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(Sydney Morning Herald)   Founder of the annual "Deadly Awards" found dead   (smh.com.au) divider line 43
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2014-07-15 01:19:36 PM  
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2014-07-15 01:55:43 PM  

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2014-07-15 01:57:48 PM  
That's not irony.  No, I'm not the irony police, but this isn't close to irony.  They share a similar word, that's all.
 
2014-07-15 01:57:49 PM  
You can tell that there's a problem with the abos when they have to give out awards for "remaining sober" and "not huffing petrol"...
 
2014-07-15 01:58:23 PM  

Trivia Jockey: That's not irony.  No, I'm not the irony police, but this isn't close to irony.  They share a similar word, that's all.


Not to mention that the "Deadly Awards" don't have anything to do with death, anyway.
 
2014-07-15 02:00:20 PM  

Trivia Jockey: Trivia Jockey: That's not irony.  No, I'm not the irony police, but this isn't close to irony.  They share a similar word, that's all.

Not to mention that the "Deadly Awards" don't have anything to do with death, anyway.


But since this is Australia there had to be something deadly about his death.
 
2014-07-15 02:00:21 PM  

Trivia Jockey: That's not irony.  No, I'm not the irony police, but this isn't close to irony.  They share a similar word, that's all.


Right. The founder of the Darwin Awards dying in a stupid way would be ironic. This is Alanis-ironic. Which is to say, not remotely.
 
2014-07-15 02:01:24 PM  
It was bound to happen sooner or later.
 
2014-07-15 02:01:50 PM  
I guess you could say that those funding cuts were...

i.imgur.com
...deadly. YEEEEAAAAAHHHH!

/I know, weak, but somebody had to say it
 
2014-07-15 02:01:51 PM  

DrunkenYodaZen: Trivia Jockey: Trivia Jockey: That's not irony.  No, I'm not the irony police, but this isn't close to irony.  They share a similar word, that's all.

Not to mention that the "Deadly Awards" don't have anything to do with death, anyway.

But since this is Australia there had to be something deadly about his death.


Like getting eaten by a 10 foot, 3 ton spider or a dingo?
 
2014-07-15 02:02:13 PM  

Copper Spork: You can tell that there's a problem with the abos when they have to give out awards for "remaining sober" and "not huffing petrol"...


Right! Not like those keychains and coins they have to give to white folks for managing to stay clean and sober!
 
2014-07-15 02:02:17 PM  
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2014-07-15 02:03:38 PM  

brimed03: Right! Not like those keychains and coins they have to give to white folks for managing to stay clean and sober!


Those are not specifically for white people. There aren't awards specifically for white people.
 
2014-07-15 02:06:17 PM  

Copper Spork: brimed03: Right! Not like those keychains and coins they have to give to white folks for managing to stay clean and sober!

Those are not specifically for white people. There aren't awards specifically for white people.


Fishing Trophies
 
2014-07-15 02:06:39 PM  
Article Headline: Deadly Awards founder Gavin Jones dies after funding cut


I had no idea that you could die from a funding cut, must've nicked the jugular.....
 
2014-07-15 02:14:42 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Copper Spork: brimed03: Right! Not like those keychains and coins they have to give to white folks for managing to stay clean and sober!

Those are not specifically for white people. There aren't awards specifically for white people.

Fishing Trophies


And bowling, academy awards, etc.
 
2014-07-15 02:27:06 PM  
I like how the article says "he killed himself after his pet project lost government funding" without actually saying "he killed himself after his pet project lost government funding".
 
2014-07-15 02:32:44 PM  

Copper Spork: You can tell that there's a problem with the abos when they have to give out awards for "remaining sober" and "not huffing petrol"...


 It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

/I know a wonderful Aboriginal gentleman, and he doesn't know his parents, or history, or real name, as he was part of the government program to forcibly remove aboriginal children from their families and place them to be raised in Christian orphanages to be trained as domestic servants, as a way to 'weed out' aboriginal culture from Australia.
//Yes, they were doing it up until the 1970's.
 
2014-07-15 02:35:34 PM  
Those awards aren't deadly.  They're just pining for the fjords-ly.
 
2014-07-15 02:37:03 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.


There comes a time when you have to stop blaming what was done several generations ago to ancestors you never met for your own misfortunes.
 
2014-07-15 02:41:53 PM  
FTA: In indigenous patter, "deadly" means great or wonderful.

This explains everything. Australia is actually wonderful, and not death incarnate.
 
2014-07-15 02:47:04 PM  

Lurky McLurkerton: FTA: In indigenous patter, "deadly" means great or wonderful.

This explains everything. Australia is actually wonderful, and not death incarnate.


It's a typo, it's supposed to read "deadly" means "everything"
 
2014-07-15 03:01:15 PM  

Copper Spork: Ivan the Tolerable: It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

There comes a time when you have to stop blaming what was done several generations ago to ancestors you never met for your own misfortunes.


