Why would you bother?

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Reply By: tim_c - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 09:20

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 09:20
Because it's funny!

I'm inclined to agree with your sentiments though - it looks like a lot of effort to go to just to give a few people something to laugh at.

Some people apparently don't enjoy the humour though...
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Reply By: Mike S2 - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 09:30

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 09:30
Cheers to the vehicle security,I have the same but got the option of drivers side as well (8legs) lol
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 09:53

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 09:53
When we finally got to Simpson geocentre we saw this and had a good laugh as well.

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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:10

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:10
No longer there Robin (May), but was probable Maxtrax would have seen the small cost as a good PR excercise, no doubt it might have been them or HEMA when travelling through.

We never seem to need them in the deserts, only the beaches form time to time.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:08

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:08
Yes, saw it a couple of weeks ago, about half way between Knolls and Erabena.
See the funny side of it, but it is a Regional Reserve, so ultimately it's (IMHO) and intrusion on the isolation out there.

Saw some pics some time ago, but though it was quite a small sign, but it is visible from quite a way, very large, and is / was probably illuminated, at least at one stage.

I feel a signwriting biz person had some time on their hands and though it a bit of a lark, and for a short time it probably is.
Would have cost a bit to do though, very solidly made and installed.
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 11:19

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 11:19
We saw it,
It was not known to us that it was there. Although I can relate to some who see the funny side, I certainly did not feel that way. We planned and did this trip to be in nature and away from wifi, commercialism and the like.
I am amazed that the SA parks and wildlife (whatever they are called) have not actioned to remove it.
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Reply By: Hoyks - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 11:57

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 11:57
I'm guessing the artist that installed the sculpture is making a statement about how remote the middle of the Simpson isn't these days when you see the amount of through traffic.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 12:24

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 12:24
Probably also a social comment on consumerism invading everywhere.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 13:38

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 13:38
Possibly part of a campaign to stem the flow of McDonalds outlets into the outback. Get peoples backs up and they will join any campaign to stop remote outlets opening.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 14:43

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 14:43
Did this appear at the beginning of April?

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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 18:47

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 18:47
I think it quite funny and can see the humour. Not sure what all the fuss is about I'd be more concerned on the lack of action on removing ferals and the damage they do.

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Reply By: OBJ - Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 19:03

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 19:03
Government wallies seem to be able to find stuff to waste money on while avoiding what needs to be done. In some quarters it is called "Perfection where it is not needed"..

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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 18:32

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 18:32
Mystery solved, and it figures . . .
Anonymous Melbourne artist claims responsibility
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 18:38

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 at 18:38
Thanks Les.

"Why not?" says the artist.

Artist? You've got to be kidding. Vandal, I think.

I hope he and his group are identified and cop the cost of removal.
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Reply By: dean ( SA ) - Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 08:23

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 08:23
Ah you've gotta love Australian humour...very funny indeed.
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