The Good Samaritan

September 17th, 2009 · 205 comments

Julia in Australia attended a New Year’s Eve party in an affluent neighborhood. The next morning, after she came to, she realized her digital camera was missing. when she back to search for it, she found this sign posted up all around the local park.

funny note from neighbor to drunk girl

related: oh, the rancher and the mcmansioner should be friends

extra credit: i’ll say sorry, but i’m not taking off my glasses [youtube]

FILED UNDER: actually totally reasonable · Australia · drizzunk · neighbors · noise · p.s. · the po-po


205 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Canthz_B bang

    I can put up with the broken glass and bottle throwing, but what kind of an anti-social, drunken misfit would break the bubbler?

    Lawrence Welk wept somewhere that New Year’s Eve.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:32 pm   rating: 51  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Melodie

      Damn you! He was three days from retirement!

      Sep 17, 2009 at 9:39 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   anglophile bang

    They say bubbler in Australia? Why didn’t park rose ever tell me that?

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Canthz_B bang

      Around here we just say “sloppy seconds”.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 9:52 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   park rose

      I think it must be something they say in effluent affluent neighbourhoods. Stirs dim memories, but not part of my vocabulary… Might be an east coast thing??

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   becstar

      well, given the absolute majority of australians live on the east coast, bubbler it is! we definitely call them bubblers in melbourne.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   park rose

      Damned by being part of a vociferous minority yet again. Wouldn’t an absolute majority be 100% ? No. Google skills tell me it only has to mean more than half. That’s fair. I’m still not going to claim to be part of the absolute minority, though.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   K

      Water fountains were always called bubblers at school, but then it fits the mentality of primary schools. Didn’t realise it was an Aussie thing though.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 11:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   bokky bang

      My suspicions are like those of Park Rose: East Coast. In SA we never say bubblers. We say water fountains. I think bubbler must be some sort of (pearl clutch) Dirty Convict Talk.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:31 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   Wade bang

      Trying to be part of the Absolut majority is what got Julia into this mess in the first place.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:13 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   park rose bang

      Wade,
      Resolutely absssholutely! *hic*
      Redoubtably undoubtedly.
      Wubblebly bubblebly.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:26 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   unholyghost2003 bang

      WOW I never thought that Wisconsin and Australia would have such an odd phrase in common. bokky I resent that “Dirty Convict Talk” blather! ;)

      Sep 18, 2009 at 7:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   TheOldSchool

      This morning, I woke up feeling bubbly, but she was tired, so I let her sleep in.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 11:11 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   MAMARILLA2 bang

      padump bump.crash.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 11:20 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   neverfirst

      We say ‘bubbler’ in Boston as well. Actually, we say ‘bubblah’.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.13   park rose

      So do we (in pronunciation. I don’t use the word).
      See comment 13.2.
      Only thing is, that pronunciation would be nation-wide and can be rough as guts. Just as J.J. transposes it.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 6:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.14   Wade bang

      Wisconsin, New England, Oregon, Eastern Australia

      Kohler certainly had an interesting market plan for its product.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 9:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.15   Tía Hillary

      We only say “bubbler” when referring to the Benson Bubblers downtown. The rest of the time they’re just plain ol’ drinking fountains or water fountains. but the Benson Bubblers are free (and pretty!)

      Sep 20, 2009 at 2:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.16   Car RamRod

      When I hear bubbler, the first thing that comes to mind is a weed-smoking apparatus. In fact, until I read this thread I had no idea the sign was referring to something else.

      Sep 20, 2009 at 11:32 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.17   Sunrain

      Nope, it’s not just an east coast thing. It’s bubblers over west as well.

      Oct 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.18   park rose bang

      Sunrain, from your other comments, I think you’re an Aussie. Me too. I’m from the west and have never called it a bubbler in my life, nor have I heard it referred to as a bubbler. That’s not to say that people don’t. Maybe it’s generational, maybe it’s not an everyday topic…

      Oct 17, 2009 at 9:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   famous_lizzy

    Is it just me, or is this actually a good idea?
    No one needs more pictures of their friends falling over things and throwing up at a park. And if people insist on taking these pictures they should be posted for all to see. . . . oh wait, that’s why we have Facebook.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:39 pm   rating: 76  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   f.crustacea

      yeah, i hate to say it…but “julia in australia” kinda deserved this. Maybe next time they should consider taking the party indoors

      Sep 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm   rating: 68  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Jess

      I agree!

      Sep 18, 2009 at 6:36 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Betch

    That bubbler was fucking delicious.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:42 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    If the bubbler dispensed bubbly, it probably would have survived unscathed.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:42 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Cookie

    I have to say… I think I side with the passive aggressive person in this situation.