Funny, this isn't something that happened "generations ago" - they were stealing kids from their homes and families and sending them to white people up to the 1970s. The people who were victimized by this are still alive. And discrimination and poverty are still problems. Since these are problems now, not generations ago, I expect you're all for reparations?

And I should point out, white Australians are not exactly world-famous for their sobriety. Their just rich enough, on average, that no-one cares.
 
2014-07-15 03:02:45 PM  

kling_klang_bed: DrunkenYodaZen: Trivia Jockey: Trivia Jockey: That's not irony.  No, I'm not the irony police, but this isn't close to irony.  They share a similar word, that's all.

Not to mention that the "Deadly Awards" don't have anything to do with death, anyway.

But since this is Australia there had to be something deadly about his death.

Like getting eaten by a 10 foot, 3 ton spider or a dingo?


Yes
 
2014-07-15 03:04:00 PM  

adamatari: Funny, this isn't something that happened "generations ago" - they were stealing kids from their homes and families and sending them to white people up to the 1970s.


And that still didn't solve the problem. What does that tell you?

Since these are problems now, not generations ago, I expect you're all for reparations?

I think it's been pretty well established at this point that the problem cannot be fixed.
 
2014-07-15 03:10:38 PM  

ArkAngel: Death, death, death, death, death, death, death, lunch, death, death, death, afternoon tea, death, death, quick shower...


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2014-07-15 03:15:19 PM  
This story probably isn't irony (DNRTFA) but I'm wondering, has there ever actually been a story that was in fact ironic, it would seem like true irony is only a theoretical situation that has yet to ever come true.
 
2014-07-15 03:24:51 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: ArkAngel: Death, death, death, death, death, death, death, lunch, death, death, death, afternoon tea, death, death, quick shower...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym9mga_puf4

Bruises bruises bruises
Cuts cuts cuts
Giblets giblets giblets
Guts guts guts

Hacksaw hacksaw hacksaw
Scrape scrape scrape
Murder murder murder
Rape rape rape

Death death death death
Death death death death
Amway Amway Amway
Amway Amway Amway

Torture torture torture
Rack rack rack
Slaughter slaughter slaughter
Attack attack attack

Death death death death
Death death death death
Amway Amway Amway
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Death death death death
Death death death death
Amway Amway Amway
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That was pretty badass, despite the bad sound quality.
 
2014-07-15 03:31:12 PM  

Copper Spork: Ivan the Tolerable: It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

There comes a time when you have to stop blaming what was done several generations ago to ancestors you never met for your own misfortunes.


The 1970's was "several generations ago"? What are you, a hamster? That's what the rest of us call 'childhood', not 'several generations ago, you yob.
 
2014-07-15 03:35:00 PM  

Copper Spork: adamatari: Funny, this isn't something that happened "generations ago" - they were stealing kids from their homes and families and sending them to white people up to the 1970s.

And that still didn't solve the problem. What does that tell you?

Since these are problems now, not generations ago, I expect you're all for reparations?

I think it's been pretty well established at this point that the problem cannot be fixed.


ah. kidnapping brown kids and trying to turn them white still 'didn't work'. brown people are just broken then by definition, right?

/i really hope you are an internet troll, but don't really sound bright enough to be. so just a regular aussie then.
 
2014-07-15 03:45:23 PM  

kling_klang_bed: Do you know the way to Mordor: ArkAngel: Death, death, death, death, death, death, death, lunch, death, death, death, afternoon tea, death, death, quick shower...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym9mga_puf4

Bruises bruises bruises
Cuts cuts cuts
Giblets giblets giblets
Guts guts guts

Hacksaw hacksaw hacksaw
Scrape scrape scrape
Murder murder murder
Rape rape rape

Death death death death
Death death death death
Amway Amway Amway
Amway Amway Amway

Torture torture torture
Rack rack rack
Slaughter slaughter slaughter
Attack attack attack

Death death death death
Death death death death
Amway Amway Amway
Amway Amway Amway

Death death death death
Death death death death
Amway Amway Amway
Amway Amway Amway

That was pretty badass, despite the bad sound quality.


Check out their other stuff on YouTube- just search for "TISM" or "This Is Serious Mum" there. They ARE a pretty hardcore band- or were, the members have started to die off now.

And so you can find out more...  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TISM
 
2014-07-15 04:08:35 PM  

ArkAngel: Death, death, death, death, death, death, death, lunch, death, death, death, afternoon tea, death, death, quick shower...


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2014-07-15 04:17:12 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: Copper Spork: Ivan the Tolerable: It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

There comes a time when you have to stop blaming what was done several generations ago to ancestors you never met for your own misfortunes.

