Sense of Place

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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120 Responses to Sense of Place

  1. To future Perthers. In the year 2525, are you still waiting?
    It’s a race between me and Paul Murray.

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  2. The Lazy Aussie walked here 2010?
    First decent Dockers season tainted by drug allegations 2010?
    Armadale train had no murders on this day in 2525?

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  3. shazza says:

    I put my money on Winton LA.

    Liking the shoes BTW.

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  4. Shreiking Wombat says:

    I do rather like the way that plaque is so slightly out of alignment.

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  5. Jack says:

    I’d like to see the google maps / streetview thing happening again. It would be great to create a heritage trail of these worsts. This is a classic worst.

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  6. stu says:

    Clearly they know something will happen in Perth……eventually

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    • Snuff says:

      Oh come on, Stu ! There was … umm … just a moment … and … arr … umm. Look, Joe Hockey will be handballing a steaming turd to Andrew Robb announcing all the details at the Press Club next week. Okay ?

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      • WAtching says:

        Very unseemly performance by the opposition.

        Even they don’t believe a word of it.

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        • Snuff says:

          Actually, I think perhaps they do, WAtching, which is why none of them want to get lumbered with it. The really funny part about the knot Tony managed to tie himself into, to Kerry’s and everyone else’s incredulous bemusement, is that everyone knows, instinctively, and because history has so often shown it to be the case, grains of truth are far more likely to be found in statements made “in the heat of discussion”, than in “carefully prepared scripted remarks”.

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  7. Bento says:

    That looks like indoor tiling. Is the Carillon Food Court floor now Perth’s answer to Hollywood Boulevard?

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  8. Bag O'Turnips says:

    Could be handy to use for whenever someone falls from grace; an anodyne way to cover what might become a nasty stain on the pavement. Like TV shows on commercial networks that rate well below expectations and not only get axed (not merely “rested”) and then almost any trace of them is purged from corporate memory. As I’d they never existed, a placeholder in the form of something that has long amortised its costs to run dead with.

    Cruel, yes indeed. But then again, crap is crap. So I wonder if that this is what that plaque is there for…

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  9. Bag O'Turnips says:

    Fuckin’ T9 on my smartphone, to clever fo its own good! Not “I’d”, more like “if”!

    When TV networks run dead, instead of reheating the same old same old, why not run the test card? Even cheaper and you actually might learn something useful, like how to adjust your set to get the best picture. So yeah, I think that placeholder plaque should be dedicated to the test pattern, many a fine hour of viewing pleasure to multitudinous Perthians, I feel. Well, certainly better than some of the crapulence that has forced through our collective retinas over the years.

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    • Bag O'Turnips says:

      Dog poo, just belatedly noticed a “to” where a “too” is supposed to be. I could blame the virtual keyboard again, or just hasty lack of proof reading, flying in the face of my anal retentiveness about matters grammatical.

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  10. David Cohen says:

    I have a dream…

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  11. Why is it not just blank? Is it to shame Perth into doing something?

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  12. Bill O'Slatter says:

    The Afterlife sez “Mainie is that you ?”.

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  13. richarbl says:

    A plaque that proudly proclaims its temporary status is just begging to be stolen.

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    • I would swap my concrete flamingo for one of these.

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      • Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

        D’you think it’d be possible to jack it out of the floor? Is it securely grouted in? Is there a convoy of sixteen bucket-arsed blueshirts waiting to pounce on the potential offender? Was there a glossy, self-congratulatory portait of three Transperth staffers leering seductively to camera mounted nearby? Were the haunting strains of Schubert lilting softly from on high? And other Transperth questions

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    • Shreiking Wombat says:

      Nicely observed.

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  14. vegan says:

    perth, 2010 – ooshta up the wazoo.

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  15. skink says:

    Nurry was on fine form in this mornings paper

    discussing news from Monday (four days!) regarding Abbott’s poor media performance, he pasted large chunks of the transcript of the Red Kerry interview.

    still with space to fill, he found a radio interview that Abbott did LAST FRIDAY, and pasted some of that too.

    does Nurry think that the news cycle is the bike that the intern uses to go and get him a bacon sandwich for smoko?

    can we still say ts American divisions currently include the Crown Publishing GroupInstead of xxxxing, from now on I am just going to paste random text from Wikipedia.

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  16. Bill O'Slatter says:

    I’d also like to see this go on the honours list e.g Paul Nurries TPO.

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    • Shreiking Wombat says:

      Troy Buswell should definitely get a look in.

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      • vegan says:

        i think troy’s had plenty of look ins already.

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        • orbea says:

          Christian Porter in question time 19 May 2010
          “Something quite remarkable happened in the member for Fremantle’s electorate.”
          Several members interjected.

          The house went into uproar with catcalls and general hilarity

          “I think she will find this very interesting.”

          She’s a laughing stock.

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  17. G'day from WA says:

    That’s not worst. It’s art.

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  18. I reckon Chelsea, my fav hooker should be there, or my fav DJ Garry Shannon.

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  19. skink says:

    oh look! Daile Pepper is doing more spruiking for yet another exciting vibrancy magnet:

    http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/haywards-hunt-for-a-new-pub-project-over-20100519-verw.html

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    • skink says:

      I’ll take your “not-to-be-missed” and raise you a “yet-to-be-named”

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      • Shreiking Wombat says:

        Yes I saw that Skink. Nothing like a bit of shameless spruiking masquerading as news.

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      • Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

        “I don’t want it to be like The Brisbane except for it will have a beer garden and serve good food,” Hayward said.

        I don’t want it to be like a faulty sentence except for it will break down somewhere in the middle and look retarded

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    • vegan says:

      premiere?

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    • Natalia Fan #1 says:

      Fuck I’m excited by Hayward’s new venture in Floreat, just as I have been by The Brisbane, Luxe, and Bar One. Floats my fuckin’ boat. At least someone had the good sense to get rid of that terrible “Hydey” joint. But why is The Castle still there? Surely begs conversion into a yuppie beerhaus; “The Putsch”, perhaps. Monologue probably to follow.

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  20. munkipants says:

    looks like a little “fake it ’til you make it” philosophy going on here!

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  21. Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

    like the ‘jazz feet’ TLA

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  22. Kwality says:

    Another inside cover TLA !

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  23. Frank Calabrese says:

    I believe Kwality is referring to this Twet:

    Inside Cover insidecover

    In IC tomorrow: Rob Johnson’s fire station bungle, Gillard baulks at Burke, the plaque commemorating nothing, and IC’s newest nutter. about 6 hours ago via web

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  24. A hoax plaque apparently.

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    • skink says:

      I am very much loking forward to Gary Ashead’s special feature on “Perth’s Underbelly” which starts tomorrow

      the graphic on page 3 with him and some ugly bloke trying hard to look like a couple of dodgy geezers is priceless.

      They really should be doing a Big Vern: “you ain’t gonna take me alive, you slag!”

      No doubt Ashead will be reheating his piece on Shirley Finn, but with sexy bullet hole graphics.

      as long as he makes the link between Yorkie, Elton John and Shirley Finn.

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