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The Goon Bag makes the Urban Dictionary

By 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!

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19 Responses to The Goon Bag makes the Urban Dictionary
#1
fnaah1:21 pm, 19 Dec 11

“earned”?

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

#2
Angelina1:28 pm, 19 Dec 11

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.

#3
Boring_Name1:50 pm, 19 Dec 11

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.

#4
poetix1:51 pm, 19 Dec 11

Cheep wine, the stuff that kills the canaries.

#5
Classified2:02 pm, 19 Dec 11

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

#6
EvanJames2:56 pm, 19 Dec 11

The urban dictionary now needs to revisit how to use its vs it’s, and its authoritative-ness will go up ten-fold.

#7
Holden Caulfield2:57 pm, 19 Dec 11

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.

#8
Boring_Name3:25 pm, 19 Dec 11

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

#9
Thoroughly Smashed4:20 pm, 19 Dec 11

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?!

#10
BimboGeek1:21 am, 21 Dec 11

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!

#11
rosscoact9:35 am, 21 Dec 11

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

#12
p19:42 am, 21 Dec 11

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…

#13
EvanJames11:21 am, 21 Dec 11

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.

#14
devils_advocate12:08 pm, 21 Dec 11

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.

#15
EvanJames12:38 pm, 21 Dec 11

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…

#16
BimboGeek1:13 pm, 21 Dec 11

I had some customers bring their fancy bottle of plonk as BYO then picked it up and saw Smirnoff. My first reaction was to freak out but sure as apples it was RTD, weaker than some of the house wine and they drank it as wine. They may have been wearing thongs but they had a civilised date.

Apparently premix is the new wine.

We never drank goon straight either. It was always loon, roon or voon. Or put it all together and call it “punch”…

#17
BimboGeek1:16 pm, 21 Dec 11

On an unrelated note, how does Johnboy know where to get cheap speed? I’ve never seen him even think about touching drugs!

#18
p11:33 pm, 21 Dec 11

EvanJames said :

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…

Pretty sure they were a direct response by the booze companies to the alcopops tax. Because of the way it was to be applied to “single serve” “ready to drink” beverages, they put it in a cask, and voilà, it isn’t taxed so much again…

#19
p11:58 pm, 21 Dec 11

BimboGeek said :

On an unrelated note, how does Johnboy know where to get cheap speed? I’ve never seen him even think about touching drugs!

It is called “product placement” in movies, and “cash for comment” on talkback radio. How much they paying you JB? :)

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