A Book

21 04 2010

A keen fan of instant celebrity, the bogan has always entertained the fantasy that they will be approached unsolicited and offered a lot of money for their talents. Thankfully, that sort of thing only happens to people with maxtreme talent, like us. That’s right, Things Bogans Like will be dropping in book form, coming November 2010. Tell your friends. Especially the ones you don’t like.

As a result, we have a nautical crapload of work to do. Primarily in protecting ourselves and our new publishers from maxtreme bogan litigation. This is bittersweet news; we’ll be switching to twice-weekly posting, but we’ve got extra-special blog-only posts in plan for the coming months. After all, it’s an election year, and both parties want the bogan to come to the party.

We now plan to spend our Friday night sipping a cognac that the bogan cannot pronounce, yet will still try to.

All the best, happy reading, and look forward to surprising bogans with a maxtreme X-mas gift (try to get the bogan to read it before the film comes out),

Michael Jayfox, Intravenus DeMilo, Enron Hubbard, Flash Johnson. E. Chas McSween and Hunter McKenzie-Smythe


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21 04 2010
Robbie

love you guys…don’t forget your loyal subjects…ie: us!!

22 04 2010
Brimstone

yeah, Stuff White People Like basically stopped updating after the book came out

We will keep writing until we run out of things bogans like. Or we make so much money that we have a non-stop supply of coke and hookers. Whichever comes first. TBL

23 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

It may be time for TBL to move on, and I say this as a big fan, as the posts seem to have morphed into ‘things that sheep like’ or ‘fads that the hordes like’.

No offense intended but that’s the impression I’m getting over the last dozen or so posts.

Flame away.

FOF!

23 04 2010
Will S

Not flaming, but rather intrigued that you’d consider anal to be a fad…

24 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

Not the anal post but any of the following I would say are fad or sheep oriented. Not particularly Bogan in my opinion.

#131 – Short Courses

#130 – Celebrity Fragrances

#129 – Power Balance Bands

#128 – Scapegoats

#126 – Hey, Hey It’s Saturday

#125 – IKEA

#123 – Indie Rock Choruses

#122 – Ernie Dingo

#120 – Forgiving Celebrities

#118 – Vampires

#117 – Pandora Bracelets

FOF!

Other than the fact that it’s hard to see how Ernie Dingo is particularly faddish, we’re surprised you haven’t gathered over the course of 130 or so entries that a defining characteristic of the bogan is its embrace of whatever ridiculous trend is en vogue. From our mission statement: “And they set themselves apart by their efforts to stand out by conforming as furiously, and conspicuously, as possible.” TBL

26 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

OK take Ernie out. An oversight on my part.

I do stand by the others though.

That’s where TBL and my opinion diverges. I believe fads like pandoras bracelets and the magic power bracelet are not necessarily the bogan preserve. Compare and contrast the early initial TBL gold which were spot on bogan behaviour unlikely to be imitated by the fad oriented masses.

A real quick example of pure bogan posts that aren’t faddish or sheep like.

“Killing things”
“Southern Cross Tattoos”
“Tribal Tattoos”
“Getting Huge”
“Misspelling their kids names”
“Massive Cans”

…….and so on.

Most of the recent posts aren’t exclusively bogan where, I believe, the earlier ones were spot on descriptive examples of pure bogan behaviour.

BUT it’s only an opinion. You think otherwise and have explained what you mean with the posts. Essentially that bogans subscribe to the latest rubbish.

I just happen to think the posts that related to bogans specifically (and not fads) are better than the more recent ones.

FOF!

26 04 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Come on Muz, you just stuffed up your own argument tribal tatts not fadish? You’ve been at the metho . Or Southern cross tatts, or mis spelling kids names. All fads adopted with rabid devotion by bogues.

26 04 2010
Muz

FOF!

The difference is that if you looked at someone with a southern cross tattoo you would be guaranteed to be looking at a A-grade, certified, UDL drinking bogan.

If you spotted someone with a pandora bracelet then you couldn’t be so sure. They may be a bogan but they may not be.

Yes tribal tatts are a fad but a fad exclusive to bogans.

What I guess I am trying to say is some bogan behaviour traits are bogan exclusive (such as tribal tattoos) and some are just fads (like pandora bracelets.) IN MY OPINION!

IN MY OPINION I like the posts that deal with bogan exclusive behaviour.

I understand where TBL is coming from however I think the list is straying from the earlier posted gold that started the blog off.

