#59 – Joining Moronic Facebook Groups

7 01 2010

The bogan likes to belong. It also craves a sense of order and purpose. The emergence of social networking spaces such as Facebook has given the bogan the means to indulge this higher order need to a spectacular degree. It can now proudly pledge its allegiance to a dizzying array of asinine interests, as long as it is worded in bad grammar and has at least two misplaced apostrophes.

Inexorably, the bogan will gravitate towards groups that have in excess of 10,000 members, a reassuring sign that the majority is on board its Titanic of dreams. The flotsam ranges anywhere from uninformed social/political causes (“Save Schapelle Corby/Don’t Let Sudanese Refugees In/In australia we eat meat, drink beer and speak FUCKIN ENGLISH), to harebrained irony (“I have joined way too many groups since the layout has changed“), to stationery (I love bubble wrap“) or to a simple expression of the will to live (“I do not want to be eaten by sharks/I love not being on fire“). There is also the non-political cause – such as “I will name my son <insert stupid comic book name> if this group reaches 10,000“.

Even more, the bogan will join groups that simply state something utterly banal, but allows the bogan to feel better that they are not the only one who appreciates the cool touch of unused pillow case on hot summer skin. Here is a brief list (please assume that the bulk of these are followed by (sic)):

“I hate stupid people”

Sitting in your towel after a shower because you’re too lazy to get dressed

NO HAT, NO PLAY… ruined my lunchtime!

deliberately driving slower when being tailgated

Hot Showers

Throwing paper balls in the bin

The Sound & Smell of Rain

scribbling the pen untill it works

I Use My Cell Phone To See In The Dark

Going to the Footy.

I Hate Private Number Calls

I ♥ THE WEEKEND

Using the laptop in bed

I need a vacation!!!

A Warm, Cosy Bed

TEXTING!

Sleeping with one leg out of the covers

I Flip My Pillow Over to Get To The Cold Side

Not being on fire

Looking in the fridge, then the cupboard, then the fridge, then giving up.

I Hate When I Wake Up And Realise My Dream Wasn’t Real.

Blasting music when you’re home alone

Drunk texting

The bogan will then use this space to post one comment, generally in fervent agreement with the page’s thrust, then proceed to completely forget that they ever signed up. This leads to a new, sure-fire bogan-identification method, thanks to the good folk at Facebook and their new Orwellian ‘privacy’ settings. Simply click on the profile of a suspected bogan. Check for the number of groups the person is a member of, or pages they are a ‘fan’ of. There is, of course, a clear correlation between the number of pages listed, their inanity, and the individual’s level of web-savvy boganinity.

Eventually, the bogan is member of a critical mass of pointless groups that allow the discerning observer to accurately define the particular type of fuckwit they are dealing with. Thus, an individual that is a part of the “I responded to your text in two seconds, stop taking two hours to answer group should be avoided just like that pesky backpacker hawking Dolphin safety. Like a dirty fingerprint, the bogan swipes an attempt at uniqueness, only to signal to the world which types of ignorance and stupidity it cherishes the most.

Another option is joining the Facebook group for a blog about Things Bogans Like, proceeding to ignore the blog that the Facebook page was created to promote, then posting inane comments on the Facebook page that fundamentally revolve around the fact that bogans are, in their estimation, poor people.

However, its highly limited attention span will ensure the transience of its affiliations. One minute it joins “I Like Playing Farmville, and just as it ponders signing up to “Hot showers are awesome“, it has decided that it now belongs to “I Don’t Like Playing Farmville” – all in the space of 15 minutes. It will then get bored with joining groups, and resume its game of Farmville.


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7 01 2010
Antony

These things the boganic masses join or become a ‘fan’ of, are mostly racist, mostly typed in CAPITAL LETTERS just to really get their point across, and as you’ve pointed out, mostly littered with poor spelling and grammar.

Also, something out there to ponder: there is someone who actually creates these groups.

Long time reader, first time poster, but you’ve certainly hit the nail on the head. One of the best.

7 01 2010
hindustan

do bogans type with both forefingers???

