Sorry not much of a post today. I believe my Howling Wolves wine was heavily spiked with octopus last night, so I was disinclined to get in front of the computer. I vaguely remember getting the inside oil on new West editor race, but that dosed wolves has has rendered my memory a little hazy. Then wordpress was disinclined to upload pictures. Having a good Australia Day? Got one of these hideous car flags from The West? Do we still have car red noses? That would make a nice combination. Several people wrote in to complain about these flags, but none of them sent a good picture of one.


About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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32 Responses to Dosed

  1. Hugh Jass says:

    TLA, thanks for the picture, but what on earth were you thinking…hanging around a train station? I hope you had a knife on you.

    Happy straya day.


  2. Rolly says:

    I’ve got one of those idiotic flags. It was a gift to me last year. It’s still in it’s plastic wrap. Still sealed, tightly furled and unappreciated.
    What is it with people? Don’t they know what bloody country they’re living in.
    The Goddamn’s are the worst. Some one in the rag trade there must have decided that, as Asia had taken over the bulk of clothing and cloth manufacture, pushing the proliferation of aerial symbolism would be a way of staying in business.
    That all came to a screaming halt with the opening of trade agreements a couple of decades ago. Almost all the fluttering symbols of their nationalistic jingoism are imported from China.
    My own unused relic of perfidious British Imperialism is also a product of some undereducated and underpaid Chinese sweatshop employee.
    And my dinky-di, Australian born, shithead neighbour is once more expected to appear before the local magistrate on charges of creating a public nuisance.
    Someone four houses away complained of being disturbed in the wee small hours by the sounds of disintegrating heavy industrial machinery.
    They saved me the cost of another phone call to police communications.
    It’s great living in Australia, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, but it would be a much more pleasant experience if we could somehow eliminate the white trash minority who bugger it up for everyone else.
    You don’t have to guess; yes, I am feeling shit livered today.


  3. poor lisa says:

    Guilty. I saw much worse cars with many more trashy flags attached but I don’t have a camera phone, and mostly I was doing 100 on the Tonkin Hwy when I saw them.

    I hypothesise that the majority of people flying them would be the first to hide under the bed if we actually went to war and they were conscripted, but unfortunately I have no data to prove it. Just basing that on the ADF’s perennial recruitment and retention difficulties. When did bogans start flying the flag anyway. In my day being a bogan was a rebellious subcultural kind of thing to do, and being patriotic was like being a fan of the cops.

    I also have this feeling Aus Day as encouraged by Howard has peaked, and many people are over celebrating it by getting tanked and smacking each other in the head, but I also have no data to prove it and those flags are an argument against that hypothesis. Gee those flags are shit.


  4. Frank Calabrese says:

    I also have this feeling Aus Day as encouraged by Howard has peaked, and many people are over celebrating it by getting tanked and smacking each other in the head, but I also have no data to prove it and those flags are an argument against that hypothesis. Gee those flags are shit.

    And those wearing nothing but a flag are currently freezing the Kahunas off :-)

    And according to the City of Perth security guards – the fights are a happening :-)


  5. skib says:

    Saw a muslim (I guess) family cruising along in their headgear with two of the dodgy flags attached to the front windows. Got a chuckle out of me.


  6. Grrr says:

    We were waiting to spot a car with eight flags (saw a Commodore with two on the bonnet – Ambassador-style) but it was not to happen.


  7. skink says:

    I did notice that the size and/or number of flags displayed on a vehicle was in inverse proportion to the distance between the driver’s eyes


  8. janine says:

    saw many cars with four, including one which also sported a boxing kangaroo flag, but not a single one of australia’s second official flag – the indigenous flag.

    too bloody sad.


  9. timos says:

    Saw a van with six flags, in Pinjarra. That town seemed to have the highest flag to vehicle ratio of my drive through the South-West. Also a few utes flying full size flags on flag poles welded to the tray.

    I’ve had flag overload!


  10. David Cohen says:

    I wanted to be provocative yesterday, and intended on flying the US flag, or the Aboriginal flag upside-down.

