Sunday, October 07, 2018

Not my Opera House

Sydney is Sydney and Melbourne is Melbourne and ne're the twain shall meet. But what about these lighting projections on the 'sails' of the Opera House? Horse racing apparently, and let me not spoil this post with facts. The details of a horse race are to be projected onto the sails of the Opera House. You all know what it looks like, and here is a simple photo from Our ABC. Pretty cool huh and very identifiable as being in Australia, and Sydney.


You'll be able to see the horse colours, their numbers, jockeys and all kinds of other information for a horse race I have never heard of projected onto the sails. I suppose that is the point of advertising.  The boss lady of the Opera House said no, but the boss lady of New South Wales, Our Glad, said yes at the behest of an appallinging rude shock jock radio broadcaster, (do scroll down to Other Cases) who has a couple of mates and co company owners who are very involved in horse racing. Rum and Rebellion is alive and well in New South Wales. 

I've heard a rumour. Next week Aldi will have child safe trampolines on special and Aldi has been granted rights to project a community child health and exercise advertisement on the sails of the Opera House, featuring photos of guess what? Yep, a trampoline, on sale, so, snap it up now at Aldi. Do get there early, as stocks won't last.

The commercialisation of public space, public buildings and public transport makes me sick in my heart and I am very disappointed to learn that Our Glad, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, has submitted with seemingly base animal lust (I didn't need a thesaurus to find another phrase for bitch dog on heat) to the wails of commercial interest and in particular the exercable Alan Jones. 

Kiddies, put your hands up if you know what the most corrupt sport in the world is? Yes, boy at the back with pigtails, you are correct, but everyone knows that about horse racing. I meant beyond that. I thought that would go without saying. 

25 comments:

  1. Totally ridiculous to use the Opera House sails to project advertising. Not a good look!!

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  2. I don't like advertising at all, but I particularly disapprove of the commercialisation of public cultural spaces - universities, galleries, concert halls, museums, churches etc etc.

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    1. Hels, I agree. Public space must be protected from the advance of commercialism.

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  3. I got nothing. That is ridiculous!

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    1. Quite unbelievable, Snoskred.

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  4. I thought it received grants from Unesco and therefore shouldn't be used for advertising. But, hey, I've probably got all my facts wrong.

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    1. Not sure Marie. It is certainly on the UNESCO World Heritage list, along with the Taj Mahal and the pyramids in Egypt.

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  5. I have witnessed Horse Racing for a number of years and I have always felt it was corrupt! However, I do love watching a beautiful creature run a race. I just never bet on them!

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    1. Maribeth, it has always been corrupt and probably always will be.

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  6. Are you serious Andrew, they will use the Opera House for advertising? How hideous! I'm not a fan of horse racing, I know the horses are bred for it but it still seems unnaturally cruel to me.

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    1. Grace, yes, hideous. I agree with you about horse racing.

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  7. Next, they'll get the tenors to belt out the horses' names. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Cuban, please don't give them that idea. They will run with it.

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  8. Hiss and spit. Alan Jones has way too much power. And uses it in deplorable ways.

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  9. I see our new Prime Minister says that the Opera House is the biggest billboard Sydney has - and approves. I shudder to think what comes next.

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    1. EC, I think him losing the next election is what will come next.

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    2. The main reason I would have to visit Sydney would be to get to the airport by cab or car.the other visits I recall were several ANZAc Day Thingies and a long forgotten trip on to Tasmania on SOT Ferry now extinct
      There is of interest to me in Sydney and its drugs booze brothels and other wild inane happenings, Live a contented life here on the central coast which has more appeal to myself and other non drug pushers and back alley assassins.Living in the Sydney CBD and waterfront are among the worst set of weirdos in STRAYER mate. apart from Melbourne.

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    3. Yeah Vest, Melburnians are weird, but quite nice mostly.

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  10. I object to the advertising of anything that entices people to gamble.

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    1. River, while I have an occasional flutter, I do believe gambling is evil.

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  11. That's disgusting. Public buses here sport massive advertisements from private business and all sports teams and their stadiums get named after the biggest donor.

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    1. Strayer, similar here. We can only continue to protest.

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