27 04 2011
Gina

Anyone that cannot touch type is considered a bogan in my opinion. I am only saying that as I am a genetically superior being that can type 65 words per minute and look at the ceiling. I am great. I must admit I did fall prey to farmville for a while.

7 01 2010
Jesse

You left out my favourite: “In australia we eat meat, drink beer and speak FUCKIN ENGLISH”

Consider it amended Jesse. Thanks for bringing such a stunning oversight to our attention. – TBL

7 01 2010
Freddo

Those bogans are a canny bunch recognising they have their own dialect. FUCKIN ENGLISH is differentiated from regular English by the substitution of a form of “fuck” whenever the bogan doesn’t know the correct adjective, verb or noun.

7 01 2010
Toony

Wow…I didn’t believe that there was such a group! Here’s one of their members…..meet Chris;

http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Clark/1628977331

7 01 2010
berihebi

He’s also a member of:

Vodka Jelly
Beer O’Clock
Solar Music Festival
Cheese Toasties
Chicken Parmigiana
Deluxe Cheeseburgers

7 01 2010
berihebi

Just had a look through that drink beer, eat meat page and it’s bloody awful. They’re Australians, but not like you and me.

7 01 2010
j-ho

I also just had a scan through the group, lost for words. The racism isn’t even veiled. And a site admin has posted something along the lines of ‘you can think and believe these backward racist things, but go easy on typing them out here…” Unbelievable.

7 01 2010
shazza

The solar music festival jumped out at me. Seems to be the odd one out. Or does it just mean sun, rather than photovoltaics?

6 03 2010
def bogue

oh dear

7 01 2010
Beck

I’m also amazed at the number of groups dedicated to that age-old bogan humour generator, the “fart”.

8 01 2010
JimC

Hey! I won’t hear a word against the entertainment value of the fart.

Do you think even Gandhi didn’t have a good old chuckle to himself when he dropped a freshie?

Wow, I’ve just dragged this right down, haven’t I?

7 01 2010
Emma

I looked at that, OMG. Worst group ever. The other funny part is people who have joined just to have a go at everyone. Why bother.

7 01 2010
Kelly

Funny that. I am an Australian Citizen who was born here and I don’t eat meat, I detest the taste of beer and whilst I do speak English, I have studied Italian and Mandarin for 8 years. Wonder what that makes me!

7 01 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. Full of yourself?

8 01 2010
Kaiks

Ditto minus ‘LOL’

8 01 2010
brad

lol fiona the only worthwhile comment you’ve posted-too date

11 01 2010
Lee

Don’t feed the troll brad. Hopefully it will go away and bother others.

11 01 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. O sweet irony. YOU calling ME a troll…

14 01 2010
Lee

FAIL

6 03 2010
def bogue

Kevin Rudd

22 06 2010
miss dahl

OK by me.

7 01 2010
Tone

You mean like this one?

http://www.facebook.com/#/thingsboganslike?ref=ts

If you look closely Tone, you’ll notice we’ve already managed to point out our own presence on such an illustrious list… – TBL

7 01 2010
Tone

Things Bogans Like #60 – Not Reading Blogs Properly Before Posting An Inane Comment *facepalm*

7 01 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. #61: *facepalming*.

8 01 2010
Kaiks

#62 Excessive use of ‘LOL’

Seriously Fiona, why do you start every comment with a ‘LOL’. If you make a funny comment, we will know. We don’t need you to let us know that you think every comment you make is worthy if a laugh.

8 01 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. But every comment I make is… worthy of a laugh.

8 01 2010
brad

lol try harder

7 01 2010
FT

Saw a few groups on Facebook recently that rated a mention:

“If 10,000 people join Sara will allow Boo to name their child Chuck Norris”

“if 1 million people join this i will get the facebook logo as a tattoo”

“I REALLY DON’T WANT TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW…”

“I’m an Aussie and F**kin Proud!”