    People have lost jobs, relationships, and TONS of dignity over drunken photos.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:43 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Betch

      Not to mention the fact that they destroyed public property and most likely annoyed the shit out of everyone within earshot. I mean, I’m all for partying on New Year’s, but it’s possible to have a good time without trashing the neighborhood.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm   rating: 66  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Will

      God, I weep for the future. It is most certainly NOT possible to have a great New Year’s without trashing the neighborhood…

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:42 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Gandalf

      I thought that was the definition of a good time. That and who gets tied up…

      Sep 18, 2009 at 10:23 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   MAMARILLA2 bang

    I think this is brilliant… Odds are that she will never again get that loaded in public, or she will leave her camera at home.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:44 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   park rose

      Or unloaded.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:40 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Meesh

      Are you kidding? This kid is a local celebrity now. She will always have her camera from now on, and she’ll probably do stupider stuff. You’ve heard of Jackass, right?

      Sep 18, 2009 at 8:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   JetJackson

      Yeah, she will become the next Cory Worthington…

      Sep 18, 2009 at 8:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   H2Ik

      You are right Meesh. That young people don’t have the good sense to NOT document their idiocy is disconcerting. What happened to learning not to get caught?

      Sep 18, 2009 at 10:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   Canaduck

      I agree. If the note-writer had taken the camera rather than turning it in to the police, I’d say that he or she was a jerk. As it is, though, I really sympathize with him/her and think it was pretty good idea, heh.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    I don’t think they meant to break the bubbler. They were just adjusting the mechanism.

    Don Ho kept yelling, “No! I want tiny bubbles!” at them.
    It’s understandable. They were drunk as hell, and he thought they were his band.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Delurker

    I adore the person who posted this note. Maybe it’s the teacher in me who loves to point out natural consequences to my students. You come to class unprepared, you have to figure out a way to solve that problem. You don’t have any passes left, you just have to hold it. You get falling down drunk, take stupid evidentiary pictures of it and lose your camera, you have to go to the police to claim it. . .and they know what you did!

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm   rating: 84  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   park rose

      What’s the natural consequence of someone being unable to hold it, though?

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:42 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   TP

      I’m rather enchanted with the note-writer myself. I think the pictures posted at the bottom was the coup de grace for me.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:55 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Wade bang

      Displaying someone else’s drunken photos publicly is like 21st Century stocks.

      Displaying your own drunken photos publicly is called Facebook.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:16 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   evilgenius bang

      i know right? i love the fact that the note writer made sure to waste ink by printing some of the pictures to prove their point.

      simply amazing.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Soy

    I’d just buy a new camera.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:49 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   TheOldSchool

      Yeah, soy. As if cameras are actually things you can just walk into a store and buy.

      “Hey, I think I’ll go to a camera store and buy a camera.”

      What planet are you living on?

      Sep 19, 2009 at 12:14 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   neekan

      But… that’s how I bought MY camera. What, do you have to get a license now, or something?

      Sep 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Kelly

    As someone who just moved out of a college town, those pictures make a wave of intense hatred rise up within me, choking me with bile.

    Team Shut the Hell Up and Get Off My Lawn!

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:52 pm   rating: 77  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Geek Goddess

      (damn squirrels!)

      Sep 17, 2009 at 11:00 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   TheOldSchool

      Fact: Flies defecate once every four minutes.

      Fact: Whenever you cough, the odds are high that inhaled fly poop is tickling your cough muscle.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 11:17 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Kelly

      Inhaled fly poop is a delicacy where I’m from.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Bunnee

      Kelly, maybe it’s the inhaled fly poop that’s choking you with bile.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 4:20 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    Did you ever notice that you can actually get a scent from some pictures?
    These smell like stale beer and wine, and fresh vomit.
    I’ve never been so in love with the Pacific Ocean.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Kelly

      I’m also detecting notes of Axe and old tuna.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Silence bang

      You don’t get the light touch of cottage cheese? It’s faint, but it’s there…in the back of the palette.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 3:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Canthz_B bang

      Nope. Not gonna say it.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 3:59 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   um.

    bubbler = water fountain.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Canthz_B bang

      Yes, but that’s not as funny as a bubble making machine, now is it?
      Well, unless it’s said with a lovely down under accent!

      See comment #5. ;-)

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   JetJackson

      You mean… It’s a farken Bahblaaah mate!!

      Yeah, we have a lovely accent indeed ;)

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:38 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Canthz_B bang

      Isn’t that what I said, JJ?
      The funny thing about accents is that everyone else has one, but never us. It’s always the other guy! :lol:

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Em

    So wait…the person who sent in this photo is the person who lost said camera? That takes some serious cajones. I’d say congrats…but you did break a bubbler. And we here in Wisconsin don’t appreciate that kind o’ behavior.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:05 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   park rose

      Yes, I’d say that Julia is self-piss-taking.

      Take that any way you will or want ;)

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:49 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Geek Goddess

      So can we assume that she actually went to the police, retrieved the camera, went back and took a picture of the sign, and then forwarded the whole shebang here? To the other side of the world? That is really taking PANs seriously. Seriously.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 11:02 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   anglophile bang

      She deserves a trophy for Special Services to the PAN community.