I get that you don’t agree but that’s ok, it’s the interweb after all.

FOF!

21 04 2010
XtremeBoganHunter

Oh sure swan off and write a book about sparkling bogans finding forbidden love in the Nepean forests 😦

21 04 2010
North_Shore_Mummy

Hey Congrats!

21 04 2010
vivisection

Looking forward to it!

21 04 2010
Jo

twice a week? sell outs!…just kidding, kudos

21 04 2010
Nat

well…thats a majority of x-mas presents taken care of!

Congrats guys…although my mornings just won’t be the same without my daily dose of TBL

21 04 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. I expect to be thanked first. Or be asked to write the foreword.

21 04 2010
Adam

Did you really laugh out loud at the fact that TBL now has a book deal? is it that funny?

It sorta is. TBL

21 04 2010
Adam

Naaaa. The funny bit comes when you give it to your Bogan relatives and wait to see how long it takes for them to realize why you got it for them 😉

21 04 2010
James Hunter

Fi,
Your aura is something the publishers may well need to be wary of least it overshadow TBL.

21 04 2010
Sir Danksalot

lest

22 04 2010
James Hunter

How careless of me

21 04 2010
Kara

congratulations guys!

21 04 2010
Tombarina

Good work. Just don’t do your back in.

21 04 2010
Miss Em

I am green with envy, choking on my own jealous spleen. How am I to procrastinate through my postgraduate studies without a daily serving of TBL?
Well done, and why didn’t I think of it?
Miss Em x

21 04 2010
vurber

looking forward to the book!

21 04 2010
pinky has a brain

Well done guys, look forward to reading it. Will miss the morning banter and giggles, but two a week will make it even more special.

Hope you get a movie deal next 😉

21 04 2010
Edna Focke-Witte

Bravo TBL!

21 04 2010
Pete

I suggest you market a MaxXxtreme limited edition/IQ version of the book that contains 5 FREE performance enhancing holograms (rrp $299.95)

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

ooh!
can I pre order one of those?

21 04 2010
Pete

Talking about pre-ordering, the lads at http://www.moderntoss.com/ have an arrangement where if you pre-order through their website your name gets included in the “Friends of Modern Toss” list at the back of the book. It would be a win-win situation here: cash up-front for TBL and notoriety (or sorts) for your devoted TBL readers. How about it?

That idea ain’t half bad…stay tuned. TBL

21 04 2010
Marc

I’ll take 10

21 04 2010
Marc

2 years interest free, yeh?

21 04 2010
Shirley M

I’m ever so happy for you, boys. Congratulations.

Heads down, bums up and good luck.

21 04 2010
James Hunter

TBL,
ShirleyM’s advice is well ment but be care ful with the bums up part of it !

21 04 2010
pb

that’s great, tbl! although reducing to twice weekly posting is a little sad, it hopefully might mean i’m less of a procrastinator.

21 04 2010
David Heslin

Congratulations, looking forward to seeing it in print!

21 04 2010
Nelson Esq

A book…sounds like you guys have been observing your own posts and have found a way to direct some of the cashed up bogans’ maxtreme spending power your way. Along with a can of Lynx, it’ll be the perfect Chrissy present for Shazza to buy Dazza!

I’ll look for it on the discount table at Angus & Robertson in the January sales!! 🙂

21 04 2010
XtremeBoganHunter

Dazza will take it as a documentary tie in and spending the next six months searching Channel 9 for the documentary. Another valuable addition to the ikea bookcase but 🙂

I keep forgetting to say congrats TBL, it’ll be joining my Warkwick Todd tour diary tomes as requisite reading on bogan habits.

21 04 2010
AlyssaKT

Congratulations! I expect my productivity at work to go through the roof now- for at least 3 days per week anyway…

21 04 2010
SD

Whoa I aked this morning and a few minutes later – voila – book deal!

Congrats!

21 04 2010
pb

you must have the magic touch, sd.

21 04 2010
Tombarina

SD, were you wearing a Power Balance Band when you asked? Cos that would be why.

Hey! Thought: TBL needs to have a biiiiigggggg rent-a-crowd launch later in the year for this weighty tome.

How about if all the regulars attend, but it’s BYOB (that’s “bogue”, Alyssa, not “bong”) – everyone has to round up a CUB for the evening. Or, at the very least, go dressed as one and exhibiting a minimum of three of the known characteristics (eg: I’d probably turn up orange, shouty and sporting a set of temporary arse-antlers.)

