Thursday, February 22, 2007

DUBIOUS?

45 Comments:

Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Hahaha! I love it when someone messes with the signage.

Nice find, Your Podness. (And I'm so glad you were only dumped by a wave...out here, I've heard people call that being "tumped.")

11:01 PM  
Blogger etain_lavena said...

hihihii....that is actually very kewl, where can I get one for my front door?:)

11:18 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

Wow. Scary!! And skillfully done. Love the view from the inside of your brain, Pod.

1:16 AM  
Anonymous j..c.. said...

I just made a comment on someone else's blog about how I love unexpected vandalism on signs. Wow. I was about to express dubious concern about the sorts of signs you have posted down under... until I read Mr. Witzel's comment. This is very, very well done. And you photographed it superbly. Mm mm mm.

2:27 AM  
Anonymous j..c.. said...

MS. Witzel! I thought I wrote MS Witzel!!!

2:27 AM  
Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

That is, well, beyond brilliant!

5:22 AM  
Blogger Wendz said...

3 blue skies in a row. You're a star Pod. Lifts me right up.

5:44 AM  
Blogger Wendz said...

Oh I just saw the stuck on E - so that's what the hoo-haa is all about! (Yes I am drinking tonight).

5:46 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

Excellent!

tho maybe too true to be funny, really


but that was too sober, serious and sensible to be funny too.

sorry, i'll get my coat.

6:06 AM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

Perfection, Pod!

6:19 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

**applause, hoots and hollers**

great find!! how does he do it?

**more hoots, more hollers**

6:43 AM  
Blogger Faye Pekas said...

LOL, thats so funny. We both have an extra E. Must be the old
"Extra E Conspiracy" Sounds like a good name for an episode of the "X Files"

10:02 AM  
Anonymous ja said...

this is a joke, right?
http://static.flickr.com/95/235530756_62ccf6936c_m.jpg

10:49 AM  
Anonymous ja said...

I feel foolish. Of course it's a fake--- a very very good one....was had with the gun (figured the AKs were plentiful down under) and only caught on with the extra E going off the border....
well gooolly, don't i feel silly.

10:52 AM  
Blogger rockmother said...

I'm so gullible I thought it was real and was horrified! Silly old Romo. x

12:17 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

that's just nasty. nasty nasty nasty. clever yes but oh-so-nasty. :)

3:33 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Yikes. A bit cruel*, actually. Seems to be a definite anti-immigrant or anti-refugee message. Or am I just taking it wrong?

(*Not you, Pod -- just the sign itself. :) )

10:40 PM  
Blogger Memories Catcher said...

Funny shot.I like it!

3:47 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

good for you, Pod!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Hey Poddy I haven't visited in ages. Have been snuggled up with Clammy all week!

Excellent sign and beautifully photographed as usual.

Hope your red botty is better and Oh how I envy your blue blue skies, it's all grey and rainy here honey :-(

12:22 PM  
Blogger √čarithranduil said...

A brilliant and at the same time frightening mixture in the way as the developed societies today lives... in fear.

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

Brilliant ... from the color of the sky, to the tongue-in-cheek sign, to the composition.

5:49 AM  
Blogger First Nations said...

someone put a disturbing amount of thought into just how to vandalize that sign convincingly.
i admire that.

10:54 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

Hi Pod, I was wondering if you could be one judge on a panel of judges for a "cleverest/funniest whatever" comment on my blog ( the winner must live in north america ) and the prize is (big surprise) a bottle of perfume. let me know if you're available. thanks.

did you ever talk to those cute older ladies>??

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

On the way to Villawood... Or to Christmas island.. or now back to Indonesia as has just been announced. The status of refugee is no fun in Australia.

Perhaps the sign should appear on all Indonesian shores, as a warning??? I'm sure my friend Johnny wouldn't mind that. In fact everything he does is a message directed to those still awaiting a passage across. Sell him the sign!

Speaking of messing around with signs, I've committed a few of those myself. Will have to show them one day.