“No matter how hot it is, I cant sleep unless a lil bit of blanket is on me”

“Bundaberg rum is da best”

“I don’t care if I look like a dumbass, my Crocs are comfortable”

“People with tattoos are just that much more fun to see naked”

“Unite Australia: 1,000,000 Proud Aussies before Australia Day 2010″

“Because I read Twilight I have unrealistic expectations in Men”

“Because of Edward Cullen, human boys have lost their charm”

“Forget ‘Prince Charming’ – I’m waiting for my ‘Edward Cullen'”

… which brings me to my next suggestion, TBL: a post about the bogans love of the “Twilight” series would be much appreciated :)

7 01 2010
Emma

Hell yes! Twi-mums who have Twilight parties especially. P.S I am guilty of joining/becoming a fan of a few of those things.

7 01 2010
Emma

Not of the things in this comment lol in the blog.

23 06 2010
hel

I have not delved into the world of Twilight, and do not plan to, mainly based on the fact someone told me the books were poorly written (porly riten?) This is rather boganic of me, I shall admit, however, I have seen some stuff about the Twilight Mums and I could not help wondering, if a bunch of men in their late thirties and older created a fan group, of sorts, for Miley Cyrus and screamed and cried when she got near, would society judge them somewhat harshly?

Twilight: A girl makes a tough decision between necrophilia and beastiality.

8 01 2010
7 01 2010
a little bit bogan, but don't overly care

After seeing the list of “bogan” facebook groups, I thought this is going to be good, as a few of TBL’s facebook page more active posters belong to many of those groups, must be some sort of wacky coincidence or perhaps even an error :)

This paragraph “Another option is joining the Facebook group for a blog about Things Bogans Like….” was the absolute clincher, as it seems it the louder some of the members scream about others, the more attention they are drawing to themselves.

Definitely one of the better pieces,
9 fevs out of 10

8 01 2010
Frazer

Contradiction is one of the bogans finest qualities.

7 01 2010
pulang

Some gems from the pages of boguettes I went to school with:

“I hate people that walk slowly in front of you in shopping centres”

“100,000 MEMBERS NEEDED – EA MAKE A RUGBY GAME FOR PS3/360″

“I End Up On FaceBook Every Time Im On The Computer!”

“I bet females on facebook can reach 1 million before males do !!!”

“50 Mistakes Women Make When Having Sex (aka Politics of Fucking)”

7 01 2010
Tony D

““I hate people that walk slowly in front of you in shopping centres”

I’m not sure joining this makes you a bogan. After all, it’s the bogan tribes that sloth through the shopping centres with their hordes of abnoxious kids…

7 01 2010
Kaiks

I doubt any one actually likes being stuck behind slow walkers. The point is that bogans will join a facebook group about it to show they’ve taken a stance on their displeasure. The facebook group isn’t going to make people walk any faster, it’s just a whinging platform.

9 02 2010
e-regular

Generally speaking people should try to be tolerant and think positively. Don’t let someone walking slowly in front you mess up your whole day and go broadcast your discontent/hatred to the world. There’s a simple and almost effortless solution, walk around them. Presto!

7 01 2010
Linda

I HATE farmville.

7 01 2010
shazza

Yes, I’m tempted to delete any fb friend who starts playing it. What a waste of time and space.

7 01 2010
I'm Married. I'm Beautiful.

I’ve noticed a number of my bogan friends have joined groups in support of ‘Skye’, the little girl who was killed when armed robbers being chased by the police slammed into her family car. It’s a nice sentiment and I’d like to think that it brings some comfort to the family (in the unlikely event they are reading facebook and not mourning the death of their daughter) but it’s all a bit pointless isn’t it? Are facebook groups the new supermarket petition but only involving even less effort and even less likely to deliver an outcome? Again, it’s the path of least resistance for the bogan. “I’ve joined a group in support of something terrible, now I don’t need to think about the issue, it’s context or it’s underlying causes, nor take any action whatsoever ever again”.

7 01 2010
wino

Read the comments on those groups….”fukn hang thm, ill do it for free”
The righteous indignation on one group several people I know joined, support of The Death Penalty for the Killer of Darcy Freeman or something like that, was INSANE! One poor woman merely stated that perhaps the man was mentally ill, issues need to be looked at etc., and what do you know. Poor thing was inundated with a tsunami of bogan wrath. I sent her a message of support, and the response was that I was pretty much the only person to do so. I wonder if those people remember who the poor little girl was?

