#119 – April Fools’ Day

1 04 2010

Site closure notice

Dear friends,

Due to an impending lawsuit from a Los Angeles based Australian entertainment reporter whom we’re unable to name, Things Bogans Like will be shut down from midday on legal advice. We hope to reappear in some other form in the future, and will put the word out if and when we do. In the mean time, we want to thank all of the people who have read and commented on our entries over the past 5 and half months. We had a great time writing the entries, and hope that you enjoyed it too.

Take care,

E. Chas McSween, Michael Jayfox, Hunter McKenzie-Smythe, Lance Romance, Intravenous DeMilo, and Ben Chapleski.


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1 04 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. Don’t worry everyone, you can still follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Fiona_of_Toorak

1 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

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FOF!

1 04 2010
Cheryl of Kelmy

What does FOF mean?

1 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

Fuck Off Fiona!

FOF!

1 04 2010
Cheryl of Kelmy

love it!!

1 04 2010
pinky has a brain

Love your work girly! I think I will miss your LOL’s the most. They annoyed me at first, but it grew on me.

1 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

Ummm………..April Fools joke?

FOF!

1 04 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. Like a fungus! :-)

1 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

These posts are all over the place. Sometimes they just turn up willy nilly.

FOF!

1 04 2010
Benjamin

I think this might be an April Fools prank.

1 04 2010
SD

Now that we know she is on twitter, looks like a whole bunch of Fi followers came over yesterday to spam the Pandora post…..

1 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

WTF!

More details please.

FOF!

1 04 2010
Jason

Obvious prank is obvious.

1 04 2010
Shirley M

No! No no no!

Fuck it. I’ll miss you guys. Best of luck to you.

1 04 2010
Shirley M

ahhh you got me.

1 04 2010
simone

things bogans dont like- fun police.

1 04 2010
Dave

Shithouse.

1 04 2010
Valo

Sad news, thanks for the great reads and many laughs. Hope you gentlemen can get back up and running in the very near future. Will the facebook page also be getting shut down?

1 04 2010
hazchem

ha! good one.

1 04 2010
Tombarina

Things Bogans Like: litigation.

I’m so sorry, guys.

1 04 2010
Swindon

What’s the date?

1 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

‘Los Angeles based Australian entertainment reporter’ = Richard Wilkins?

FOF!

1 04 2010
Tombarina

Hang on….You April Foolin’ jackanapes!

(I maintain “litigation” is a goodie for a future post, though)

1 04 2010
Glass 'em all

Dammit! I just got here! May he rot in LA.

1 04 2010
dazz

Thats the best news I have ever heard – see you tomorrow.

1 04 2010
Benjamin

April Fool, now that is pretty bogan

1 04 2010
Lori

April Fools, ‘lol’.

1 04 2010
StuManChu

Damn you Wilkins!

1 04 2010
Jo

wow bogans have a lot of power these days….wheres my shot-gun

1 04 2010
Boganiser

April Fools!!!

1 04 2010
No Fool

Check the date guys.

1 04 2010
Lola

April Fools??? Please…??

1 04 2010
nickf

*checks calendar* yep, April 1.

1 04 2010
Laura

Things Bogans Like: April Fools! ;)

1 04 2010
Nico

1 April.

1 04 2010
Emma

HAHAHA Just start writing the blog on Facebook notes. It’s too funny. I will miss you, Fiona.

1 04 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. Just follow me on Twitter – see the first comment above…

1 04 2010
matt

Well that fucken sux……

1 04 2010
Daj

Only a bogan would fall for this lame April Fools joke.

1 04 2010
Andrew

Has anyone else noticed the number of strange announcements today? Each year in early April, a lot of strange unexpected announcements seem to happen…

1 04 2010
Valo

Ah I just got it, or you got me more to the point. April fools. At least this was more believable than ninemsn’s ‘Paris Hilton To Harvard Law’ story.

1 04 2010
loftie

Thats awesome…

I can just see the ‘LA based Australian Entertainment Reporter’ reading TBL…

Stick it right up them…

1 04 2010
mark

april fools?

1 04 2010
BeNnY

No no no. Where’s my daily entertainment gone? Good luck and reemerge soon

1 04 2010
Rob

TEAM RICHARD has struck!!

Worst news of the week… thanks for the great posts

1 04 2010
pb

damn litigation. this site has been fantastic and i sincerely hope you don’t have to quit. i think we should all have a communal mob glassing to mourn.

1 04 2010
pb

hang on – i just remembered the date…
bastards! have we been had?