The 1970's was "several generations ago"? What are you, a hamster? That's what the rest of us call 'childhood', not 'several generations ago, you yob.


I've always understood a generation to be 20 years.
 
2014-07-15 04:42:40 PM  

Beeblebrox: I've always understood a generation to be 20 years.


Ah, so how many generations old are you? Did you go out to drink when you became 'several generations' old? Way to get pedantic there, buddy.

/When there are people walking around that were kept as slaves, especially many barely old enough to even count as 'middle aged' yet, its hard to push it off as being 'in the distant past'
 
2014-07-15 06:19:33 PM  

Geotpf: I like how the article says "he killed himself after his pet project lost government funding" without actually saying "he killed himself after his pet project lost government funding".


This. Sad, but this....
Really? Suicide before 50 because of cut funding? If the idea/movement had so many people involved and behind it, source alternate funding, don't just kill yourself!

(my attitude towards suicide and dying: Don't rush, you can always do that...)
 
2014-07-15 06:21:27 PM  

Beeblebrox: Ivan the Tolerable: Copper Spork: Ivan the Tolerable: It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

There comes a time when you have to stop blaming what was done several generations ago to ancestors you never met for your own misfortunes.

The 1970's was "several generations ago"? What are you, a hamster? That's what the rest of us call 'childhood', not 'several generations ago, you yob.

I've always understood a generation to be 20 years.


Where are you from and what species?
Amongst humans, a generation is generalized at 30 years. Learn something Tuesday, coming right AT you! :D
 
2014-07-15 06:34:41 PM  

Percise1: Beeblebrox: Ivan the Tolerable: Copper Spork: Ivan the Tolerable: It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

There comes a time when you have to stop blaming what was done several generations ago to ancestors you never met for your own misfortunes.

The 1970's was "several generations ago"? What are you, a hamster? That's what the rest of us call 'childhood', not 'several generations ago, you yob.

I've always understood a generation to be 20 years.

Where are you from and what species?
Amongst humans, a generation is generalized at 30 years. Learn something Tuesday, coming right AT you! :D


Citation?  Nothing I google says specifically that it is 30 years.  I've seen many variations of 20 and 25 years.  I am from the U.S. and human.  You?
 
2014-07-15 07:47:09 PM  

Ivan the Tolerable: Copper Spork: You can tell that there's a problem with the abos when they have to give out awards for "remaining sober" and "not huffing petrol"...

 It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

/I know a wonderful Aboriginal gentleman, and he doesn't know his parents, or history, or real name, as he was part of the government program to forcibly remove aboriginal children from their families and place them to be raised in Christian orphanages to be trained as domestic servants, as a way to 'weed out' aboriginal culture from Australia.
//Yes, they were doing it up until the 1970's.



Yeah, I'm half Australian.  Never lived there, but my mom was born and raised there.  And half my relatives still live there.  I love them, I love the culture for the most part... but indeed the majority of them are racist and very misogynistic.  I mean, they don't have "whites only" bathrooms and the like, but its still very obvious.

Its slowly changing though, at least in the big cities.  My cousin is part of a big gay rights/awareness group who do marches and parades.  He's straight, but he's just trying to change the way people think in Australia.

Attitudes towards Aboriginals is still a big problem.  Like you said, they're not forcefully trying to indoctrinate them anymore, but there's still an issue with how people think and act towards them on their own.
 
2014-07-15 07:49:51 PM  

Beeblebrox: Percise1: Beeblebrox: Ivan the Tolerable: Copper Spork: Ivan the Tolerable: It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

There comes a time when you have to stop blaming what was done several generations ago to ancestors you never met for your own misfortunes.

The 1970's was "several generations ago"? What are you, a hamster? That's what the rest of us call 'childhood', not 'several generations ago, you yob.

I've always understood a generation to be 20 years.

Where are you from and what species?
Amongst humans, a generation is generalized at 30 years. Learn something Tuesday, coming right AT you! :D

Citation?  Nothing I google says specifically that it is 30 years.  I've seen many variations of 20 and 25 years.  I am from the U.S. and human.  You?


Well there isn't a consensus at all, and many complex theories... but I've always thought 20 years or so was a generation (socially and culturally, that is).
 
2014-07-16 12:34:06 AM  

downstairs: Ivan the Tolerable: Copper Spork: You can tell that there's a problem with the abos when they have to give out awards for "remaining sober" and "not huffing petrol"...

 It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

/I know a wonderful Aboriginal gentleman, and he doesn't know his parents, or history, or real name, as he was part of the government program to forcibly remove aboriginal children from their families and place them to be raised in Christian orphanages to be trained as domestic servants, as a way to 'weed out' aboriginal culture from Australia.
//Yes, they were doing it up until the 1970's.


