Sparty McSpartyface

The NSW Government has decided to name the newest member of its ferry fleet Ferry Mcferryface.  This is not a joke.  Apparently.

In homage to this wise and considered decision, for the coming week, your humble commentator will write under the nom de guerre of Sparty McSpartyface.  I suspect that 1 week will be about how long it will take for this decision to be reversed.

Catallaxy McCatallacyface comments are invited.

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42 Responses to Sparty McSpartyface

  1. Michel Lasouris

    Today on ABC, the relevant union man from the Maritime Union was scathing about this effort. He wants the ferry to be named after the man who started the “Clean-up Australia’ campaign. And quite right too!

  2. mundi

    Its a fitting name. A joke name for a joke service that runs at loss and is inefficient. Bravo.

  3. a reader

    I must be in the minority because frankly I thought it a nice touch of mirth in this hyper serious world in which we live. Every time I hear it I have a little giggle at how it’s just a little naughty.

  4. Baldrick

    He wants the ferry to be named after the man who started the “Clean-up Australia’ campaign. And quite right too!

    Why should it be named after somebody who’s turned Clean-up Australia Day into a corporate business that taxpayers subsides through tax deductible donations?

  5. alexnoaholdmate

    Sparty? More like Farty!

    Ha! I win the race to the bottom!

  6. Norman Church

    I am truly shocked!

    Ferry Mcferryface doesn’t sound like the name of a one-legged, female, indigenous, Muslim member of the Australian LGBTI community.

    As such, it clearly represents a despicable attempt further to marginalise minorities and undermine the momentum created by the results of the SSM survey.

    Those responsible in the NSW Government for this outrage need to check their privilege and surrender themselves for a spell in a Diversity & Inclusion training camp.

  7. EvilElvis

    Just another example of why politicians and the PS are Fuckwits McFuckwitsyface.

  8. EvilElvis

    Christ sake, it just reads like a Scottish porn title…

  9. Leo G

    Apparently the UK polar research ship now will be named RRS Sir David Attenborough and not Boaty McBoatface- one of its sub-sea remote control vehicles will be named Boaty in recognition of the result of the public poll.
    Likewise, I suggest the NSW Government make our vessel’s gender-neutral toilet facility the McFerryFace of the Fleet.

  10. Bruce of Newcastle

    Rule 1 of the swamp Government Corporations:

    Never ever let the public vote on or choose anything unless you can’t avoid it in any other way up to and including disembowelling yourself with a paperclip.

    The name was picked by the public in a open poll. It’s a riff on Boaty McBoatface, which was the name chosen in a similar way by the Poms for their new polar research ship. The Pommy swamp could cope with that, so they changed it to the RRS Sir David Attenborough to shut up the bogans, who by and large are quite fond of Sir David.

    I like Ferry McFerryface. Think about it…it will be the most popular ferry in Sydney Harbour. Everyone will want a selfie with it, especially Chinese tourists. The Opera House will have to be renamed She Sings in Sea Shells By The Sea Shore just to compete.

    Besides which the MUA hate it and immediately refused to man it, which is perfect.

  11. Leo G

    I suspect that 1 week will be about how long it will take for this decision to be reversed.

    In favour of Saving McSavingFace?

  12. calli

    It’s annoying the Unions.

    I am content.

  13. Marcus

    The name was picked by the public in a open poll. It’s a riff on Boaty McBoatface, which was the name chosen in a similar way by the Poms for their new polar research ship.

    Well, one thing you can say about Britian’s chattering classes is at least they’re original. We couldn’t even come up with a joke name of our own.

    It reminds me a little of Stan Grant (or is that Stanny McStanface) and his friends at the ABC importing their grievances over Captain Cook statues from the left-wing mobs in Virginia.

  14. Baldrick

    Besides which the MUA hate it and immediately refused to man it, which is perfect.

    Exactly Bruce, the name is annoying all the right people.

  15. Phill

    He wants the ferry to be named after the man who started the “Clean-up Australia’ campaign. And quite right too!

    What, Kiernan MacKiernanface? Nah. Doesn’t work as well.

  16. Siltstone

    memoryvault
    #2556658, posted on November 17, 2017 at 6:43 pm
    Yes, but will they write a song about it?

    Bernard Bolan!! There is a name I have not heard for many a long year. Saw him in the ’80’s. Its not nautical, but the ferry could be called Basingstoke.


  17. Diogenes

    Besides which the MUA hate it and immediately refused to man it, which is perfect.

    As I suggested on the OT, it should be named after a politician who represents the electorate it might service, and a distinguished former Pm
    drumroll please … the Tony Abbott

  18. Oh come on

    So, we ripped off the Brits’ Boaty McBoatface? Australia is so painfully lame.

  19. Fat Tony

    egg won the race to the bottom with his suggestion

  20. Roger

    So, we ripped off the Brits’ Boaty McBoatface? Australia is so painfully lame.

    Indeed!

    Calling the ferry Bryan would be wittier.

  21. Bruce in WA

    MUA hate it?

    God, I love it!

  22. Rabz

    Taxhoover McHooveyface
    Titanic McTitsyface
    Waffler McWafflerfazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Googly McGrogeryface
    Ying Yang McPongface
    Sarah McLandWhaleFace
    Pyney McPorneyface
    Mind Mah Tea McFace
    #foreignerswhores&quislingsmcface

    FFS, the possibilities are endless.

  23. .

    Sparkles McSporranface….

    I’m not even sure who this is meant to insult…some journo and Gillard’s old adviser?

  24. Rabz

    Fat Bald Fascist McGnomeyface

  25. alexnoaholdmate

    Oh, those witty Australian hipsters! So agile! So innovative!

    So innovative that… they copied the Poms’ joke.

    Fuck me. What a country.

  26. Spring is coming

    could be the start of something:

    : Indigi McRecco Face
    : Manus McStay Face
    : Don’t Climby McClimb Face
    : Safe School McRed Face
    : Get Up! McPyne Face
    : Liberal McF’d Face
    : RET Mc$ Face
    : Green McCave Face

  27. Leo G

    Votey McBoatyFace
    Straighty McStraightFace
    Ferry McFerryFace
    ScrewUp McScrewUpFace
    Ego McEggOnFace
    Already McReddyFace
    Faulty McVolte-Face
    ShowyFerry McNoShowyFace

  28. Uh oh Mc Uh oh face

    I think you’re just being plain silly.

  29. Crossie

    I thought I heard on the radio yesterday that it wasn’t even an option on the survey and was simply inserted into the list of results by the minister’s staff. It’s a hoax.

  30. md

    As others have said it is a rip-off of the UK’s Boaty McBoatface. It’s just a lame attempt to appear a bit ‘out there’ to create a positive, playful, ‘just ordinary guys having fun’ image of the government amongst the unthinking.

  31. Mullumhillbilly

    Fairy McFairyface
    h/t LL and “the Bondi Fairy”

  32. .

    I’m pretty sure that this actually started off as a Simpsons joke.

    Killy McGee –> vengeful old testament God.

    Tipsy McStagger – loveable corporate logo.

  33. Aristogeiton

    The left can’t meme. That goes for you too Spartacus.

  34. Leo G

    I think you’re just being plain silly.

    Silly McPatronymmySilly
    Scotty McScottyMockery
    SydneyFerry McScottyIncivility
    Why didn’t Ferry O’FerryFace get a look in? After all, Sydney’s first ferry in 1789 was a packetboat, powered from the Quay to Parramatta by convict Mickys and Paddys.
    Little wonder The MUA are miffed.

  35. She Sings in Sea Shells By The Sea Shore

    🙂

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