Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Save $5,000

I forgot to take a picture of the previous sign, which received a mixed response ("Is the prize you're chasing worth the price you're paying?"), but here is our latest effort, based on a parishioner's suggestion, which I just put up:
If you don't get it or you're not from Sydney, then the relevant background is that there has been something of a scandal in the headlines here recently when the State government announced a new fine of over $5,000 for annoying a pilgrim at World Youth Day (which is to be held here in Sydney soon).

UPDATE: Whenever he goes on holidays, my rector tells me to get the sign into Column 8. I managed it last time with Death Sucks and then Jonathan just pointed out that this latest one was also successful. I've already updated it to a suggestion from my wife: "Lost Pilgrims Welcome Here".

8 comments:

littleho said...

That is funny!

gbroughto said...

and surely next week you can follow on with a delightfully ambiguous "Annoying Anglicans..."

Christopher said...

That is great.
And I liked the one last week - I saw it in its perspex glory as I went to chase the prize of Big Love at JB HI-FI, which they didn't have so I didn't get to pay the price or get a prize - true story.

Christopher said...

Oh and speaking of annoyances a month or so ago there was apparently an impromptu protest about same-sex marraige out the front of my church. It was a Saturday night so no one was around but I thought it was odd that they would protest out the front of a Uniting Church especially considering Moore College is 500m up the road - the epicentre (according to D.Marr) of Christian teaching against homosexuality. Perhaps Anglicans have some kind of immunity from such things.

One of Freedom said...

Brilliant!

Jason Goroncy said...

Great sign.

Jonathan said...

It's made Column 8 this morning.

byron smith said...

Thanks everyone - it wasn't my idea, but I'm delighted to be part of it. And thanks Jonathan in particular for pointing that out. My rector will be thrilled.