7 01 2010
Emma

They don’t even know the person, they just see “paedophile” or “death penalty” and jump on the bandwagon because all their friends send them invites to it and they look “heartless” if they don’t join.

11 01 2010
Lee

I don’t believe the death penalty is such a bad thing for animals that interfere with the well being of children.
It would save the country a whole heap of money that could be better utilised elsewhere.

7 01 2010
Dee

Oh god, a bunch of my relatives (embarrassingly) did the same thing over that woman who killed her baby and ate a bit of it. Ranting about “that fucken bitch” and screaming “that’s fucken sick she needs to die!!!!” (they more exclamation marks the better), without ever stopping to think that *sane* people don’t do things like that. When I ventured forth with that opinion, I was met with dead silence, but only because they are related to me. If I just said it to random internet strangers mouthing off, I’m sure I would have been e-slaughtered.

22 06 2010
miss dahl

The fact is that bogans (and there are many) never let a fact get in the way of their self-righteous indignation. After all, it takes quite a while to get all the facts, read them, ponder and cross reference. No, I am certain a bogan would never spend any time doing that, when it can spend its time being a know-all, rude, big-mouth dip*#it!

7 01 2010
FT

Best one I’ve found to date: “I read the group name, I laugh, I join, I never look at it again”.

7 01 2010
Mark

does joining “I hate it when someone comes over and I have to put pants on” make me bogan? I just laughed when I saw it and felt compelled to join

7 01 2010
Paddington

I’m hoping the no-pants reference means you have a penchant for wearing sarongs instead, and aren’t just kicking around in your Y-fronts …

7 01 2010
Nagob the Anti-Bogan

Maybe this could be in a separate topic about content, but what I find irritating is every sentence being finished with an apostrophe! I really hate it! It’s like every sentence is important! Death to the apostrophe, I say! I mean, what are they trying to achieve! And because they use so many of them, for really big emphasis, they then have to resort to multiple apostrophes!!! And sometimes for the ultimate emphasis, they include “1”s in there as well !!!11!!! I hope you have the point now, otherwise I will have to end with a question mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your apostrophe rant is quite an exclamation. TBL

7 01 2010
Bec

That’s an exclamation mark, Descartes.

7 01 2010
west_melb_anitbogan

Maybe this could be in a separate topic about content, but what I find irritating is every sentence being finished with an apostrophe, I really hate it! It’s like every sentence is important, Death to the apostrophe, I say, I mean, what are they trying to achieve, And because they use so many of them, for really big emphasis, they then have to resort to multiple apostrophes,,, And sometimes for the ultimate emphasis, they include “1″s in there as well ,,,11,,, I hope you have the point now, otherwise I will have to end with a question mark,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Edited for accuracy

7 01 2010
Bec

That’s a comma. And a prime example of Muphry’s Law: that everything will go wrong and you will make a spelling/grammatical error when trying to correct the spelling/grammar of someone else on the Internet.

7 01 2010
Oswald of Oxford

An excellent example of Murphy’s Law – not that other guy, Muphry.

Muphry (pronounced Muff-free) espoused the view that Murphy did not know what he was talking about! (that would be your exclamation mark right there. {that was a full stop, known to our American colleagues as a period(?), however that was derived}).

Muff-free also had much to say re Brazilian waxing as well.

7 01 2010
Bec

But that was deliberately… Oh, nevermind.

7 01 2010
Paddington

This thread is hilarious! For that, I thank you, Oswald of Oxford! *ha* Muff-free! What a lark!

7 01 2010
west_melb_anitbogan

I know bec, that was the joke, or should that be’?

8 01 2010
Bec

Hey, have some compassion for your comrades, fallen into the sar-chasm.

8 01 2010
brad

more like showing your geekish feathers, your displays of nerd gymnastics through your posts are priceless-even the simpsons writing team couldnt script this shit -love it

11 01 2010
bec

I’m not even a good nerd gymnast. I’m like the guy who nads himself on the pommel-horse all the time.

