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(News.com.au)   Violent drunks in Australia are being punished... with free food. That'll teach 'em   (news.com.au) divider line 41
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2009-07-08 08:30:27 AM
Australia. man, seriously what is your deal these days?
 
2009-07-08 08:34:30 AM
.au .my .balls
 
2009-07-08 08:34:59 AM
LONG-TIME critics of the New South Wales Government's alcohol policies are finally praising new measures that force violent pubs and clubs to provide free food and booze-free periods.

Please. If it weren't for her periods, I wouldn't need the booze.
 
2009-07-08 08:35:56 AM
Fosters, Australian for free food.
 
2009-07-08 08:35:58 AM
RTFA and you'll see that it's actually quite a good idea.
 
2009-07-08 08:36:10 AM
NeoLuddite1: LONG-TIME critics of the New South Wales Government's alcohol policies are finally praising new measures that force violent pubs and clubs to provide free food and booze-free periods.

Please. If it weren't for her periods, I wouldn't need the booze.

Win, thread over.
 
2009-07-08 08:39:26 AM
Bomb Head Mohammed RTFA?! Blasphemer!
 
2009-07-08 08:40:03 AM
Alex Wodak, director of the Alcohol and Drug Service at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital

Vodak?
 
2009-07-08 08:40:32 AM

Violent drunks in Australia are being punished... with free food. That'll teach 'em


Oh no, the prophecy is being fulfilled!

"I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder"


AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

*runs away*
 
2009-07-08 08:44:38 AM
Great, just more ammo for when they get chitfaced and decide to poop in a hotel hallway.
 
2009-07-08 08:44:51 AM
Is it British food?
 
2009-07-08 08:48:05 AM
I didn't come here to RTFA, but to laugh at your posts and dirty bathroom humor.

Not leaving dissappointed...
 
2009-07-08 08:49:18 AM
I am an expert in this field and I can testify that this is an accurate description.
 
2009-07-08 08:58:55 AM
Violent drunks in Australia are being punished... with free food Tucker. That'll teach 'em.

/ftfy ...OY OY OY!!
 
2009-07-08 09:03:54 AM
lockheed1039: Violent drunks in Australia are being punished... with free food Tucker. That'll teach 'em.

/ftfy ...OY OY OY!!


Free Tucker?

www.shanghaiexpat.com

/link it like it's hot, baby!
 
2009-07-08 09:07:23 AM
When you get drunk, food sounds awesome (at least greasy food), then you drink and lose you buzz and remember why you shouldn't have ate. At least it's a good way to secretly sober people up....
 
2009-07-08 09:10:22 AM
god, i'm hungry when i get drunk. time to move to australia.
 
2009-07-08 09:22:04 AM
Is Subby trying to say that THIS isn't punishment???


epicurienne.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-07-08 09:23:22 AM
FTA: "I welcome the (new restrictions)," Dr Wodak said.


I wonder what his FARK user name is...
 
2009-07-08 09:25:25 AM
Where can I find this tasteless beer ad? And how have I never heard of it?
 
2009-07-08 09:27:08 AM
I don't understand why alcohol turns some people into violent assholes. When I get drunk, I smile, laugh, have a good time, and eventually fall asleep. I don't recall booze ever making me want to get in a fight with someone.
 
2009-07-08 09:29:24 AM
neilio42: Is it British food?

Yes. They make it in Britain and then fly it to Australia daily, air-dropping it to every single pub and club in the land.
 
2009-07-08 09:32:00 AM
cache.reelzchannel.com

Approves
 
2009-07-08 09:35:24 AM
Vash's Apprentice: Approves

Also, considering a Russell Crowe-free period.

/came for it
 
2009-07-08 09:38:41 AM
poisonedpawn78: Fosters, Australian for free food. cats piss.

FTFY
 
2009-07-08 09:38:59 AM
EZ Writer: Is Subby trying to say that THIS isn't punishment???

Dude, that's a national icon you're having a go at there. Watch yourself mister!

/shakes drunken fist
 
2009-07-08 09:39:07 AM
Your mom and me: When you get drunk, food sounds awesome (at least greasy food), then you drink and lose you buzz and remember why you shouldn't have ate. At least it's a good way to secretly sober people up....

Apparently, people such as Your mom and me prefer to just drink throughout the day to avoid the inevitable crash of sobriety.
 
2009-07-08 09:48:50 AM
Epsilon: I don't understand why alcohol turns some people into violent assholes. When I get drunk, I smile, laugh, have a good time, and eventually fall asleep. I don't recall booze ever making me want to get in a fight with someone.


