Go back to Russia

So, a small bar owner is calling for other small bars to be prevented from opening in his area, because $10 cocktails. Jeezus after fighting restrictive legislation for a decade, the sector is now calling for legislation to prevent people from opening? It’s a perfect storm all right. A perfect storm of fuck off back to the Soviet Union comrade. Un fucking believable. I think this is from the West. I didn’t check. I was in a small bar. 



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Mos Mag Mystery

I’m not exactly sure what’s worst about this Mosman Park Magna, but if Pete F. Sends it in…is it the parking, the bonnet?  What am I looking at here?

 

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Nasty

The iconic Ming Dynasty in Morley, the original lion banner for TWOP. Now it has a wonderful neon fail.  From a colleague of Adam G. 



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Visiting Elizabeth Quay

Well I guess I had to go down there. Well it’s not exactly bad, just a bit underwhelming and pointless. After the trees have grown for 30 years, there might be some shade relief to the merciless baking paving. The bridge is ok. But there’s no reason to cross it, or even for it to be there. It’s not a special place to go. The water is already turgid looking. And again, what’s the point of it? Some of the bare grass will be covered, but not by anything you’d actually need or want to go to. Hotel. Mining company hq? What’s it for? So it’s not terrible, just money wasted when something better could have been done. It’s not the special place, which we were promised. The only thing that I could find that youse would like is a royally crappy figurative bronze. Has Perth still not grown out of this shite?No plaque as to who it is. Or who it is by. 



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Steeped

Study arts they said. Major in theatre they said. Actually no one’s ever said that. Who was sweltering in that Fringe Teapot?  One of the Ledger family? Actor John Howard?



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With Attitude

NWA, Embleton golf course chapter. 



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Quay Meh

I’m in the Australian today slagging off Meh Quay. Although my main point, that the worst part of it was the ditching of the indigenous art centre was not in. Image links to whole story. My whole submission was, “One of the best things about the incredible transformation of Perth in the last seven or eight years is that the utter disappointment of Elizabeth Quay is now not relevant. The city is bursting with life everywhere else. Nobody would care if EQ slipped under the jellyfish infested wavelets of the Swan. Premier Barnett’s “Prince Philip moment” in naming the thing after the monarch won’t matter. That the major artistic statement –  Christian de Vietri’s sculpture, Spanda is a standard Perth yawn, (although I do like the penguin) will make no difference. It even doesn’t really matter that the main commercial tenants have pulled out. The only real tragedy is that an iconic indigenous art/interpretation centre was ditched early on. That could have pulled the focus of the city down to the river. Now, what would be the point of going there?”aust

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