Such is Life

Just one more from The Worst of Perth on Tour in China. Incredibly, actual Aussies are seen going into establishments such as this one in “Kelly Country”, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Why would you travel around the world only to go into a fake Aussie pub? Sadly though, Ned Kelly’s Last Stand does include what appears to be Ned himself carking on the footpath. If he was prepared to wear the helmet, that foam cup would be full. Such is life.

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11 Responses to Such is Life

  1. Anonymous Perthon says:

    Ned Kellys No Stand ?


  2. Golden1 says:

    If he was prepared to wear the helmet the helmet would be full.


  3. Nettie says:

    I went all the way to Edinburgh and spent some time in an Aussie pub. However they didn’t sell Lemon Lime and Bitters so I don’t think it quite appropriate to call themselves an Aussie pub!


  4. Anonymous Perthon says:

    Nettie, did you get a shandy instead?


  5. flynn says:

    So what is the iconic definition of an Aussie pub?
    Some of the ones from my misspent yoof included carpet that stuck to the soles of you shoes, insipid green wall tiles, chairs chained to the table or railings and thick smoke – just the normal Uni dives but I’d cringe to think these were being touted across the globe.


  6. Ljuke says:

    They should employ fat bricklayers to sit around wearing stubbies so short, that if you turn around at the wrong second, you get a look at their dangleberries. Then they can say “Oi, what are you looking at mate, are you some sort of poofter?”


  7. Levon says:

    I think the only thing missing is a footballer standing out the front pissing on the window


  8. Rolly says:

    How little things change. I remember seeing something like this in 1982! It might even be the same one; full of Aussie ex-pats complaining of it’s lack of authenticity. Go figure.


  9. Mat B says:

    Wouldn’t be Honkers if there wasn’t a homeless poor or old person within easy sight. Nice to see the locals are doing their best pretending not to notice.


  10. When I used to frequent the CHarles Hotel, it still had that flowing gutter under the bar.


  11. meccano101 says:

    Are you sure the sign wasn’t referring to the music stand on the pavement below? Or is that a Sidney Noland sculpture of Ned Kelly.


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