Author Archives: AHC McDonald

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth

The Lament of The Six Million

Six million achieved! Thanks for all of your views from all round the world. Been five years semi closed and the best boat ramp for Dogging has still not been resolved.

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Save Our Blank Walls

Perth wall muzak has reached such a low point that it now has a system default font and clip art. Plonked – apparently without irony, next to what I think is the city’s only piece of political graff. I hope … Continue reading

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Rap Mobile

Attempts to revitalise the Beaufort Street area in Mt Lawley have generally failed. (Although not entirely).But a Rap Mobile might just do the trick. Imagine hundreds of Rap Wagons stretching all the way to Inglewood! Parked outside The Queens Hotel. … Continue reading

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A Two Snack Solution

Is it now unfashionable to believe in a “two snack solution”? Beaufort Street, which used to be a prime TWOP location back in the day. Outrage Cohen saw the tectonic shift of food fashion in Mt Lawley, and managed to … Continue reading

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Rooting on The Wrackline

Tim Winton will deliver The Perth Festival Writers Week closing address Feb 2022. Images from The Sunday Times. Phwoar! He opened the Sunday Times. And Phwoar! Again! The magazine was chockers with quotes! And photos of him walking on the … Continue reading

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Six Questions to ask Yourself Before not Commissioning a Mural in Western Australia

As Western Australia’s bankrupt “street art” scene staggers on, (I was in York the other day, hoping that the mural being painted in the main street wasn’t going to have a black cockatoo or be terrible. And of course it … Continue reading

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Scott of the Bad Carpet

For the TWOP diaspora around the planet still holding onto Tim Winton level nostalgia for the Scotto (The Flying Scotsman née Candy Store) well, it’s just another vanished worst now. Despite seeing the last of the hipsters flat capped and … Continue reading

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Backside by The Sea

This would have been classic The Worst of Perth back in the day. City Beach. Had to post it even in retirement. I was laughing too much to even check the artist. Nice that Perth public sculpture can still deliver.

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Buttocks Silenced!

The wonderful neon buttocks – an institution for decades on Barrack Street, were silenced yesterday by a fire, possibly caused by two dildos rubbing together. I hope this upskirting icon can still return. Here it is in all its glory … Continue reading

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The Stronghold at El-Kabong

Originally posted on The Worst of Perth:
Worst Architecture. Guest Post from Master Splinter For years I’ve lived in hope that the majestic stallions from El Caballo Blanco would come galloping into the old Midland Brick display centre (cnr Scarborough…

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