Add “barmaid” to your list of toxic things to avoid in Australia. The woman, a 23-year-old former employee of a Melbourne nightclub, and someone police say is “known for her prankster-style behavior,” served a patron a shot of Pine-O-Cleen disinfectant during a 6 a.m. “drinking bout.” The victim survived but developed ulcers on his skin. The ex-barmaid now faces “four charges of intentionally causing injury.” Man, everything cool happens in Australia. [Reuters]

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  1. spookiedog says:

    Heathers is BIG FUN :)

  2. kjherron says:

    Bars are open at 6 AM in Australia? I am so there.

  3. j03m0mma says:

    Close but no cigar, I believe Heathers was drain cleaner and orange juice, but awesome reference. Makes me crave a turbo dog and a slushie.

    Look on the bright side for the victim, at least his breath will be Pine Fresh for months.

  4. Trai_Dep says:

    Considering it’s Australia, ferchrissakes, I’m amazed they’re not downing shots of hydrochloric acid. Pine-sol? That’s almost …Canadian.

    (US citizens would be equally rough-n-tough, so long as they got somebody else’s kids to do it)

  5. Of course they bloody are, mate.

  6. homerjay says:

    Where’s my copy of Stud Puppy?

  7. faust1200 says:

    Corn nuts!!


  8. RumorsDaily says:

    Teenage suicide, don’t do it.

  9. The HZA. says:

    “I just killed my best friend!”
    “Don’t you mean worst enemy?”
    “Same difference.”

  10. ArtDonovansLovechild says:


  11. RagingTowers says:

    “Here drink this!”

    “What is it?”


    *chug chug*

    “Eww what was that?!”


    *Maniac Laughter*

  12. JennifARGH says:

    Another reason why Gawker should have Consumerist Australian Edition.

  13. kris in seattle says:

    @ faust1200

    Dammit, I was gonna say that but ya beat me to it. Kudos!

  14. King of the Wild Frontier says:

    There’s a bar in Memphis that never closes, never been there, though.

  15. “four charges of intentionally causing injury.”

    Not attempted murder? Is there such a thing as attempted manslaughter?

  16. ‘I got paid in puke’

    ‘Lick it up baby, lick….it…up’

  17. bitchybitch says:

    Hey peewee I’m stalking you!
    I’m going to be sending my SAT scores to San Quentin instead of Stanford.