      I wonder if she assumed we’d all be on her side and revile the note-writer.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:29 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   park rose bang

      No. I think she’s a good sport. I picture her the day after shaking her very sore hangdog hungover head, muttering to herself ‘geez, what a moron’ and taking pictures of the signs in good self-deprecating humour.
      Of course, as it was her camera, she probably doesn’t appear in too many of those shots. Perhaps.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:33 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   orinoco womble

      Yeah except that “cajones” means “drawers”, honey–as in chest of drawers. Dresser, to some. Chiffonier, to others. But definitely not cojones. Nunca.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 3:27 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Spanish with a Wisconsin accent…that could be amusing . Continue.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 8:39 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.7   anglophile bang

      Hola. ¿Queso paso?

      Sep 19, 2009 at 8:55 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.8   lauren

      I want to know how she took the picture without her camera…

      Sep 20, 2009 at 11:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Drita

    Blimey, what’s with the unnecessary use of Comic Sans. Its not a joke people. BAN COMIC SANS.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:05 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   TheOldSchool

      Drita, WTF are you saying?

      Sans is the funniest comedian in the history of Balmoral Beach.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 11:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   evilgenius bang

      comics sans is the official font for passive aggressive notes. makes it much more aggressive.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 4:05 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   GK bang

      Guys! Come quick!

      Sep 21, 2009 at 7:50 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   leftfoot

    Um… is the girl in the picture on the right masturbating or peeing?

    Either way, there was some pervert lurking in the bushes that had the time of their life.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   aaa bang

      What, you can’t do both at once? Oops…

      Sep 18, 2009 at 9:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Bob Loblaw

    before i gave it back i’d taken some pics of my bunger and balls just for a fucking laugh

    then i’d hand it to the coppers

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Kelly

      Just as long as no one mistook them for pictures of the Iraqi countryside, right?

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Canthz_B bang

      If your bunger gets a fucking laugh, you have bigger other issues.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:43 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   MAMARILLA2 bang

    What is the penalty for public drunkeness in Australia? How about public stupidity?

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   JetJackson

      Depends on how stupid and how drunk the arresting officer is…

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:41 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   aus

      There’s a penalty?!

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Bibliobabe

    A bubbler is a water fountain. Frankly, I like what the finder did. Stupid is as stupid does, and should be treated as such.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Canthz_B bang

      What do the humorless do?
      Do you really think we don’t Google before we comment?

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:20 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Honey, have you seen my “Captain Obvious” super suit?

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Canthz_B bang

      She’s Super Soaking in it.

      A Super Soaker is a water gun.
      (This in the interest of factuality, in that one cannot actually soak oneself in a Super Soaker)

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:31 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Geek Goddess

      Evidence suggests that many of the commenters on this site don’t do anything before they comment. Except hit submit.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 11:04 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   Canthz_B bang

      LOL, GG!! They are fair game!

      Just to be clear to the more serious-minded…that was a joke:

      * Function: noun
      * Etymology: Latin jocus; perhaps akin to Old High German gehan to say, Sanskrit yācati he asks
      * Date: 1670

      1 a : something said or done to provoke laughter; especially : a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist b (1) : the humorous or ridiculous element in something (2) : an instance of jesting

      Sep 17, 2009 at 11:19 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   Bubblah

      I figured bubbler was, you know, a water pipe..

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   RP

      I know for a fact that people don’t Google before they comment.

      They also don’t read the fucking article, previous comments, or click on ‘More Info’.

      Sep 22, 2009 at 10:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Melissa

    I love to think of this person spending their entire morning New Year’s Day making this poster, pasting the photos in, printing copies, stapling them up all over the park, AND going to the police station.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      They kept a copy of the photos for future use as blackmail leverage.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:19 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   KatieMB

      I was thinking about this, too: that while I love the note posted, I’m pretty amazed they went through all that effort. My guess is that was one helluva party in the park…

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   Bunnee

      Yes, the poster maker sounds like he is about as much fun as a turd in a bubbler….

      Sep 18, 2009 at 4:26 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   IrishGuilt bang

      that is certainly incredibly lame. maybe if the poster maker had used up some of what may be a finite pool of new year’s party energy the guys in the park wouldn’t have had to party so hard.
      instead of spending new year’s alone, caressing his/her poster-making equipment in anticipation of the next campaign….why does this person have colour A0 home-printing facilities?? either that or also spent part of the morning hunting down a print shop that was open and could do 1 or 2 hour service on new year’s day. now that’s what i call a sad bastard.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 3:48 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Alex

    Yeah….toooootally deserved.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:46 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Jocasta

    Woah. I didn’t know they called them bubblers anywhere but Milwaukee. That makes me happy.

    (The rest makes me go ‘meh’).

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   TP

      They do it in Massachusetts, too. In fact, most of New England uses the term “bubblers”. Aren’t we wicked pissah?

      Sep 17, 2009 at 10:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Sheeoot, the only time any one in AR. calls em bubblers is when sum drunk kid throws a box of Tide in one.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 11:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   LadyUranus

      @TP – I call shenanigans on that claim. Lived in CT, schooled in Boston, and never heard the term “bubbler” until today.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 12:12 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   Canthz_B bang

      Well Lady, there’s CT and Boston, then there’s New England…

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:30 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.5   Faia

      I’m from VT, lived here, and in Boston and have never heard of a “bubbler” unless referring to a water pipe until today. What part of Boston you from that you’ve heard bubbler before?

