On Friday I did a post
whining talking about the kids being struck down with the dread lurgy that has seemingly taken over the entire valley, and finished with a clip of The Pigs singing Sofa People.
Now, I’m not a country music fan and neither are many of you. Nevertheless, if you can’t get a laugh from watching The Pigs…. well, you just should, orright?
For those of you who did enjoy the utter silliness of The Pigs here is another clip (lets face it, when am I going to get the opportunity to post about them again?) although I am going to add a warning.
No, it isn’t to look out for the barely stifled laughter of the line-dancing girls, nor is it to warn of the unexpected appearance of the legendary John Williamson on jaw harp.
The problem is that since I first heard this version of Beyoncé’s Single Ladies I have never been able to hear hers again without the country twang of The Pigs overriding all thought processes.
Watch it at your own risk. I’m still humming it… 😀
You regular readers probably know that I am not really a fan of sharks, I’m not the only one out there who has a thing about them though, am I…..? 😉
Well, on tv tonight I saw a preview for a movie that is so bad I had to share it with you shark lovers. Sharknado. Yep, shark+tornado. The toothy storm from hell. Completely realistic.
I’m just glad it wasn’t an ad for Australian tv. I would be able to avoid that first run without a problem, but late one night….I’ll change the channel… and there it’ll be. Sharks dropping from the sky. I’d never be able to watch late night trashy movies ever again…. 😉
It you have a problem with sharks (or storms, or over acting) you should probably not watch this clip. 😀 Unless you want to see the fastest and least likely way to bisect a plummeting shark. It’s at the 38-ish second mark if you blinked the first time…
Go on. You know you want to.
I started last week with a post about Number 1 sons love of AC/DC and the fact that their songs would be on high rotation all holiday (and so far I have been right).
Clearly he isn’t he only AC/DC fan out there as evidenced by this clip from the Aussie Orica GreenEdge team at this years Tour de France.
Clearly the Tour isn’t all about bike riding and tactics. There are also battered mullet wigs, roped in passers-by, air guitars and unauthorised explosives that almost went horribly wrong. Whether these guys win or not, clearly they have had a good time out on the road. 😀
Last year I did a post about the Ballinakill Merman. In the comments we had many theories about this event; mostly related to the level of inebriation that Thomas O’Toole and Michael Warde were at when they saw the red-lipped, bushy eyebrowed, and partially blue-skinned denizen of the deep breast-stroking towards them in Ballinakill Bay back in 1937.
In my wanders through Trove today I stumbled across this funny comic strip from the time.
Do yez see phwat oi see Mike? Bedad Pat, ’tis a gentleman mermaid!
Sufferin’ mackerel! If he isn’t after followin us, he is!
Baste him on the head, the spalpeen*!
No Mike! Let him follow us back to Ballinakill.
Phwat!! An’ let him make liars of us yez fat-head! WHAM.
It just shows we weren’t the only ones who thought that Michael and Thomas should have kept their mouths shut after giving the Merman that smack on the head with the oar. 😀
*Salpeen- Good-for-nothing fellow.
I found this gem by teddiefilms while I was aimlessly wandering through the interwebs and had to share it with you.
If you are a Star Wars fan you probably greeted the news that there will be more films produced in the series with very mixed feelings. Those original three films have a special place in the heart of many people, but the new ones, not so much…..
This brilliant and hilarious clip, with Anakin/Darth lamenting all those issues* in the style of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know, had me falling off the couch laughing.
It is a long weekend here in Australia and I will be lazing with the kids on Monday, so I’ll see you on Tuesday. Have a good weekend! 😀
*Anyone who can put the line “then you had my character portrayed by sub-par actors” into a song effectively needs an award. 😀
The kids have gone back to school this morning so the house is very empty and very quiet. Perfect time for me to spend the day on the phone to Telstra again trying to get this internet thing sorted out. Bugger 😦
I am going to be a bit slack today and share another Horrible Histories clip with you instead of actually doing any writing. As you can imagine, we watched a lot of this over the holidays!
This time I am not sharing a song, it is the Viking variation of the Hairy Bikers cooking show, Winter Cooking with the Hairy Vikings. This is entirely appropriate as we here in Victoria have quickly gone from BBQ and salad weather to roast and stew weather!
If you have ever watched the Hairy Bikers cooking you will not need me to explain how accurate this portrayal of Dave and Si is. “Love a bit of walrus”. 😀
I needed something to put a smile on my face before I braved the call centre. Wish me luck……
Other Horrible Histories clips I have done are here and here.