Having taken the mickey out of Perth and its inhabitants since 2013, through carefully constructed ‘Perthonality’ readings and generally hilare observations of online fakery, The Bell Tower Times has grown to be hugely popular.
Presumably manned by one person, just one cunning post from this critical joker can attract up to 5,000 likes, almost half that in shares, and see an avalanche of just-as-hilarious commentary follow suit by readers who simply “get it”.
Now it looks like the Times means business.
Recent posts have been linked to a revamped site (or dedicated blogpost, if you like), seeing the humour divvied up into primary coloured sections. There’s a section devoted to those Perthonalities we love to hate on, of course, but also fresh departments like a ‘Where Are They Now?’ blog and one devoted to taking the piss out of Perth ‘Postcodes’.
Today’s target in the postcode assassination dissertation is Armadale – a cheap shot, sure, but one that’s fair game when it comes to deserving all the naming and shaming.
Also on a re-modelling tip, there are smaller newsy and lifestyle pieces whose headlines lead to compelling reading (eg: Smoko Chat: Why Your Apprentice is a Little Bitch) and a separate ‘Guest Articles’ feed (to keep the heathens’ words away from the official holier ones, presumably).
The site also houses an archive of past posts from 2013 onwards, allowing for wicked trips down memory lane.
One thing we wonder is just how much does the official bitch-site say about the author himself? For example, why does he know so much about the seedy meth scene? And how many of his friends actually are anti-vaxxer mummies and bogans who stock up on beer for Boxing Day?
In a wise ‘startup’-like move, the site is now calling for financial support from avid readers, with someone by the name of Belle (presumably a pseudonym of Bell‘s main author) asking for donations. Or, at least, enough money to buy more beer.
Since The Bell Tower Times has kept a huge contingency of Perth folk in stitches for years, it’s a wonder the owner and author has managed to remain anonymous. Some say it is indeed a ‘he’ and that he works at Curtin University while moonlighting as a stand-up comic.
One thing we wonder is just how much does this official bitch-site say about the author himself? For example, why does he know so much about the seedy meth scene, and how many of his friends actually are anti-vaxxer mummies and bogans who stock up on beer for Boxing Day?
Not that it really matters. We say keep an eye on all of the bastards, Bell(e), and thanks for giving us a good dose of lols each day.
Lisa Andrews & Antonino Tati