Mainy’s Lost Horizon

Bento took a trip to Gerro recently and kindly took a shot of their monument to Mainy. In the tradition of TWOP he made sure he included the nearby toilet block. I’m a bit disappointed with Geraldton. Surely they could have worked up something more garish and repulsive than a beach hut, as if Mainy was playing some kind of lowbrow Gilligan to Ben Cousins’ Skipper, (and John Worsfold’s Mr Howell).

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40 Responses to Mainy’s Lost Horizon

  1. Bento says:

    … and Ashley Hansen’s Ginger.


  2. orbea says:

    This is where Mainy *became, at least formally, a corporative state with the new constitution of 1933*? Gerro blows worse than Satan’s arse after a night on the Emu Bitter, how did he keep *Konrad “Conny” Plank a German record producer* ?


  3. Boards of Canada says:

    Good place to *see his “Enochian” system of Angel Magick*, just quietly


  4. David Cohen says:

    Surely you weren’t wearing a tie in Geraldton, Bento.

    Who is West Coast’s Professor?


  5. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    What a moving tribute – and on the same day that Ben Cousins is retiring from football, presumably to concentrate on other interests. Perhaps we should all take a moment to stop and think what Mainy meant to us all?

    The lesson I took from Mainy was if you are on a massive bender and the cops have been called a couple of times already you don’t send Ben Cousins out to get the Chinese take-away. It is a life lesson that has served me well.


  6. wasguy says:

    I want to know if Mainy gets a mention on this train wreck


    • ronggly says:

      Jeesus, what awful writing, “At the time of us commencing work on this project, the city already had in place a major report on the trails that idetnified their overall location, themes and featured sites for interpretive signage. Our work hence involved working with this core resource to turn it into the on ground product required while at the same time being alert to the nuances and opportunities that arose in the course of implementing this.”


      • rolly says:

        That looks like something more suited to an administrative application for funding or, more likely, an academic thesis for a Ph.D.
        Whichever way, it would be preferable if English was used instead.


  7. Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:



  8. Bento says:

    I note some plonkers on your TWOP FB page think it’s still too soon for Mainy gags.


  9. Tiny Dancer says:

    I danced in the nude on top of that toilet block after a surf boat carnival in January 1996.

    Not sure if that snippet is recorded in the annals of history


  10. Bag O'Turnips says:

    I wonder if that was there xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Erect another shelter for xxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Eagle.


    • Bag O'Turnips says:

      Oops, fell foul of the libel. Well and truly! Thanks, TLA (I actually mean that quite sincerely, no sarkiness whatsoever! Quite amusing that I could have that in me…didn’t know I did!)

      Maybe too close to the bone, or too soon. Oh well. We can all have our interpretative signage writ large within our imaginations. Perhaps just best to chuckle to ourselves of what possibly, allegedly or indeed did go on.


  11. greggo says:

    well I’m certainly not sure if this is true or not but for starters, it’s Geraldton-Greenough (pronounced briskly “gren-oef”) these days. Much the same principle as Albany, which is said “All-bany”. It wouldn’t suprise me that it was Rani’s idea to erect this contemplative shed as her parents are certainly likely to have been Freo orange bagwash types back in the day as the tedious expression goes. And could only be WA that would xxxx xxxxxxxx, although at least he was denied his own freeway. Glad you put the shitter in it’s bound to be a mandatory “don’t drive when you’re tired” stopping point on some future footballer freeway. They could use one in the massively aesthetically over-leveraged HMAS Sydney debacle.


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