7 01 2010
Reece

And that one would be a comma, not an apostrophe…

7 01 2010
Beck

My sister’s last name has an apostrophe in it, and anytime she has to spell it, she confounds some people. O’Grady. The minute she says “O apostrophe G” the other person invariably pauses, then puts a comma or a hyphen, or asks: “What’s an apostrophe, again?”

7 01 2010
Tubesteak

The nadir of their soulless inanity is joining groups like “save the lesbian tree hugging whales before they become extinct because little Skyler got hit by a truck RIP Skyler”

Such a feeble attempt at showing their social conscience allows it to feel good about itself because it has ‘done something about it’ and now it can show to the world said social conscience and convince itself that it is a good person.

It is only slightly less feeble than attending a Socialist Alliance and Green Left rally at the Newtown Civic Centre for the Performing Arts

Although I do hate people that walk slow in shopping centres and people that can’t drive

7 01 2010
I'm married. I'm beautiful.

Very funny.

7 01 2010
Emma

Oh and you forgot to say that they make fan pages about themselves or their kid and invite all their friends to join.

7 01 2010
Annette

No no no that’s just networking, I swear! Keeping all the deadbeat friends up-to-date with what the kids are doing, because you’re a deadbeat friend and useless at staying in contact… have I inadvertantly boganed?

22 06 2010
miss dahl

From what I’ve seen of these endless facebook pages on family and friends, these people are not newsworthy, intelligent or even remotely interesting.

7 01 2010
Tony

Don’t forget becoming a fan of “WE WANT THE DISLIKE BUTTON”, because it’s so hard NOT to click “like”.

7 01 2010
Bec

Shh! But then you can’t express your vehement hatred or disapproval! Not that this wouldn’t be helpful, though. You can only come up with so many pithy rejoinders to ‘lol sEnd da refugees back 2 were they came from!’ before you say “fuck it” and just post the URL to the pain series.

8 01 2010
Kaiks

“if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” – Thumper
A great motto to live by, that said, I really enjoy TBL and making critical comments so I am a hypocrit.

12 01 2010
Bec

The pain series IS nice!

7 01 2010
chris of south yarra

i hate it when i’m a passenger in a car and the driver will start saying “god look at that guy hes a shit driver ” and all this crap , how do you even tell when someones a bad driver ? did i miss something in life ?

7 01 2010
Bogan 101

A little off topic but to put your mind at ease there are many indicators of bad drivers: can’t maintain a constant speed, doesn’t indicate, constantly spinning their wheels when the road is wet, can’t reverse or parallel park, etc.

7 01 2010
shazza

Can’t use a roundabout correctly.

7 01 2010
Benjamin

Don’t go the UK whatever you do. I lived there for a few years, and nobody (well, except me and the Wife) indicates at roundabouts.

This is an extra pain if you are on a bicycle, trying to guess which fruit loop will try to run you over.

7 01 2010
Keeping Kosher Klansman

Wow. What an eye-opener. Am I the only one who longs for the days when only eloquent – if a little verbose – nerds spent 18 hours a day online? It seems a one-eighty has been pulled – and so gradually I barely noticed! Sounds like grounds for a Facebook group. If it reaches 10,000 I’ll name my son Michael. Not Mychal, Mykall or Mykewl, but Michael. Outrageous.

Great post. Let me show my appreciation with a hardy ‘, or in the spirit of the blog, an Ed Hardy ‘…

Nothing worse than those misplaced apostrophe’s. Not just for shoe’s and sock’s in discount store cut-out bins anymore! Thank’s Facebook!

9 01 2010
Roni

You had me longing for those days for a minute … but when my memory lane got to alt.sci.[paleoanthropology?] I remembered the relentless creationist spam that ruined nearly every thread. Thoughtless, pompous me tooism is not the preserve of the modern bogan.

The big difference now is that anyone with nothing more to say than ‘me too’ can do so as easily as clicking ‘like’ or ‘join this group’ and maintain a perfectly active online social life without ever offering an actual thought about anything.

7 01 2010
Dan

I’ve got to say guys – this is deadset the funniest one yet. Absolute comedy gold that could hold its own on a standup night. Well done and thanks for the laugh.

