Post Cocos

RubyRuby saw a once massive Cocos that had met its match in the form of a bog standard letterbox. The final indignity is a number 4 hammered into its mighty, (poxy) bark. Well done residents of number 4, Alexander Heights. Now how about doing the rest?

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53 Responses to Post Cocos

  1. The Legend 101 says:

    LOL thats wired. I wonder if its on google maps, isnt that the rich part of Mirrabooka.


    • shazza says:

      Up very early for a 12 year old Legend.


    • Bag O'Turnips says:

      No, that’s Dianella you’re thinking of there TL101.

      Alexander Heights is across the road from Ballajura, between that area and Marangaroo and Koondoola. Compared to those two suburbs, it certainly appears “rich”, but it’s really just a pretty average and dreary suburb.


  2. pete says:

    It’s there as a warning to the other cocos.

    ‘No funny business you lot or you’ll end up like number 4 down there.’


  3. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    That would appear to be a particularly healthy, rampant specimen of Royena lucida slowly engulfing teh footpath. Another year of poor winter rains leading to full water restrictions and Perf will be a desert. People will look back fondly on photos of green plants, even Syagrus romanzoffiana pictured supra. Lovin’ these italics.


  4. perthluckystar says:

    A good cocos is a dead cocos.

    “Let that be a warning to the rest of you cocos palms.”


  5. Snuff says:

    A couple of sink plungers and an old paint roller could render the 4 the penultimate indignity.


  6. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    For the benefit of future historians using cached versions of the site at the Battye Library, the lower photo also provides a wonderful example of the “roller shutter”, typically in beige, popular among certain suburban locations and demographics who, after sustained marketing campaigns using ex West Coast Eagles footballers and animated crows, believed that windows let in excessive heat, light and burglars.

    Despite the localised popularity of the roller shutter, windows continued to be a common architectural feature of WA housing throughout this period.


  7. Natalia Fan #1 says:

    Dead from the down
    Tree’s rightful belittlement
    Still I remain stumped


  8. David cohen says:

    Heat and dust and mail
    The postie, palms upturned, cries:
    “Stamp out this worstness.”


  9. perthluckystar says:

    There once was a cocos from Perth,
    Who tired of being called worst,
    Thought it’d try a new lark,
    And stripped off it’s bark,
    To become a box in it’s rebirth.


  10. Mr Aubergine says:

    RWLC, I live in Mount Lawley and inherited a beige roller shutter. I was going to get it removed but I realised that it effectively shuts out the drunken braying of pissed and pizzaed up students walking home from the Scotsman on Sunday evenings.


    • perthluckystar says:

      My father in law has the same sort of set up in Mount Hawthorn, a block or so down from the Paddo. I will admit, as ugly as the roller door is, he hasn’t had anyone try to break in or had drunken idiots try to jump the fence since it went in just over 10 years ago.


      • orbea says:

        and roller doors are so easy to break into


      • Snuff says:

        On an uncharacteristically serious note, I was listening to Steve Gordon during the recent bushfires, who took a call from a woman who went to evacuate, but because the power was off, couldn’t get her car out because the electric garage door wouldn’t open. Don’t they have a manual override function ?


        • Rolly says:

          But it’s very likely that she’d never taken the trouble to find out how to operate it. Mens business after all.
          On the other hand she might not have had the strength to do it.


        • perthluckystar says:

          They do. We made sure to learn how our old one worked when we bought the house, and the new one when it was put in, as well as how to override the big f**k off electric gate at the front of our property just in case the power ever went out – lucky we did because it’s happened three times now and we’d be trapped inside otherwise! It annoys me when people don’t learn to do these things and then complain when things like the above mentioned incident happen.


      • pete says:

        Appalled by his lack of taste?

        When are the striped cloth roller awnings going to make a comeback? Sure they weren’t secure and they didn’t keep the sun out but…well I forget what my point was but wasn’t it Benjamin Franklin who said “Those who would trade in their windows for their protection deserve neither.”


  11. The Legend 101 says:

    i know i wake up early shazza.


  12. Bento says:

    OT, it’s heartwarming to see the Queensland spirit has spread to Christchurch.


  13. Archa says:

    Couldn’t they put a table top on it for when the neighbours drop over with a a coupla cold Bundy n cokes?


  14. 2bob says:

    Is there an epidemic of mail box theft going on in Cocos Crescent I wonder?


  15. 2bob says:

    Yeah c’mon Tony, do it for the team. How can you expect to ensure receipt of a big wad of acme-brand 50s (the ones without the water marks) if mail boxes keep going missing?


  16. Michelle Turner says:

    That…is…awesome :)


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