Luckshop Goonbag

Luck shop, Goon Bag, she’s there, I say
Please share my Moselle -a

That old goon bag we employed it
The Mandurah dogs did shine

Luck shop goonbag and some ciggies,
By CHOGM she was mine  – The Hollies

From first time (I think) submitter David B who saw this vibrancy wormhole outside Northbridge TAB. Not only do they have a rather generous interpretation of 5 metres vis a vis the smoking, but an upturned crate with an inflated goonbag has also been added for increased ooshta. A nice advertisement for the gambling lifestyle. Maybe they can get She-Ra Scaffidi to ceremonially blow up the bag. I think this is all part of Colin Barnett’s Northbridge revival package. Nicely done. That almost looks like Bento sitting inside. Nah, couldn’t be. I’m sure he’d be a Chemin de Fer man. Forget I even mentioned it.

Another excellent worst. Thanks David.

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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36 Responses to Luckshop Goonbag

  1. Sam says:

    The punters inside are placing wagers on how long it will be before someone walking past checks if it is empty.


  2. skink says:

    Perth TAB’s have 25% more fag-ends by the door than Federation Square


  3. monkeypants says:

    reminds me of all those starving student cafe’s i used to walk by on my way home in sydney – all that’s missing is the syringes.

    is there like some kind of unwritten gamblers law about not betting and shooting up?


  4. flynn says:

    It’s the TAB’s toilet so the punters dont have to stop watching the races.


  5. G'day from WA says:

    Why is the goon bag underneath the crate? Looks like it would make a good cushion.


  6. shazza says:

    I feel some real Aussie poetry comin on.

    Goonbag in your prison crate,
    to be freed by turn of fate,
    TAB man down on his luck,
    may release you soon for a suck.


    • With only a little effort, TWOP could be the go to site for Aussie poetry.
      On another topic, the photo of Lee Kerigan in Teh West today a great worst. Note to Lee. Check mirror before photo shoot. Dude you look like a plonker.


      • skink says:

        if McCubbin painted ‘Down of his Luck’ today,
        the bloke would be squatting on a milk crate having a fag outside the bookies, poking a goon bag with a stick


  7. cookster says:

    The TAB at Wembley Shopping Centre is far more upmarket than this Northbridge dive… a matching pair of two litre bladders perched on an upturned Pellegrino Sparkling case – very shabby chic.


  8. David Cohen says:

    You’re midway, cookster.

    The Bayview Terrace TAB has a sculpture of Moet corks atop FCUK mini-beach balls.


  9. skink says:

    I just learned that the fine City of Canberra has immortalised the goon bag in art

    it’s in Garema Place, wherever that might be.

    clearly Perth is lagging behind in public slacker art, and Colon Bayonet should immediately commision a ten metre high sculpture of an upturned milk crate for Simulacration Square.

    that will inject some vibrancy, or at least give the Emo’s somewhere to hang out


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  11. Bento says:

    From a laptop on his Juliet balcony,
    He would pour on the bumpkins his smarm,
    A morning at the Beaufort Street TAB,
    Was as near as he’d go to a farm.

    He’d scaled the mighty Buronga Ridge,
    That metrosexual from Perth,
    But when his roughie went lame out at Randwick,
    He was brought crashing back down to the earth.

    So he trudged the 2 feet from the doorway,
    Inflated the cushion to prevent any bruise,
    And he parked his date on the old milk crate,
    And was consoled by warm wine and Winnie Blues.


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