Cheeseburger Gothic

"We want to make sure we represent your needs and interests, or at least a version of your skin colour"

Posted April 1, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

The text for this generic brand ad first appeared on McSweeney's, ">where it was very witty. But it reached genius level when applied to stock video of the sort used by petrol companies and McDonalds to convinceus they're not just corporatised psychopaths.

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Bondiboy66 mumbles...

Posted April 1, 2014

Brilliant. I've being trying to find an ad for HSBC thats been on my mind for days, that fulfills everyone of those cliches. Basically generic 'smug business investor' bloke attends various world locations, looking at stuff like factories, views of Hong Kong, wanky office buildings. Sort of like the late Kim Jong Il. All the while spruiking corporate-speak nothingisms like 'when I am asked ifI should invest in business I say 'what business should I invest in?'' and other such utter horseshit. It used to make me want to throw things at the TV when it was being shown...essentially it was the same ad with an actual brand name inserted.

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FormerlyKnownAsSimon has opinions thus...

Posted April 2, 2014

i just vomited up my breakfast. Fortunately it was in the shape of a generic human being holding a loveheart shaped Earth.

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McBain, The Movie is an actual movie, four minutes long & ten times more addictive than marijuana

Posted March 27, 2014 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

As a longtime Simpsons obssessive I was delighted to discover that if you put all the McBain clips together it forms a coherent narrative.

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Maddoug has opinions thus...

Posted March 27, 2014

Ah McBain, you've done it again.

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BigWillieStyle mumbles...

Posted March 27, 2014

This - this - is why Malcolm Turnbull and Al Gore the interwebz.

BigWillieStyle asserts...

Posted March 27, 2014

"Invented" should've been the 3rd-last word there.

Dick has opinions thus...

Posted March 27, 2014

Na, the original comment sounds good, BWS. Fits more into a cooments section.

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Barnesm reckons...

Posted March 27, 2014

Its an impressive example of foresight on the aprt of the writers.

Any authors we know have included such an easter egg in their written works?

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Aaron mutters...

Posted March 27, 2014

Barnes, Does hitlers mein kampf count? Although it was an extremely awful Easter egg

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tqft asserts...

Posted March 27, 2014

Obviously Dave vs Monsters needs more shooting and exploding & a love interest or some such. Research right?

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Blarkon has opinions thus...

Posted March 27, 2014

It could be an episode of Archer

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Dave W ducks in to say...

Posted March 28, 2014

Is it possible to both +1 and "like" this?

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pi would have you know...

Posted March 28, 2014

That's gold.

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Louis CK on violence against women

Posted December 16, 2013 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Treating the ladies poorly is not funny. But Louis CK is.

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Murphy is gonna tell you...

Posted December 16, 2013

My motto?

If you gotta beat 'em to keep 'em them best let 'em go.

Never understood it myself. I can understand wanting to clobber someone, anyone. What I don't understand is why you'd do it if you absolutely didn't have to.

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BigWillieStyle puts forth...

Posted December 17, 2013

Just do what I do. Get a punching bag and glue a picture of Piers Boltbrechtsen on it. All of your clobbering needs catered for, and nobody gets hurt.

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Lulu swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 16, 2013

Of course it's the commie-femo-nazi ABC which has shown his show in the past.

pi reckons...

Posted December 16, 2013

Commie? That's a bit high-brow isn't it? I think the technical term is 'pinko'.

BigWillieStyle ducks in to say...

Posted December 17, 2013

I believe the full and correct term is "Marxist/Socialist/Communist/Feminist/Politically-Correct/Catering-For-The-Latte-Sipping-Inner-City-Elites/Abbott-Hating/Taxpayer-Funded/Leftist/Labor-Loving/Have-I-Already-Mentioned-It's-Taxpayer-Funded?/Greens-Agenda-Pushing ABC.

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Surtac puts forth...

Posted December 16, 2013

I think I stand with Murph on this. If violence is necessary to 'maintain' the relationship, then the relationship is wrong.

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Nocturnalist mutters...

Posted December 16, 2013

+++ What I don't understand is why you'd do it if you absolutely didn't have to.+++

For a start, there seem to be an awful lot of men out there whose personal definition of "I absolutely had to" encompasses situations like "I've had a crap day and the boss yelled at me in front of everyone and I spilled coffee on myself this afternoon and the guy in the newsagent was rude to me and I badly need to feel powerful and dominant again and a nice short cut to that feeling is to see someone else cowering under my fists". Just for example.

Murphy swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 16, 2013

Hmm, in my mind, physical violence is for deterrence and defense if the former fails. A little menace to get compliance out of someone isn't out of line in my book but you don't use that on the woman you love.

And it isn't that I don't have the crap days or experience anger. Oh no, anger and I are old companions, we have tea together on a daily basis in fact. Yet I don't go upstairs after a frustrating day and throw the Woman I Love against the wall to pound the crap out of her nor do I torture my mother simply because I'm having a bad day.

There is enough pain and suffering in the world. No need to bring it into one's relationships with loved ones.

I should add that from what I've read, I'm a prime candidate for being a wife beater, having had the crap kicked out of me by the child beating, adulterous son of a bitch that was my sperm donor. Of course, I'm also supposed to be smoking two packs a day since I come from a home of smokers.

Just wired differently, I guess.

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Murph

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John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted December 17, 2013

You're a contrarian, Murph.

Nocturnalist has opinions thus...

