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Friday Night at da Club

Posted September 4, 2015 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

With Obi Wan, Blade, Terminator, Carlito, a whole lotta Tom Cruise, John Travolta and more.

This may be the greatest mash up ever.

Amazing editing.

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Murphy_of_Missouri is gonna tell you...

Posted September 4, 2015
Whoa.
Best thing I've seen in quite awhile.

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Dave W has opinions thus...

Posted September 4, 2015
The bit where MJ buys it. Excellent.

dweeze mumbles...

Posted September 4, 2015
I was waiting for MJ to bust a move wth JT but this was better use of the weirdo. Awesome editing.

Dave W asserts...

Posted September 4, 2015
Exactly.
Although The Mask scenes were a bit...odd...out of place...incongruous.

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FormerlyKnownAsSimon is gonna tell you...

Posted September 4, 2015
that is bloody brilliant

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Quokka ducks in to say...

Posted September 4, 2015
Ha, I am so glad I watched all the way through the credits. Arnie's response at the end...hilarious.

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Brother PorkChop ducks in to say...

Posted September 4, 2015
Indeed. Best mashup ever.

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Sparty mutters...

Posted September 4, 2015
Awesome.
Strangely touching seeing Travolta gaze down at Carlito....and I've seen far worse colour matching in major Hollywood movies.

Loved Keanu cast as "man without reaction"

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yankeedog asserts...

Posted September 4, 2015
Outstanding work!

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damian swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 4, 2015
Xanadu. Or something.

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she_jedi would have you know...

Posted September 4, 2015
That blew my mind and made my day. Just amazing.

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Rhino puts forth...

Posted September 5, 2015
Amazing ... I give it 5 Nergasms.

GhostSwirv reckons...

Posted September 7, 2015
Dear Rhino,
Do you have a Vitamin D deficiency?

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Blarkon has opinions thus...

Posted September 5, 2015
's great. It's no Ricardo Autobahn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFM140rju4k but it's pretty great.

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Nocturnalist has opinions thus...

Posted September 5, 2015
Wonderful work.

(Although just to nitpick, I'd have loved to see Chow Yun-Fat join the gunplay via the nightclub scene at the start of "The Replacement Killers".)

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ChrisB is gonna tell you...

Posted September 6, 2015
Better than 3/4 of the movies out there today.

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Lobes reckons...

Posted September 7, 2015
I remember that night, good times.

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One guy with a sousaphone takes down a KKK Rally.

Posted July 22, 2015 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

I just cant help laughing at this. Some dude objected to the Klan marching through his neighbourhood, but rather than get all aggravated and shouty, he just followed them playing comedy tuba tunes. It was a surprisingly effective counter-demo. And Ride of the Valkyrie? Genius.

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DrYobbo has opinions thus...

Posted July 22, 2015
Nothing more ego-deflating than resoundingly, resonantly farty brass. I'm on record (on pod, technically) as saying brass instruments are just metallic bagpipes and need to be hurled into the sea, but this I can endorse

damian asserts...

Posted July 22, 2015
It takes a lot of character to play the sousaphone convincingly.

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damian asserts...

Posted July 22, 2015
Saw this around too - main thought was the safety one... as it "it's all good fun till someone gets mobbed and gang-frotted by vicious skinheads". I'm assuming there is a modest but significant police presence just out of shot for most of the vid, but even that isn't necessarily much help in some places.

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Murphy_of_Missouri asserts...

Posted July 22, 2015
Erica Gomes, in our universe a sousaphone player and elsewhere a minor character with axes, posted this in her FB feed. :)

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TeamAmerica reckons...

Posted July 22, 2015
Off-topic, but New Yorker mag had an interesting article on Amazon's effect on books: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/02/17/cheap-words
As for the topic, clever way to mock them.

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Jimbo mumbles...

Posted July 22, 2015
Charlie don't surf ...

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Lobes swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted July 22, 2015
I hate Illinois Nazis

GhostSwirv is gonna tell you...

Posted July 22, 2015

Very interesting!

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Quokka ducks in to say...

Posted July 22, 2015
Next time these morons meet up at the gold coast Spit, we need to muster the ukuleles.

w from brisbane puts forth...

Posted July 22, 2015
Or perhaps kazoos. Playing Yakety Sax, the Benny Hill theme tune.

damian would have you know...

