If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(LA Weekly)   Australian emigre reviews "Outback Steakhouse", angered over "Shrimp On The Barbie" cracks from the 80's, but then she boomerangs   ( laweekly.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Outback Steakhouse, Australian Outback, Australians, cheese fries, Crocodile Dundee, The Cure, shrimps, indigenous populations  
•       •       •

8892 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jun 2013 at 7:30 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2013-06-26 08:09:21 AM  
2 votes:
FTFA:many Australians are quite cheerful about their status as the funny drunk uncle of the world

There are worse reputations to have....like here, where to most of the world we're known as the wife beating drunk father with a belt.

2013-06-26 10:34:50 AM  
1 vote:

rnatalie: "Shrimp on the Barbie" was not an invention of Outback.    She should blame her own farking country's tourism propaganda.   The phrase came from a Paul Hogan led commercial for Australian tourism which ended with him holding a lobster and offering to "Put another shrimp on the barbie for you."

It wasn't a lobster, you silly twat, it was a large prawn. It was called a "shrimp" because apparently Americans were considered too stupid at the time to accept the possibility that there might be another word out there for this particular type of crustacean.

That you don't know that everyone else knows about the Paul Hogan commercials just goes to show that the ad people thinking Americans were retarded were perhaps correct.
2013-06-26 08:39:37 AM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: My favorite restaurants never get more than 3.

Why don't you just make 3 the top rating?
2013-06-26 08:03:34 AM  
1 vote:
Sweet, sweet, girl - American chain restaurants are not about finding authenticity, they're about finding a marketing hook. Do you think that the Olive Garden is authentic Italian food, or Bugaboo Creek is authentic Canadian food? (I don't even know what that means, btw), or that P.F. Chang's is authentic Chinese food? or Chevy's is authentic Mexican food? This is all just marketing spin, honey. If you think any differently, you're completely delusional.
2013-06-26 07:55:45 AM  
1 vote:
As someone who spends many nights in business hotels on the edge of suburban tech parks, I don't mind Outback at all and I'm not a chain person.  They make steaks and potatoes.  You can't mess those up (to a point).  Sometimes you get off the plane and all you can think is "where is the hotel and where can we eat."  Outback is a welcome sight in that situation.

/not the best endorsement i realize
2013-06-26 07:52:58 AM  
1 vote:
mw2.google.comView Full Size

How's the serenity? Tell 'em they're dreamin'.

2013-06-26 07:51:42 AM  
1 vote:

hasty ambush: Besha Rodell, the critic, sounds gay judging by the high pitched sniveling in the article. Who in the heck goes to Outback and counts calories?

Besha Rodell sounds like a heterosexual female based on this profile of her on another site and that she specifically mentions sitting with her "American husband" in the article.
2013-06-26 07:48:41 AM  
1 vote:
Oh, and very importantly while we're on this subject: Fosters is not an Australian Beer in any sense of the word. It's not made in Australia, it's not owned by Australians, it's not drunk by Australians, and it tastes like cat piss.

Just FYI.
2013-06-26 07:37:52 AM  
1 vote:
Go back to Hitler's homeland if you don't like Bloomin' Onions. Nobody invited you anyway.
2013-06-26 07:11:35 AM  
1 vote:
1) Does anyone actually think Outback Steakhouse is Australian cuisine?

2) Is Australian cuisine substantially different than UK cuisine?
Displayed 10 of 10 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.