You would expect a certain climate change skepticism in Perth’s Western suburbs, particularly in Nedlands, where the residents have the reputation of being a little over conservative. But this home-owner is ready for the hole in the ozone layer to poop down whatever it dares. His gate will see no sun faded grey paint. Such a tightly tailored example of shade cloth I have never seen. And I’m not sure how those shaded points are going to deter eastern suburb ne’er do wells from vaulting the battlements. By Nick S.

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69 Responses to Shadism

  1. Bento says:

    There isn’t even any visible pleating on the curve! This is real craftsmanship.

    I wonder if there’s a market for shadecloth fence booties? I imagine Bunnings already have their best people on it.


  2. Ron says:

    SPF30 for gates?


  3. shazza says:

    One of the strangest worsts in recent memory.


  4. NF#1 says:

    The New World Obsessive Compulsive Disorder begins in Nedlands. And what of all the plastic sheeting?


  5. vegan says:

    not worst i’m thinking.

    but certainly weird.


  6. Rolly says:

    No, cable ties.


  7. Driller Graham says:

    Who will volunter to venture in and ring the doorbell and ask the home owner WHY ? ? ?


  8. WAtching says:

    Saw this once before and when I returned to Worst it I couldn’t find it. It’s not just the gate, it seems the owner has to wrap everything like some knid of boomtown Christo. You can see some more wrapping work in the background.


  9. My Ning says:

    The Secret Diary of Mark McGowan (aged nearly 45)

    Given it has been such a tumultuous week in politics, I was surprised when not one newspaper reporter phoned me to ask what I thought of the Rudd/Gillard leadership battle – particularly as I not only conducted a similar coup here in WA a few months ago, but have also read the Bob Hawke autobiography which partly deals with the similar hassles he had with Paul Keating back in the early 1990s. If anyone should be considered an expert on political coups, it’s me.

    Indeed I was quite perterbed to see that one of the few mentions I got in the weekend rag was some innocuous comment I made about something to do with what Colin Barnett said about the bushfire victims at Margaret River.

    For one, as a principled opposition member and self confessed socially concerned leftie, I think the people who lost their homes should be allowed to go to court to receive proper justice. However, it is a dangerous POV to have given I too might one day be the premier of a government which decides it’s totally acceptable to burn people’s houses down via incompetently implemented safety policy.

    As I sat around pondering this issue, I was told of this strange place in Nedlands that had bits of shadecloth tied to the owner’s wrought iron front gate. At first I thought: “How wierd.” Then I had had a flash – this could form the basis of my revolutionary fire protection policy. I immediately phoned my new planning advisor, Al MacTiernan, and told her of my plan to cover every house in Perth with shadecloth. It would, I argued, be similar to Kevin Rudd’s successful pink bats scheme, which was put in place not only to protect people from the heat, but also save household electricity costs. I even came up with a catchy slogan for this new policy: “Shadecloth – saying no to bushfires”.

    So I suggessted to Al that we start the new scheme in my own seat of Rockingham, given there are still a few scrubby tracts of land down there, where some of the residents may well be in harm’s way if there was a bushfire. Al, however, had a different idea – being the mayor of Vincent, she wanted to put more shadecloth on the Herdsman Lake gazebos before tackling the Leederville aquatic centre.

    After a few minutes of arguing we came to a compromise – we would put shadecloth over the Perth to Rockingham rail link, which would not only make the corridor shadier, but ensure commuters didn’t have to look at any parts of Kwinana as they passed by.

    Another win for me. That’ll show Colin “I’m going to rebuild the fucking Perth foreshore” Barnett.


  10. vegan says:

    i wonder what bswam will counter with?


  11. Bartender's Skills with a Manhatten says:


    What else?

    (Courtesy Built St. Louis’ great virtual tour of what’s left of that city’s chief commercial corridor)


  12. dudeCloverdale says:

    Its just there to give the bogan-villea a nice textured surface to root upon.


  13. The Legend 101 says:

    whos in England?


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