Bondi Hipsters shun Olympics for pingers binge, Google: ‘dramatised drug use is not against our guidelines’

The first installment of the ‘Bondi Hipsters do the Olympics’ web series has been released.

Karen Stocks, head of YouTube and Display at Google Australia told Mumbrella: “The Bondi Hipsters are very good at appealing to an audience and having a conversation with that audience. Dramatised drug use is not against our guidelines. We wanted to create lots of content around the Olympics, a wide range of content from multiple viewpoints.”

The four-minute video shows the characters Dom and Adrian stumbling pantless around London, and turning their backs on the fireworks over the Olympic Stadium.

The made-for-YouTube film has gained 10,000 views in two days.

The clip features Dom, played by ex-JC Decaux executive Christiaan Van Vuuren, and Adrian, played by Beached Az creator Nick Boshier, choosing not to attend the Olympic opening ceremony, but instead to “get a bag of pingers and not sleep for fifty two hours.”

The costs for the five person production team to travel and stay in London were covered by search giant Google, but there is no branding or mention of the sponsorship in the web series.


  1. Lloyd
    31 Jul 12
    11:58 am

  2. This is the best Aussie Gold we’ve seen so far!

  3. Hipsterhugger
    31 Jul 12
    12:40 pm

  4. About as funny as the men’s 4X100. Ironically, by being ironic about pretentiousness, they themselves become even more pretentious, as they’re just not funny

  5. Social House Media
    31 Jul 12
    12:44 pm

  6. YouTube needs more quality like this.

  7. Sam
    31 Jul 12
    1:04 pm

  8. 10,000 views in just over a day, more like it. They uploaded yesterday around 10:30am. Those numbers are insahhn.

  9. anom
    31 Jul 12
    1:22 pm

  10. sorry lads but this just ISN’T funny anymore, first one or 2 maybe but now…ummm….I think not…

  11. pete
    31 Jul 12
    1:26 pm

  12. I enjoyed their previous videos in bondi, however this London edition lacked humour. I found it painful to watch. I won’t be tuning into their next edition…

  13. Fro
    31 Jul 12
    1:29 pm

  14. Its Nick Boshier not Boshiel

  15. Carole Goldsmith
    31 Jul 12
    1:29 pm

  16. Why do Aussies always have to look like down and out yobbos. I watched the video for ten secs and stopped – waste of time yobo videos are not for me.

  17. Robin Hicks
    31 Jul 12
    1:38 pm

  18. Hi Fro,

    Thanks for spotting – now amended.

    Robin – Mumbrella

  19. Cognitively Dissonant
    31 Jul 12
    1:52 pm

  20. Fireworks as backdrop is genius.

  21. Kate
    31 Jul 12
    2:25 pm

  22. Rubbish

  23. Mark
    31 Jul 12
    2:27 pm

  24. @ Carole, of course they’re videos not for you, but that doesn’t mean they’re a waste of time.

    Those two gents have managed to build quite a following creating content that is not for you.

  25. tabitha
    31 Jul 12
    2:36 pm

  26. from wow to yawn

  27. Al
    31 Jul 12
    2:42 pm

  28. Boorring … indulgence – About as funny as a warm flat beer.
    Are these guys 15yrs old or what?

  29. paul
    31 Jul 12
    2:52 pm

  30. Carole…they aren’t yobbo’s, they are hipsters. Yobbo’s are from west of parramatta and hipsters are from bondi. Don’t you know Sydney?

  31. Mark tallis
    31 Jul 12
    3:38 pm

  32. Legends lol

  33. Gav
    31 Jul 12
    3:56 pm

  34. If they get too many views, have they gone mainstream?

    They’re pretty funny (Check out the ‘Sick!’ miniseries on Nick’s YouTube) but I’d describe them as über-underground these days. Which might just be my favourite new expression…

  35. Rob
    31 Jul 12
    5:37 pm

  36. I loved these guys when they did the Caravan Of Courage thing but their new stuff is a bit too Ch9.

  37. clive burcham
    31 Jul 12
    7:41 pm

  38. Lots of learnings in this iteration….maybe a jump too far forward too soon. not sure?

  39. Lamo
    31 Jul 12
    8:00 pm

  40. I reckon when they watched the final edit they were all secretly thinking “Damn – I wish we’d watched the fireworks instead of shooting this”.
    Loved their earlier work but there’s literally one scene in this that raised half a smile with me. Won’t bother clicking for the rest.

  41. Brad
    31 Jul 12
    8:07 pm

  42. Dear haters, can’t wait to see all your side-splitting web series about the Olympics!!

  43. awesome
    1 Aug 12
    9:17 am

  44. Gold!!!!! I’m stilling chuckling. keep it up boys

  45. paul
    1 Aug 12
    4:06 pm

  46. Ummmmmm, dunno that this is doing good stuff for the (ugh) Bondi brand, but hey: it’s a very welcome antidote to the Olympicrap that everyone else is selling.

  47. Michael Shafran
    2 Aug 12
    2:31 pm

  48. Love the Bondi Hipsters, but this latest video is a 30-second gag that has run on for far too many minutes – they should have just moved on to the next piss-take. Here’s hoping the boys recapture their funny bone for the next Olympics instalment. Otherwise, come back to Bondi/Bondee/Bondage and get that mojo working again.