People have a variety of reactions to intoxicants. Ric Romero has more at eleven.
 
2009-07-08 09:49:42 AM
snuff3r: EZ Writer: Is Subby trying to say that THIS isn't punishment???

Dude, that's a national icon you're having a go at there. Watch yourself mister!

/shakes drunken fist


Don't get me wrong... I loves me some Australia - kind of sad that I don't think I'll ever be coming back. I put it in my top 3 out of the 32 countries I've visited. But seriously... Vegemite is the most disgusting thing that I've ever put in my mouth. (And that's saying something)
 
2009-07-08 09:54:23 AM
Vegemite is made from beer byproducts.
 
2009-07-08 09:59:11 AM
Epsilon: I don't understand why alcohol turns some people into violent assholes. When I get drunk, I smile, laugh, have a good time, and eventually fall asleep. I don't recall booze ever making me want to get in a fight with someone.

It happens between the part when you have a good time and when you fall asleep. You don't remember it.
 
2009-07-08 10:12:45 AM
"Pubs and clubs with 19 or more assaults a year will have to offer free water and food for 10 minutes every hour after midnight and stop serving alcohol 30 minutes before closing. Doors will be locked to new customers at 2am."

Soo, let me get this straight. The drunks will have to stop drinking 1/2 before closing (although from this statement the bars there do not close at 2AM like here) & for 10 mins every hours they are offering free food???? Because you know that has worked SOOO well here in the states, we 'never' have bar fights here (sarcasm.. anyone)!!!! We call that 'Happy-Hour' boys and girls.
 
2009-07-08 10:15:23 AM
Meat pie floaters?

/Rincewind unavailable for comment.
 
2009-07-08 10:16:40 AM
All I need is a litte fuel, that's all I need to be better.
 
2009-07-08 10:26:46 AM
Liberally1337: Your mom and me: When you get drunk, food sounds awesome (at least greasy food), then you drink and lose you buzz and remember why you shouldn't have ate. At least it's a good way to secretly sober people up....

Apparently, people such as Your mom and me prefer to just drink throughout the day to avoid the inevitable crash of sobriety.


I try to stay out of sobers way.
 
2009-07-08 11:09:36 AM
Lemme get this straight, the bad (12-18 assaults/yr) and worst (19+ assaults) venues have the same requirements except that the bad venues can accept new customers after 2 AM, but can't serve in glasses after midnight and have to take 10 min breaks per hour. How does that make sense?
 
2009-07-08 11:30:12 AM
Vash's Apprentice: Approves

great episode
 
2009-07-08 11:43:58 AM
ishus37: Where can I find this tasteless beer ad? And how have I never heard of it?

Tune in any N. American sporting event. They'll be plenty of ads for tasteless beer such as Coor's Light, Bud Light, Blue etc etc.
 
2009-07-08 12:36:52 PM
Epsilon: I don't understand why alcohol turns some people into violent assholes. When I get drunk, I smile, laugh, have a good time, and eventually fall asleep. I don't recall booze ever making me want to get in a fight with someone.

My former boss was a mean drunk. He was a dick when he was sober....but after a 12 pack he turned into a violent raging assbag. His assistant was almost as bad. Once got so violent at a bar in SF that we left him there. Missed his flight home the next day as he was locked up for fighting someone. :P

I think that alcohol magnifies your personality. If you're happy and easy going then when you're drunk you're the same. if you're a raging dickwad then you'll be even worse after a case.
 
2009-07-08 08:13:15 PM
poisonedpawn78: Fosters, Australian for free food.

Just in case no one has mentioned this yet, I have never known anyone inside of Australa to actually drinks Fosters.
 
2009-07-08 10:56:07 PM
SJKebab: poisonedpawn78: Fosters, Australian for free food. cats piss. Koala Piss
FTFY


FTFM.

QLD, AU, already has 3am 'Lock out' rules for all it's Clubs/Pubs (People cant enter a club/pub after 3am.) Either pick a place you want to stay, or change before 2:30am (in case there is a line or something.) QLD doesn't have any set close time though. I think having a close time, when everyone is kicked onto the streets at w/e time (3am?) would just cause heaps more trouble. Longer Taxi lines, longer lines at the Kebab shop, more people on the sidewalk bumping into each other... thats asking for trouble.

It would rock if they brought in free food. Just know that you have to buy your Drinks outside the 10min window (which isn't hard...) Some places already sell Beer in plastic cups after Mass sporting events (Like the Chalk Hotel after an AFL game) to save on broken glass/potential dangers.
 
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