      BTW I’m in love with that sign. No stupid clip arts, no motherly like scoldings, and the ps is priceless.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.6   Canthz_B bang

      I’m sorry, Faia. I’ve read this mini-thread (#22) time and again and can’t find where anyone said they lived in Boston and heard “bubbler” used in that city.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 3:01 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.7   May

      I’m from New Hampshire and people up here use it ALL the time. So maybe it’s just a northern New England thing?

      Sep 21, 2009 at 6:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   meh

    Calling someone “drunk” and “stupid” is just aggressive… and deserved, from the sound of things. If Julia submitted this in a “mea culpa” mood, then good on her. If she submitted it to whine about being “passive aggressively” told off, FAIL.

    “I love to think of this person spending their entire morning New Year’s Day making this poster”

    So do I. The finder probably laughed their ass off looking at the photos, and then it probably took 10 minutes to do the poster and put it up and another 10 to drive the camera to the cops. It’s amazing how much you can get done in no time when you’re not hungover and embarrassed from acting like a drunken asshole the night before.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 11:05 pm   rating: 50  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   anglophile bang

      It’s amazing how much you can get done in no time when you’re not hungover and embarrassed from acting like a drunken asshole the night before.

      I’d say Julia has about 4 1/2 more years of making an ass of herself before she realizes this.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:35 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   The Real Meh, The Great Meh, The Blue Meh

      As someone who is hungover today and was a drunken asshole last night, I am offended. Looks to me like everyone with the uppity attitude on this site either forgot was it was like to be young or were never invited to these kinds of social engagements by their peers. This all reeks of crotchety jealousy.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 12:07 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.3   Canaduck

      You’re kidding, Meh, right? Unless by “jealousy” you mean “jealousy that we don’t have to be obnoxiously loud and ridiculous in public because our friends live indoors and we can go there instead.”

      Speaking as someone who is hungover sometimes and drunk more often than that, I’m pretty sure that annoying the fuck out of your neighbors–and destroying public property–isn’t a necessary part of being young.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 12:42 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      I lived in BFE Wisconsin and Michigan when I was young we did our drunken assholery out in the woods where no one can hear you scream could hear us

      Sep 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.5   The Real Meh, The Great Meh, The Blue Meh

      Yes canaduck, I am entirely certain that the neighborhood watch representative didn’t exaggerate in the slightest. I mean, someone who would go through the trouble to look through someone else’s pictures, upload them onto their computer, use the photos to make a sign, post the signs all over the park, and then take the camera to the police station wouldn’t possibly aggrandize the mischief that a few kids partook in, so her righteous cause would seem that much more just.
      I’m even more certain that they threw a giant rager in the middle of a public park, and the police weren’t involved the night before for some reason (probably too busy not looking for minor drinking on New Year’s Eve). Yeah, and I’m sure they intentionally trashed a public water fountain just for the sake of trashing it. It couldn’t have possibly been an accident or have been broken prior to them even being there. Those malicious little buggers, they are always leaving a wake of destruction in the path their fun leads them. Hopefully they steer clear of your lawn.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 12:24 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.6   Canthz_B bang

      Real meh, I take exception to your premise.
      I remember quite well what it’s like to be “young”, I still feel like I am. You probably will as well when you reach my age.
      Drunken parties? Been there, done that.
      Destruction of property and excusing it because “I was partying”? NEVER
      Having fun is fun, having fun at the expense of others is assholery.

      Youth is not an excuse. Nor is drunkenness.

      Sorry to preach.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 3:41 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.7   mamason bang

      I just liked the phrase, ” reeks of crotchety jealousy.”

      Sep 19, 2009 at 9:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.8   TheOldSchool

      It does sound better than the more traditional: “jealous of reeking crotches.”

      Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.9   GK bang

      Wow, Fake Meh. Kind of a pompous asshole when you’re hung over, yeah? :-D I mean, more than usual.

      Sep 21, 2009 at 7:56 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Clarissa

    Why does it have to be purple?

    Sep 17, 2009 at 11:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   TheOldSchool

      because it’s so happy to see you.

      Sep 20, 2009 at 12:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Clarissa

    Drunk photo-taking is the new drunk dialing?

    Sep 17, 2009 at 11:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   TheOldSchool

      Aren’t you glad you use Dial cameras? Don’t you wish everybody did?

      Sep 20, 2009 at 12:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   JetJackson

    It was New Years eve not Sunday night… give the kids a break anyway.

    Getting drunk in the park, shagging in the public toilets and frying your own vomit on the free electric barbeques is all a part of the Australian socialisation process… if you have not done this by age 14 you risk being left behind.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 11:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   DexX

    I usually just self-translate when speaking to non-Australians, seamlessly substituting their vocab for my own. Doesn’t work when their vocab is weird though…

    For instance, Kiwis call Shopping trolleys/carts “trundlers”. I stared blankly when told that.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 11:35 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   JetJackson

      From the Kiwi sitting in the office cube next to me.

