Golden Pash

Ah-oh, smokestack lightnin,
Shinin, just like a Golden Pash,
Why don’t ya hear me cryin?
A-whoo-hooo, oooo,
Whooo.

Whoa-oh, who been here baby since,
I-I been gone, a little, bity boy?
Girl, be on.
A-whoo-hooo, whoo-hooo,
Whooo.
Howlin’ Wolf

Although separated by time and space, I found these objects to be connected. Somehow. I suppose if you were going to have a golden pash, where better than the back of this golden…thing. With of course a Golden Gaytime.

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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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75 Responses to Golden Pash

  1. Grrr says:

    Good lord, Captain Cleanup’s car.
    Why, I haven’t seen that since the 1983 visit to my school.
    I thought it was pretty cool at the time, but then Knight Rider and Condorman were impressive.

    I seem to remember him wearing a helmet in those days.

    Good to see the car (same one?) is still in use. What is it? A modified sandman?

    I had previously been unaware of the Golden Pash drink. It sounds so 1970s.

    I like the Golden Gaytime ads… I’m sure they’re exactly the same as those rolled out in 1984 when the Gaytime first appeared…. and was almost as expensive as the Hazelnut Roll.

    Gay meant something different then. I wonder if they’re trying to tap into the pink dollar these days?

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    • matt says:

      I can give you an answer on what type of car Captain Cleanup used.
      The captain clean up car was built by the vehicle body building apprentices at Carlisle TAFE on a Holden 1 tonner in about 1980, I think the Pannel Beating apprentices helped and the paint was done by the Spray painting apprentices I think. I was one of the contributing students and am know a lecturer in Vehicle Body building at Thornlie Tafe.
      Great to see a photo of the car, it was a good project for us at the time.

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  2. Snuff says:

    Not quite my preferred liquid lunch, TLA, but probably an improvement on chocolate rain.

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  3. David Cohen says:

    Hopefully the vehicle’s refrigerated glove-box also has a stash of Memphis Meltdown Big Nuts icecreams.

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  4. satay steve says:

    So Grrr you actually recognise this thing? Did someone stand in the back holding onto the grabrails waving to the kiddies as they cleaned up the mean streets of perth in the 80’s?

    Were the Aussie flags there during the visit to your school?

    I see there’s a 1300 number on the back – those didn’t exist in the 80’s, so someone’s keen on keeping the dream alive…

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    • Bento says:

      I knew the original Captain Cleanup, which was pretty ace for a 7-year old. I seem to recall he said that pig was a modified HQ (but the front of the pic doesn’t look like an HQ to me), so maybe that is a new(er) car.

      I’m getting deja vu – wasn’t there a fairly in-depth discussion of Captain Cleanup in a previous post, quite some time ago?

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      • Don’t think so, but possible. So that back section is for what, bins? Was he in a costume a la fat cat?

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        • Grrr says:

          My memory is that he was driven in, standing on the back, probably by a “pretty young thing” who would then lecture us on the evils of rubbish (or litter — but not trash).

          I don’t recall the Australian flags, but I do recall the porthole-style windows.

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        • Frank Calabrese says:

          Indeed there was, can’t remember the exact topic but I did mention that the modifications were done by some TAFE students and Captain Cleanup wears a superhero type suit with an Akubra type hat.

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          • Vic Demised says:

            I believe the original Captain was one Glen Swift, he of the honeyed vocal chords, who plays a chick-magnet Santa Claus for the City of Perth each year. Frank posted some video of him with Megan Gale in December.

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  5. Claireee says:

    Oh, I do love a Golden Pash. It’s like a 5 year old’s, day old Passion Pop

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  6. flynn says:

    if it was on Aussie day – not a worst.
    I still see tattered remains of flags on cars – such disrespectful treatment , worse than burning one. At least that requires some effort compared to just leaving it to rot away on the car.

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  7. Snuff says:

    Apparently he’s been at it since 1978, TLA, and is still going strong.

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  8. Bento says:

    “Energy Education Program for Home and School Program”.

    Catchy. Lucky they trademarked it.

