Displaced Architecture: PROGRESSION

The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
Harlan Ellison
US science fiction author & screenwriter (1934 – )

I read an article in the recent issue of the West Australian concerning the visiting architect Donald Bates and how he sees the city of Perth as sleepy and as bad as Adelaide. I say he can shove that statement up his arse. Perth is sleepy, but at least it isn’t as bad as Sydney in terms of how rude the people are and how dangerous the place can be, even during the day with all that traffic zooming to and ‘fro the streets. Perth is sleepy, that’s because the rest of the Government is busy with other concerns at this time, like the completion of the Mandurah railway line. On a more weird note, the residents of Mandurah are wondering what to name the railway line once its construction is completed. One Peter Moynihan, of Halls Head, wanted it to be named The Crab. Odd, since the last time I checked, trains never had that sort of legs and plus that sort of name has… slightly bad connotations, if you catch the meaning. Other names included The Ghan, The Orient Express and (*cough* lame *cough*) The Flying Scotsman. Talk about a confusion in nationalities here, not to mention rather lame names like the Tuart Express. But the most lousy name award goes to a woman by the name of Kathryn Poole, who suggested the Per-Man Ant. I guess the Flying Dutchman is no better either, *sigh*. We’ll let those MP’s come up with an even stupider that people will warm up to. Well, most of us anyway.

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