      “Never heard of it. Maybe some toothless people from the south island call it that”

      at least that’s what he meant.. it sounded more like

      “Niva herd ev et. Meybe sum tuthluss peeple frum thu suth islend cawl ut thet.”

      Sep 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Canthz_B bang

      Trolleys/carts/trundlers. At least one can make the mental leap with those.
      WTF is up with “truck” to “lorry”?! :lol:

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   tekfae

      And the blessed kiwis also call flip flops (or thongs to us aussies) jandles.. Not quite a sandal not quite a ….???

      Sep 18, 2009 at 2:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   The Real Meh, The Great Meh, The Blue Meh

      Every kiwi I’ve met have called them thongs. As in “where are my bloody thongs”. That has an entirely different meaning in the States.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   JetJackson

      Yeah… I call them thongs… it was interesting when I moved to Ireland for a few years. I was on a bus telling my new flatmate all about how I was getting funny looks from people when I wore my thongs to the shop. Everyone in the bus reacted (I am quite loud when I storytell). Apparently in Dublin it’s not ok to wear flip flops anywhere but the beach.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 3:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   mamason bang

      “bloody thongs” 8-O

      Sep 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.7   Tia_Hillary bang

      I call them “thongs” mainly because it freaks my students out (5th graders.) I grew up in So Cal and called them by a very unPC name in the 70s.

      Sep 20, 2009 at 2:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.8   JetJackson

      Bloody – adjective with similar versatility to f@ck.

      Sep 20, 2009 at 6:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Halley

    my question is:

    HOW DID SHE TAKE THE PHOTO IF SHE DIDN’T HAVE HER CAMERA!?

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:50 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   KB

      Maybe she used the camera on her mobile phone

      Sep 18, 2009 at 3:58 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe she lost it after she took the pictures, screwed every man within shouting distance and passed out like a drunken slut.
      Poor dear will never even remember just how many bottles she threw that night…but she’ll always have her child to remind her of that special night.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 3:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   aus

    ah, the australian joys of revling with alcohol, noise and broken bottles on new years. Can’t say I’ve broken a bubbler yet, but our mailbox was once a casualty

    the girls got big balls to post this though!

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Esz

    What brilliant Aussie humour! Love it. I would say that Julia DID have the balls to pick up her camera – just so she could take this photo as evidence. Nothing is more Australian than having a laugh at your own stupid antics.

    As for bubbler – well I grew up on the West coast and had to think a bit about that one (even though I live in Melbourne now)…

    Sep 18, 2009 at 3:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Tess

    Yeah, Julie deserved this. Making a racket and destroying/damaging public property and taking photos of yourselves doing = stupid and douchebaggy.

    And there isn’t anything passive about the note.

    I would have printed larger photos and put them up all over town.

    Sep 18, 2009 at 4:17 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Geez Louise

      Definitely. Instead of explicitly saying, “Go get your camera at the police station,” from the get-go, the note-writer should have first posted the photos all over with, “Recognize anyone you know?” as captions, then posted instructions on getting the camera back about a week later.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 5:40 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.2   Clarissa

      I guess the real passive aggressive thing about this post is the fact that Julia herself submitted it.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 6:55 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Lid-ea

    when i first read this i thought, ” oh no! why did they break the bubbler” you see here in California a bubbler is a water pipe. and that’s just sad when a piece gets drunkenly broken.

    Sep 18, 2009 at 4:20 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   Chandie

      Threw me off, too. If someone’s got a bubbler, why aren’t they at the party? :)

      Sep 18, 2009 at 8:23 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   Geek Goddess

      I have water pipes in my house, but you would have to break through the walls to get to them before you could break . . . oh, wait, you meant the other water pipe?

      Sep 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.3   mamason bang

      Curses M’rilla and uhg! Curses, I say! :evil:

      Sep 19, 2009 at 9:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Geez Louise

    What happens in the park on New Year’s stays in the park on New Year’s…unless you leave behind hard evidence of what happened in the park on New Year’s; then you’re screwed.

    Sep 18, 2009 at 5:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Jess

    Is “attended a new year’s eve party in an affluent neighborhood” a euphemism for “got sloppy drunk in a public park” now?
    I kinda feel bad they had nowhere better to go but damn. Were they also 15 at the time?

    Sep 18, 2009 at 6:41 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Clarissa

      Were they also 15 at the time?

      Sounds about right…

      Sep 18, 2009 at 7:01 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   blue eyes

      I was thinking the same thing. What losers go to a park on New Year’s to get drunk? I thought only homeless people do shit like that.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 7:41 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.3   KC

      Most likely they could see the fireworks on Sydney harbour from that park, and on New Year’s in Aus it’s damned hot – no time for inside shenanigans

      Sep 18, 2009 at 9:13 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.4   Bcteagirl

      I only wish I could give you more than one thumbs up for that comment Jess ! Amazing how ‘classy’ they can make getting blasted on a kiddy playground sound when they put their mind to it ;)

      Sep 18, 2009 at 11:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.5   Sunrain

      Knowing australian teenagers, they probably do this every second weekend. Nothing special. Who needs a roof when you have 40 degrees C?

