Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Come Visit South Australia, Where We Will Chop You Up And Turn You Into Sausage For Our Demonic Feast

"Just thought you might enjoy this singularly creepy tourism ad for the Barossa Valley in South Australia," writes a correspondent from Down Under. "The Barossa is a famous wine-growing and foodie area, so I can understand why someone thought 'Be consumed' was a killer line. Unfortunately when it's paired with Nick Cave's 'Red Right Hand' and South Australia's reputation as the serial killer state… well. 'You know you're never coming back', indeed." I kind of like this, but I am also of the opinion that pretty much anywhere you go in Australia you have even odds of ending up as the filling for a meat pie, so I guess I am responding to the perceived veracity. Local reaction is somewhat more equivocal.

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stuffisthings (#1,352)

Actually, "You're never coming back" would be a pretty good Australian tourism tagline. I mean, like, the plane tickets are so expensive, you might as well do everything you would ever want to do in Australia in one go.

Also, because you will be murdered.

@stuffisthings : Admittedly, "Dead End Drive-In" is basically my model for the best vacation ever.

dustym ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I can't decide what's creepier, "you are going into the meatpie" or "you are going to the detention center":

Mayor of Butt City (#244,717)

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