What say you, team?

21 04 2010
pb

sounds like a rollicking night of entertainment. my only worry is that a bogan mob may accost us looking for a fight and, i’m not sure about anyone else, but i’m a weak littly pacifist pansy. we’ll be using velvet ropes as defense, of course, but i’m not sure if that would be enough.

21 04 2010
Tombarina

We’d have giGANtic glasses. And Power Balance Bands. And ma$$ive cans.

22 04 2010
James Hunter

Tombarina,
I do nort know about your “cans” but mine are pretty modest !

21 04 2010
SD

It’s just my modest magickal power sans band 🙂 But seriously this morning I clicked on the post and thought hmm popular blog=book deal. So when will it be?

It’s a pity those damn book publishers never contact the happy band of clever commenters (Things We Like about Things Bogans Like – complete with every chapter starting with LOL and James Hunter’s skirmishes with – well everyone). And if the shutterbugs are up to it, a glossy, coffee table book on the People of Boganville can also be made.

I’m on, I will come costumed in bogue made regresty items.

21 04 2010
Tombarina

Or, WITH a bogue.
It’d be just like “bring a plate”, only the plate’s willfully narrow-minded, overpriced and loud.

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

If my wife and I are actually bogues,
should we bring a hipster?

21 04 2010
Tombarina

Nah. Just a plate, Chubs.
Some little Ed Hardy-shaped dippity-bix with a God-awful Delta-endorsed soy product should do the trick.

21 04 2010
T-ra

Hahaha that sounds like an awesome idea. For the Brisbane night we would have to hold it somewhere extra classy like The Victory, The Alex Hills Hotel, oh no wait….The Greenbank RSL!

21 04 2010
Tombarina

I see where you’re going with this…and I like it, T-ra.

Might I suggest adding Crushers Leagues Club to the list? The Kedron-Wavell Rissole? Or Gilhooleys, the world’s least-convincing Irish pub, the one actually INSIDE Westfield Chermside.

Oh, this’ll be good……

21 04 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

I’ll be at the Adelaide launch. If I wear my West Coast Eagles jumper that should be Bogue.

21 04 2010
Muzz

Bogues wear dockers jerseys.

23 04 2010
Robbie

I thought any AFL jersey was bogue enough??

23 04 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

I don’t have a number on my jumper though. So perhaps only part Bogue?

22 04 2010
James Hunter

Simon, hope you do not get your electricity from “Port Power”

21 04 2010
Shirley M

All good suggestions but surely for something as classy as a book launch, river views are mandatory.

I vote for Fridays.

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

dont even mention it!

god
is fridays still in business???

next you’ll tell me city rowers is still a going concern.
ahahaa hahahaahaaha ahahahaha ha ahaha ahah ahah aaaaah.

21 04 2010
Tombarina

Egad – T-ra, Shirley’s nailed it!

Friday’s is, I’m sorry to report, as woeful as ever. I went there to collect a colleague late last year, and it was simply horrifying.

Chub, City Rowers is now Jade Buddha. Wanky-as, and chockful of wannabes, but I’ve never seen anyone chunder on the floor or tear one off in the loos. Which is more than I can say about CR back in the day….

21 04 2010
Shirley M

On a Sunday afternoon you can sit upstairs at Jade Buddha on big comfy cushions and play scrabble. That goes alright.

Sadly, but not surprisingly, you can still smell City Rowers in the very foundations of the building.

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

I was strictly Valley back in the day.
What is the Roxy called now?
City Rowers, Fridays and the Vic were the axis of evil.
I still wouldnt go out in brisbane city, though I’m sure the Valley is weeping bogues like a pustulent sore these days too.

The filthy things are just everywhere.

Does anyone remember The Bombay Rock on the goldy?
or am I the only one?

21 04 2010
Tombarina

Chub, my Beloved remembers Bombay Rock – he’s a Brissy boy born’n’bred. He said all the ‘big acts’ used to play there.

The Roxy (across the road from the old Manhattans, according to an elderly friend) is now The Arena.

And I wouldn’t go to the Valley if you paid me – it’s much cheaper and easier to stay home, get hammered, and glass yourself.

21 04 2010
libertarianvegetarian

Yep, you are the only one. I was too young for that one, I do remember my older cousin going down the coast for a night at Bombay Rock, he used to drive down in his Sandman Panelvan, very old school bogue indeed.