      Oct 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   Brad F.

    I applaud this guy’s efforts. It’s one thing to party. It’s quite another to party and then leave your mess behind you.

    By the way, doesn’t it look like the chick in the photo all the way to the right is squatting to piss?

    Sep 18, 2009 at 6:48 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   unholyghost2003 bang

    The real passive aggression here isn’t aimed at Julia. You know there had to be at least one drunken photo with her face mashed up cheek to cheek with a friend, holding the camera out. One photo that was clearly of the camera owner. The sign poster (who I LOVE BTW) chose group shots for a reason. The odds of a group of young people all heading out to a New Year’s Eve party in a park in a neighborhood that none of them live in isn’t good. Someone in those pictures lives there probably more than one of them live there and now the whole neighborhood knows it was their party that trashed the park. Unless the resident party goers have giant brass balls, now they have to move.

    Sep 18, 2009 at 8:12 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   masterE

    I’m from Wisconsin, and I grew up calling water fountains bubblers. I learned in Intro. to Business class in high school that this term originated from the name of the company that made them.

    Sep 18, 2009 at 8:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Denice

    wtf is a bubbler?
    and what did she take the picture with if her camera was all at the police station and stuff?

    Sep 18, 2009 at 8:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      THANK GOD! reading any of the preceeding 90 comments or even the comments in Stirring Up Trouble has been known to cause retinal bleeding! Best to just assume that no one else has posed or answered any similar questions and rest assured that your thoughts are unique.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 9:02 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   park rose bang

      I thought you said your snark had died. :lol:

      Sep 18, 2009 at 9:13 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.3   aaa bang

      I’m going to assume your comment is being facetious, Denice, because to think otherwise would make my brain explode.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 9:29 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.4   se

      mmmmm, brains

      Sep 18, 2009 at 10:54 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.5   aaa bang

      The explosion gives them a nice smoky flavor.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 11:54 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.6   Canthz_B bang

      OMG!! REALLY?!
      THIS CAN’T BE TRUE!
      A CHILD WAS LEFT BEHIND!!!

      Sep 19, 2009 at 3:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   The Real Meh, The Great Meh, The Blue Meh

    No, seriously, what’s a bubbler?

    Sep 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      A fart in a bathtub?

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.2   Mark bang

      No, that’s a Jacuzzi.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 1:25 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.3   Bunnee

      A dead fish trapped in the bottom of the bowl?

      Sep 18, 2009 at 4:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.4   Canthz_B bang

      An overdosed junkie?

      Sep 19, 2009 at 3:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #39.5   octavius

      My brother and his friends, aged twelve, made a huge list of fart categories. One of them was “bubblers”. There were many others, including “dry raspers”, “wet eggies”, and so on ad (literally) nauseam.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 12:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #40   jim

    I watched the youTube video about Cory, and I have to say that even though the kid is an ass, that reporter was a stupid ho. She’s not his mom, so why the FUCK does she think she has the right to tell him to take off his sunglasses?

    Good for Cory for sticking it to her.
    I’d have said “I’ll take off my sunglasses if you take of your shirt. Uppity bitch.”

    Sep 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   JetJackson

      Yeah, that’s probably Today Tonight… cutting edge Australian journalism… a nightly current affairs program dealing with the important issues… or rehashing the same issues over and over again which pretty much are shonky builders, diet fads, muslims, recession. But I think the halarious thing is that without fail they somehow get boobs into every program whether it’s a story on breast augmentation, the latest swimwear for summer, the latest push up bra, if you can find a way to get a boob shot into the story it will get on the telly.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 3:36 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.2   bokky bang

      Hey JJ, nice summary: only you forgot neighbours/tenants from hell, thinly disguised advertorials, workcover rorts, conmen, and battling pensioners. Oh and brave sick kiddies.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Act

    This may be my favorite note-writer ever. This person is my hero.

    Sep 18, 2009 at 2:22 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   GhostWriter bang

    The intro, from what I can remember, goes:

    ♪ Doodle – latta, Doodle – latta, Doot- Doot Da Doodle-latta,
    Doodle – latta, Doodle – latta, Doot- Doot Da Doodle-latta….♫

    check it out for yourselves…

    The girl name a’ Julia, played such a fool
    And ran to the police station
    But the neighborhood lout had a little more clout
    And he started his investigation

    The evidence he saw,
    She stored it the card
    The evidence he saw,
    She stored it the card

    The bubbler broke down, rubbish all on the ground,
    By the time the clock struck eleven
    They were drunk and noisy, talked like they from Joizey
    Oughtta rat ‘em out to Officer Mosman

    Well, I’m ornery
    I don’t know where my camera is…
    I’m ornery
    Stay drunk all the time
    Buddies just don’t care
    Look! There’s Rosie- with a can of Corona!
    That’s you, me and Julia
    Drunk in Australia
    That’s you, me and Julia
    Drunk in Australia
    Me and Julia drunk in Australia

