THE COFFS HARBOUR
the monstrosity that greets visitors to the palatial avenue of Vernon
Street in Coffs Harbour. You may well ask "What were they thinking
when they came up with that?" and the truth is I cannot offer any
explanation. When it was installed in 2000 as part of the Vernon Street
Revitalisation Project, the RSL club which is adjacent to the pole objected
to its vile presence on the grounds that it mocked the memory of the
retired and fallen servicemen and women that the RSL was erected to
honour. Unfortunately their protest was overruled and the pole still
at this monument to stupidity will have you vomiting. Let us look in
depth at the things which make this foolish creation a "Thing That
- It is
tacky in appearance and resembles a giant version of a crap ornament
from a $2 shop.
- It seems
to have been erected so as to rule over the entertainment facilities
on Vernon Street, yet it has been erected with it's back towards the
road that most traffic will be entering the area from. Effectively
the message is that it is not welcoming people to the area, but shutting
going past the statue on the highway will also only see it's back.
Leaving them with the impression that it has been erected backwards,
and the people of Coffs Harbour are morons.
elevation of the Jester high above the masses suggests that the people
of Coffs Harbour have some sort of reverence for "Fools".
If a "Fool" is raised above us as an inspirational figure,
what the hell does that suggest about the rest of this town's population????
of Vernon Street is equally as tacky, what with the giant bugs down
near the carpark and the fake, stenciled on paving stones which began
looking tired and shabby after only a couple of months. All this goes
towards making the Vernon Street Revitalisation Project, and in particular
the Jester Pole an honorary "Thing That Sucks".
your line of work, please don't ever hire anyone who has been a public
works planner for the Coffs Harbour city council.