7 01 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. And here’s lil ol’ me thinking joining a facebook group would be little different to bookmarking a WordPress site…

7 01 2010
Linda

I missed you Fiona. haha

7 01 2010
Angry In Brunswick

FUCK TO YOU, TBL!

i was going to join a TBL appreciation fanclub on FB, but now i won’t.

AIB

7 01 2010
Right and proud

Who else has been to that ‘In Australia we eat meat, drink beer and speak FUCKIN ENGLISH’ page? Check out the ‘Photos’ section especially and some of the comments! I can’t tell whether they’re legitimate or users of this site taking the piss…

7 01 2010
Right and proud

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/photo.php?pid=856536&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=208487138640&id=1257825957&fbid=1297550919688

I encourage you all to take a look at some of the comments on this photo. It’s almost frightening. Without meaning to sound like an elitist, but how is it that such people are allowed to breed?

7 01 2010
chris of south yarra

haha oh wow , that site is like a car crash its so racist it almost seems fake , have you seen the photos ? border line comedy i in particular like the one with the white eggs and in the middle is a brown egg gettin some angry stares.

And looks like our resident facebook friend Mick Hanna is an big contributor to it. lol

7 01 2010
Oswald of Oxford

The comments are frightening – I can not believe that people can actually think (?) and write such hateful stuff.

I better keep out of the sun to avoid getting a tan and be mistaken by these loonies for a foreigner!

7 01 2010
Kimba

Damn! I could actually feel my brain cells committing suicide reading that thread. It’s hard not to feel elitist when faced with such stupidity. How do these morons get like this?

23 06 2010
hel

I could feel my brain cells committing suicide, brilliant!

I believe mandatory sterilisation could be the answer.

7 01 2010
Emma

HAHAHAHA @ Mick Hanna! What a character lol.

8 01 2010
wino

http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Australia

I keep my reading of ED duscreet, because it can get so offensive that peeps will take it and myself at face value. But hey, I’m very very tempted to post this link on their group, just because they’re so easy to troll.

8 01 2010
Kimba

Oh please post it! I want to sit back and watch the hornet’s nest that you stir up. There’s nothing funnier than bogan indignation.

8 01 2010
wino

OK, I’m drunk, ready to face the scorn. What if they see the number of fuckin muzzies that are friends of mine? Remember….I’m doing it for the lulz.

13 01 2010
Lee

Funny, I just had a look and it has been bombed with (some pretty ordinary) gay pride stuff, links, photo’s etc. They’re losing their shit over it.

23 06 2010
hel

I just tried that and they are now TOTALLY private, cannot access the page. I would like to think they are too ashamed of their views but to experience shame you would need some degree of intelligence to differentiate between right and wrong, which, clearly, they must not possess.

7 01 2010
Keeping Kosher Klansman

u r a disgace 2 australia r&p. my grampa woz a fukkin digger he won teh iron cross 4 beatin those fukken jap’s in galipolly. fuk’u!!!’!”’!

7 01 2010
Keeping Kosher Klansman

And I thought American uber-patriotism was retarded.

7 01 2010
shazza

Matt Quinlan, where ever you are, nice try mate. Valiant effort.

7 01 2010
chris of south yarra

haha don’t they know Australia did nothing in world war 2, if it wasnt for the usa we would have had huge losses… but thats another story for another day.

7 01 2010
Oswald of Oxford

If it had not been for Pearl Harbor, then usa would not have got involved.

And when the americans were here, they deprived us of the use of the MCG, for shame, for shame.

7 01 2010
amr

I thought joining Facebook was moronic enough by itself.

7 01 2010
Gorey

Thank you TBL. Best article so far.

7 01 2010
pinky has a brain

They’ve put that awful Facebook page “We eat meat…” under “religion and spirituality” I’m gob smacked

8 01 2010
Gorey

It’s all ignorance, innit?

8 01 2010
Kylie

Given that “The Secret” (what number TBL was that again?) is kept in the religion/spirituality section of a certain chain bookstore, nothing surprises me at all.