    But Mrs Outrage whipped up the WA flag while I was in a semi-recumbent posture.


  11. skink says:

    “I do not believe that the symbols and the expression of the full sovereignty of Australian nationhood can ever be complete while we have a flag with the flag of another country on the corner of it.” P.J.K.


  12. Ljuke says:

    “A bum with a fist coming out of it”, Skink?


  13. skink says:

    “It is a staled réchauffé of the British flag, with no artistic virtue, no national significance. Minds move slowly, and Australia is still Britain’s little boy. What more natural than that he should accept his father’s cut-down garments: lacking the power to protest and only dimly realising his will. That bastard flag is a true symbol of the bastard state of Australian opinion.”

    The Bulletin 1901


  14. David Cohen says:

    nice skink. But a bit disappointing by the Bully: surely ‘stale rechauffe’ is redundant…


  15. skink says:

    I merely cut it and pasted it.

    I did not sub it.

    (as Nurry might say)


  16. Hovean says:

    ’stale rechauffe’ – leftovers reheated, then left to go stale. Very low grade. Next level would be a blind mullet, which don’t work well on flagpoles. Placed on the roof of the nearest flagged Monaro would be a statement.


  17. Paracleet says:

    To be fair to bogans lisa i’d say good assessement of say, the gentlemen you see covered in mud with a slouch hat and the broken look in their eye in photos from the kokoda trail were men often drawn from the type today you would see leaning on their falcon utes sporting a mullet and with a pack of winnie blues rolled up in the sleeve of their lumberjack shirt.


  18. The only time I went to the foreshore for Australia Day celebrations I was abused for not standing up and applauding when a plane flew over towing the Australian flag after the fireworks. It was amazingly lame.


  19. Frank Calabrese says:

    It was amazingly lame.

    Speaking of lame – did anyone note the minimal amount of Australian music in the Soundtrack.

    Says a lot for listeners of Mix 94.5 :-)

    I say let 6IX do the soundtrack – there was no J’OK, Easybeats, Skyhooks, and In The Air Tonight was missing in Action as well.

    And who was the dill who programmed Starship’s We Built This City 20 minutes before the show, only to hear it being repeated in the first segment of the Skyshow !!!!!!!!


  20. Wasn’t We Built This City acknowledged as the worst song of all time? (Although Hey true blue is much worse)


  21. Frank Calabrese says:

    Wasn’t We Built This City acknowledged as the worst song of all time? (Although Hey true blue is much worse)

    I believe it was given that dubious honour, though the Indigenous comdian Sean Chooburra uses the Starship song to good effect when describing “White Man’s Dancing”.


  22. Frank Calabrese says:

    (Although Hey true blue is much worse)

    And it should be noted that John Williamson has since removed references to Vegemite in any future recordings/performances of the song – most likely because of the fact that Kraft is now a US Multinational.


  23. Frank Calabrese says:

    And someone has made a video of Australia Day from THAT wheel :-)


  24. Rolly says:

    Oh Dear!
    I’m glad I stayed home.


  25. hovean says:

    Kraft has always been a US Multinational.


  26. Rolly says:

    Yes, hovean, but they didn’t always own the vegemite brand.
    But it didn’t sink in with the average mug punter until decades after their acquisition.
    That’s what jingoism can do for a nation.


  27. Frank Calabrese says:

    Highlights of Ch 7’s Coverage of Skyworks.

    It should be noted for those who read the Hatches, Matches & Dispatches that there was a death notice of a Fredrick Ardon Snr, father of (Fred)Rick Ardon Jnr. When I first saw it, I thought it was Fred Jnr who had dropped off the pirch.


  28. Bento says:

    Good riddance.


  29. Kill Teen Angst Fan Boi says:

    You’ll be pleased to know we went on an acid induced car flag stealing frenzy on Friday night in Highgate.

    They were burnt in a sacred ceremony on Monday.


  30. Burnt in a PHOTOGRAPHED sacred ceremony I hope you mean.


  31. Kill Teen Angst Fan Boi says:

    Yes… they were.

    At least… I think they were.


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