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BrigadierSirNilsOlav

  55 months ago

Piss-Stained Cardboard Box In Sydney Sells For $590,000
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Sydney property prices are under scrutiny again as a piss-stained cardboard box abandoned in an alleyway in Paddington was sold at auction over the weekend for $590,000. It’s the third such box that has attracted a price this month and the most piss-soaked of the bunch.

The sale has reignited fury at housing affordability in Sydney with some young people believing that they will never own their own garbage can and might not even be able to afford rent on the pits dug into swampland.

“Certainly I would have hoped to someday own my own piss-stained cardboard box,” said one young professional. “It just seems so impossible in these current conditions. I can’t envisage a future where one day I can look at a box stained with human urine lying in a street corner and smile to myself and think that it’s mine.

“It’s the great Australian dream and it’s slipping away from an entire generation’s grasp. I’m not just worried that I won’t be able to afford a piss-soaked box. I’m worried about my grandchildren unable to afford to form a makeshift tent out of discarded paper or to raise their family in a storm-water drain.

“I just want to have the opportunity to put myself into crippling debt for a ludicrously expensive but ultimately worthless piece of property.”

Treasurer Joe Hockey has refuted claims that housing affordability is out of control, arguing that younger generations need to understand that property ownership is not a right.

“It’s time the youth of this nation learned to manage their expectations,” said Hockey. “You cannot expect to have the luxury of a piss-stained box without having to work for it. The people who currently own these luxurious cardboard dreams worked for decades to earn them.

“Were I lucky enough to own a piss-stained box I would be thrilled to know its worth is increasing. I gave the sweat from my brow so you could pay for my piss in a box. That’s the way the system works.”
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By The Backburner
15 JUN 2015
The Backburner is Australia's most trusted news source, it is quite obviously satire and shouldn't be taken seriously or before operating heavy machinery.
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jljmugs

  55 months ago
That means i am an artist now that i can pee on a box, watch out world .
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sandrabsmith56

  55 months ago
Hmmmm...I have a garage full of cardboard boxes (from the last house move)...I could make a fortune here!!!! LOL
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CILLY0

  55 months ago
Very funny - LOL
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jaysblueaus

  55 months ago
haha
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stevet57

  55 months ago
reminds me how i sweated blood and tears eons ago just so i could ave bloody luxury of shoe box in middle of t' road, worked my bloody way up outta big ole that was there afore i squatted innit, eh that shoe box was bloody luxury
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jamesforrest1

  55 months ago
that is amusing
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katarzyna7

  55 months ago
what the hell is wrong with people n this world?
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Mazda626

  55 months ago
Insanity has taken hold good and proper
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chappy980

  55 months ago
Bloody hell l have plenty at home from the dog wonder what l would get for that ?????:)
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Kitty-BooBoo

  55 months ago
LOL!
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