Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2007 · 47 comments

merry christmas from sydney

(And much love to our submitter Robin in Sydney!)

FILED UNDER: drizzunk · holiday spirit · spelling and grammar police · Sydney


47 responses so far ↓

  • #1   aimee

    Now’s that a sweet, passive-unaggressive note!

    Dec 31, 2007 at 1:31 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Crash bang

    Ya’….Puking….but “Happy”
    to drag our ass to work for you.
    “Happy” New Year !!

    Dec 31, 2007 at 1:33 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   park rose bang

    Well, I’m sure that coke must have had something to do with it.

    Dec 31, 2007 at 1:45 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   park rose bang

    Hey, WP – when you check in – I see you found your way to Robin’s blog!

    Dec 31, 2007 at 1:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      Nah – that’s my crazy Uncle Frank. I’m much cuter! ;)

      Dec 31, 2007 at 10:39 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   durian

      It does look as if crazy Uncle Frank is nursing his own hangover there! Must be waiting for Wilson’s to open.

      Jan 1, 2008 at 6:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Crash bang

    I love how “HAPPY” has an underlined tone of “F- YOU”.
    8)

    Dec 31, 2007 at 2:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      Hmm. Could be… but I took it as “happy” being a euphemism for “still 3 sheets to the wind” on New Year’s Day. As for me, I’m trying to figure out why only the guys at Wilson’s want you to have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Did the “gals” have a particularly bad year? Or is it a gay bar?

      Oh, wait! Maybe that’s what they meant by “happy”!

      Dec 31, 2007 at 11:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      WP that brings us back to HOW are they intending to “service” my hangover.

      Dec 31, 2007 at 11:25 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   WanderingPenguin bang

      Excellent point. We really do need the back story, don’t we? :)

      Dec 31, 2007 at 11:28 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   thatguy

      just a quick note, guy is a gender neutral noun:
      guy1 /ga?/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[gahy] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, guyed, guy·ing.
      –noun
      2. Usually, guys. Informal. persons of either sex; people: Could one of you guys help me with this?

      Dec 31, 2007 at 12:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.5   anglophile bang

      Love the euphemism of the euphemism, WP!

      Dec 31, 2007 at 1:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.6   WanderingPenguin bang

      Well, it can be gender neutral, yes. It usually isn’t, though. Guys and Dolls, guys and gals, The Lonely Guy, “It’s a guy thing: you wouldn’t understand”. On the gender neutral side: “Hey, you guuuyyyys!” (from The Electric Company). Hard to tell which way they meant it here, especially since I am not on top of Aussie colloquial usage as much as I should be.

      I am disappointed, though, that point #5.4 did not come with a link to m-w.com. That’s a fine PAN tradition that has gone missing recently. :(

      Dec 31, 2007 at 2:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.7   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe Wilson’s is one of those male stripper night clubs.
      Women with hangovers tend to tip really well! ;-)

      Dec 31, 2007 at 2:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.8   Crash bang

      However it is intended, I took it as F’-You because that’s what I would mean by “HAPPY” in that case .
      As for the gender question, I agree we need a back story, but yes, I wonder why only the “guy’s” at Wilsons are mentioned, somehow I don’t think it’s gender neutral but I’ve never herd of an all “guy” catering buisness before, unless “cater” is ment to mean something else here.
      Who knows though…. A back story would be helpfull

      Dec 31, 2007 at 2:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.9   DrAstroZoom bang

      Regarding 5.7, I thought women went to strip clubs to see the hangovers, especially the tips!

      rimshot

      Dec 31, 2007 at 3:27 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.10   Space Monkey bang

      They usually pin dollar bills to them.

      Dec 31, 2007 at 5:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.11   Canthz_B bang

      I think that’s a far different party game Space Monkey! :-P

      Dec 31, 2007 at 7:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.12   SHARKFAN bang

      I doubt Wilson’s is a male stripper night club. Drunk women tend to tip much better than hungover women. If Wilson’s were a male strip club they’d definitely be open on New Year’s Eve.

      Jan 2, 2008 at 11:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Robin Claire

    LOVE THIS!
    At least they’re honest with the second one… heheheh

    Dec 31, 2007 at 2:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   SilverIris bang

    Any note that admits to being “happy” on the New Year is my kind of note. Particularly because “happy” is code for “fuck you, I will be asleep and and hungover and don’t you dare call me at home because I plan on taking those eight reindeer for a joy ride at midnight to ring in the new year and I do not want to teach you tennis at eight in the morning.” Only the wealthy can be passive aggressive like this!

