Grounds for appeal
August 23, 2019 2:10 AM   Subscribe

 
I don’t really get this. It’s as if there’s some reference or joke I’ve missed?
posted by Segundus at 2:13 AM on August 23, 2019 [4 favorites]


Attention-seekers gonna attention-seek.
posted by acb at 3:08 AM on August 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


I love that they're revelling in the silly pettiness of it and the escalation of commitment. I think it's adorable and funny.
posted by ambrosen at 3:17 AM on August 23, 2019 [56 favorites]


It's made me laugh and provided some income to frame-sellers, shirt-printers, card-makers, and tattooists, so I'm okay with it!
posted by trig at 3:17 AM on August 23, 2019 [13 favorites]


I'm down with this.
The one upmanship and the tone of the two "best customers" and the staff is wonderful.
The tattoo, though, may have been a bit too far, but hey - it's her body and her money, so rock on.
posted by Bill Watches Movies Podcast at 3:42 AM on August 23, 2019 [5 favorites]


Segundus: no, I don't think so. Just two silly people engaged in a silly rivalry, for the sake of naught but silliness.

It made me smile this morning, anyway.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 3:44 AM on August 23, 2019 [2 favorites]


"They've just made a very unpowerful enemy" is my new personal motto
posted by The Underpants Monster at 3:47 AM on August 23, 2019 [60 favorites]


Metafilter: a very unpowerful enemy.
posted by NoMich at 4:04 AM on August 23, 2019 [20 favorites]


It's refreshing to not have this end in an invitation to see someone's SoundCloud.
posted by jaduncan at 4:08 AM on August 23, 2019 [2 favorites]


I feel like this ends with one of them in jail or the two of them in love. Possibly both.
posted by thivaia at 4:08 AM on August 23, 2019 [35 favorites]


This made me smile. So many great moments!

"Guardian Australia has obtained additional photo evidence that shows the tattoo bleeding. "
posted by Mogur at 4:18 AM on August 23, 2019 [5 favorites]


This ends when one of their children is named 'Sensory Lab' - which one has that poor judgement?
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:22 AM on August 23, 2019 [7 favorites]


"Customers were weirding the fuck out."

“We’re just two competitive dickheads.”

I love Aussies. (Good luck with the cricket.)
posted by slimepuppy at 4:24 AM on August 23, 2019 [6 favorites]


I love Aussies. (Good luck with the cricket.)

I say, old chap, no need to go overboard.
posted by ambrosen at 4:34 AM on August 23, 2019 [4 favorites]


If these bloody millennials would just stop spending all their dough on lattes, smashed avocado, framed posters, large-framed posters, data projectors, card printing, T-shirt printing and tattoos, they could afford to put a deposit on a house.

One.

For sharing.
posted by flabdablet at 4:39 AM on August 23, 2019 [13 favorites]


We will be needing a one-year followup.
posted by Mogur at 5:01 AM on August 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


This ends when one of their children is named 'Sensory Lab' - which one has that poor judgement?

See I was thinking this ends with them having a child together and naming it Sensory Lab.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 5:02 AM on August 23, 2019 [26 favorites]


Surely this ends with them getting married in the coffee shop
posted by nubs at 5:13 AM on August 23, 2019 [14 favorites]


Christ, this is the Most Melbourne Thing Ever™.

I love this town, but by all that’s holy I could kick its citizens sometimes.
posted by prismatic7 at 5:18 AM on August 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


millennials would just stop spending all their dough on lattes

...flats on Collins Street.
posted by pompomtom at 5:19 AM on August 23, 2019


Man, people really like coffee huh?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:24 AM on August 23, 2019 [1 favorite]


I love Aussies. (Good luck with the cricket.)

I just looked up the score and holy hell every time I try to understand cricket I walk away somehow knowing less than I did before.
posted by Navelgazer at 5:27 AM on August 23, 2019 [11 favorites]


I would watch this romcom, but only if they keep it in Australia.
posted by rikschell at 5:29 AM on August 23, 2019 [3 favorites]


Oh, who am I kidding? I’ll watch it on Netflix even though it’s set in New York and filmed in Toronto.
posted by rikschell at 5:30 AM on August 23, 2019 [17 favorites]


“The cost of freedom is eternal vigilance, and a small soy flat white.”
Solidarity, mate.
posted by Mayor West at 5:34 AM on August 23, 2019 [5 favorites]


Hahaha this is great, made me smile.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:46 AM on August 23, 2019


I love Aussies. (Good luck with the cricket.)

