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View Poll Results: What makes Aussie jokes different?
We've got culture over here.... 1 14.29%
We ain't got OBAMA 2 28.57%
Dunno - maybe you lot should drink more.... 0 0%
They're funnier 3 42.86%
Yanks are too worried 1 14.29%
ODD! I thought you lot were cracked. 0 0%
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:58 PM
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I have a very strange question for you

What is the purpose of happiness, being ridiculous, and just plain being silly?

You may gather I have asked the above with a definite point to it - yet I have no idea.

I have also asked such a thing here for the reason that the answer to it might be completely different coming from anyone in the US of A....


You blokes have not got the digusting sence that Yanks do - and so what is a joke over where you all are 'round might have greater depth to it.


STIPULATED: "The Queens Humor is Quite Different than in the Colonies"

At the very least - I thought it would be of interest to ask such a thing....


Put bluntly - I have noticed that Aussie humor has a completely different 'twist' to it.....
I'm not sure why.
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I will answer your question with a question

What is Duck?
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Speaking of Ducks, I think the Brits and Aussies take criticism, esp on subjective things like looks or preferences, like water off a duck's back.

I've noticed that if someone criticises another person like that on a US forum, it tends to get serious quite often.

If you are really happy within yourself, other people's criticism of you, esp from people that you don't know, shouldn't shake you up too much.

So, rather than just creating some happyness by being ridiculous or silly, the purpose of happyness can be to give yourself some self confidence to laugh off comments that might otherwise harm you.

Brits & Aussies like puns, irony, and inversion humour (where things work out the opposite of what you expect). Some US comics do this well like Seinfeld - where it can take a long time to get to the gag with lots of little gag-lettes on the way. That is more like the Queens humour !! Watch some re-runs of Faulty Towers & you should start to see
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To put this simply,
can anyone imagine Americans laughing at Aunty Jack, The Naked Vicar or
Kingswood Country?
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Yeah they might start laughing at Skippy, Division4 or Homicide or just shake their head.
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I've noticed the Canadians we have over here don't get sarcasm as well as we do. Which is a major part of Aus humour.
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I think they have lost the ability to tell whats funny, thats why
every yank comedy has a laugh track so they know when to laugh.
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We just have a different culture, we often don't take ourselves too seriously, love to take the **** out of each other and love ironic, sarcastic humour.

Sadly we have sold some brilliant comedy shows to the US, (Kath & Kim for example) but they have to be remade with American actors for the US market to accept them, just like the British " The Office" show.

But the downside is we also have a terrible tall poppy syndrome and a very risk-averse approach that holds us back terribly.
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I think they have lost the ability to tell whats funny, thats why
every yank comedy has a laugh track so they know when to laugh.
Being controlled by fear for so long will do that to you.
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Hmm...

Can anyone recommend some Aussie comedy DVD's or Comedy shows that I could Amazon up?

I've been a huge fan of Brit humour for years, but dunno if I've seen much Oz stuff other than Crock Dundee...
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Hmm...

Can anyone recommend some Aussie comedy DVD's or Comedy shows that I could Amazon up?

I've been a huge fan of Brit humour for years, but dunno if I've seen much Oz stuff other than Crock Dundee...
Kingswood Country is a classic comedy series from the 70's.
Not exactly politically correct but it is very funny.
To clarify it a bit a "Kingswood" is an Australian made car built
by GM from 1968 to 1974.

If you are after something on the bizzar side and you get Monty Python then you could try another old 70's series called "Aunty Jack" or a spin off from that "The Norman Gunston" programs.
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Ah yes, excellent recomendation!
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Maybe," The Odd Angry Shot"
Aussie Version of the Vietnam War

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