The Nannup Mermaid

Apparently the skin really dries out when they get so far inland. By Shazza. Superb. Looks a bit like Benny Hill. Or is it Bert Newton?

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69 Responses to The Nannup Mermaid

  1. Grrr says:

    I prefer to think of it as Matt Newton: A Cautionary Tale.

    The comparison this this and Newton Jr as Ka Jothee in Farscape is amazing.

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  2. David cohen says:

    Freak me out.

    Are you sure that isn’t you in a Dorian Gray situation, shazza?

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    • shazza says:

      Are you suggesting I’m corrupt and ugly on the inside DFOC?
      Though I did look quite like this on Sunday morning just gone (with clothes on I might add).

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  3. Bento says:

    It’s the subtle touches that make a TWOP photographer – the wheelie bin, the elusive hint of a reflection of the photographer, the nip, and the SWEET JESUS WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?

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  4. Snuff says:

    Skeery. Is that where Snow scored her nip ?

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  5. Bill O'Slatter says:

    The Nannup historical society would like to thank you Shazz. This little beauty is on their Alien visitation trail.

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  6. David Cohen says:

    Miss Nannup Only Has One Nipple.

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  7. vegan says:

    brilliant shazz. brilliant.

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  8. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    Despite the chipped paint and general deterioration, this is one piece you know didn’t look any better beforehand; perhaps even worse? The webbing between the fingers is a nice touch, as is the suggestion of a ship’s figurehead, the corner of the two plank walls forming a prow.

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  9. Jaidyn-Jaxxon says:

    It’s Tammin Sursok, I tried to get an image to link but just got snowed out with Adult Friend Finder’s suburban boob galleries. Sadly my search for Tammin+Sursok+papier+mache likewise yielded naught. But it’s her.

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  10. vegan says:

    too much hair, not enough forehead for bert.

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  11. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Papier mache – the medium of choice for struggling artists when the arse falls out of the dolphin and crystal market at the Nannup Farmers Market.

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  12. I Clavdivs says:

    I thought I recognised the “Down Mermaid” from outside the “House of Dada” which was a small gallery of extremely hip crapiness on the main drag.

    A quick check of Street View could have confirmed it, but I find that Nannup has been removed from S.V.

    Was this a fit of collective paranoia, or did the google car decide that there was nothing to see anyway, turned off the camera and grabbed a dodgy pie before heading down the Vasse Hwy to Busso for a quick swim before knockoff?

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  13. skink says:

    she seems to have Julie Bishop’s laser stare

    look away!

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  14. greggo says:

    A monument to the SW hippy permanent female condition of free therapeutic advice, wellness and healing for your appallingly constrained personality which takes the form of a selfless buddhist smile of wry amusement. Usually delivered in a SW “village” street in passing, so as not to imply sexual interest. For particularly intransigent fucked up cunts, a massive therapy dose is available at growers’ markets on saturdays across the SW Nation of Grace when the experience is not unlike looking at that row of clowns with their mouths open at the royal show. This will break down those fascias fascists bedeviling your person and restructure the muscles and body to improve posture.

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  15. Ohyoupoorsods says:

    Ha ha listen to your poncing on! Nannup is a beautiful community to be part of and the mermaid is a symbol of our light-hearted attitude to life. Maybe she’ll keep a few tourists away! Can always hope!

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  16. The Legend 101 says:

    Thats just a staute OMG and thats Mannup for you everyone.

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  18. Lokerpoes says:

    Hello, can you help me

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  19. Bento says:

    The nine eight most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government TWOP and I’m here to help.'”

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