I wonder who we should blame for today...
posted by biffa at 5:52 AM on August 23, 2019


Mud fight.
posted by pracowity at 6:08 AM on August 23, 2019 [1 favorite]


The founder of Sensory Lab, Salvatore Malatesta, said that in his 25 years in hospitality, the rivalry was “the most exciting thing I’ve ever seen” – and no hoax. “When I first saw it, I thought it was two creative agencies setting each other up,” he told Guardian Australia.

I appreciate this man's very precise brand of skepticism.
posted by eponym at 6:15 AM on August 23, 2019 [32 favorites]


The founder of Sensory Lab, Salvatore Malatesta, said that in his 25 years in hospitality, the rivalry was “the most exciting thing I’ve ever seen” – and no hoax. “When I first saw it, I thought it was two creative agencies setting each other up,” he told Guardian Australia.

I appreciate this man's very precise brand of skepticism.


It's not his first rodeo.
posted by Mogur at 6:28 AM on August 23, 2019 [9 favorites]


I was thinking this ends with them having a child together and naming it Sensory Lab

That's not an ending, that's a tie-in episode for the custody battle in Season 2.
posted by flabdablet at 6:29 AM on August 23, 2019 [6 favorites]


It’s not his first rodeo.
Sure ain’t.

That said, St. Ali coffee is really fucking good, and about as Guaranteed Melbourne Hipster as it’s possible to be.
posted by prismatic7 at 6:39 AM on August 23, 2019 [2 favorites]


Are they gonna do it cause they just need to do it already.
posted by nikaspark at 6:42 AM on August 23, 2019 [6 favorites]


Flat peak white.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 6:52 AM on August 23, 2019 [6 favorites]


People should try to have a little fun before we get to Mad Max times.
posted by Bee'sWing at 7:00 AM on August 23, 2019 [2 favorites]


I think she's clearly winning, as she is friends with the staff and he doesn't appear to be.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:03 AM on August 23, 2019 [4 favorites]


“Customers were weirding the fuck out. Because she wheeled in that projector. She was there, you know, trying to get her face exactly where she wanted it. If only they’d filmed it. It’s like a Seinfeld episode.”

"were just two competitive dickheads."


Sometimes shits just right on the nose, ya'know?
posted by Exceptional_Hubris at 7:09 AM on August 23, 2019


When they make the movie of this, it will end with the two of them getting married.
posted by suetanvil at 7:23 AM on August 23, 2019


People should try to have a little fun before we get to Mad Max times.
Too late
posted by prismatic7 at 7:25 AM on August 23, 2019


Isn't this the plot of the Netflix reboot of You've Got Mail?
posted by SonInLawOfSam at 7:40 AM on August 23, 2019 [1 favorite]


Getting a tattoo is real commitment to the bit.
posted by Reyturner at 7:43 AM on August 23, 2019 [1 favorite]




Metafilter: a very unpowerful enemy.
posted by NoMich


I'd wear that t-shirt.
posted by philip-random at 8:45 AM on August 23, 2019 [2 favorites]


"I’m so cross I will get married out of spite" is also a pretty good Cliff Notes for the main plot of Much Ado.
posted by eponym at 9:10 AM on August 23, 2019 [9 favorites]


Rarely does one see such aggressive flirting
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 10:44 AM on August 23, 2019 [5 favorites]


All this could be avoided by switching to decaf on that third cup.
posted by dubwisened at 11:51 AM on August 23, 2019 [1 favorite]


Getting a tattoo is real commitment to the bit.

Not just getting a tattoo - getting a tattoo that you have to take your shirt off to show, and in a spot that hurt like hell. She doesn't have other ink visible either, so this stands out even more.
posted by bile and syntax at 4:28 PM on August 23, 2019


every time I try to understand cricket I walk away somehow knowing less than I did before

Cricket is English Zen.
posted by flabdablet at 6:03 AM on August 24, 2019


I love Aussies. (Good luck with the cricket.)

I wonder who we should blame for today...


I've changed my mind, come back any time.
posted by biffa at 11:49 AM on August 25, 2019 [2 favorites]


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