Weekend Worstoff 121

Three shots I took yesterday.
A lovely album shot of the truly awful Max Kay. The man’s a disgrace to Perth.And here’s a cow skull in Northbridge. Very outre.And I’m not exactly sure what the deal is with the swimming pool shape above the entrance to the terribly designed new central tafe. Is it a joke? Or is the hideous pastel the real crack-up?

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26 Responses to Weekend Worstoff 121

  1. Bill O'Slatter says:

    Apropos Max Kay , the following quote from Rabbie Burns ” a Scots gentleman is a man who knows how to play the bagpipes but doesn’t “.


  2. Grrr says:

    I’m not sure, but I think it is actually a swimming pool, at least based on the photomontage outside the TAFE.

    I’m assuming the Max Record isn’t the Onga Pump Shop. Hmmm. Bower Bird?


  3. BRIK says:

    I may be reading it wrong, but is that a NSW number plate on that ”fully sick V6?”
    Hmm, that really didn’t rhyme at all.


  4. David Cohen says:

    Time to take the plunge?
    Mmmmkay but you drive the bus:
    Daggy dirge deluge.


  5. greggo says:

    As no real West Aussie would drive a total piece of shit Mitsubishi 4Wd that can only belong to Mark Latham on his Freedom Run to the West, the New World of Australia. Watch out for Mark, he’ll be that big guy coming towards you with his arms out for a hug, all West Aussies can understand a man needs a hug and a siphoning off of the tear glands now and then, that’s what so refreshing about WA. Don’t say oh Mark you’re a bit crutchy after that long Freedom Run can you have a shower before we hug? That’s fucking rude and in Mark’s case inhuman so you can expect what every West Aussie would expect, a broken fucking nose you inhospitable cunt. The Mitsu is stacked to the roof with volumes 5-17 of his autobiography soon to be published by UWA press or those Freo vanity wankers at a pinch. So write some nice reviews on Amazon for it. And oh, that fucking ugly cow on the bullbars won’t be rubbling Mark down or even up his front any time soon.


  6. skink says:

    is that a big coat hanger on a hook on the front of the TAFE?

    I’d like to see the coat that goes on that

    this is what happens when you try and do Liebeskind on a TAFE budget. Even money the architect wanted titanium cladding.


    • I’d guess duffel.
      I wouldn’t bet against your titanium idea.


      • NVL_II says:

        The pool is “art”. There is a dent in the concrete below to represent the shadow. The pool here is a reverse mold of a regular pool. Whatever, I’m not into it.

        If the building was clad in another material or other colours, there would be a lot more fans…


        • I think its main value will be that everyone who passes will think, “That’s my tax money being wasted on these cunts!” And that will apply whether they think it’s a real pool or art.


        • Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

          It’s totally challenging the heteronormative 1950’s housewife white picket fence white australia norm of the Australian culture cringe by inverting the values traditionally associated with white middle-class suburbia and tipping the dream upside down while at the same time encouraging a sense of optimistic endeavour amongst the student populace. Too right mate, if you aim for the stars or even the roof, you too might one day acheive your own replica Australian dream with backyard pool, just be sure to get your cert. 5 in referencing obliquely Australian iconography in your quintessentially aspirational renovation plan while you ascend all the way to the front of the queue vis a vis making your dreams come true.


  7. Pedestrienne says:

    I have a Max Kay story.

    In teenage years I worked at North Perth McDonald’s, and Max Kay often came through our drive through with his grandchildren in the car. He never came in, only drove through. Assumedly to avoid the adoring fans he’d naturally be mobbed by, should he set foot in the establishment. Or, like, wrasslin’ kids at Macca’s is a PTA. Who knows? Anyway, I’d open the order-taker window, to his “TA DA, IT’S ME!” mush. Seriously – jazz hands off the steering wheel. And I was meant to go, “OH MY GOD, MAX KAY, AT MY MCDONALD’S WINDOW! AS AH LIVE AN’ BREATHE!” So I would summon my best disinterested teenager spirit every time and drone, “WelcometoMcDonald’s, mayItakeyourorder?” Watching him deflate from the corner of my eye was a joy every single time.

    Also, he used to throw his Perthonality weight around by trying to skip the Happy Meal toys queue and get a whole set for his grandkids as soon as it was launched. Living the high life.


  8. Bet you didn’t now Max advises the Premier on all sorts of really important things. Like the best place to find K-Tel Bay City Roller compilations.


  9. Mr John says:

    I’m think you are mistaken in thinking that there is a swimming pool at the new TAFE building as it is clearly a cloud – at least that is how senior management have been instructed to refer to the piece.


  10. Qtip says:

    the swimming pool hung on the soffit of the Tafe building is actually meant to be a ‘cloud’. yes its shit and lame but don’t blame the architects as from what i have heard they hate it just as much.
    every government job in WA over $10mil has 1% of its budget set aside for some form of public art… with varying results. we all know of the famous “Faces of Cockburn” installation. i have to add the artist is selected by a government panel from their competition entry and NOT by the architects


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