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August 2, 2018 6:20 AM   Subscribe

 
the local larrikin. went and had a squiz.

all right, ok, this is probably not a stroke
posted by little cow make small moo at 6:57 AM on August 2 [3 favorites]


I love it. It even has the square poo that makes the wombat the best creature of all (well, one of them anyway).
posted by h00py at 7:24 AM on August 2


all right, ok, this is probably not a stroke

Yeah, nah, it's ridgy-didge.
posted by zamboni at 8:21 AM on August 2 [4 favorites]


Omg I am going to Australia for the 1st time next week and Warnambool is on the itinerary! Lookforard to cke king it out in person!
posted by runincircles at 8:32 AM on August 2 [4 favorites]


The Warnambool Trompe L'oeil Wombat Graffito, coming soon from the producers of The Rural Juror.
posted by Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon at 8:41 AM on August 2 [5 favorites]


I wish more graffiti stories ended with them being preserved instead of painted over!
posted by GoblinHoney at 8:46 AM on August 2 [2 favorites]


I’m confused. It was a “happy accident” that just happened to have been ducumented from start to finish by a news crew who were apparently covering a story that hadn’t happened yet?
posted by Sys Rq at 9:54 AM on August 2


This is delightful!
posted by ellieBOA at 10:18 AM on August 2


I would like to be a local larrikin.
posted by srboisvert at 10:36 AM on August 2 [1 favorite]


I’m confused. It was a “happy accident” that just happened to have been ducumented from start to finish by a news crew who were apparently covering a story that hadn’t happened yet?

Really. Early news is not unusual. Nine times out of ten it’s a tip off. Australian news stories like this are common. Common as muck. That’s why they are ahead of the game. Making quirky presentations. Engaging content. No one is going to watch a talking head behind a desk present this kind of story. This is the way they keep it entertaing - capitalising on their innovations.
posted by unliteral at 10:42 AM on August 2


I was hoping they just got them to re-enact it for the story.
posted by surlyben at 11:02 AM on August 2


This is a perfect opporunity for the council to say yeah, this bridge is a bit of ugly concrete nothing, go ahead and cover every square inch in wildlife.
posted by Brocktoon at 11:53 AM on August 2 [1 favorite]


Really. Early news is not unusual. Nine times out of ten it’s a tip off. Australian news stories like this are common. Common as muck. That’s why they are ahead of the game. Making quirky presentations. Engaging content. No one is going to watch a talking head behind a desk present this kind of story. This is the way they keep it entertaing - capitalising on their innovations.

It’s hardly an innovation. Scripted fiction has been around for millennia.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:58 AM on August 2 [1 favorite]


Yeah about that.
1) I flubbed the spelling of reenactment and should have had another sentence starting with E after 'Early news is not unusual'.
2) I maybe should have underlined 'capitalising' in the last sentence to make it a bit more obvious, although it probably wouldn't have helped with my spelling bollix anyway.
3) I should confine my dad jokes to my two daughters and not inflict them on the internet.
Sorry
posted by unliteral at 4:37 PM on August 2 [1 favorite]


What's he want for it?
posted by qwip at 4:57 PM on August 2 [2 favorites]


This appeared in my Facebook feed yesterday and absolutely made my morning.
posted by Coaticass at 11:45 PM on August 2


(((Ack writing with my big toe again)))
posted by runincircles at 8:24 AM on August 3


That is a fair dinkum bit of graffito.
posted by Megafly at 4:34 PM on August 3


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