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  9. Cookster says:

    Been a bit sidetracked lately, trying to get a handle on why lovers and lobbers is attracting over 4,000 visits a day… I’m not there yet.

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    • Snuff says:

      It’s probably just people checking to see if they can find out what they did last night, Cookster.

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    • David Cohen says:

      In a word, Cookster: smutness!

      I blogged about them on Rotto Bloggo a few days ago and my stats have been stratospheric.

      I bet Mr Hunt at L&L is a Golden Pash person.

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      • Cookster says:

        Yes – that’s where I came across this phenomenon. That post seemed quite at odds though with the usual L&L fare though… I thought it was the ramblings of some bogan couple who liked rooting in the great outdoors. Then I checked the stats and whoa, WTF???

        On closer inspection I see it’s about young people on drugs.

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        • skink says:

          L+L has been featured in WAToady, and was mentioned in the Worst on Saturday. They have realised that blogs are easy copy.

          if only TWOP could get such traction.

          more norks are required, clearly

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        • Bento says:

          I’m just waiting for the first L&L ‘outing’ to result in either a lawsuit or suicide. He seems pretty free and easy with accusations of drug use.

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          • shazza says:

            Me too!
            There’s some serious ethical and legal issues , and I loowith L&L. I look forward to seeing this self appointed, moralising vigilante bought down by the law.

            Retna Wooller giving it a Going Up rating in STM on Sunday was gobsmacking in its stupidity.

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            • shazza says:

              whoops pardon the shocking typo, trying to type and handle bub simultaneously.

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              • Grrr says:

                I, for one, find it mildly amusing.

                Of course, that is as long as said blogger stays away from The Penn, The Stirling Arms and the places I like to hang my hat after a hard day on the farm trying to get the confused cows to milk on time.

                Sadly, I’ve left my copy of 1984 at home, but I’m sure Mr Orwell has many things to tell us from beyond the grave about the kind of society we live in where everything is captured on film, every misstep carved in stone, every word and inflection and quickie beneath a piano in a public bar dissected by the Blogosphere, and perpetuated by the Twitterverse.

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                • Cookster says:

                  Grrr. Hit. Nail. Head. I have some random pics from my yoof, but it’s a bit hard to whip out the SLR when you’re concentrating on getting smashed, unlike today when you can simply press a button on your phone.

                  While the young bucks of today seem to base their whole night out around recording the event on digital camera, for us it was only the really organised – generally the arty farty photographer-types – who bothered to take pics.

                  Ben Elton wrote about this brave new world in a recent book… fucked if I can remember the title right now.

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                • shazza says:

                  I would have qualified as a star on L & L many times over. But would be most unimpressed to find myself being paraded on this site, and would certainly seek legal advice.

                  Mike Hunt clearly has no idea how much fun he’s missing.

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                • Snuff says:

                  Grieve not, Grrr. George has been blogging from beyond since August 9 last year, and we’ve still got 3 year to come. Mostly about eggs, of course.

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        • Snuff says:

          I must admit I’ve been contributing to their stats since it was mentioned here, but the posts are struggling to maintain this standard.

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          • Cookster says:

            Teh Outrage – I’ve taken your lead and blogged about the L&L myself to help drive my flagging stats. I’m not sure the L&L crowd can actually read too good, so I’ll try and dig up a few raunchy pics and maybe giveaway a few chuppa-chups.

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            • David Cohen says:

              Maaate: sit back and watch the stampede to your door.

              Hang on: you describe my L&L post as “banal”.

              Wotchu talkin’ ’bout Willis??

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              • Cookster says:

                Maaaate, not your post, the L&L Rotto post… very pedestrian out of context.

                I’ve gone one step further:
                http://theperthfiles.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-is-this-lovers-lobbers.html

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                • Snuff says:

                  Didn’t Mrs Brown teach French ?

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                • David Cohen says:

                  Hmm alright just checking. We reporters are sensitive souls, you know. As you were.

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                  • poor lisa says:

                    I’m very disappointed in the standard of critical web 2.0 analysis occuring here.

                    Mike Hunt has boozies guys. You aren’t reading very closely or you just had a man-look at the blog.
                    Oh the name’s Michael.
                    Oh some pervy photos.
                    Oh it’s a blog and women’s blogs are usually about how hard it is to combine freelance journalism with being a mum.
                    Oh it must be a guy.