The feathers on the hat are the icing on the cake here.

What else can I add? Great shot, as usual. You are a master Mr. Pod.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

It's a shame they didn't stick their stickers a bit better, but then the causual glance is enough :)

the extra E, the overlapping map...
the gun.

still a good sign alteration is always welcome :)

one of my favourite urban art forms....

8:21 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

oh, and i hope you're gonna post something soon that i can work with :)

8:21 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

LORI - tumped? yall crazy out there!

LAVENA - steal one!

REYA - tis but a podbrain ;0p

JC - keep up love ;0p

JD - ;0)

WENDZ - what? right up to haven? i mean heaven. grr....

LETTY - come back!! come back!!

MA - x

RAINDOG - i spent lots of time staring out of windows...

FAYENESS - i'm sure scully would get to the bottom of it all...

JA - ya big goolie! ;0p

ROMO - a romo invasion. i am covered in romo comments...ooh i am rolling around in them and laughing and laughing ;0)

EDWIN/STEVE - i'm not entirely sure what they are actually saying. i think it is more a slur on how the goverment treat refugees in the detention centres here...so the cruelty lies with them i think not the intention of the sign defacer...hence 'dubious?'

MC - thanks!

CHEDDY - i will see the ladies at a wedding in november i think. i will be sure to enquire! what does the judging involve? i will be happy to help if i have time. thanks for asking! ;0)

DONS - nice to see you. can understand why snuggling with clammy for a week'd keep you busy ;0) sunshine coming your way!

EARITH - yes, it is pretty sad the way things are going. it is up to the few to spread the love!

LYNNE - clever i thought! nice to see you!

FN - it is a clever swipe at john howard i think. that has to be applauded!

NATHALIE - a friend of mine works on immigration law, and she visited a detention centre, and was shocked. i can't vote yet though, can you? look forward to seeing your signs!

8:56 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

INC - it was probably a quick job, as it is in a busy area. yes, i shall look for something to post just for you. i have been missing your interpretations

8:57 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

No Pod I don't vote, I'm a temporary resident here. How come you can't vote ?

12:40 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

PS - can you tell me where this is?

12:42 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

i'm back.

(but where are you.....?)

My weekend paper had some mention of flip-flops being banned down there in Oz. Surely not? Isn't it the "thongs" capital of the world? ;p

7:07 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

NATHALIE - does that mean you are going to flit? i am on the verge of permanent residency. the sign is on darley road, i think near the darley rd gates of the park. i will find out specifically and let you know. is it monday already...?

LETTY - i couldn't figure out how to play that thing, but it is monday morning, and i should be going to work. i haven't been anywhere, just busy. we had a fab storm on saturday night, but i forgot my camera. grr. thongs banned? what for? everyone wears them here

8:31 AM  
Blogger Chad Oneil said...

Scary sign!

4:32 PM  
Blogger ramblingwoman said...

Is it worth me commenting right at the very end just as you publish the next pic Pod?

Your readers are cleverer than me...I hadn't noticed that it'd been changed. I really must learn to LOOK at things.

I just thought you'd visited some remote wartorn country for the weekend.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

CHAD - i guess it depends what it is really saying?

RW - it's n'er too late love, and you are clever in other ways (like grwoing enormous pumpkins). oh! i just remembered i never gave you that quince recipe did i? they must be shrivelled by now?

9:40 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

busy? what, you mean "Life" and stuff? pffft!

I checked the flip flop ref..... it wasn't serious. Silly me.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

LETTY - you little green ninny you! busy with dirty weekends away, birthdays, organising surprises, anniversaries, overseas visitors, applying moisturiser to by bottom bla bla bla :0)

9:54 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

LETTY - to my bottom even

9:55 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Just great!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Pod, lucky you that you're on the verge of permanent residency. We're on the verge of OUT - our application for permanent has failed. If you ever want to meet me, don't delay or I'll be gone!

9:42 AM  
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