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

…aah thank you both.
pity about the valley. It was all so queer and disco and indie/grungie in my day.

The Bombay was a pit. But it is my “rockwiz” answer. First live band: Australian Crawl at the Bombay Rock.

(First Album: Sherbet “howzat”)

22 04 2010
Tombarina

Chub, in response to Rockwiz offering:

1st album: 1982 With A Bullet (absolutely NO credibility there)

1st concert: Australian Made at Chandler Velodrome (AKA Boguefest 1986 – Mental as Anything, The Saints, Divinyls, Models, The Triffids, I’m Talking, Barnsey and INXS – epic sunburn, first hangover and I pashed Lachlan G).

22 04 2010
Olly

The Roxy became the Arena for a few years and then closed. Not sure what’s there now. The Valley is a great place to avoid these days unless you like wall to wall drunk aggressive bogans looking to glass you or beat you up in a mile long taxi queue

22 04 2010
AlyssaKT

First Album: The Bangles (I was 5 and I LOVED Walk Like an Egyptian… Still do.)

First Concert: Björk at Festy Hall 😀

p.s. A night out with you lot sounds like an insane idea. I’m in.
I’ll even drive to Brisbane (and stay overnight).
My people can drink!

22 04 2010
T-ra

Hahaha I heartily agree Friday’s would be perfect! Especially with all of the construction going on around the Club at the moment, definitely adds to the ambiance!

23 04 2010
Harbinger

Go Fridays! I remember the Sunday night $1 vodka shots well (after the first 6, the rest tatse the same). Then I grew up… Meanwhile, first album, ’82 with a bullet, first concert was when our school won a comp to have Mental as Anything perform for free (wrote the songboards for a film clip, I think). First concert paid for – Transvision Vamp (Christ, I AM a bogan!).

21 04 2010
Tracy Rimjaw

Here comes Max Markson…

21 04 2010
T-ra

CONGRATULATIONS! I thought it would be only a matter of time! I am excited that will be coming out just in time for Christman (or Xmas to the bogues!)

I will make sure it finds its way to may a Xmas stocking!!!!

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

Much congratulations.
may it rain yachts on you.

I nominate it for the pulitzer and the walkley!
and that dynamite one…

21 04 2010
Sten

Bugger that, Chubby… they deserve a Nobel for this magnum opus!

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

Nobel?
Alfred Nobel?
The inventor of Dynamite?

21 04 2010
Sten

Well yes… there is a Literature prize named after him, don’tchaknow?

21 04 2010
Tombarina

Hey, the combo of a, like, proper book?! And dynamite?!? And that mad-haired dude from those pi$$-funny ‘Back to the Future’ docos?

MaXXXXXXXXXtreme!

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

aaah,
I would have assumed the Peace Prize myself.
maybe both?

21 04 2010
Skitter

Great work, congratulations!

21 04 2010
Sir Danksalot

as per a previous comment some time back, pls consider the freakonomics format where chapters introduce traits or themes of the subject and subsequent chapters build on the previous one by adding more elements until the final chapter is full of self-references that only someone who has read from cover to cover will understand. similar to your blog i guess. 🙂
PS: i do look forward to this book. pls ensure it is available online as i will be in the UK at the time (Knights of the round table alumni party)

21 04 2010
tom

Awesome!

21 04 2010
simon bedak

fucking unreal news. Let me turn the cunt into a play will ya?

21 04 2010
pb

a singalong musical stage show would be better. starring ex-idol and other reality show types.

22 04 2010
XtremeBoganHunter

Well as long as it involves topless chicks belting out Cold Chisel numbers …. on ice!

21 04 2010
Ryu

The “fucking book deal” tag made me laugh the loudest.

Can’t wait.

p.s your namesake’s are brill. worthy of TISM. but what happened to Lance Romance? I was thinking of stealing that for my stage persona.

Namesakes? TBL

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

I already took it for my drag show.

sorreee…

21 04 2010
Tombarina

I thought you were Donna Frock?

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

i went with Buck Naked for a while, but some guy tried to sue me!

and Ophelia Cummins was taken at the time.

21 04 2010
Will S

Oh my, it’s a malapropism!

Someone ready the pitchforks… and check if he smells of lynx!

23 04 2010
Whistling Nixie

Even more TISM-esque would be a name like Ray Martin-Bryant, or Fred West-Nile.