    I broke a couple of bottles, didn’t cause much trouble
    A little less than we done last week
    But when the memory card
    Showed ‘em how we partied
    We was all on the a sign in the street

    Well, I’m ornery
    I don’t know where my camera is…
    I’m ornery
    Stay drunk all the time
    Buddies just don’t care
    Look! There’s Rosie- with a can of Corona
    That’s you, me and Julia
    Drunk in Australia
    That’s you, me and Julia
    Drunk in Australia
    Me and Julia drunk in Australia

    Sep 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Jon

    So wait…
    If Julia in Australia sent this picture in, does that mean she got her camera back? I’d love to hear that story.

    Sep 18, 2009 at 4:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   bokky bang

    You know, something has been bothering me: exactly how did that bubbler/water fountain/bubblah get broken? I mean, what were they *doing*? Instinctively I avoid drinking from these public water-dispensing contraptions unless desperate. I suspect this sort of thing may be why. Also I want to know if it was coated in pink lipstick as well as broken.

    Sep 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #44.1   Frond

      That wasn’t lipstick. :O

      Sep 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #44.2   mamason bang

      I believe it was the residue left by someone’s bloody thong because, man, did it reek of crotchety jealousy!

      Sep 19, 2009 at 9:41 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #45   BlackMarketBeagle

    Team Julia- it’s New Year’s, FGS! Get over your rich ass selves!

    Sep 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #45.1   bokky bang

      Yeah but they BROKE THE BUBBLER. They Crossed A Line.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 7:01 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #45.2   Clarissa

      Yeah, there’s no forgiveness for those who break bubblers.

      Team bubbler.

      Sep 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #45.3   park rose bang

      Exactly. Ask not for whom the bubbler bubbles. It bubbles for thee. Surely?

      Long live the Proletariat!!!

      Sep 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #45.4   Canthz_B bang

      My ass self brays for release from time to time.
      That’s why I post here! ;-)

      Sep 19, 2009 at 3:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #45.5   aaa bang

      Yeah! Fuck rich people! They care way too much about their property getting damaged and vandalized! Let’s go break poor people’s shit! It doesn’t matter if we wreck up their shit, they’re poor and have no social/financial/legal clout! Whoooo! And it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day for fuck’s sake! We have every legitimate reason to be able to be a nuisance and cause property damage! Whoo! (Um, I mean, ARRRRR!)

      Sep 19, 2009 at 11:03 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #45.6   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Then pass that rum over here, savve?

      Sep 19, 2009 at 11:33 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #46   Mel K bang

    What if her camera was stolen or lost and picked up by drunken idiots?

    The neighbour just assumes that it was Julia causing a ruckus, but what if she was just a good kid from a good home caught up in a party attended by some gatecrashing idiots who steal cameras?
    I agree with Drita #15 to ban Comic Sans.
    Thanks to JJ for reminding me how boring life is without Cory Worthington.

    Sep 19, 2009 at 2:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #46.1   Canthz_B bang

      It depends on what the meaning of “If” is…

      Sep 19, 2009 at 2:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #46.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      For the definition of the word, we now call on our good friend and fellow Arkansan Bill…*mild applause*.

      Sep 19, 2009 at 8:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #47   Urispaz

    Team Note Leaver. Although I agree ‘it ain’t a party ’til something gets broke’ but that means your friends trashing your house (or the like.) Breaking other people’s things and leaving a serious mess (broken glass, summer, kids) for others to clean is the height of childishness. If you can drink like an adult, you can clean like an adult. I’ve come to think that it isn’t that they are selfish, it is that their minds simply lack any mechanism to realize that other people might actually matter too.

    Sep 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #47.1   mamason bang

      Oh, silly Uri! :lol: “Other people might actually matter too.” :lol: Oooh! :lol: That’s what I love about this site! Funny stuff! :lol: *wipes a tear*

      Sep 19, 2009 at 9:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #48   Aya

    Team note-leaver here. Drunk, sloppy dumbasses don’t belong in public. Won’t someone PLEASE think of the bubblers?

    Sep 20, 2009 at 11:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #48.1   Canthz_B bang

      Let’s not forget to think about the “childern”, where will they slake their thirst now?

      Sep 21, 2009 at 12:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #49   MariAnn

    I learned today what a bubbler was. I thank you, inconsiderate park slobs, for reminding me to look it up!

    Sep 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Benn

    Water fountains in South Australia…

    Sep 22, 2009 at 2:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   bobby

    How did she photograph this note? Are we to believe she left the flier posted while she went to get her camera? Shame has taught me to take that shit down as fast as possible.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 12:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Andi

    This has to be somewhere in Madison WI. In southeast WI we use the term bubller as apposed to water fountain.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 4:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   JBax

    …because nothing shows how pissed you are like a passive aggressive note written using Comic Sans font…

    Sep 22, 2009 at 5:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   eli

    Why are people assuming that the pictures of the sign are taken with the very same camera she left behind? Do phones not have cameras in the United States?

