Brockley, Oregon

The thing BC objects to most about the 'mung' meme, which infects its pages is how unfunny and poorly observed most of the comments are, almost as if the people making the jokes have no idea what they are talking about. This is more like it - even though it's about Portland, Oregon. We need to get twinning:


See also this, this and this. And it works because it's done in a "spirit of benevolence and true affection", rather than seething resentment towards the other.

67 comments:

Tim said...

That's very good. Made me laugh. But Nick - you have the power to do something about this "mung" rubbish. Delete those comments! Don't worry about free speech - we trust you! While you're at it, could you do something about "Brockley dogging society"?

Anonymous said...

Portland sounds like Shoreditch

Anonymous said...

It would be so easy to stop the anon 'mung' stuff. Nick encourages them with some posts.

Brockley Nick said...

@Anon - I suppose I could "easily"* stop your comment too. But that would be to miss the point. And please give a specific example of a post which encourages it?

*ie: spend all my spare time doing it.

NAT said...

@Tim, perhaps ask yourself why you seethingly resent the mung anons and the BDS.

All part of BC's rich tapestry no?

Anonymous said...

Ugh, all looks a bit too mung.

Brockley Dogging Society - Media Watch said...

Sorry, we don't see the link between the brainless 'mung' comments and the BDS publicising local events and offering opinions from the dogging community. We are part of Brockley, in fact we may be your next door neighbour.

Is it because we only pop free range, organic things in our mouths? *confused*

(by the way Oregonites tend to practice swinging rather than dogging, very different. It's like saying judo is the same as boxing. Different core muscle grous and a different underlying philosophy)

Tim said...

Nat - because it's not funny and is just a perpetuated lazy stereotype.
As for Brockley Dogging Society - see above. I think the phrase "verbal diarrhoea" could have created for this theme.

NAT said...

@12:18, It's supposed to.

Mr Breakspears said...

Portland is a brilliant place, it would be great to be twinned with them.

NAT said...

@Tim deleting some comments for 'verbal diarrhoea' might lead to a very pared down comments section.

And the mung anon comments are telling,... scarcely ever funny I'd agree, probably worth having them around for that alone.

It's all a matter of where you'd draw a line.

Brockley Dogging Society - laughter workshop coordinator said...

@Tim, Colin runs a support group for those struggling with a sense of humour deficit. I'll sign you up, please assemble at the usual place, session one asks you to list three things that make you really sad and/or angry.

TM said...

I think we should enrol an Oregon correspondent ......based in Portland.

My preference would be for a hot girl wearing glasses.

;0)

Anonymous said...

We could twin with Deptford New Jersey.

NAT said...

@TM. Unfortunately Portland's just closed... erm Boom Boom.

Mb said...

I actually vaguely new someone who was in clown school. To compound the horror he was living off a trust fund.

Probably a chartered accountant now.

NAT said...

Juggling the figures?

TM again said...

NAT..........ROFL LOL etc etc

I would do my joke about Jonathan Ross stealing kitchen equipment BUT it's too much of a whisk!

I digress sorry

Ewhursty said...

A war horse walks into a bar. Barman says: "Why the long film?"

NAT said...

It's a lovely day, shouldn't we all be playing out of doors or something?

Anonymous said...

"@Anon - I suppose I could "easily"* stop your comment too. But that would be to miss the point. And please give a specific example of a post which encourages it?"

I was not thinking of censorship, more the difference it would make not having the anons.
I like this blog as it is informative, local and entertaining - mostly because of the pot stirred by mung/honest posters. For example I love Tim's annoyance at the BDS and the responses resulting.

I was thinking of the Sunrise cafe post. A gentle poke?

max said...

A good friend of mine once took time off to travel to Switzerland and attend the clown school of some famous clown. When he came back he was absolutely enthusiastic about it, I was rather puzzled but then he showed me a proper clown fall and other tricks and it was actually rather impressive.

Anonymous said...

i went dogging on portland with bill once, took a mung bean sandwich with me - artisan bread as well

dude said...

The last comment illustrates the razor edged wit required to make a mung joke.

Anonymous said...

The Sunrise Cafe post showed that the organic fad is currently in its death throes and that Brockley Central is coming around to the idea of good, honest fare rather than artisan rubbish.

It is my hope that one day all Brickley residents will be able to sit round the table - and have bacon, egg, chips and beans.

Anonymous said...

Brockley residents sit round tables at the market and eat all sort of fancy mung fare. Like burgers, tacos, burritos and bacon sarnies.

bumbags said...

I LOVE the mung jokes...and the BDS jokes!!
I'm as guilty as the finest card-carrying Mung-ers of eating ethically-sourced artisan mung fare, and see no reason why people shouldn't find that funny. I take it as banter, and it's usually fairly entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who uses the word 'fare' to mean food and drink is a twat. It's as simple as that.

NAT said...

Good on yer Bumbags. If anyone's offended could I suggest that tried and trusted stratagem of taking ownership of the offending word.

I think I might be 'Mung Punter' in the future..

..Maybe not. Generations of Nats have bequaethed me this and it ill behoves me to...and so forth and so on.

The type of verbal diarrhoea that could do with editing no doubt.

Anonymous said...

should be 'fayre' surely, for authenticity, for example: "i bought plentiful mungly fayre at the Brockley Market and was surrounded by other mungers who can be easily identified because they walked around looking at their mungphones and mung twittering"

NAT said...

Mmmm 22:42. Still something of a gap between that and funny though isn't there.

Which by a happy cicuit was the point from which we were launched.

Simon and Garfunkel said...

Why are you selling this artisan fare?
Latte, eggs, fresh hummus and mung
Remember me when you go to Top Chef
My breakfast is more honest than thine

NAT said...

