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How to drink

Posted October 21, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

W from Brisneyland sent me this video, which I found rather droll. It is not safe for work.

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HAVOCK21 has opinions thus...

Posted October 21, 2014
ROF FKN LMAO!... ITS NOT A FKN INTERNET CAFE!.....FKN GOLD!

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Bangar is gonna tell you...

Posted October 21, 2014
I'm Bangar and I approve this message.

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Dave W would have you know...

Posted October 22, 2014
I think we just saw Havock's fkn doppelganger.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted October 22, 2014
I found that video deeply disturbing. Fuck that guy. He can't tell me what to do. I like the sound of women laughing.

insomniac has opinions thus...

Posted October 22, 2014
laughing with you or at you?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 22, 2014
Frankly, both carry advantages.

w from brisbane mumbles...

Posted October 22, 2014
I had no idea there was such a thing as a blackberry margarita.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan puts forth...

Posted October 22, 2014
There is such a thing as a blackberry margarita, and it is fabulous, although I could do without the seeds.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan reckons...

Posted October 22, 2014
They get stuck in my perfect teeth and ruin my charming smile.

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Bondiboy66 is gonna tell you...

Posted October 22, 2014
LIKE

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Murphy puts forth...

Posted October 22, 2014
I'm a fan of their shoes.

Besides, you don't order water with your drink.

You order iced tea. Fucking idiots. Sheesh.

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Murph
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damian puts forth...

Posted October 23, 2014
You forgot the words "Long Island" at the start of that drink order. Or is that just assumed these days?

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ShaneAlpha mumbles...

Posted October 22, 2014
Don't forget to watch their equally hilarious how to pick up chicks.

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Legless ducks in to say...

Posted October 22, 2014
How did you manage to get a video of me? And why do I have a beard?

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TheWah ducks in to say...

Posted October 22, 2014
I honestly don't know what this ad/sketch is trying to say. If you follow the edicts set down by this loud mouth then everyone in the bar has a bad night. Look at the punters around him. Everyone of them looks miserable. I'm surprised the last rule of drinking wasn't "Stop being a douche and let people enjoy themselves as they see fit".

w from brisbane reckons...

Posted October 22, 2014
"I honestly don't know what the ad/sketch is trying to say."

Dear TheWah,
Let me try to explain, from a semi-retired barfly's perspective.

While it is a piece of comic exaggeration, it is making some reasonable points. It is really about being respectful and considerate.

The 'make a triangle' advice is exactly right. The seating arrangements should be inclusive. No one should feel ostracised.

The general drink ordering stuff is really referring to when it is crowded. When the bar is quiet, feel free to treat the bar person as your personal drink consultant. But when it is busy and a lot of people are just wanting for a quick drink under some time pressure; then know your drink and keep it simple, until the crowd thins out.

The women laughing thing is weird, meant to be provocative I suppose. All laughter is welcome, except for the sadistic laughter of your torturer, I suppose. But, people in quiet bars who talk unnecessarily loudly are annoying. Just like people on the bus or the train who think their conversation is so awesome the whole carriage should hear. It isn't, particularly if it is full of vulgarisms. Don't shout.

So it is really about being respectful and considerate.

Needless to say, order a water or a wine if that is your preference. I do both regularly. But ,I think, the clip is a humourously exaggerated way of making some fair points.



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Therbs puts forth...

Posted October 23, 2014

Dear me, people do overcomplicate what to do in pubs. There's one simple rule:


"Don't be a rat farting dickhead."

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You keep away from my turtle, got it?

Posted September 29, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

A new bad lip reading of The Walking Dead is always a thing of joy.

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Wolfcat reckons...

Posted September 29, 2014
Mr Potato Head likes to much me... now that is a song for the ages.

Wolfcat ducks in to say...

Posted September 29, 2014
No idea what happened there, that doesn't make anysense.

it should have been Mr Potato Head likes to hit me... now that is a song for the ages.


John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted September 29, 2014
Ha. Bad lip reading.

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yankeedog would have you know...

Posted September 30, 2014
They should really just write the scripts like that!

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Red Shirt Diary

Posted September 9, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Very amusing. via Murph.

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Andy Dent puts forth...

Posted September 9, 2014
Thanks JB!
Ep 2 even better!

Maybe I wasn't paying attention but when did A Protocol for Monsters get renamed Emergence? Loved the original title and the new one clashes with David R Palmer's great.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2300.Emergence

BTW hope you get paid a cut now for Amazon pre-orders

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Dino not to be confused with would have you know...

Posted September 9, 2014
No Way JB!
No F'n Way!
'Emergence' is a 70's theory to do with complex systems!
My advice to your 'marketing' team at the Publishers is to call the Series' 'Shockalate`'.
It will get some French readers to boot!

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Murphy_of_Missouri has opinions thus...

Posted September 10, 2014
She reminds me of some people I served with in Korea.

Not in a favorable way.

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Murph
On the Outer Marches

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The Russian Dash Cam video of your plushy nightmares

Posted September 8, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Just watch.

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Murphy reckons...

Posted September 8, 2014
And people say Americans have issues.

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Barnesm mumbles...