Posted July 22, 2015
I second this. Flashmob kazoos.
Of course ukes would work if the repertoire is 100% Tiny Tim...

insomniac mutters...

Posted July 23, 2015
I have a box full of fresh kazoos here at home and will gladly supply them to the flashmob.

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AuntyLou would have you know...

Posted July 22, 2015
I, for one, am prepared to go out & purchase a ukulele & learn a tune just to be part of that! Or kazoo...but only if really necessary. I rate kazoos as highly as pan pipes ie not a musical instrument.

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NBlob mumbles...

Posted July 22, 2015
Gold++The man must have cojones like cantaloupes.
Off topic, but.Wherever colonialism washed ashore the cultural exchange was 2 way & resulted in the most surprising outcomes. One can't imagine England without bungalows, but it came from India, I may have mentioned my deep & unnatural love of Vietnamese noms in French bread. But the wildest I've come across to date is German oompah bands playing Frenetic Central American beats. Unbefrickenlievably AWSMBALLZ.

damian mumbles...

Posted July 23, 2015
It's on topic to an extent. I'd suggest that stopping off for a kebab or a curry is in the mix for the anglo-aussie equivalents to these folks.

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Brother PorkChop swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted July 23, 2015
Love it. Kazoos, ukes, all good. He shoulda played baby elephant walk too.

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Rhino mutters...

Posted July 24, 2015
Do not doubt the power of this fully operational sousaphone.

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One Minute Time Machine

Posted July 9, 2015 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

I loved this mash up of Groundhog Day, Fifty First Dates, Back to the Future and just about every other time hopping trope you can recall.

It has great wit and a wickedly funny twist. Totes worth your five minutes. The dialogue is not entirely safe for work.

If you really liked it, you could give it a thumbs up at YouTube where it's featuring in the Sploid Film festival.

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WarDog has opinions thus...

Posted July 9, 2015
Gold :-) thanks John

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FormerlyKnownAsSimon would have you know...

Posted July 9, 2015
ah the folly of lust - if only he didn't hit it that first time!

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insomniac asserts...

Posted July 9, 2015
excellent

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GhostSwirv puts forth...

Posted July 9, 2015

Very cool - in anticipation of the twist I was almost expecting Tony and Ducky to suddenly appear.

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pi has opinions thus...

Posted July 10, 2015
If you want to make your skin crawl, this is my favorite time-loop version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVooyfaPYD8

Starring Kurtwood Smith

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DarrenBloomfield asserts...

Posted July 13, 2015
I wrote a really crap response. Then went back and wrote this really cool one instead.

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God bless dem Redneck Avengers - Bad Lip Reading

Posted May 25, 2015 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Black Widow, if possible, is even sexier.

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ChrisB mumbles...

Posted May 25, 2015
I knew Thor's weakness was Pork.

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Cintamani ducks in to say...

Posted May 25, 2015
it almost makes me want to watch!

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dweeze mumbles...

Posted May 25, 2015
Ahh gots me a kazoo.

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Hamish Campbell puts forth...

Posted May 25, 2015
Dang, yow shud see ha in ha bestest wig.

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Murphy is gonna tell you...

Posted May 26, 2015
wow

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Rhino asserts...

Posted May 26, 2015
Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are.
Stolen from Larry the Cable Guy, sorry.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted May 26, 2015
Hilarious. But I like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Krz-dyD-UQ

combined with this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BiODEobbug

just a little bit better.

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GhostSwirv mutters...

Posted May 26, 2015

Fer zumm gosh-darned raison alls eye could think 'bout was Firefly.

Ahh sure do miss Cap'n Mal.

John Birmingham swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted May 26, 2015
I'm working my way through it on Netflix right now.

tqft reckons...

Posted May 26, 2015
;) http://imgur.com/gallery/A30xW

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GhostSwirv ducks in to say...

Posted May 26, 2015


I have the complete box set of Firefly on DVD - sadly only 14 episodes, released long before Netflix was just a pixel glint in a programmer's eye.

John Birmingham puts forth...

Posted May 26, 2015
Yeah, I got that too. But, you know, having to walk all the way over to the dvd player...

GhostSwirv has opinions thus...

Posted May 26, 2015

You JB, are such a Dave ... oh umm, no wait?

