Saturday, 5 December 2009

Caption Contest: Val and Margaret

There's just some photos that scream out for a caption. A real caption. One that even Tony Hillier and Denis Walls would find a snappy sentence for.

This is one such photo. I was invited along to the photo shoot, media opp by Councillor Lesina, but for some reason, had other things on my plate. Never mind, Marc McCormack's snap from the Post catches the essence of the moment, with some odd irony of who is pushing who in real life.

To celebrate International Day of People with a Disability, Mayor Val Schier, seated in the wheelchair, took part in the Wheelchair and Sensory Challenge on Thursday, to see how well they'd could cope with being Robert-Pyne-without-the-mouth, for just an hour.

The exercise was to show how barriers that people who use wheelchairs or who are visually impaired, deal with the world around them.

Cairns Regional Council Deputy Mayor, Marg Cochrane, is pushing the Mayor, and there's Linda Cooper whose passenger is obscured. The ladies are all adorning rather sensible shoes.

Next exercise will be with a bunch of greedy developers and just Councillor Sno Bonneau.

Now, time for some fun.

  1. "Val, that hair do really does get in the way!"
  2. "Ms Cochrane, do just shut up and do what you're meant to: pushy, silent and get us to where you want us."
  3. "Where's a good bloke when you want one? I mean that Paul Gregory is never around, eh Linda?"
  4. "It's a fine time to leave me 'Licuala Lucy'."
  5. "I reckon Pynie is just putting on a act to get attention you know. I mean, this is heaps fun."
  6. "Linda, is that your stalker in the beard up the rear?"
  7. "Val, I want a turn next, because I tell you, we'll not taking this mother to Machans."
  8. "Coops, nine out of ten for poise. Two out of ten for perving on those shirtless German backpackers."
  9. "......... your turn ................"

14 comments:

Cairns Resident said...

But officer...I didn't know you needed a licence!

Bonneau's Minder said...

"It's like pushing shit uphill..I'd rather be sharpening my knife."

sizzle said...

"c'mon you old bitches, we're going down to Villa to kick the shit out of KB !"

cockran said...

I have been stabbing you in the back so much I really did not think it would do this much damage val, blakey told me it was harmless.

Gavin Bland said...

Margaret: Come on Coops. Just 200m to the end of the Marlin Wharf and we don't have to worry about the results of the next election.

nocturnal congress said...

All I can say is I'd hate to be the one pushing Cochrane around town....

Every mothers Son said...

Geez, I am raising a sweet Linda. Yeah, thought I could smell something primal Margaret.

Cochrane's Alto Ego said...

Val, how do you keep so trim? I have put on so much weight I feel so unfit. Can we swap,please?

LNP Supporter said...

Your strapped in and I am going to drive to despair you left wing socialist misfit, I want your job!!

KitchenSlut said...

Sit tight Val we got this won! No way Coops can run us old girls down in them fuck-me heels!

Maximillus the 3rd said...

If you don't stop telling me how Blakey and Bonneau are still plotting to undermine me I will let the tyres down...

Vaulting Ambition said...

'You think I am driving a hard bargain Val, you wait until snakey Blakey takes his turn'

Look at me Now said...

'Margaret, has Kevin asked you to join his new team? I await beside the phone for his call but alas I think he is miffed that I rid myself of the Unity Team badge upon my election"

Leo said...

Val: this is a great idea me being in a wheel chair, might win me some sympathy votes at the next election!!!!