We need to talk about George

I took a special trip to see this. I had to have two heavily over chilled pints at the Scotto afterwards, (they freeze their beer????) but that’s not the issue. I’m not 100% on my boundaries, but I’m pretty sure this complete disaster is the responsibility of the Town of Vincent (Yes they claim to be a city, but that’s obviously bogus). And since it’s a wall fronting a TOV carpark, I assume they spent ratepayer money on it. Can someone confirm this, and if so, the amount. It was put to me that it was such a bad idea, that it was always going to be an embarrassment no matter how vibrant the execution. And the execution is terrible and yet not terrible enough to be post vibrant. The Gorbachev Costanza alone… Town of Vincent kind of puts itself out as some kind of progressive forward thinking enclave, but this shows just how bankrupt the imagination there is. They recently banned coffee selling at their farmers market. Even if the coffee beans were stunted and had been pecked by birds! True story! They have managed to actually make the experience of parking worse than it would have been with an asbestos fence! And the theme is so detached from the locality, so old and played and boring in conception, that you start to think that maybe Mayor John Carey would actually be suited for state level politics. Terrible idea, poorly executed. The Town of Vincent thinks they are better than you. This shows they are not.s2

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31 Responses to We need to talk about George

  1. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Fonzie jumping the shark would have been more appropriate pop culture reference.

    “Gorbachev Costanza tear down this wall.”

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  2. Shazza says:

    It doesn’t make sence!

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  3. GivDBird says:

    Where’s a misaligned Commodore when you need one

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  4. Eddie says:

    According to CoV, murals will not be carried out if the “Artwork… is not in keeping with the aesthetic and social context of the location.” (Source: http://www.vincent.wa.gov.au/files/assets/public/your_council/policies2012/communityservices/3.10/3109_public_murals.pdf)

    So you must be wrong about it being inappropriate for the site. True story.

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  5. mancey says:

    its a wall mural about nothing

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  6. Hazel says:

    and where the hell is the namesake in the image….. NO Seinfeld?

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  7. Mattb says:

    It has a certain je ne sais quoi, non?

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  8. Slanderer says:

    Hate you to think you’re the only organ of record covering this one: http://soperth.com.au/seinfeld-street-art-mt-lawley-13566 Mind you, I get the sense that they like it.

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  9. BSWAM says:

    Trump got elected and Leonard Cohen died but I can imagine that, relatively speaking, this mural could still be the worst thing that happened to someone this week.

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  10. Ruxton says:

    Was commissioned by the peeps from Smartline Motgage Brokers in Mt. Lawley

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