Posted September 8, 2014
honestly if I saw that happening in front of my car at 2AM I'd be wondering exactly how much whisky I had drunk the night before. At least it wasn't creatures from the Chthulu mythos crawling out of the car in front, I hate it when that happens.

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Ali mumbles...

Posted September 8, 2014
A Clockwork Orange, Rusky style.

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Peter Bradley mumbles...

Posted September 8, 2014
Amazed at how calm they all were. Only the "Rabbit" lost his head.

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Murphy has opinions thus...

Posted September 9, 2014
Boylan, that happens in your neck of the woods and you didn't show us when we came by to visit?

Why, I used to tell everyone what a wonderful host you were but I take it all back. In and Out Burger was not enough for us. We wanted to see the Northern Cali Spongebob Squarepants Beat Down!

Hah!

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Murph
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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 9, 2014
Plushy hooliganism is never on the tour.

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w from brisbane is gonna tell you...

Posted September 8, 2014
I don't get it.

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damian mutters...

Posted September 8, 2014
I for one would like to see the TWS koalas go the groin with the knee to abusive passers by. Actually I'd probably pay to see that.

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JBtoo would have you know...

Posted September 9, 2014
In these very dispiriting times I find it reassuring to be a part of the Burger community, to which I can turn to find some sanity. Thanks.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Alpha

Posted May 4, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

A pretty cool movie. 23 mins.

Not a bad distraction for a slow Sunday arvo.

Via Havock

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MickH swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted May 4, 2014

Hey that was pretty good.

When do we see the rest, any ideas?

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Bangar mumbles...

Posted May 4, 2014

Enjoyable, though why didn't they blow up the war heads?

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w from brisbane has opinions thus...

Posted May 5, 2014

Curious to know what the Russians were discussing in the truck at the start of the film, I thought I would try English captions. Here they are, up to the first shooting incident. The 2 comments in < > are my plot point descriptions.
I hope this helps.
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be in India people isn't given them the road
that's cool though virginia slims it to please use the machine will both be bill
mogadishu the ones at home I'm


<The truck is stopped by the officials>

him a
midday the jewel sewing and I'm peels
for shooters with custer well
so the sutures usually I was a shitty

i'll
Rome night
effect of you what will you remember
but you wanna go to gonna smother showed about how she gon
might be you much cheer
going under show up
wage mister nixon predicted

<Bang Bang Bang>

to bed has been a resistor go to church Youtube this is

MickH mumbles...

Posted May 5, 2014

Haha!

Like Team America!

"Jihad! Jihad! Muhummad jibber jibber Jighad!

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pi ducks in to say...

Posted May 9, 2014

Wow. Pretty good. Lovin that robot thingy

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At first it's uncomfortable, and then it's hilarious

Posted April 24, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Sex in the same room as your parents. On HBO.

Time.com has a whole bunch of them.

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insomniac would have you know...

Posted April 24, 2014

Over Christmas and New Year when Ms insomniac's 20-something daughter was staying with us, just about every movie we watched together on the teev had racks (I'm assuming that is the collective noun) of boobs, and copious quantities of rooting. As a man, I didn't really care, but I gather the others found it uncomfortable at first, and afterwards, still uncomfortable; never hilarious.

Dave W reckons...

Posted April 24, 2014

I have this problem with HBO as well. Racks as a substitute for plot. Not that I mind, but it can be hard to convince Mrs W that a series is worthy of our time commitment because of its multi-layered *cough* story telling.

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w from brisbane has opinions thus...

Posted April 24, 2014

Yep, but it's no joke. Nude people copulating. You don't notice how frequent that scene is in popular entertainment until you have a daughter.
TV shows, movies. Mainstream entertainments.
Naked woman on top, pumping, and moaning 'Oh, Oh, Give it to me.'
Gee whiz, it could be just an ad.
I just say, "I think I'm too old to be watching this program." and quietly exit.

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Rhino swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted April 25, 2014

Forget HBO ... it is getting preety rough on the networks ... the wife and I were binge watching the first season of The Americans and one scene had their 14 year old daughter walk into the married protagonists bedroom without knocking and finding her parents, not doing the dance of the camel with 2 backs, but in a laying on their sides, across the bed, doing 69 with the man with his back to the camera and blocking the woman with man tush in full view. The hilarious part was when the wife's head, errrr, bobbed up from behind the husband's legs in surprise.

Nice.

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pi puts forth...

Posted April 25, 2014

As a person with a recently house leaving 20-something girl, that never bothered me. Sex... not sure what the hang-up is.

At least it's not ugly people fucking. When that happens... THEN it's hilarious.

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Halwes is gonna tell you...

Posted April 27, 2014

"At first it's uncomfortable, and then it's hilarious" could be the description of NT politics at the moment. The three bush MLA's led by Brown snake Anderson have skipped out of the Country Liberal Party and have now joined Palmers United Party. This is really going to be hilarious. If incompetent, corrupt government wasn't so hugely expensive for the rest of us it would be a really fine piece of theatre. Anderson comes from Alice Springs which is a violent, corrupt dump of a place whose main claim to fame is the low IQ of it's inhabitants. Alice would have to be the biggest scam perpetrated on foreign tourists ever.

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