1 04 2010
Jo

guess I’ll go join the facebook group…no one gets shut-down on facebook…

1 04 2010
Luke

ps april fools??

1 04 2010
ummmmm...

check the date guys!!!!!!

1 04 2010
No Fool

Can anybody tell me tell me what is the date today?

1 04 2010
maddison

guyssss it’s an april fools obv =P

1 04 2010
Jo

umm..I can only become a fan..how do I join? (I’m obviously heaps good at facepage and shit)

1 04 2010
Maddison

april fools. seriously.

1 04 2010
AlPal

What’s the date, again? Mmmmmmmm?

1 04 2010
fanclub

you april fools

1 04 2010
Tim

april fools joke?

1 04 2010
Michael H

If this is an April Fools joke, it’s a good one.

If its not, where’s the legal defense fund!!! I want to donate.

1 04 2010
Nick

They get you every time don’t they. Logan City Council shut my Bogan Emporium: SoLogan.com site down the same way a few years ago in exactly the same way…

It aint easy fighting the masses… good luck to you guys.

1 04 2010
DavefromDownUnda

Is this some kind of sick April Fools Day joke? Say it aint so? I blame the death of Jeff Goldblum for this…

1 04 2010
Caitlin

“While certain that it should be a beneficiary of free speech, the bogan is equally adamant that they should not be a recipient of it.”

Very upsetting, guys. This was one of the only decent sites not blocked at work! Hope to hear from you again soon – it can get lonely being a non-bogan in an Ed Hardy filled world.

1 04 2010
Caitlin

Oh wait. April Fools. Haha.

1 04 2010
mitchelljay

got to love the first of april and all of its rouse’s….

1 04 2010
Jack

Things Bogans Like: #119 April Fools Day.

1 04 2010
Jo

A dude on TBL facebook suggested this is an April fools joke, which makes sense, “shut till 12pm” and the TBL team names are pretty funny….guess we’ll find out this afternoon

1 04 2010
Sten

Guys, it’s been a lot of fun – thanks for the laughs and biting social commentary. As for whoever it is in LA, kiss my arse, you beige pricks.

1 04 2010
pinky has a brain

here here Sten, loved your work, they will be back, and they will be even better!!

1 04 2010
Sten

Well thanks, Pinky, and I do hope they come back, because the world needs to hear the truth. This site was the perfect place to let loose my acerbic nature… it’s been said by acquaintances that I’m at my funniest when in a foul mood – and Bogans’ habits certainly provoke that.

Catch you all later, be cool.

1 04 2010
pinky has a brain

**bursts into tears** I love you guys! and all the gang, Fiona, Shirley M, Chubbybloodfart, PB, James Hunter, James, AlssyaKT, and all the gang. See you on Facebook I suppose. **sobs uncontrollably**

1 04 2010
Shirley M

Awwww shucks. Luckily it was all a clever ruse and we won’t have to part company or congregate on Facebook just yet.

1 04 2010
JimC

As Darth Vader once said: Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

1 04 2010
JimC

Surely you could just claim ‘Fair Use’ for satiric or transformative purposes.

1 04 2010
Brett

hahahaha its the first of april

1 04 2010
Mat

TBL #119 – April Fools Day?

1 04 2010
Lis

April fools!!!

1 04 2010
Lana

it is the first of April

HMMM April fool?? please tell me its an April fool… :(

1 04 2010
gdl

I’m pretty sure bogans like April 1 jokes

1 04 2010
fitzroyalty

If I can be of assistance in helping to fight this bollocks please get in touch. Is the issue defamation? Copyright infringement?

1 04 2010
Sibyl Ince

I suspect the issue is publicity stunt, and not by whom you might think. But my lips are sealed.

1 04 2010
Tombarina

Sibyl, I’m with you.
There are some very, very bad people in the world.

1 04 2010
Sibyl Ince

… and they all have computers. It makes me go hmmm…

1 04 2010
Harley

Check the date, guys…

1 04 2010
Gy

Perhaps I’ve missed something, but is it not April fools today??

1 04 2010
vivisection

Missing you already!

1 04 2010
G

It’s karma for finally getting me! Yes proud pandora wearer here…dammit maybe I am a bogue.
It is April fools today- i’m going to believe this isn’t serious until midday anyways.

1 04 2010
SD

May the “entertaintment” reporter rot in hell. This site just scratches the surface when it comes to what millions of us feel about his dribblings, good thing no one is censoring our thoughts!

