A well named cafe

by The Masked Barfly on February 16, 2010

Newtown: It’s a bit shit. Hence it attracts flies, like myself.

I love Newtown. It’s full of dive bars and not-so-dive bars, great cafes and restaurants with food from all over the world. I mean, why travelt he world when you can go to Newtown? (as the Tshirt says).

But Newtown’s a little rough, to say the least. And that’s what makes it more interesting than other southern suburbs. That and photo opportunities like the one (after the jump) that got sent to us yesterday.

ratpony February 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm

not finding it particularly amusing myself. and i find almost anything funny.

Chris February 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Was that supposed be clever, Barfly? Cos it just came across as a bit smug and condescending.

Robyn February 19, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I can see the theory behind the humour here (a person recovering in front of a cafe named Recovery). But the actual reality of the situation – a fellow slumped over, probably as the result of alcohol abuse – isn’t funny, and neutralises the comedic effect of the situation.

Excuse me. I’m going to knit a teacosey.

Amy_ February 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

I live in Newtown. Here’s what I see: I guy wearing a Newtown teeshirt (i.e. representing Newtown)literally ‘recovering’ outside the Recovery Room, in Newtown. Funny.
I hope the people who don’t get this aren’t assuming that just because the subject has brown skin, or just because he lives in Newtown (which are the only other elements in the pic) that he must abuse alcohol. I mean, I slump over all the time in public, I nap on the bus. If I was slumped outside the recovery room wearing my newtown teeshirt, would that be funny to you? or would you assume I was an alcoholic…

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