Yesterday at the Outback



  • I was eating dinner at the bar at the Outback when an elderly couple (mid 70's) walked in, sat across the bar, and ordered a beer for her and a shot for him. She chugged half the beer while he gulped the shot.

    Me and the guy next to me just looked at each other. We watched them sit and chat for a while. She chugged the rest of the beer. He gulped another shot. This went on for half an hour.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the old folks. I just hope I can keep up when I'm that age...



  • Well you were in the outback mate.  You know you can't drink the water there, and the alchohol is the only thing that will kill the rest fo the germs you encounter.

    This isn't the same as sitting in a resturant in America you know.



  • @KattMan said:

    Well you were in the outback mate.
    "The Outback" - The only genuine Oz things in the place come from the wine menu. They don't even sell burgers with fried eggs or beetroot on them, the lamb is from Enzed and even the Fosters is made under license (in Canada I think).



  • @snoofle said:

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the old folks. I just hope I can keep up when I'm that age...
    Years ago I used to see this couple in their 60's or 70's out dancing salsa every saturday night. Nothing flash, but they were on the dance floor for pretty well every song, and enjoying every minute of it.



  •  I watched one night as a small little asian girl drank my friend under the table.  They ordered two sets of three wise men shots.  One for each.  She drank all three shots in under a minute while my buddy, who is known for pounding drinks and weighs about 250lbs, struggled to get 2 down in 3 minutes.

     

    We also used to have this couple in their 70's show up all the time to death metal shows.  They'd be right up front banging their heads.



  • @galgorah said:

    ...We also used to have this couple in their 70's show up all the time to death metal shows.  They'd be right up front banging their heads.
    At that point I am sure they already have lost most of their hearing so why not.  It might actually come out at a nice decible level for them to hear it.



  • don't make fun of the old folks, you'll be there yourself one day ... karma is a bitch ...

    :ow: my back hurts

    GET OFF MY LAWN

    (nearly 1/2 a century old)



  •  When my mom was 83 she had to quit playing tennis. She was okay with winning one out of three games, but had to quit when her average dropped.

     



  • When a person attains the age of 65 they should be ground into a fine, nutritious paste. They are no longer productive members of society and we dishonor them by making them dependent on us. This will reduce spending on Medicare and Social Security, as well as providing a cheap source of nutritional energy for the indigent. The Alaskan Inuit do something very similar and everybody knows their culture is more authentic and superior to our own.



  • @OzPeter said:

    @KattMan said:
    Well you were in the outback mate.
    "The Outback" - The only genuine Oz things in the place come from the wine menu. They don't even sell burgers with fried eggs or beetroot on them, the lamb is from Enzed and even the Fosters is made under license (in Canada I think).

    And no one flings their pickles on the ceilings... or is that just at Burger King? (trying to remember my aussie folklore from my aussie friend).



  • @tweek said:

    And no one flings their pickles on the ceilings... or is that just at Burger King?

    Pickles on the ceiling?



  • @tweek said:

    And no one flings their pickles on the ceilings... or is that just at Burger King? (trying to remember my aussie folklore from my aussie friend).
    Except that BK is not a brand name in Oz - its Hungary Jack's there, pickles are an merkin introduced obnoxious species.



  • @OzPeter said:

    merkin

    No.

    Hey ShadowMod, can we get some Rosie here whenever some Euro-weenie uses "merkin" for "American"? Because seriously.



  • @OzPeter said:

    @tweek said:
    And no one flings their pickles on the ceilings... or is that just at Burger King? (trying to remember my aussie folklore from my aussie friend).
    Except that BK is not a brand name in Oz - its Hungary Jack's there, pickles are an merkin introduced obnoxious species.

    What the fuck do you have against pickles?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Hey ShadowMod, can we get some Rosie here whenever some Euro-weenie uses "merkin" for "American"? Because seriously.

    But it's still OK for us non-Euro-weenies to use it right?  And USian?

    Edit: Also, pretty sure you've got the wrong continent there.



  • @locallunatic said:

    But it's still OK for us non-Euro-weenies to use it right? And USian?

    No.

    I will murder you.

    I will also murder you for saying "USian".

    @locallunatic said:

    Edit: Also, pretty sure you've got the wrong continent there.

    Australians are definitely Euro-weenies. So are Kiwis, from my experience.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @locallunatic said:
    But it's still OK for us non-Euro-weenies to use it right? And USian?
    No.

    I will murder you.

    I will also murder you for saying "USian".

    I'm just wondering why they set you off.  Is it maybe a regional thing?  Cause I definately heard both used where I grew up, so they seem fine to me. 

    @blakeyrat said:

    @locallunatic said:
    Edit: Also, pretty sure you've got the wrong continent there.
    Australians are definitely Euro-weenies. So are Kiwis, from my experience.

    OK, don't have much personal experience in dealing with people from there.



  • @locallunatic said:

    I'm just wondering why they set you off.  Is it maybe a regional thing?  Cause I definately heard both used where I grew up, so they seem fine to me. 

    I call bullshit. I've never heard someone use the word "merkin" to refer to Americans; I've only seen it a few times on this site. I doubt most people would use it because of its primary meaning. As far as USian, I've seen it online but never heard anyone say it. It's still dumb.



  • I've only heard Merkin when someone is making fun of your typical hillbilly, imitating the drawl.  Or imitating Bush.



  • @Sutherlands said:

    I've only heard Merkin when someone is making fun of your typical hillbilly, imitating the drawl.  Or imitating Bush.

    In that case it should be 'Merikin or 'Mer'kin. "merkin" is a pubic wig.


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