Things Bogans Like: Tribal tatts to reality tv: how to recognise the twenty-first century bogan

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Hachette Australia, Jul 1, 2011 - Humor - 278 pages
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It is time to bring to the world’s attention the modern Australian bogan. The word is still associated with flannelette, VB, utes and mullets. This is WRONG. The word bogan needs to be reassessed.

Meet the nouveau-bogue. The modern bogan. Today’s bogan defies income, class, race, creed, gender, religion and logic. For better or worse, Australia is contending with a different beast from the Paul Hogan bogan. This is a bogan with money. A bogan with aspirations. A bogan with Ed Hardy t-shirts.

The new bogan will not rest until it owns a plasma TV so large that Two and a Half Men gets rounded up to three. Things Bogans Like is a landmark sociological publication and, far more importantly, essential reading for anyone who has ever bought a Buddhist-themed water feature, a four-litre energy drink or watched Today Tonight. This book is judge and jury of what it is to be a bogan in the twenty-first century. Brace your ego for some tough love.

'Most comics are worried about looking like snobs and so this rich vein has been largely untapped. These blokes dive in fearlessly and the result is the funniest thing in Australia right now.' Tony Martin

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User Review  - shelleyraec - LibraryThing

Things Bogans Like contains reprints and a handful of new posts from the blog of the same name. The blog was established in 2009 by six men who decline to take credit but admit that it was inspired by ... Read full review

Things Bogans Like

User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

The authors of the blog Things Bogans Like (see also Things White People Like) have collected their entertaining and hilariously spot-on observations about that sociological mainstay, the bogan, in a ... Read full review

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