Has someone made a wax dummy of Shearer?

It could be useful if the stunt pulled in Sydney yesterday is anything to go by…and boy are the pinkos upset by it all.

People queue outside an open door with a wax figurine of Julia Gillard

People queue outside an open door with a wax figurine of Julia Gillard

Where do you draw the line? When does a publicity stunt in the name of entertainment cross over into a tacky, potentially offensive, classless act of ticket sales over tact?

Well for me, that line lies somewhere a long way before this line: a photo of an “unemployment queue” outside a job centre featuring Australia’s most recent former prime minister apparently waiting her turn, resume in hand, to sign up.

Except of course she isn’t, wasn’t and didn’t.

A certain wax museum, which shall remain nameless to avoid giving them the publicity they desperately crave, placed their waxwork of Australia’s first female prime minister among a cabal of witless, witting extras in order to take a few rain-soaked happy snaps. They’ve then sent them out with the following words:

“Following her dramatic fall from power on Wednesday night, Julia Gillard’s wax figure yesterday made her way down to a job centre in Sydney to start looking for a new job. After losing the Labor party leadership ballot to Kevin Rudd on Wednesday night, the former Australian prime minister was seen lining up outside the job centre with a resume in hand, pondering her employment options amongst other job seekers waiting to be served.

“And while Julia Gillard’s next calling in life is yet to be decided, she was quoted ahead of the leadership ballot as saying that whoever should lose Wednesday night’s election should retire from politics. With that in mind, it seems Julia thought it would be best to head to a nearby job centre to claim some income support while she seeks out other potential careers.”

Never mind the real people involved, it’s all a bit of fun.

Bloody hilarious…except for the handwringing wankers moaning about it all.


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  • motorizer

    whoever thought that up and then followed through with it….im without words. thats just so funny.

  • JeffDaRef

    The real Shearer does a better impersonation of a wax dummy than a wax dummy could do of him!

    • johnbronkhorst

      Dam….beat me to it, and said it better than I was going to!

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      The real Shearer is hidden somewhere…..

  • Dang that is funny. Well done to Madame Tussauds (ooops) for pulling that stunt off

    Speaking of which I should go and burn this :P

  • cows4me

    Excellent. When old Mumbles gets the big A perhaps there might be some speech therapists in Auckland that would like to stick Mumble’s dummy outside their business for publicity.

  • Never in the dark…..

    A poor likeness aside (this version appears to be smiling and looks moderately attractive). a very clever stunt.

  • steve and monique

    Not sure it was a wax model of Shearer that I saw the other day. It was made of silicone,and looked like a cock. Must have been,the likeness was incredible

    • johnbronkhorst

      Did it take batteries?

      • Bunswalla

        It took a battering; that’s all I’m going to say about that.

      • steve and monique

        Runs on hot air,and makes funny noise’s.

    • FredFrog

      No, that was Wussell you saw

      • steve and monique

        Sorry was Shearer. Was a cock,not a c**t

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Sheep has got hold of the copies of the TV1 and TV3 poll results. He is so relaxed and energised now. He has also recorded his views of the poll. All I can say is things are looking very bad for a guy who splashed 10B in the last week.

  • Spiker

    Almost as good as the wax dummy of Helen Clark, currently on loan to the United Nations. I wonder if it’s an exchange?

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    I’m sure all the people she gave kickbacks to will return the favour. She’ll be looked after.