7 01 2010
Kat Black

I wonder how many people have to complain about that group for ‘incitement to racial hatred’ before FB will actually *do* something about it? It’s scary people like that breed. Did you see the “Fuck off we’re full” TATTOO?!

7 01 2010
Right and proud

“your a fukhead matt…guess your one of those morons who are ok with fillin up the land with polesmokers…when ya fukkin 80 yrs old cooped up in a shitty hospital gettin spoon fed by a non speakin nuffy, remember what ya just fukkin said ya tool…WHO SAYS we want our country filled up anyways…leave it the fuck alone…be fukked if my future … See Moregrandykids gunna end up living in stacked up leggo houses in choked up cities, inhaling the fumes over overcooked rice and curry..and FUCK you with ya downgrading MY HEROES the diggers…unpatriotic dickwad…again…fuck you :)”

The funniest bit is that Matt (who did a wonderful job in making the racist bogans look stupid by presenting the facts) is later called “a disgrace to Australia” by a bogette. The comments on that one page though, are like a text book piece on bogan language and grammar. I.e. when confronted with something you can’t understand, use lots of swear words and homophobic/ racist references and you will look sweet as bro! AUSSIE PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Notice how many exclamation marks I put after that? Did that to show how much I love Australia because this is the best contry in the FUCKIN WOORLD! Even got the Southern Cross tatt to prove it) :P

11 01 2010
Lee

“cockwank” was one of my favourites, there was a “cockwit”, “fuk stick”, various “nob”s and more than enough “ay”s.

11 01 2010
Lee

Oh I forgot the bloke who substituted “s” with a “z” eg “youz cuntz can go n get urselfz fuked ay” . Bright spark he was.

8 01 2010
Gorey

Most of these group names are really just status updates. Essentially, the people who join them are so lazy, instead of coming up with a “status update” they just wait for one of their friends to join a group with a retarded name, then click “Join this group”. They don’t even need to type anything!

8 01 2010
Emma

I never thought of it like that! But I have to join some of them because they’re so true.

8 01 2010
Marcus
8 01 2010
Mark

And in response…

“Instead of “Fuck the Police!”, how about you STOP BREAKING THE LAW RETARD”

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2406005664

8 01 2010
Rebelbrowser

What about this group “WELL IF YOU DONT LIKE AUSTRALIA……..WELL FUCK OFF” (sic)
Oh but they’re not racist.

12 01 2010
Kat

Well, to be fair, I imagine that does apply to anyone not liking Australia, including the group creator’s brother and sister if relevant.

8 01 2010
spootle

spootle likes this.

8 01 2010
Carlos the Jackal

It’s worth noting here that there are several Facebook groups entitled ‘Fuck Off We’re Full’ (TBL post #47), as well as the numerous variations thereof.

8 01 2010
Felyshya

Not to mention ‘Speak English or Piss Off!’

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SPEAK-ENGLISH-OR-PISS-OFF/119698378146?ref=search&sid=572832637.150225972..1

‘ Allan Lock – you want to live in australia live the australian way and speak f#ckin inglish’

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586150910

8 01 2010
Kylie

And there’s one with the same name but British based. I wonder who plagiarised whom, the Aussie bogue racists or the BNP Chav Pommy ones?

8 01 2010
Nicki

If you see a racist group, report it. Facebook may ignore a few people reporting it, but if a large number report it, they are more likely to listen. There is unfortunately nothing else we can do about pages like this..they make me ashamed to call myself Australian.

8 01 2010
S-Man

Ooh, do one on Summernats PULEEZE!!!!!!!!!

http://www.summernats.com.au/


Old bogan, not new. The new bogan keeps its lowered shiny noise machine in close proximity to plastic sluts and prestige brand product outlets. TBL

9 01 2010
S-Man

Fair point

11 01 2010
j-ho

Spam the shit out of the facebook page everyone. It’s the only way to get it closed. The bogans don’t seem to react well to intellect.

