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The Goon Bag makes the Urban Dictionary

By johnboy - 19 December 2011 19

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Last week’s much missed intern Ruqi tipped me off that Garema Place’s home of cheap speed and cough medicine, the Goon Bag, has earned itself a listing in the Urban Dictionary:

“The Goon Bag” is a specific location in Garema Place, Civic, Canbera City, Australia. This is a common hang out for alternitive sub-cultures, such as goth, emo, indie, punks, etc.

The Goon Bag is a sculpture of a metal over-sized cushion, which is mounted on black marble ‘steps’ that rise about a meter off the ground.

The actual sculpture was named ‘the goon bag’ due to it’s metal cushion, that resembles the silver bag that cheep wine (also known as goon) comes in.

“i’ll see you at the goon bag today after school”

Now that’s public art making an impact!

What’s Your opinion?


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19 Responses to
The Goon Bag makes the Urban Dictionary
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fnaah 1:21 pm
19 Dec 11
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“earned”?

Isn’t urbandictionary a wiki, ie, anyone can contribute?

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Angelina 1:28 pm
19 Dec 11
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fnaah said :

“earned”?

Isn’t urbandictionary a wiki, ie, anyone can contribute?

I think anyone can submit an entry but there is a process before it gets officially entered. I think it’s based on votes/popularity and a decision by some moderators and once it passes then it’s included.

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Boring_Name 1:50 pm
19 Dec 11
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It’s been mentioned on Encyclopaedia Dramatica for a while now. Though I would recommend only those with a strong resolve (and a sense of humour) read it.

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poetix 1:51 pm
19 Dec 11
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Cheep wine, the stuff that kills the canaries.

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Classified 2:02 pm
19 Dec 11
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I’d be surprised if our younger generation even knows what a goon bag is.

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EvanJames 2:56 pm
19 Dec 11
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The urban dictionary now needs to revisit how to use its vs it’s, and its authoritative-ness will go up ten-fold.

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Holden Caulfield 2:57 pm
19 Dec 11
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I’m old enough to have imbibed on the silver pillow at the end of a late evening after the flash stuff in bottles had run out, but I’ve never heard it called a goon bag.

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Boring_Name 3:25 pm
19 Dec 11
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Classified said :

I’d be surprised if our younger generation even knows what a goon bag is.

You might just be surprised by the popularity of a certain backyard game called “Goon of Fortune.” It requires a group of people, a 4l goon bag and a Hills Hoist. You can probably imagine how it’s played. Considering both of these things are apparently Australian inventions, it’s surprising that it hasn’t become a national sport yet. :p

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Thoroughly Smashed 4:20 pm
19 Dec 11
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Boring_Name said :

It’s been mentioned on Encyclopaedia Dramatica for a while now. Though I would recommend only those with a strong resolve (and a sense of humour) read it.

ED lives?!

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BimboGeek 1:21 am
21 Dec 11
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Goon of fortune is definitely a national sport and an important reason not to remove that ugly old hills hoist from a “groups allowed” rental property!

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rosscoact 9:35 am
21 Dec 11
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Boring_Name said :

Classified said :

I’d be surprised if our younger generation even knows what a goon bag is.

You might just be surprised by the popularity of a certain backyard game called “Goon of Fortune.” It requires a group of people, a 4l goon bag and a Hills Hoist. You can probably imagine how it’s played. Considering both of these things are apparently Australian inventions, it’s surprising that it hasn’t become a national sport yet. :p

I’m stunned that I’ve missed out on a drinking game when I was still young enough to enjoy drinking games. It’s probably a bit more crowd pleasing than Zoom Bang Schwartz Profigliano

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p1 9:42 am
21 Dec 11
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Classified said :

I’d be surprised if our younger generation even knows what a goon bag is.

There was a brief resurgence in the use of goon bags when Kay-Rudd was trying to bring in the Alcopops tax… and you can get vodka and cranberry in goon bags now too…

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EvanJames 11:21 am
21 Dec 11
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rosscoact said :

I’m stunned that I’ve missed out on a drinking game when I was still young enough to enjoy drinking games. It’s probably a bit more crowd pleasing than Zoom Bang Schwartz Profigliano

Bang? I haven’t encountered that one.

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devils_advocate 12:08 pm
21 Dec 11
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p1 said :

… and you can get vodka and cranberry in goon bags now too…

Holy crap on a cracker I have not seen or heard of this fresh hell. In what concentrations? And how bad does it taste?

I barely set foot in a bottle shop since I started kegging my own homebrew but methinks I’ll have to eyeball this phenomenon personally else I shan’t believe it.

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EvanJames 12:38 pm
21 Dec 11
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devils_advocate said :

p1 said :

… and you can get vodka and cranberry in goon bags now too…

Holy crap on a cracker I have not seen or heard of this fresh hell. In what concentrations? And how bad does it taste?

I barely set foot in a bottle shop since I started kegging my own homebrew but methinks I’ll have to eyeball this phenomenon personally else I shan’t believe it.

they’ve been out for a while, and more are appearing. I first noticed them at Jim Murphy’s at the airport, Smirnoff make them. I think the grog quotient is12%. You can get margarita-y ones, mojito ones…

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