9
   

Beached As Bro

 
 
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 02:07 am
@Robert Gentel,
You'll likely find most of them were made here.

There's lots of lampooning of Australians done in Australia.

There's a great film made by Indigenous folk called "Barbecue Area".


I'm trying to think of anything that might be around on the net.

John Clarke satirizes us all the time, and is brilliant...but he's so deadpan it might not be apparent to foreigners.

Roy and HG satirise Australian sporting culture beautifully.

I guess it's no fun if we are the ones doing the laughing at ourselves, though, eh?
0 Replies
 
Robert Gentel
 
  3  
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 02:41 am
@Robert Gentel,
Aha, I can always make fun of your national icons:



I was looking for some Americanized Paul Hogan to rub in your faces but came across this coverage of the "Aussie Olympics".

Robert Gentel
 
  1  
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 02:57 am
@Robert Gentel,
Here's a twofer, and I get both Kiwis and Aussies by making fun of Crowe:



And I remember dlowan posting this article about 6 years ago that does a great job of lampooning Australia's little country syndrome:

Quote:
http://www.satirewire.com/news/jan02/images/australia.gif
AUSTRALIA GETS DRUNK, WAKES UP IN NORTH ATLANTIC

Tired of Being Isolated and Ignored, Continent Isn't Bloody Moving

Sydney, 800 miles S. of Nova Scotia (SatireWire.com) " After what witnesses described as an all night blinder during which it kept droning on about how it was always being bloody ignored by the whole bloody world and would bloody well stand to do something about it, Australia this morning woke up to find itself in the middle of the North Atlantic.

"Good Lord, that was a booze up," said a bleary-eyed Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, speaking from his residence at Kirribilli House, approximately 600 nautical miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

0 Replies
 
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 03:13 am
@Robert Gentel,
Lol!!!!

That hyperactive fella (forget his name) marketed himself for an AMERICAN audience!!!

We'd never heard of him while Amricans were wetting themselves over him.


However, he did REALLY get loved by lots of Oz kids after he became big in the states, and their little hearts were broken by that stingray.

Just recalled his name...Steve Irwin.

One of my colleagues had a kid who adored him, and who wrote a letter, after his death, to the crocodiles in his care.

It said how sorry he was at their loss, and he knew they would be taken care of by Bindi and the mum, but he knew they would never be loved with the passion Steve had for them.


I won't look at the rest until I get home from work, but I LOVE that Oz invasion story.

It really does capture the chip on our shoulder hilariously. perfect!!!


I know it sounds kind of weird, but it was heart-wrenching to read.
0 Replies
 
dlowan
 
  2  
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 03:14 am
@Robert Gentel,
Lol!!!!

That hyperactive fella (forget his name) marketed himself for an AMERICAN audience!!!

We'd never heard of him while Amricans were wetting themselves over him.


However, he did REALLY get loved by lots of Oz kids after he became big in the states, and their little hearts were broken by that stingray.

Just recalled his name...Steve Irwin.

One of my colleagues had a kid who adored him, and who wrote a letter, after his death, to the crocodiles in his care.

It said how sorry he was at their loss, and he knew they would be taken care of by Bindi and the mum, but he knew they would never be loved with the passion Steve had for them.

I know it sounds kind of weird, but it was heart-wrenching to read.


I won't look at the rest until I get home from work, but I LOVE that Oz invasion story.

It really does capture the chip on our shoulder hilariously. perfect!!!


dadpad
 
  2  
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 03:59 am
@dlowan,
heard ya the first time flossy
dlowan
 
  2  
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2008 04:08 am
@dadpad,
Bugger.

How did that happen?


That Russell Crowe thing was so boring I couldn't keep going.

Yawwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...
dadpad
 
  1  
Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 12:56 am
@dlowan,
Russell Crowe thing boring...... Yup

Found a fast forward (or was it full frontal) clip about skippy and the neuclear bomb though.

do ya think the noise skippy makes is TTH TTH.

Tth! tth!!!
whats that skip? sonnies been kidnapped by the russians AGAIN???????
Quick skip you fly the helicopter I'll drive the 4wd this time.
0 Replies
 
dadpad
 
  2  
Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 01:03 am
@Robert Gentel,
hoges makes me laugh even all these years later.

BTW
Headlines in Australia:
Bad russel crow = NZ born actor russell crowe
good russell crow = Australian actor russel crowe
0 Replies
 
Shay-wants-chup-brew
 
  1  
Reply Thu 26 Mar, 2009 02:02 am
@dadpad,
how cant ya tell the difference between da poms and kiwis? And i looked this up coz i would go to scool and all i could hear was " I'm beached as brew" But did a whale get beached in new zealand or sonthin. i mean i'm and aussie but i dont watch the news. lol. But dat video is funny as brew!!
0 Replies
 
Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 06:40 am
There's a Paul Hogan special screening here some time in the next week. Re-living some of his great sketches. I used to love that show.
0 Replies
 
Setanta
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 06:48 am
If you want to hear some seriously bizarre and almost impenetrable accents, talk to some country boys from coastal South Carolina.

I would never mistake an Australian or a Kiwi for a Pom. However, i have mistaken South Africans and Kiwis for Australians. You can tell an Australian . . . you just can't expect them to listen.
0 Replies
 
djjd62
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 06:56 am
@OmSigDAVID,
a new zealander

0 Replies
 
wandeljw
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 09:22 am
"Dame Edna" is an Australian. A better actor than either Paul Hogan or Russell Crowe.
Wilso
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 05:02 pm
@wandeljw,
wandeljw wrote:

"Dame Edna" is an Australian. A better actor than either Paul Hogan or Russell Crowe.


Well, Barry Humphries is the good actor.
wandeljw
 
  1  
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 06:22 pm
@Wilso,
Wilso wrote:

wandeljw wrote:

"Dame Edna" is an Australian. A better actor than either Paul Hogan or Russell Crowe.


Well, Barry Humphries is the good actor.


Of course, Humphries is the actor who plays Edna, and he is always brilliant.
0 Replies
 
PaddyH
 
  1  
Reply Wed 6 Jan, 2010 06:27 am
@OmSigDAVID,
An imported Australian pest!


Just joking guys.
dadpad
 
  1  
Reply Sun 10 Jan, 2010 05:56 am
@PaddyH,
PaddyH wrote:

An imported Australian pest!
Just joking guys.

About time we got our own back. I'm thinking about rabbits and foxes.
Eorl
 
  3  
Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 10:18 pm
@dadpad,
http://i.imgur.com/djAXi.jpg

Robert Gentel
 
  1  
Reply Tue 16 Feb, 2010 10:32 pm
@Eorl,
So wrong, I love it!
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Beached As Bro
  3. » Page 2
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 10/13/2019 at 04:17:26