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View Poll Results: What makes Aussie jokes different?
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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Australia: where Mechanics use spanners & Plumbers use wrenches
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.
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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