The Dullsvillain

Slinging mud at the media of Dullsville (aka Perth, Western Australia)

Cool, refreshing irony

with 3 comments

The Sunday Times yesterday dedicated almost all of page 5 to how WA is drier than Tracy Grimshaw’s twat around Gordon Ramsey:

Winter sprinkler ban threat real

For the mandatory picture, they went with the classic “find random family who are remotely affected by this and stage ridiculous photo”:

happy family

Because everyone waters the lawn around their family under the burning sun at midday because water conservation?

This article by “garden guru” Trevor Cochrane accompanies the main piece:

Don't be garden guzzler

I have to hand it to Trev, they seem like good tips. Not having a garden works pretty well for me too.

And then, right next door (this is all on the same page)… the rub, ya’ll:

HUGE savings

Oh man, this is funnier and sadder than joking about dying children. Huge savings! Except for water. Huge losses there. But otherwise, HUGE SAVINGS!

Trevor isn’t impressed:



Written by Dick

June 9, 2009 at 12:06 am

3 Responses

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  1. You people spray the drinking water on the grass and bushes???????

    I can only say “HOLY COW!!!!” This not believable!

    So when you take the shower, you are washing your body with DRINKING WATER?? Precious, good, clear drinking water?

    This is alike wasteful as ancient Russian Prince who takes the bath of milk. “Same-same” as they say.

    If such is the case, then i can also have a drink of water when i am standing have the shower – reduce the waste!

    I knew Dullsville was the rich place. But not like this wasteful and spoilt.

    Zhu Hongbing

    June 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm

  2. Trevor Cochrane: “At the beginning of this month, we used 580 million litres of water a day… Much, if not all, of this was going on gardens”

    Here in Bolivia we also use a lot of agua on our coca plantations, but even we need to drink some of it. Perhaps people in Dullsville are too busy drinking cerveza to kill the pain of horrible news-media to bother with drinking agua?

    The Bolivillain

    June 10, 2009 at 2:58 am

  3. Hahaha didn’t notice that one Bolivillain! But yes, what with all of our beer drinking and milk-bath taking, pretty much all of the water in Dullsville is wasted on gardens (and pools).


    June 10, 2009 at 7:13 pm

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