    Dec 31, 2007 at 3:12 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   tanyetta

    i love it. brought a tear to my eye. ;)

    Dec 31, 2007 at 3:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Ralphy

    Well, 400 elves and s0me guy in a red suit,
    Maybe!
    8 raindeer–nope, sorry raindeer, I refuse service on Jan. 1st or any other day. And if you have a red nose, you’re really “outta here”.

    Dec 31, 2007 at 4:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   WickedLady bang

    Why is everything in caps, except for the word ‘of’?

    Dec 31, 2007 at 7:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Jake

    “Happy” after a little hair of the dog.

    Dec 31, 2007 at 9:20 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   amy d bang

    Honesty *is* the best policy. Although if they really believe they will be catering for Santa, his elves & the reindeer, they may already be drunk.

    Dec 31, 2007 at 9:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   WanderingPenguin bang

    As Rudolph’s number 1 fan I am outraged that he isn’t being included in the catered affair. Enough already with the “we won’t let him play in any reindeer games”. It’s time Rudolph went medieval on their asses, I think.

    Dec 31, 2007 at 10:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   pettsson

      how do you know he is excluded? is there 9 reindeers? then one is obviously excluded, but you can’t know it’s rudolf…
      or am i missing something now again?

      Feb 25, 2008 at 7:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   WanderingPenguin bang

    …and since I want to avoid “mail” on the subject: what the hell is an “INCONVIENANCE”?

    I also like the fact that they left most of the punctuation out entirely but had no trouble adding superscript to the dates. They’ve made lazy writing into an art form!

    Dec 31, 2007 at 10:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   secondsout bang

      I figured that he was already heavily intoxicated when trying to spell inconvenience. At first glance, I thought that “apologise” was a typo, until I noticed it was Australia. Damn you, unstandardized English!!

      Dec 31, 2007 at 3:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   park rose bang

      Pretty standard where I come from, mate :-) . I mean, typing something when you are already heavily intoxicated! Hic!

      You do have to give ‘him’ kudos, though. It meant he either took the effort to change the automatic dictionary on word, or ignored the glaring red spell check (on ‘apologise’). Probably the latter, looking at inconvenience.

      Dec 31, 2007 at 8:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   unholyghost2003 bang

    Word automatically adds superscript to dates.

    I assume this is a restaurant of some kind. At least I hope so, other wise I have some questions regarding HOW they intend to “service” my hangover ….

    Dec 31, 2007 at 11:17 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      Too bad Word doesn’t automatically include a spellchecker, too. Oh, wait…. hmm….

      Dec 31, 2007 at 11:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Southern Girl bang

    We would like to apologize in advance if you come in on New Year’s Day and our breath smells like a brewery.

    Dec 31, 2007 at 12:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Canthz_B bang

    Does this mean that Mrs. Claus was home alone at the North Pole for three days?

    HAPPY NEW YEAR PANOPHILES :-D

    Dec 31, 2007 at 12:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   DonkeyCock

    That Beer was fucken delicious!

    Dec 31, 2007 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   WickedLady bang

      And once again it’s time for someone to wear the unitard. Way to go, DC. :P

      Dec 31, 2007 at 8:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   GhostWriter bang

    Santa does Christmas parties just like A. G. Edwards.
    The top 400 producers get a catered holiday extravaganza, and the thousands of other worker-bees get a tree ornament.

    Dec 31, 2007 at 2:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Space Monkey bang

    Hangovers and incontinence go hand in hand, no?

    Dec 31, 2007 at 5:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   park rose bang

      See note #3 ;-)
      I think inconvienance is a contrivance for incontinence.

      Dec 31, 2007 at 8:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   park rose bang

    Not that he is medieval, but then neither are the other guys. :-)
    Damn! What happened? That was meant to nest after WP’s #13. Damn new-fangled machines…

    Dec 31, 2007 at 8:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Robin

    Back story: Wilson’s is just a little cafe on Bondi Road, near Bondi Beach in Sydney. They even left a table with milk and cookies out for Santa!

    Jan 1, 2008 at 1:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   park rose bang

      Hey, Robin!
      Cheers for the info… that’s Santa taken care of, what did they leave for the 400 elves and the eight reindeer? :-)

      The milk didn’t curdle in the heat?

      You have a great blog, btw. Seems like an awesome trip.

      Jan 1, 2008 at 2:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Writerrejected bang

    It’s nice that Wilson’s is open on Jan 1. If I were an Aussie, I’d be so “happy” to get right over there for some greasy eggs, greasy home fries, and greasy coffee. I feel better just thinking about it.

    Jan 1, 2008 at 8:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   jason

    the quotation marks make this note.

    May 16, 2009 at 5:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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