21 04 2010
Chairman Miaow

Good stuff boys. Should be a comedy hit if there’s enough of us to buy it. Now, go and buy something big that uses lots of petrol.

21 04 2010
Peter of Kensington

If you’re going to copy the concept from Stuff White People Like, I guess it seems logical to use the same business model.

Be careful. You have been protected on a number of legal matters because this blog is not a commercial endeavour, which may change with the release of a book. Although, I am sure you are acting on sound legal advice.

So long as you are prepared to publicly stand behind your content, I wish you every success. Good luck.

21 04 2010
stonefree

Ben Cousins for the cover. The archetypal bogue if ever there was one.

21 04 2010
pb

what about one of those pictures made up of lots of smaller pictures (they probably have a proper name but i don’t know it)? so there’d be brendan fevola, max markson, lara bingle, etc. all adding up to one superbogan of particular renown?

21 04 2010
Tombarina

Eeek! Brilliant idea. A bogue-tage.

I’m just not sure that it’s legal to have so many representative wankers in one spot. Then again, the Footy Show gets away with it.

22 04 2010
Olly

More so than Fev?

23 04 2010
Harbinger

FEVOLA!!! Punching Cousins if necessary…

23 04 2010
Harbinger

Better yet, Fevola glassing Cousins because he’s a cunt…

21 04 2010
west_melb_anitbogan

Well played chaps.

I take it that it will just be a reproduction of the blogs we have all enjoyed for free at a R.R.P. of $36?

Make an ideal Kris Kringle present for the bogan at work you get in the draw.

Can you get Christian Audigier to Ed Hardy your cover?

21 04 2010
Sten

MaxXxtreme congratulations to you, lads. A shall mark this auspicious day by getting completely pole-axed at the Local tonight.

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

I’m in!
spot me a pineapple?

22 04 2010
Sten

Hahaha… I’m feeling pretty dusty this morning. I think I went to bed at about 1.30am.

22 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

I actually managed to have a rough night at home!

sometimes you just get on a roll…
started with one cold beer after I did the lawns…
and just went from there.
mixing beer, sparkling and red.
on a wednesday night.
I’m such an adolescent.

22 04 2010
Sten

My week isn’t complete without a Wednesday night binge. Mostly beer, with the occasional rum thrown in if I’m feeling a bit bogue.

22 04 2010
AlyssaKT

So did I!!
Sparkling then semillon – and no dinner (started cooking a curry at 7 and it needed 3 hours before it was perfect. Was great at lunch today!)

21 04 2010
martin

You’ll have to put in the preface about how you couldn’t have done it without your wife and your kids and how they’re the most beautiful people to have ever existed and you wonder how they ever put up with you working on your book all the time.

You also might want to extend it to a small bio about how hard your life was but yet how you turned out to be a salt of earth charismatic person(s) that everybody loves and knows everything about life.

21 04 2010
Tombarina

…and possibly admit to a sex/gambling/drug (or hell, all three) addiction for which you’re soooooooooooooooooooooooooo sorry but thanks to God and rehab, you want to strive to be a role model for the kiddies.

21 04 2010
hindustan

i’ll only buy it after it’s made into a movie.

21 04 2010
William

Congratulations guys. Hey what about distributing with Chrisco hampers?

21 04 2010
Tombarina

Nothing whatsoever to do with The Book – and I’m NOT endorsing vandalism – but check out the third, fifth and then ninth-from-the-bottom pix here:

http://www.urlesque.com/2010/04/13/27-weird-creative-vandalized-ads/

Laughed like a top, I did.

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

like a drain, me!

I am entirely prepared to endorse vandalism if it’s funny.

21 04 2010
Benjamin

Oh thank you Madam.

I think I just failed your cunning maturity test. That’s f&#king hilarious.

22 04 2010
Sten

I’m with Chubby on this one. Vandalism can be a fantastic artform if done well.

Ninth from the bottom is hilarious.

22 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

I could mount a decent argument that ads are vandalism.
so…

22 04 2010
Sten

And again, I would be forced to agree with you.

21 04 2010
Peter

As an idea, the TBL book reaches way, way past the maxtremities of the outer maxtreme universe. Now, instead of directing the bogan to this site so they see themselves as everyone else (everyone that matters, that is) sees them, all I need now do is hand the bogan a copy (and run). Judging by the continued maxtreme behaviour of those to whom I suggested to take a look here, not many did. Now I am in a position to reveal the deep mysteries of the bogan to the bogan. Bogans love that irony stuff.