Yeah, I'm half Australian.  Never lived there, but my mom was born and raised there.  And half my relatives still live there.  I love them, I love the culture for the most part... but indeed the majority of them are racist and very misogynistic.  I mean, they don't have "whites only" bathrooms and the like, but its still very obvious.

Its slowly changing though, at least in the big cities.  My cousin is part of a big gay rights/awareness group who do marches and parades.  He's straight, but he's just trying to change the way people think in Australia.

Attitudes towards Aboriginals is still a big problem.  Like you said, they're not forcefully trying to indoctrinate them anymore, but there's still an issue with how people think and act towards them on their own.


Well, I am happy to take each person on their own merits as I meet them. I've worked with many aboriginal people. A few were were a great credit to their people (and I enjoyed working with them and forming some friendships), but unfortunately the vast majority were certainly not.

For most Aussies it is really difficult to think positively about aboriginal people when witnesses the regular (about weekly) domestic violence in the shopping center car park, when the only verbal contact is to be asked for money (despite being automatically eligible for obligation-free welfare), the usual visual contact is to see them drinking in local parks (as early as 6 am), and seeing aboriginal children between 4 and 10 years old roaming the streets after midnight. And I live in an typical inner city suburb which is probably ~ 99% non-aboriginal. Know how many non-aboriginal people I have seen doing any of these things in the past three years I lived in this suburb?... NONE. It really sucks, but perhaps behaviour of aboriginal people has to change before people's attitudes toward them changes.
 
2014-07-16 05:54:35 PM  

LiberalConservative: For most Aussies it is really difficult to think positively about aboriginal people when witnesses the regular (about weekly) domestic violence in the shopping center car park, when the only verbal contact is to be asked for money (despite being automatically eligible for obligation-free welfare), the usual visual contact is to see them drinking in local parks (as early as 6 am), and seeing aboriginal children between 4 and 10 years old roaming the streets after midnight. And I live in an typical inner city suburb which is probably ~ 99% non-aboriginal. Know how many non-aboriginal people I have seen doing any of these things in the past three years I lived in this suburb?... NONE. It really sucks, but perhaps behaviour of aboriginal people has to change before people's attitudes toward them changes.


  I would tend to concur, but attitudes need to change on both sides. Its going to take a while to stabilize. Getting a generation of dysfunctional alcoholics and antisocial street thugs is really not a surprising result to kidnapping kids, putting them in reformatories, beating them for speaking their own language, teaching them to hate themselves, forcing a foreign religion and culture down their throats, and making them second class indentured servants.
 Even if you free them, and even if you eventually say 'sorry', that upbringing is not going to be a recipe for generating the most stable adults or father figures.
 At least you can see the situation as it is - idiots like copperspork on the other hand, in making comments to the effect that even the kidnapping program 'didn't work' to fix them, seems to think the genocide was somehow a -solution- to the aboriginal issue as opposed to the root cause of the problem. They aboriginals seemed to be getting on fine long before the convicts arrived and tried to 'fix' them, after being unable to wipe them out entirely.
 
2014-07-16 10:09:16 PM  
Ivan the Tolerable:  I would tend to concur, but attitudes need to change on both sides. Its going to take a while to stabilize. Getting a generation of dysfunctional alcoholics and antisocial street thugs is really not a surprising result to kidnapping kids, putting them in reformatories, beating them for speaking their own language, teaching them to hate themselves, forcing a foreign religion and culture down their throats, and making them second class indentured servants.
 Even if you free them, and even if you eventually say 'sorry', that upbringing is not going to be a recipe for generating the most stable adults or father figures.
 At least you can see the situation as it is - idiots like copperspork on the other hand, in making comments to the effect that even the kidnapping program 'didn't work' to fix them, seems to think the genocide was somehow a -solution- to the aboriginal issue as opposed to the root cause of the problem. They aboriginals seemed to be getting on fine long before the convicts arrived and tried to 'fix' them, after being unable to wipe them out entirely.


Wow, a rational person on fark! Favourited. Unfortunately we can't undo what has been done. I just hope that any future action of good intent also is not trying to 'fix' them. Complex situation is complex.
 
2014-07-16 11:14:06 PM  

Copper Spork: Ivan the Tolerable: It would be a problem with any group massacred, displaced, and disenfranchised, and the remaining survivors officially impressed into slavery and sexual trafficking. But go right ahead and laugh at the 'abos' you racist fark.

There comes a time when you have to stop blaming what was done several generations ago to ancestors you never met for your own misfortunes.


Well how about bigotry that persists to this day? Just try getting a job while aboriginal in Australia. I did a couple months in a labour hire office back in 2010 developing an Access database for them. I often overheard the owners mouthing off about abos and other dark skinned people. In one case I overheard the owner instructing a new hire: if the (job) applicant in aboriginal or black tell them firmly that the job has been filled.
 
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