROW UP, F***ing Heartless Ass holes. I Love how you think is ok to talk trash NOT…

Grow up little boy

Mysteryman 10:27 am 20 May 11

rikkischmidt said :

OK I’m so sick of seeing you adults shit take every think I’m a close friend on Michael and knowing him well I don’t think you have the right to judge. WE HAVE LOST A VERY GOOD FRIEND, and you adults think you can all sit back BEHIND a computer screen and talk like s*** ?? umm Well that’s not OK with me, You may be old then us and have been through it all But hey WE haven’t, so shut up and get over it.
Yeah graffiti is wrong but who care’s ?? everyone has done it in there live’s you may say I’m a teenage I don’t no right from wrong and I probably need a good flogging but guess what I don’t and I no I don’t.

You adults think its a good thing to talk like that to us to try and get it through our head’s but yet you have the tendinitis to tell us to ” Grow Up ” , Me coming from a family that didn’t give a fuck about you, well I no how f***ing shit it can be and what you adults are saying well that’s just plan F**king RUDE.

All you adults need to have a good look and realise that we have lost a REALLY good friend and a Family member, I’m pretty sure if it was your Son that died you would not be talk like that, you adults need to WAKE UP and GROW UP, F***ing Heartless Ass holes. I Love how you think is ok to talk trash NOT…

You’re right. It’s just graffiti. Why don’t you post your home address so we can graffiti something and we’ll see who cares.

johnboy 9:34 am 20 May 11

Postalgeek said :

It’s true, the tendonitis comment makes for a truly champagne rant. I think JB was a bit premature in his declaration of Flame of the Week.

Memorials on shitter doors. Tendonitis. This thread is like an old pipe you just want to chew on while sitting on the verandah.

It was duly considered PG

Postalgeek 9:33 am 20 May 11

It’s true, the tendonitis comment makes for a truly champagne rant. I think JB was a bit premature in his declaration of Flame of the Week.

Memorials on shitter doors. Tendonitis. This thread is like an old pipe you just want to chew on while sitting on the verandah.

Captain RAAF 9:10 am 20 May 11

fgzk said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Stevian said :

I am most perturbed, I actually agree with the Captain on this one.

Don’t be too worried, you’re not going mad, it just means he’s going soft.

Maybe a bit soft in the head. He paints a pretty bleak picture for those that don’t or can’t define their right to be part of the society by a job or producing a family. It is a little contradictory if not hypocritical as Captwack readily contributes in the modern form of spraying in public. “Blogging” on the internet. Maybe he too will come to see his comments as stupid and pointless. Or not.

I choose…..not. Thanks for your input, I believe your rock is over yonder!

The tendonitis comment I’m afraid, must rate as the funniest ever posted here! =-)

fgzk 8:40 am 20 May 11

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Stevian said :

I am most perturbed, I actually agree with the Captain on this one.

Don’t be too worried, you’re not going mad, it just means he’s going soft.

Maybe a bit soft in the head. He paints a pretty bleak picture for those that don’t or can’t define their right to be part of the society by a job or producing a family. It is a little contradictory if not hypocritical as Captwack readily contributes in the modern form of spraying in public. “Blogging” on the internet. Maybe he too will come to see his comments as stupid and pointless. Or not.

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