                    There is plenty of evidence:
                    http://loversandlobbers.blogspot.com/2009/02/big-day-out.html

                    http://loversandlobbers.blogspot.com/2009/02/big-night-out.html

                    Many mentions of things that happen in the women’s toilets (I know it’s clubbing but no guy spends THAT much time in the ladies’).

                    And the commentary – an example is the one about the manor shot – notice that the guy is the main focus of oppobrium, not the girl.

                    The feminism is subtextual and postmodern in the extreme but it’s there. (and it’s frightening to an old feminist, but it’s still feminism).

                    On a related subject noticed a late entry Australia Day worst in the worst crimestoppers page today. CCTV photos of two girls in Australia Day bikinis wanted over a mugging on the train from Whitfords or something.

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                    • poor lisa says:

                      Shazza I’m sorry for grouping you in the ‘man-look’ statement. I had a man-look at the L&L posts I guess.

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                    • Cookster says:

                      Poor Lisa, I don’t think I’ve been gender specific here… in fact this whole photo addiction is probably more closely associated with young women, so your assertion that it’s a woman behind L&L makes sense.

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                    • Grrr says:

                      It could be two people.

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                    • Bento says:

                      I don’t think my investigations even satisfy the criteria of ‘man-look’.

                      As with most things, I formed an opinion within about 15 seconds, and I will defend it vigorously, regardless of your ‘facts’.

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                    • shazza says:

                      Poor Lisa, no offence taken.

                      I suspect Mr Hunts wife is taking some of the shots. I would also like to say something about Mr Hunts questionable sexuality but it would be most unfair of me to cast aspersions

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                    • David Cohen says:

                      I hear you pl.

                      I am reluctant to blow my on trumpet (actually, I’m not), but witness this from Rotto Bloggo a few days ago:

                      ‘The world – certainly Perth – is agog at his/her quality reporting and photography on the blog.’

                      I had an inkling.

                      Do I win a Millie Tant lapel badge??

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  10. Bill O'Slatter says:

    Yes Quintin ” the quince” George , avid drinker of Golden Pash , coming to a country town near you (kompany M ensemble ). So cleanup country Straya.

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  11. Groucho says:

    Today is about golden pash, golden utes and Australia’s golden boy……

    “It is not that they bowled well, it is just that we batted badly”

    ….Australian sport cannot get any uglier than this

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  12. Rolly says:

    I’m getting lost in the labyrinth of replies to the replies.

    Meantime, I’m surprised that no-one seems to have correlated Mike Hunt with a similar pun-o-nym, viz. Hugh Jass.

    Both undoubted female.

    Unless, of course, it one of the other gender referring to the other……

    Dammit! Now I’m confusing my self without any outside help whatsoever.

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    • shazza says:

      Rolly I think you’ll find that I alluded to this in a previous post, and suggested, in my humble opinion, that Richard Head was a more suitable ndp.
      Dont ask me which thread as I am too lazy to go back and track it. (Hey does that makes us related LA?)

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    • Cause it was too obvious?

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    • Bento says:

      Not sure I follow you.

      I assume everyone realised the name was a joke, but I don’t see that the name itself is necessarily proof of the writer’s gender (not that I’m disputing Poor Lisa on this one – she’s provided enough evidence for me, and I don’t see why people are so unwilling to let go of the idea Mike Hunt is a wimmin). Same with Hugh Jass – could be male or female (we all have asses, don’t we?).

      Shazza, didn’t you once claim to have a schoolteacher with some sort of pun name, said claim being treated with widespread derision by your assorted friends and hangers-on?

      I had a tutor at uni called Robin Cash, for what it’s worth.

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  13. David Cohen says:

    For shame, Cookster – they don’t have laptops/Crackberries in Subi-by-the-Sea??

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  14. Cookster says:

    Never been a laptop man… mind you, I will be PRing the Laporium at Sexpo, so things may change.

    How many VIP passes to ride the Wide Gerbil do I put you down for?

    TLA, a double pass for you too?

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