Friday, November 23, 2012

Throw a Dart, Spear or Boomerang


(The competition is over. The answer is here)

MEET A BODY of public spirited citizens, an even dozen community representatives of whom you have never heard but who nevertheless play their small part in all our lives.

Today's first assignment: Can you pick the Aborigine? (Hint: It is not the dusky gentleman third from the left)



The answer will be posted later this morning.

38 comments:

  1. The Old and Unimproved DaveNovember 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    Got a two dollar coin handy ?

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  2. I'm tipping the lass on the far right.

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  3. I'm guessing it's everybody else.

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  4. I'm stumped. The guy with the beard could be a camdidate, but he's trying a bit too hard.

    The photo does, however, illustrate something that any honest person who has worked for longer than 10 minutes in a goverment office will attest to: the prevalance of female obesity and Saphhoism in the public sector, particularly in those areas concerned with 'social justice'.

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  5. My money is on back row second from right.
    The giveaway is the straggly beard, for two reasons.
    Firstly, he is obviously trying to cultivate that Pat Dodson "respected elder" look.
    Secondly, it helps hide the pasty visage, whose provenance looks to be more Portsmouth than Pitjanjara.

    The Irish Lion

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  6. Well... the bloke at back far right looks a little on the dark side... so it can't be him. My money's on the woman at front far right, she's a dear-ringer for a modern Aborigine.

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  7. I reckon the token Aborigine is the one with the red jacket. Clue: Her broken rubbery ankles suggest sit down money. (Oh I'm cruel...)

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  8. Easy. Front row, lady in black with red scarf. Takes one to know one, see!

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    1. I think you got it! Its that damned red scarf! A dead giveaway! Better than wearing a heavy possum fur coat in the summer.

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    2. Agreed. She was my first pick - something about the fatuous grin of unthinking self-assurance. The ratbag with the look-at-me beard is a decoy.

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    3. My first pick also.

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  9. Possibly Christine Nixon or Joan Kirner, second on the left, front row.

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    1. PhillipGeorge(c)2012November 23, 2012 at 9:48 AM

      Christine Nixon and Joan Kirner are proposed inductees into the National Survivors or Misogyny Hall of Fame Museum.
      I'm hoping a young labor intern can help me set up a bank account,
      The Trusted Trust Development Building Fund for the National Survivors of Misogyny Hall of Fame Museum.
      for corporate donations of 10 K or more I'll personally try to help building projects get completed on time. Who knows what could happen if companies don't donate?

      Ps Prof - from memory the Aboriginal smoking elder at the Tecoma Macca's protest was Murrindindi, the Wurundjeri Nation headman. Its a bit urbane but if you ever pass Healesville Sanctuary and sit in on their excellent birds of prey demonstration, Murrindindi will appear afterwards to teach boomerang throwing and sell hand made boomerangs, unpainted, for $10 each. He makes no bones about his Celtic Irish blood. Seems like a nice bloke and wants to keep the Dandenongs clear of the golden arches. He's a workin man.

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    2. Phillip to circumvent the righteous indignation of the hillbillies Maccas have brought in a couple of new lines - Big Mung Bean Macs, Organic Goats Cheese Burgers and Indian Hemp Woppers. The Golden Arches will be replaced with Sacred Mountain Whale Bones. When you look at the number of take away facilities in and around the sacred site Maccas were trying to build on the hypocracy of the hillbillies is breath taking.

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  10. My money's on red scarf lady as well.

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  11. The red haired woman in the back row. Everyone knows dinky-di urban aboriginals have red hair.

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  12. I am becoming Aboriginal myself this week.

    Forthwith I shall be known as Moreton , ya know ?

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  13. PhillipGeorge(c)2012November 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Prof, Is there any truth in the rumour people have started calling Julia Gillard the Lance Armstrong of Australian politics?

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    1. It's true now! What better fit could there possibly be?

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  14. Blue shirt, no tie, back row.

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  15. Miso Nut-Jobby of PerthNovember 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Err, where dat King Billy Cokebottle fella?
    He de real one.

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  16. The guy with the stupid beard. People who are too lazy to shave are more likely to indulge in rent seeking.

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  17. The (priestly) red sash has it, surely.

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  18. Second guess: It depends - they play musical chairs and whoever's last one sitting is an Aborigine.

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  19. The bloke with the grey hair, centre, back row.
    As black as my boot.
    Hell I hope he doesn't point the bone at me!!!

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  20. Has to be long beard.

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  21. My money is on the red scarf chick.

    Ron OKnox

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  22. The centre girl sitting is my choice

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  23. I'm very disappointed that no one began their answer with "Mine tinkit..."

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  24. I reckon it's the chick front middle - it's always the chick in the middle

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  25. The answer link doesn't work. What's the answer Prof??

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  26. No one else sees this entire exercise as despicable ?

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    1. Anonymous: Despicable? Perhaps you would care to enlighten us all.

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