12 01 2010
Bec

Okay, sio I’ve been pulled up for modality before but I feel at least 23574689% justified in the truthiness of the following statement:

that stupid ‘lol just post the colour of ur bra as a status update for da cancerr lol’ is the single most idiotically bogan thing on facebook this week*. It’s the perfect blend of sanitized grrl-power raunch and self-serving, surface level ‘awareness’.

12 01 2010
Hadley

this article may have caused some slight mayhem to occur on the beloved ‘in australia we eat meat, drink beer and speak english’ facebook group.

13 01 2010
j-ho

Yes, and I was banned from facebook because of this. Seems being a racist bigot is fine, but questioning them about there beliefs is not…

14 01 2010
Brat

Funny how the people on my friends list who joined the “I hate stupid people” group aren’t exactly rocket scientists themselves.

24 01 2010
S-Man

It seems our favourite group has been closed, much like our borders

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=208487138640&ref=search&sid=635341539.440162443..1

It’s still operational, but they have changed the privacy settings to limit the amount of tripe viewable by non-members. TBL

27 01 2010
Laura

Oh, alas, alas. You’ve just got to laugh, don’t you?

…Otherwise, you just might weep.

19 03 2010
Steve

You left out all the bogans joining the hoax groups claiming that facebook will become a paysite.

30 03 2010
Kelly

Okay this blog is pretty funny, but they’re just groups, why do people care so much?

Perhaps they should have a group called “Old Bitty Bogans”, to suit people such as yourselves. *wink*

No, seriously, I don’t think it defines who someone is by what kind of groups they join on facebook, because, after all, it IS just a pointless site to do pointless, time wasting things on right?

30 03 2010
Kelly

Perhaps they should have a group called “Old Bitty Bogans”, to suit people such as yourselves. *wink*

No, seriously, I don’t think it defines who someone is by what kind of groups they join on Facebook, because, after all, it IS just a pointless site to do pointless, time wasting things on right?

16 04 2010
Jess

dont you fucking bitches have anything better to talk about than people you hate. In my opinion you harbour a secret desire to fuck these vilified people because then you would be fucking some secret part of yourself. Stop pretending your shit dont stink cos it stinks like shit n ye farkin know it you pretentious caaant.

Always good to start the day with an angry bogan. TBL

24 06 2010
hel

I believe the correct spelling is “carnt” Jess. Ay?

24 08 2010
pb

i don’t even understand a single sentence of that.

23 06 2010
hel

I enjoy judging people who join ludicrous facebook groups.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=304904127630&ref=ts

24 06 2010
hel

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/group.php?gid=365722179960&v=wall

Good lord. The spelling and grammar alone on this page should be enough to have it banned. I am all for freedom of expression but what if you expressing your freedom results in my car, my children or myself meeting an untimely end?

Said it before and I shall say it again, mandatory sterilisation at birth.

1 12 2010
Whistling Nixie

It was tempting to reply to the “gonnna be sick” entry with, “Well, don’t just sit there: run for the toilet”

24 09 2010
PirateXxEsque

Aw. I’m in a few of those groups.
I think it’s kind of hilarious, however, that so many posters are getting on their high horse and denouncing some of these groups. It does not make you a bogan to announce to your facebook mates/people-who-you-added-simply-because-you-know-them that you also are lazy, or laugh at puns and things that are true.
It makes you a bogan to join all the racist or twilight-themed groups. Why weren’t these more brought to the front? :/

Yes, they’re pointless. Yes, so many are fucking retarded. With awful grammar/spelling.

However, I do rather like not being on fire. (:
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1 12 2010
Fingers

(Doing an imitated bogan accent) I am not boganish but I do however take up this habbit. Haha well not completely I only join these groups when I’m bored at home most likely on a foggy rainy day up in the blue mountains while I am on facebook. I think you guys are exaggerating about this article and taking it abit too far. I reckon bogans generally would devote their time on these “moronic” facebook groups with me however I don’t I have never paid attention to the updates (ok a few of them) I’m sure alot of non bogans do the same as me. Anyway if you guys at TBL still think I am a bogan from what i’ve said alright alright a point for the bogan meter (you win) lol

30 07 2011
Peter

A bit off topic, but you’ll sometimes find they’ll list their political views as “rum.”

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