1 04 2010
Sten

I would’ve included the word “reporter” in quote marks. Soft news be damned.

1 04 2010
SD

Actually all of it should have been in quotation marks given today is 1st April.

1 04 2010
Kylie

errr April Fools anyone?

1 04 2010
LevelUpRadio

You guys know that it’s April Fools today right?

1 04 2010
Brett

ITS APRIL FOOLS YOU GUYSSS

1 04 2010
Shabadoo

I presume this is an attempt at April Fools’ “humour”?

1 04 2010
Elton John

it’s an april fools

1 04 2010
Juansito

Umm 1st of April fellas?

yes or No?
;)

1 04 2010
Nick

yeah there’s gotta be some way to fight this – its satirical, which makes it exempt from defamation. Just need a good pro-bono lawyer with a sense of humor. Would make a GREAT PR case, you guys could do some major credibility damage to this “entertainment reporter” – DO IT!!! Fight the power.

1 04 2010
loftie

Where’s Simon ??

Nobody has suggested we Glass the Cunt??

1 04 2010
Glass 'em all

Seconded. Realised this while I was out.

1 04 2010
LP

How can someone be offended by saying bogans like you (I guess that’s why you are being sued)?

The implication that you are stupid when stupid people likes you is completely not true, unless, of course, you are not that bright yourself.

Are you in the US? The Internet is not based on the laws of the USA. Well, wordpress is there, so who knows, but do you have to defend yourself if you are based in Oz? Move your site to Australia, not sure they can sue it here, or better yet, move your website to an obscure country, where they would not even be able to find it in a map.

1 04 2010
Sibyl Ince

“or better yet, move your website to an obscure country, where they would not even be able to find it in a map.”

Yeah, you already mentioned the US.

1 04 2010
Ridiculor

A sad, sad day. I blame that cunt Max Markson, or possibly that Ben Carbanaro kid.

I will miss you, TBL.

1 04 2010
1 04 2010
Rob

Erm…. April Fools ?

1 04 2010
Benjamin

Well done sir. I do believe you were the first.

Nasty of them to hold the comments for so long. Shame on you TBL! Letting folk squirm like that.

I guess it must have been a bit like being able to go to your own funeral. Learn anything new about your fans?

1 04 2010
Benjamin

Oh hang on – you weren’t. Sorry!

1 04 2010
Poppy

Perhaps you should sign off as Edward R. Murrow used to: good night, and good luck. Don’t know…somehow seems appropriate

1 04 2010
seapig

April Fools prank?

pleaseohpleaseohplease..

1 04 2010
Jo

….am I invisable??!!

1 04 2010
S

April fool.

1 04 2010
SD

April fool!

1 04 2010
Steph

Litigation with site closure at midday on the 1st April? ’tis a shame!
And a happy April Fool’s Day to you all :)

1 04 2010
S

That’s my bet.

1 04 2010
Jo

I knew it…are you a ghost too?

1 04 2010
Stella

SOMEONE PLZ ARCHIVE THIS SITE! FIGHT THE POWER

1 04 2010
@rotbart

April Fools? :)

1 04 2010
lux

Is this an April Fools joke?
ZGeek (www.zgeek.com) did something very similar circa 2003… :)

Hope to see you back soon. i.e. after midday. :)

1 04 2010
Benjamin

Oh man.

Well, thanks very much for the laughs. I hope you find a way to carry on somehow.

Anything we can do to help? Not likely, but there you go.

1 04 2010
Benjamin

Is this an April 1st joke?

Oh crap – we’re all been sucked in. Well played chaps.

1 04 2010
Nicki

Please say this is April Fools! :s

1 04 2010
Mezz

That bloody Richard Wilkins!!

1 04 2010
Muz

Ummm………..April Fools joke?

1 04 2010
vivisection

someone ought to start a facebook group in protest – “if a million non bogans join this group……”

1 04 2010
Falcon

it will probably be seen on a current affair tonight.

1 04 2010
april fool

it’d be nice to know what the date is, can anyone help me out…. anyone?

1 04 2010
Angie

Good one! Almost had me going…

1 04 2010
Dr Gullible

Y’all don’t realise it April Fools Day?

1 04 2010
Awesomerickee

i got it. i dont know bout everyone else..

1 04 2010
pb

i got it the second i hit submit for my comment higher up commiserating the bad news. i blame the fact i hadn’t had my caffeine yet.

1 04 2010
Sten

*glass*

1 04 2010
Juansito

haha nice one

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