Sn'G With the greatest respect to your endeavours and I'm sure you both have really lovely voices, 'Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme 'rhymes with 'truelove of mine' to a slightly greater extent than do your first and third lines.

Tamsin said...

Unfortunately the one actually funny mung posting - I think about six months ago on a thread about Hillyfields, possibly the new playground one - was lost forever in a brief and badly timed system glitch.

BDS do occasionally raise a smile in a saucy sea-side postcard sort of way - and they do at least announce themselves so you can ignore the posting if not in the mood for that sort of humour.

Tamsin said...

SnG & Nat - what about "Latte, fresh hummus and organic wine" as an alternative? If you have to have "mung" in there you could substitute "mung be-eans" for "fresh hummus".

We expect the full thing, complete with lyrics for the contrapuntal melody ready for performance at this year's Brockley Max.

NAT said...

Yes that's better.

I don't like mungdays anyone?

Anonymous said...

Look at this - "Two courses of grilled fare"!

http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/south-london/k-and-s-reign/2805534?nlp=&CID=UK_CRM_1_0_0_21&a=2281

Anonymous said...

NAT - very good! Anything by Mungford & Sons?

NAT said...

Good, but Mung o Jerry's closer to my era

Anonymous said...

With so many mamas & papas in the area....is it Mungday, Mungday?

terrencetrentderby said...

portland looks way more interesting than brockley

better looking people too

terrencetrentderby said...

...but they don't have a jd wetherspoons, for that they should be jealous and we should be proud

chairman mung said...

its curious that Nick (BC) seems to not understand that with the 'mung' thing it is precisely that the comments are 'unfunny and poorly observed' that makes the comments all the more compelling - lets be honest, many of nicks comments, and many others, could be termed 'unfunny and poorly observed' yet it's the writer him/herself who writes just such comments merely to fan their ego rather than put forward something that has a kernel of truth, and blogs are the most trivial of communication and by their very nature without any pretence to be truthful, (or if you think they are of value you should be having your head examined) - that's just why the mung comments are just as vital as any other - because everything is judged by the same inane measurement and all is equally as worthless.

so keep it up chaps!

Ross said...

"terrencetrentderby said...

...but they don't have a jd wetherspoons, for that they should be jealous and we should be proud"

i believe portland has more independent brewers per square mile than any other american city.

terrencetrentderby said...

good point ross

but i bet they don't have a curry club on a thursday

Anonymous said...

Mung fans may find this comic interesting... 'sustainable' is a great example of the post-2005 Mung lexicon.

http://xkcd.com/1007/

Anonymous said...

Nice link - perfectly illustrating that mung jokes aren't funny. Thanks.

309 New Cross said...

Brockley Nick is our best customer and a credit to the area.

Mike

309

Mung the Merciless said...

Pathetic earthlings.

Anonymous said...

I simply cannot be bothered to wade through comments so apologies for any repetition. Ignoring Mung and BDS is the only way to stop them, not giving them their own thread. As soon I started to enjoy the terrible beatings I received at school the bullies quickly lost interest...

Brockley Dogging Society - literary deconstruction and analysis working group said...

The mungsters are hardly bullies. More the geeky kid with BO who keeps quoting Red Dwarf much to his, and only his, amusement.

Having said that, I don't mind a well crafted mung joke but there are so few of them.

NAT said...

SO. The Bullies are too weak for the satisfaction of the masochists?

Anonymous said...

Of course if we had some decent forum software that allowed multithreading...

Then those who prefer to endlessly exchange what they take to be jocular badinage and witty ripostes can carry on regardless and left to their own devices.

Their verbiage cascading down a forum plughole of their own making, unmissed and unloved.

I blame the software, it does support anything more than a series of ill associated comments.

NAT said...

Wow, a 'new puritan' anon!

Osh said...

There is decent forum software! On the forum! Have you tried it? It's great! Click on the south east central button on the right!

bumbags said...

Puritan Anon- with no Mung and no Dogging this would be a very dull place indeed.
"Say no to Mungism" isn't a good slogan either.
Tutto nel mondo e burla... etc

oryx said...

We actually had mung beans the other night and I was tempted to record the fact on here.

Portland is a great place. I had one of the most decadent nights out of my life there, which began in a microbrewery pub about 3pm and ended in a club where there were people in cages, and we entered and left through a carelessly wedged open fire door. ;-)

A plea said...

I really hate the BDS thing on so may different levels. It's not funny, it wasn't really funny in 1998 or whenever people started going on about 'dogging'ss, the interminable persistence on pushing the same 'joke' like some pub bore, they way such effort clearly goes into the post, all in vain... It's like that awful cartoon in the metro of the girl who looks like a goth, it's so bad it just makes me feel a bit ill. Just horrendous. Please stop. Please.

Nemi said...

Wait, Red Dwarf is off limits now? Are we only allowed to quote comedies that feature Dylan Moran now?

Anonymous said...

It's not 'off limits' - if you like it then you watch it.
It is shit though.

Anonymous said...

I can see why mungs wouldn't like Red Dwarf...

They don't live on earth
Two of the characters are based on technology
Two of the characters are black
One of them is northern

Anonymous said...

None of that makes sense.

You are truly the thickest person to have ever posted on here. Well done.

Paul said...

I'm northern and work in computers (I do live on the earth though - not quite sure what your point is there) and I am definitely what someone lacking in imagination would call a 'mung' so... MASSIVE FAIL!

Anonymous said...

"They don't live on the earth"!! What?
You fucking idiot.

NAT said...

Steady 10:18. Children could be reading.

In fact children could be writing this...including the post you take exception to.

Anonymous said...

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Joe Jeavons said...

How do you get more information regarding the swinging group?

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