How they hanging?

Several emotional, angry, salacious,  nay rebarbative readers (I just like saying rebarbative) have urged me to include the Burswood Casino in a post. Unfortunately these rebarbarinos never go down and take a photo themselves. In any case, those criticising burswood should behold the Christchurch Casino, which manages to include a hanging testicle motif in its hideous exterior. And for those who may think that the testicles are rendered in granite.  It’s concrete aggregate.


About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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16 Responses to How they hanging?

  1. Grrr says:

    Unfortunately these rebarbarinos never go down and take a photo themselves.

    Risk life and limb for a shot of…. (does Burswood even have a nickname?) the casino? Not likely. To really capture it in its gorey one would need to take a camera on a Friday or Saturday night to capture the discharge of Perth’s hipsters from the vertiginous abyss that is the Ruby Room…

    The building itself is not hugely objectionable. It’s the people, the vomit-strewn taxi rank, the steroid enraged sexual predators… all part of the delights of Burswood waiting to punch the first TWOP operative in the nose for looking at them wrong.

    I’d rather take my chances at The Stirling Arms, The Penn or CJays Tavern.

    The Christchurch Casino? Looks awfully like the Old Treasury Building in Perth with a bit of what the young people call “bling”.

    Was it filled with pensioners?

    And… that car? Mid-80s Honda Civic perhaps? It looks to me like it has been given a home paint job.


  2. Bill O"Slatter says:

    Least nobody can delude themselves this aint run by scam artists , (Zappa’s cheepnis comes to mind) perhaps unlike Burswood.
    This one done by the same cheap bastard architect who did half of Curtin. Grey concrete is a good idea ?!


  3. poor lisa says:

    pulsar, laser or corolla I think.

    MAN that’s ugly.

    grr is right, the Burswood building’s nothing special, it’s the atmosphere and the inhabitants.


  4. David Cohen says:

    This photo of Burswood cries out for a suitable TWOP caption:


  5. That’s one of those damn Smith bronzes. I did feature another of the set somewhere, (woman with big hair and an umbrella) and there’s also the short legged Paddy hannan inside.


  6. js says:

    actually the casino building, indeed the entire burswood complex, are hugely objectionable buildings. although not quite as bad as the christchurch casino.

    as a regular inhabitant of curtin, i quite like the grey concrete, most of it has been done with style.


  7. Yeah Curtin is looking pretty good these days. Burswood is all hideous all the time. Particularly the dome.


  8. Bento says:

    The dome is even uglier on the inside.


  9. Rolly says:

    Interesting that all the symbols are inverted (though you can’t really tell with the diamonds).
    Maybe to indicate that, by entering their door, you’re doing the same thing to logic and rationality.


  10. Bento says:

    The symbols look the right way up when the bouncers are holding you by your ankles to shake the change out of your pockets.


  11. js says:

    or when you glimpse them between your legs as you chunder into the gutter.


  12. It’s a reflection of itself


  13. Yes it’s the playing card design which might have sounded clever in planning, but the testicle result was not anticipated.


  14. bcplanning says:

    Wooow. I know casinos do not like windows because they wont to keep inside and not focused on teh outside world but this just looks ridiculous. At least cover it up with neon lights or something.


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