20 February 2012

Eliza an Eagle?

Almost as soon as the St George's "O - week" sign was up, it was removed ... presumably by the mob who replaced it with this blue and yellow polo / sport shirt.  Unfortunately, our photo gear wasn't up to the task of identifying the logo and wording on the shirt, so we are in the dark about its intent.

One theory is that the shirt reflects the Eagles victories in the NAB Cup opener last night.  If you know what the intent is, then please enlighten us.  Either way, its great to see Eliza getting dressed up so regularly now that uni holidays are over.  Keep it up.

OMG - Uni is back on!

The crazy kids from St George's College (University of Western Australia) have been the latest to commandeer Eliza to advertise "O" week (orientation week), when new students are shown all of the critical skills they will need to navigate their new learning environment, such as drinking half yard glasses full of warm beer, partying all night and then scoffing pills to keep awake the next day (while their lecturers drone on about the importance of class attendance) and most importantly ... when is the first toga party of the year. 

If you're a St George's College resident or used to be, let us know.  And if you're in charge of the O week celebrations, keep us updated about what's happening.

And for all you new tertiary students, whichever university you belong to, we wish you the best of luck and happiness on behalf of our mate, Eliza.

Please though, rather than strangle the poor lady with your rope, maybe tie it to her hand next time.  Students these days .........

14 February 2012

Sweet Valentine message

Eliza played the role of a courier today for a sweet Valentine's day message.  Using a separate t-shirt for every letter, our random romeo wrote "b e    m y    v a l e t i n e".  Such a PDA needs some more details.  Are you a kiss and teller?  If so, please tell us who you are and who is your Juliet? 

This is first time we believe that a rope has been stretched from Eliza to the river banks to make a display.  We love this ingenuity and taking the statue to a whole new level.  It was also nice to see that Romeo didn't remove the old dressign from the last few days.

12 February 2012

Eliza Rajneesh?

Looks like Eliza has been dabbling in alternative religions and has donned an orange robe in the vein of the rajneeshis.  Osho (the head Rajneesh) died on January 19, 1990, so perhaps this was a tribute intended to coincide (albeit late) with this date?  Maybe it has something to do with a UWA toga party?  And we're not at all sure about the symbolism of the mug in Eliza's left hand.  Either way, let us know what was on your mind when you put on this stunning regalia.

7 February 2012

Eliza welcomes Mum to Perth

Someone's son or someone's daughter rolled out the most impressive welcome mat for their mum yesterday when they posted a huge sign on Eliza to introduce the old girl to Perth.  We are keen to know who is the special lady for which her beautiful children made this act of randodm love?  Beautiful.

6 February 2012

Inaugural randomperth.com sign hijacked!

After being stolen from the Eliza statue in the dead of night by a crack team of Perth commandos, evidence has emerged that the randomperth.com sign remains alive and well.  Although this photographic evidence does not disclose the location of the stolen property, the hijackers’ trail is starting to be uncovered and their story unravelled.  If you have any information that can lead us back to this famous piece of Perth signage, please tell us.  If you are one of the hijackers themselves, make no mistake.  We will find you.  We will hunt you down.  You will never sleep easy again.

Rare beer cup snake seen at 2020 Final

The legless lizard that only appears at the WACA ground a few times a year made another appearance at the final of the 2020 KFC Big Bash last week.  Thankfully, Mick was on hand to capture the monster and send it in to us. Onya Mick. Reptilian experts are in the process of proving the identity of the massive snake, considered one of the longest ever seen at the WACA.  Tragically, the serpent was exterminated by ruthless security guards who now face an independent inquiry by the RSPCA and potential criminal proceedings.

Random cricketer yodeling after 20/20 Final

Despite the mighty Perth Scorchers getting smashed by the Steak and Kidney Sixers in the 2020 KFC Big Bash final last week, a group of young fellas managed to find voice and spirit at the Carlton Hotel on Hay St in East Perth.  As this video testifies, they had the whole front bar giving Cold Chisel's Flame Trees a crack over the boundary line.  Not sure this mob would have a chance on Talent Time, but good enough to score a guernsey as a random act of good natured sportmanship.

2 February 2012

Turn back time - Embarrassed Ferrari Driver Nudges Light Post in South Perth

Turning back time - embarrassed Ferrari driver nudges lamp post in South Perth - Sun, 17 Dec 2006

Today we have decided to turn back the clock and look at an interesting piece of randomness that happened back on Sunday, December 17 2006.

Timing was convenient for this Perth driver, who clearly has more money than sense, when he crashed his newly purchased Ferrari in front of a crowded Windsor Hotel during the Sunday session.

When it happened:
Sunday, December 17 2006 at approximately 7pm  in the evening.

Where it happened:
In South Perth, on the corner of Mill Point Rd and Mends St (right outside the Windsor Hotel).

The car:
Ferrari 360 Spider - a second hand purchase just one month earlier for a mere $300,000.

The driver:
We don't like to name and shame, but we will say the driver was a drunken show off with too much money, and poor driving skills. Fortunately, he was not hurt during the incident.

How it happened:
The driver was revving up his engine at the lights, waving to the crowd of on-lookers and probably thinking he was 'all that in a bag o potato chips'. When the lights turned green, he dropped the clutch and floored it around the corner, only to lose control and collide head first into the stationary traffic light post.

Apparently he tried to do a runner after the incident, but the hotel security chased him down and held him until the Police arrived.

It was later revealed the driver was charged with 'driving under the influence', meaning his blood alcohol level must have been atleast 0.15 or 3 times the allowed limit.

Tell us what you think - send in your comments below.

More Photos:

Couldn't have planted it any better

Onlookers taking photos and having a chuckle

Nice gig for the tow truck driver

The Light Post was later repaired with a new sign post (see image below)

The entertainer was given his own special parking space for his efforts

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