Sincere congratulations TBL.

21 04 2010
Benjamin

Interesting.

Related suggestion for TBL – perhaps you should consider makink a movie version as well? It needn’t be any good.

As you yourselves have so eloquently pointed out, that should help shift a few books to the bogans.

21 04 2010
Benjamin

Again I’m an idiot. You’ve already suggested it.

I’ll (again) go sit in the corner…

21 04 2010
Edna Focke-Witte

It’s ok Benji.

We are all very excited.
😀

21 04 2010
Peter

Oh, James Hunter, are you marching this Sunday?

21 04 2010
Sam

Perhaps it can be written as kind of a self-help book (#36 – Self-Help Books) for bogans?

But I guess then you would need to make a movie first (#7 – Books; After the Film Release).

Good luck with it. Please don’t neglect your posts. I am sure a lot of your material has come from us commentators!

21 04 2010
Gorey

This is awesome news. I’ll definitely be getting this.

21 04 2010
Edna Focke-Witte

Dear TBL,
We need more details so that we can arrange our social calendar.
You have told us that you will be switching to twice-weekly posting.
Are you able to name the days that posts will go up or will you keep us guessing?

We haven’t discussed it yet, but Monday and Thursday would be my guess. TBL

21 04 2010
Edna Focke-Witte

Thank you ever so much TBL!
Those thirteen bold faced words and an acronym have made my life complete.

21 04 2010
Marc

Post randomly, keep everyone guessing.

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

so there’s a post tomorrow…
right?
Tomorrow is thursday…
he said monday and Thursday.
and tomorrow is thursday.
They have to post.
They Have To!

we f#cking own them! they only do this for us. oh! oh! like, what if we never even SAW this blog…
oh! and “now you have to buy the book”
yeah.
you don’t Just stop like that.
You have to give a notice period or something…
Tomorrow is a Thursday!

22 04 2010
Gavin

Try suscribing to the RSS feed. That should keep you fairly updated without having the check the page all the time..

21 04 2010
Daniel

Does anyone know of any other successful blogs that I can rip off with a less funny, less intelligent version of and then get a book deal of my own?

I hope you guys pay royalties to Christian Lander!

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

pfft.
dismissed comprehensively.
go and be more funny and more intelligent then.

21 04 2010
Simon - Glasser at Arms

Daniel,

Try http://www.howtobeacompletetool.com.au

I think you will like it.

21 04 2010
Benjamin

Congrats guys!

21 04 2010
Marc

long time lurker first time poster.

I want to see a bit of fiction in the book, not just descriptions but a nice bogue story.

21 04 2010
Marc

Oh, perfect front cover – a smashed pint glass, you’ll get your own TT / ACA segment.

21 04 2010
Topcrumpet

Hey TBL, are you related to TISM?
Or can I just spread the rumour anyway?

This rumour has all the makings of an excellent fact. TBL

21 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

???

22 04 2010
Tone

My theory is that the evil geniuses of TBL might actually the be spawn of the evil geniuses of TISM.

I’d love to see a foreword in the TBL book by Ron Hitler Barassi. As a leading Australian social commentator that has seen the bogan evolve from the Old School Yob to the New Age Bogan, he would be more than qualified for the job.

22 04 2010
Tone

Will there be a limited ‘MaXXXtreme Edition’ with an Ed Hardy designed slip cover? Preferably in wetsuit material, that’s the most maXXXtreme textile product on Earth!

22 04 2010
Peewhy

I can just see the ACA/TT story now….. Tracy Grimace-shaw would be all over it… The indignance, the faux contempt of any one who would dare to mock the Bogue’s delights.

22 04 2010
Andrea

I’m visualising a limited-edition Bedazzled cover with faux Pandora bead ribbon bookmark. Bling it up boys – you deserve it!

22 04 2010
loftie

Pre-Order x 2 for Loftie… (1 to keep, 1 to show off)

In fact my father is an accomplished author, and has written around 40-50 books… including text books, special interest books, and even a Dummies book… In fact his latest book venture would be right up TBL’s alley!!!

If the TBL needs any legit tips and contacts within the industry I can certainly help out…

loftiemax@hotmail.com

Cheers Loftie, we’ll be in touch if need be. TBL

22 04 2010
Keeping Kosher Klansman

Sincerest congrats, gentlemen. Been slack on the comments lately. Found out the hard way my boss can see my screen.