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If women played video games like men

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

27 Responses to ‘If women played video games like men’

maurizio reckons...

Posted October 29, 2014
Guys don't all play games the same way (same with females). With all the gamergate crap going on, you're doing a great job of reinforcing stereotypes.

John Birmingham puts forth...

Posted October 29, 2014
Actually, I hoping to do something about ethics in game journalism.

Bunyip mumbles...

Posted October 29, 2014
What? Females play games? But....but...

How can they do that and make me a sandwich at the same time?

Barnesm ducks in to say...

Posted October 29, 2014
So Maurizio are you saying "not all men gamers"?

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Twitter is gonna tell you...

Posted October 29, 2014
"It's actually about ethics in games journalism."

Barnesm asserts...

Posted October 29, 2014
"snerk"... or whatever the sound you make when you try to stifle a laugh on a topical and clever meme at work and don't want to spend 20 minutes bringing everyone up to speed on why this is funny

Spanner swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 29, 2014
Dammit someone beat me to it.

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Alice puts forth...

Posted October 29, 2014
The point of the video is to subvert stereotypes.

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Therbs mutters...

Posted October 29, 2014
Gamergate troll alert. Derp derp.

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DNABeast mumbles...

Posted October 29, 2014
Agh! I almost popped a lung laughing at "adjustable cock physics".

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Murphy_of_Missouri mumbles...

Posted October 29, 2014
Gonna watch this in a minute but as I recall, I generally took the sniper rifle and found a place to hide. Then I'd just pop people.

Once I got a mike for my XBox I found there wasn't anything on the other end to talk to so I turned it off. Didn't even bother with IMs.

Oh, I believe the Kansas City Royals just won Game 6 of the World Series. Game 7 tomorrow I think.

Never thought I'd see it happen.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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Barnesm reckons...

Posted October 29, 2014
"Kansas City Royals just won Game 6" which means some raido stations are obliged to play NZ's singer Lorde's "Royals" every hour on the hour.

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Spanner asserts...

Posted October 29, 2014
I'd be interested in Tassie Codriver''s thoughts on this as he writes the odd article on gaming.

I've taken my gaming a bit too seriously in the past. Ok way to seriously to the point of team training twice a week before a ladder match. Why are people looking at me funny again? But I stopped that because it turns out that many gamers who are obsessed enough to join a clan and train are also total jerkwads. The teens and early 20s guys are the worst.

There is a cartoon by the Oatmeal that completely sums up my online gaming experience as an adult.


Bunyip swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 29, 2014
I'm hearing you, Spanner. I love it when I'm accused of being gay ingame. Responding with a proposition does wonders...

Spanner swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 29, 2014
That's the cartoon.

It's a shame MrsS won't go cave diving or hangliding.

damian mutters...

Posted October 29, 2014
Sometimes Oatmeal just strikes a perfect note...

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damian ducks in to say...

Posted October 31, 2014
That's pretty awesome

damian asserts...

Posted October 31, 2014
Though I must say, the theme in the videos Vovchara linked seems outlandishly stupid to me. In my own writing I'd think I was overdoing it if I tried to do a character so capable of missing the point. Truth is stranger than fiction I know, but still?

FWIW I find Sarkesian pretty straightforward and simple. She provides possibly the tamest feminist critique I've ever seen of anything. If some of you blokes have a problem with her, I'm afraid the violently militant lesbian separatists will make shepherd's pie out of you. And they'll probably be entirely justified. I mean, really? Sheeet.

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Vovchara reckons...

Posted October 31, 2014
isn't it just peachy when so much outrage created by virtually (no pun intended) no issues.
When at the same time there are so many things go unnoticed, which do not require mental acrobatics to fill outrage?

damian has opinions thus...

Posted October 31, 2014
That's awesome too w. Course anything with Carrie Brownstein in it is awesome.

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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 swirls their brandy and claims...

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

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Dave W asserts...

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

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

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 swirls their brandy and claims...

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

w from brisbane swirls their brandy and claims...

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

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

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 puts forth...

Posted October 22, 2014
LIKE

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Murphy would have you know...

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.

Respects,
Murph
On the Outer Marches

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 ducks in to say...

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

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Legless swirls their brandy and claims...

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 is gonna tell you...

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 ducks in to say...

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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