Posted December 17, 2013

+++Hmm, in my mind, physical violence is for deterrence and defense if the former fails.+++

Commendable, and pretty much the same page I'm on. The point is that a lot of people aren't on that page.

Murphy asserts...

Posted December 18, 2013

Birmo, uh, you are just now getting the memo?

Noc, well, I'd be a pacifist otherwise.

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NBlob reckons...

Posted December 17, 2013

Instead of "Lions, Tigers & bears, Oh No" Dorothy should have said "Men who look just like my dad & brothers, oh no."

One of my oldest mates has worked for 20 years in a domestic & sexual abuse suport organisation. Jeebus, what a dysfunction foundry.You simply wouldn't believe some of the war stories she trots out, if they weren't from the horses mouth, so to speak. I simply cannot imagine the headspace of a man who'd use violence against a woman he supposedly loves.

She recently posted a gant chart of Causes of Rape, of the proposed causes; Slutty clothes, bad luck, drinking, being in the wrong place at the wrong time & rapists, it ascribed 100% of blame to rapists.

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she_jedi swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 17, 2013

Did her diatribe about fiction mean ALL fiction, or just the pretentious wankery passing itself off as "worthy" literature? Because I will defend escapist fast paced 'splodey fiction to the bitter end.

John Birmingham mutters...

Posted December 17, 2013

Just lit fic.

Murphy mumbles...

Posted December 18, 2013

When women say, "splodey fic," do they mean something different than what we men mean when we say, "splodey fic?"

Just wondering.

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Take a ride on a Mig31

Posted December 6, 2013 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Via Beeso.

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HAVOCK21 mumbles...

Posted December 6, 2013

yeah...fkn gotta love that!...FKN FAST! I would have dropped the nose over the lake and went looking for a trawler to fkn buzz!!!!!!

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Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 6, 2013

Surely this required a soundtrack of Kenny Loggin's Danger Zone

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted December 7, 2013

MiG31 my ass. That was a MiG25 if it was a MiG at all.

Barnesm would have you know...

Posted December 7, 2013

That's some ass.

HAVOCK21 is gonna tell you...

Posted December 8, 2013

Zactly Barns, some arse, spesh as its in the REAR of the two seater, Mig 31.

FOXBATS are single seaters Paul...only enough room for one ego in them, But not as good as the FIREFOX and I dont mean the fkn browser either, older persons will know what I mean!

Dino not to be confused with ducks in to say...

Posted December 8, 2013

Haves,

How bad was the Clint movie?

One of those books that doesn't transfer to the shiny screen.

HAVOCK21 is gonna tell you...

Posted December 9, 2013

Dino, very bloody badly..yes, there was actually two book from mem about it, second one was the race across the lake etcf in the snow. Bloody long time ago, but both were really good, but yeah..MOVIE could have done way better. If they re made it now..It could be a fkn cracker I thinks

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Chaz has opinions thus...

Posted December 9, 2013

Havsy, there was a 2 seat trainer model of the Mig 25....

However the Foxhound is a bigger plane than the ol' Foxbat and has a blockier sillouette.

love the vid..

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Medieval Land Fun-Time World

Posted October 17, 2013 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

Game of Thrones as a dumb arse themepark movie.

Via Beeso. Gold.

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Rob mumbles...

Posted October 17, 2013

that was teh awsm.

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Darth Greybeard would have you know...

Posted October 17, 2013

What can I say. Best fart joke ever.

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DrYobbo puts forth...

Posted October 18, 2013

I'd watch this

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AuntyLou is gonna tell you...

Posted October 18, 2013

It made me lol...more than just a little!

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Post Human

Posted September 3, 2013 into Lunch Time Video by John Birmingham

An ep or two down the line we're going to talk about web based series on Spartacast and as part of the research for that (because we always do the research) I came across this bad boy at i09.

It's teaser/pilot thingy for a proposed series called Post Human. Looks kind of early Neuromancer crossed with the high kinetics and blood fountains of a Richard Morgan novel. (Sorry Murph.)

There's a bit of cartoon nudie towards the end that your boss wouldn't appreciate seeing at work. Unless your boss is awesome.

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Murphy is gonna tell you...

Posted September 3, 2013

Well, I'd feel bad if Morgan actually did anything original. When he does, send me a memo.

I'm a bit rusty on my Anime but the Japanese have been doing this sort of thing for decades.

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Murph

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insomniac has opinions thus...

Posted September 3, 2013

Did I see Scooby Doo, and by extension, Shaggy?

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Barnesm puts forth...

Posted September 3, 2013

Wow Shaggy really got some madz skills with the tech. Reminded me a bit of Ghost in the Shell, the voice particularly sounded to me like Major Kusangi. Also a bit of Eon Flux.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted September 4, 2013

Oh I loved that. I will pay for this content. Terrence and Dog 9 are now my mates.

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AuntyLou asserts...

Posted September 4, 2013

Awesome...& agreed...a bit Eon Flux

Sudragon mumbles...

Posted September 4, 2013

Some Aeon Flux, a hint of Akira, a smattering of Scooby-doo...

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beggy asserts...

Posted September 4, 2013

My boss would very much appreciate nudity at work. But that's because he's a sleazy lounge lizard, not becuase he's awesome. Once, when a little drunk at a work party, he asked me if I'd like to see three of my work colleagues 'lez out'. What do you say to something like that? #skincrawl

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