Official written warning.

Taking maxxxtreme risk right now in fact.

But in the spirit of bogue risk taking (what with hooning, ignorant stock market speculation, tanning salon fetishism, etc), I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Nice work again. It’ll slot snuggly into the self help section at Borders – for greater bogue x-posure.

22 04 2010
AlyssaKT

was it the Anal one that got his attention?

22 04 2010
Tombarina

On what shall henceforth be referred to only as “Bottyday”, I opened TBL, glimpsed the name of the topic du jour, and wasn’t game to go online to ANYTHING – even work-related sites – for the rest of the day.

23 04 2010
Keeping Kosher Klansman

Actually AKT, it was a saucy but ultimately harmless Miranda Kerr GQ spread…

Well, ‘harmless’ according to an internet campaign launched by UK businessmen that came to my aid and contributed to the saving of my job.

Glad they were able to mobilise and help a free marketeer brother in the face of Political Correctness Gone Mad.

Perhaps you read about it the News Ltd press.

23 04 2010
AlyssaKT

haha! You’re joking?! You’re the guy in the background of the GFC report who was looking at “naked” Miranda??

22 04 2010
James Hunter

TBL,
maybe a dedication to a recently departed ganster killer?

22 04 2010
SD

Uncharacteristically, this morning I thought deeply about the TBL book.

And here’s the thing. I like the TBL blog, the comments, the daily or at least frequent posting. Heck, I wouldn’t mind if it was a paid subscription blog and would gladly part with my few cents.

But I can’t see myself buying the book. It’s like the novelty book you chuckle over but never buy – not even for the relos at Xmas, not even if it was at Bargain Basement post Xmas.

So is it fair to say TBL blog readers and TBL book readers are two entirely different species (I mean do blog readers ever automatically buy the book of the blog)?

22 04 2010
AlyssaKT

I’m much more optimistic. I think it’ll mean a whole new audience. People like us who don’t necessarily read Internet blogs or weren’t aware of the site, and people who will buy the books for bogans for Christmas – for all to laugh at (themselves about). It may even work to bring a couple of them back from the dark side!

I definitely don’t like the idea of TBL fading out like SWPL has though. Apart from loving the daily (soon to be twice weekly?) blogs, I’ll miss so many of the commenters!

We promise we’ll keep up the content until we’ve absolutely run out of things to mock. Then we’ll find a new target. TBL

22 04 2010
Tombarina

Me too, AKT.
But fear not – if you scroll up, you’ll find a rather rambly, but half-(arsed)-serious suggestion re launch parties. You’re a Qld lassie – we’re thinking Fridays.

23 04 2010
SD

True, the comments here are more fun than SWPL and hopefully things won’t change way too much!

24 04 2010
Tone

I don’t see the evil geniuses of TBL losing any steam any time soon. Even once they’ve pumped the bogue well dry, there’s the other side of the argument that needs to have light shone on it. ‘Things Wankers Like’, anyone?

(and before anyone says TWL = SWPL, bear in mind that, despite Howard’s attempts to integrate Australia as the USA’s 51st state, there are still more than enough differences for a TWL blog to be significantly different in content to SWPL, although there may be some crossover from time to time).

Oh, and congrats TBL. Not sure if I said that yet.

24 04 2010
Will S

They’ll only run out when companies stop thinking of new things to fleece the bogan… or when the mining boom stops and there’s no more money to extract from them, lol

23 04 2010
Somewhat Bogan

Onya TBL! I’ll buy a copy of the cunt when you release it. But being somewhat bogan i’ll probably just torrent it.

24 04 2010
Tone

It would be even more bogan to torrent the audio book version.

Speaking of which, do you have a narrator lined up for that? Whilst it would be nice to have a Fev or a Lara to narrate, Max Markson is probably asking too much for their services. Maybe Warwick Capper?

25 04 2010
pb

eddie mcguire

28 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

me!

23 04 2010
Angry In Brunswick

Haha – fuckin’ lazy publishers.

Nah, good work.

26 04 2010
BogansBegone

Are there lots of photos in it ? Cos I have a short attention sp…ooohhh , look at that ! 🙂

26 04 2010
BG

congratulations!

any chance of a ship-like launch, where instead breaking a bottle of champagne over the bow the writers ceremoniously Glass the first copy to hit the shelves…?

26 04 2010
Tombarina

That’s a sensational suggestion! As long as it’s a bottle of locally-made imported beer.

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