    Also, I’m totally on the note leaver’s side on this one.

    Sep 27, 2009 at 8:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   The real question

    Ah, but who’s fucking the sheep?

    The Aussies claim the Kiwis are fucking the sheep, the Kiwis claim the Limeys are fucking the sheep…

    Oct 1, 2009 at 6:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Bubbler

    hahahahaahhaah omfg bubbler people actually call a water fountian a bubbler holy shit ahahhaha

    Oct 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #56.1   anglophile bang

      What’s a water fountian?

      Oct 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.2   Bubbler

      Water Fountain
       –noun
      a drinking fountain, water cooler, or other apparatus supplying drinking water..Doesn’t really bubble therefore shouldn’t be called a ‘bubbler’. Just like soda shouldn’t be called pop because wtf is pop. I thought pop was a music genre.

      Oct 3, 2009 at 9:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.3   anglophile bang

      Well, there are a lot of words in the English language that don’t make sense. I personally think water fountian is one of them, since I never heard that before, but I’m not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, so maybe it’s just me.

      Oct 3, 2009 at 10:13 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I think that they call the music Pop, because it is Mostly water (common) with a lot of sugar and a little flavor..Easily liked by children.

      Oct 3, 2009 at 10:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.5   Geek Goddess

      Oops, sorry, Bubbler. I will stop using the word ‘Bubbler’ for water fountain, and the word ‘pop’ for soda. Any other words that I am using wrong? Please let me know, I wouldn’t want to look stupid or anything.

      ps. is it okay to call it a drinking fountain? Water fountain makes me think of ornamental ponds in public spaces.

      Oct 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #56.6   Wade bang

      The ‘bubbler’ was developed in 1888 by the then-small Kohler Water Works (now Kohler Company) in Kohler, Wisconsin, which was already well-known for its faucet production. While Harlan Huckleby is credited with the actual design, it was Kohler who patented it and trademarked the name. The original bubbler shot water one inch straight into the air, creating a bubbling texture, and the excess water ran back down over the sides of the nozzle. It was several years later before the bubbler adapted the arc projection, which allowed the drinker to partake more easily.

      Thank you Google, Wikipedia and teh Internets.

      Then again, Bubbler probably asks for a facial tissue, rather than a kleenex, because wtf? Kleenex?

      Oct 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #57   Geek Goddess

    Total gigglebrax fail. Although gigglebrax may be a forbidden word too. :(

    Oct 3, 2009 at 12:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   MAMARILLA2 bang

    When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.
    George Carlin

    Oct 3, 2009 at 3:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   Bubbler

    I was not trying to offend anyone.
    I just find it intriguing how accents differ throughout the United States. Im not used to hearing bubbler.. as you are not used to hearing water fountain. so im sure its as funny sounding to you as bubbler is to me. It’s amazing how many variables USA english has. Its always interesting to hear other accents. In this case I dont think anyone is wrong or right bubbler just makes me think of fizzy lifting drink or soda ahah or if you like pop. =]

    Oct 4, 2009 at 12:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #59.1   Wade bang

      USAmerican is a many faceted language, Bubbler. ;)

      The main contenders in the USA are drinking fountain and water fountain, not bubbler.

      FYI, the bubbler in question is in Australia, not USA. My guess is (as I alluded to much earlier in this old note ↑), that the bubbler was introduced in certain places and the brand name became the word associated with all drinking fountains – much like kleenex, band-aids, aspirin, dry ice, videotape, and zipper are trade names that have become generic.

      (oh, and if you click on the “reply to this comment” link you can gigglebrax your post to the comment you are answering. Makes it easier to follow who you are talking to)

      Oct 4, 2009 at 6:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #59.2   anglophile bang

      Speaking for myself, I wasn’t at all offended by your remarks, Bubbler, but I don’t think your original remark is at all as innocent as you are trying to portray it. The laughing incredulity you displayed at thinking someone might have a word for water fountain that you are not familiar with indicated to me that you were ridiculing and I thought I could tease you back a bit. Your complete lack of understanding that you were being tweaked for misspelling it, and your apparent surprise at being corrected leads me to think you are either very young, very new to the Internets or both. Usually one can’t hang out long on an international community online before one has the pop vs soda vs coke/buggy vs shopping cart/sub vs grinder vs hoagie vs hero/bubbler vs water fountain vs drinking fountain conversation.

      I totally agree with you about soda, though. But I’m Milwaukee born and bred and we speak funny here.

      Oct 4, 2009 at 7:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #60   Andi

    http://www.celebratewisconsin.com/DisplayDetail.aspx?which=139

    “It might be called a drinking fountain elsewhere, but if you’re looking for a cold drink of water in Milwaukee, you ask “Where’s the Bubbler?”"

    Oct 4, 2009 at 12:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Jocy

    :-O I used to live in Mosman!
    I live in Edinburgh, Scotland now so this v strange.
    I miss the word bubbler :-(

    Jan 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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