Tag Archives: Comedy

The Night Before Christmas in 2018

‘Twas the time before Christmas, near the end of 2018 Not surprisingly these lines stir, repeat what has been; Though Khashoggi was not quite hung with care, Mr. Miyagi waxed on popular culture to go there; Investors got nervous, some blamed trade wars, others the Fed, But Yellen was gone, no point in calling for off with her head And Hondurans plus more in their caravan large, at a border did nap, Calls to “build the wall” made wearing a Make America Great Again cap– Barbara and George passed, sadness, a dignified clatter, Deaths worth two Bushes in the hand for that matter. A way with turkey, a question of whether to carve or to cut? Yet ask the bird and it will tell you to go get– Ducked any profanity, since it’s a family show, Add a chicken, that’s a turducken of innuendo; When, Harry married Meghan, a Royal ...

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The Night Before Christmas in 2017

‘Twas the time before Christmas, reflecting back on 2017 Not much had worked, from what has been seen; Politicians fired rockets and taunted without care, National security, sovereignty, diplomacy was where; People once thought concerts were safe as a bed, Bombings and shootings, sugar plum visions fled Hillary still held her ‘kerchief, and Bill his cap, Supporters unsettled, maybe in 2020 they’d be back– On the internet things were said with such a clatter, Put a hashtag on any opinion and surely it must matter. Those within range fear a North Korean ICBM flash, Batten down the shutters, and what is this rash. The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, The line above unchanged, relevant to what’s below; When, from Tinsel Town they came to say #MeToo, A cause to slay, power abused by more than a few, Thinking with that little old driver, so lively and ...

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Deadpooling

Coining a phrase isn’t quite the same as phrasing a coin, but Deadpooling looks to be a thing now. The character’s self-aware nature allows Deadpool to appear almost anywhere. In everything. And be prone to be popping up over anything. Not unlike male teenagers Meaning that breaking the fourth wall is no longer limited to DIY mistakes or an Interstellar plot twist. Thanks to Zamurai Productions, the latest to get the Deadpool treatment, or a Deadpooling is a: Tale as old as internet Song as old as kismet Deadpool and the Beast For those waiting for the last rose petal to drop, it’s more of a Gaston musical number really and involves Disney’s live action rendition of Beauty and the Beast (2017) getting the Deadpool Musical parody treatment. Plus nothing says “live action” quite like Deadpool. There’s an irony there. Probably. Maybe. Only if you still need to change into ...

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Tony Abbott Video Game Parody RPG

Similar to selfie sticks and the Ghostbusters reboot, it’s something few may want while everyone else is left to find the entertainment in it. It’s apparently the most unlikely of combinations: Tony Abbott and video games. Make that a parody video game about Tony Abbott called: Tony Abbott and the Quest for the Suppository of Wisdom Absorbing knowledge amidst crap in a private and somewhat personal way, the game draws its inspirational name from one of Australia’s former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s greatest gaffes. Guided by the Tutorial Onion, the RPG sees Tony Abbott argue against a ‘journalist’. Basic attacks of arguing allow the battle to continue until someone’s willpower (WP) is reduced to zero. Tony has a few special attacks hidden in his budgie smugglers as well. Such as nodding silently. Which apparently confuses journalists. With some rather large ears and not one to table periodic elements, for fear ...

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Man Impersonates T-Rex, Dinosaur Comedy Ensues

“When I grow up, I want to be a dinosaur.” Seldom have young children spoken truer words, especially amongst the little boys. Then time moves on, and reality sets in. Excluding for Ken Ham and his followers, who believe that humans and dinosaurs literally lived together before a Flood of biblical proportions struck. For the rest of the folks in the world, dinosaurs may only be seen in things like books, movies and museums. But the undeniable fact remains: Dinosaurs were the best things before sliced bread. Since then, other impressive things have come to pass. Like YouTube: Entertainer, educator, and collector of fools. And so one young boy, now a grown man, finally gets to live out his childhood dream of being a Tyrannosaurus rex and sharing it with the world. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then impersonation is a shady form of comedy. A drama ...

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Exploding Sewage Truck in Moscow: When You’ve Got to Go, You’ve Got to Go

Drivers in Moscow were subjected to more than a proverbial crap-storm when a sewage tanker burst. Traffic in Russia can be more than a little crazy. In fact Moscow often can be constipated with traffic, but this took things more to the level of a very bad case of diarrhoea. Fortunately, maybe, thanks to power of a dashboard cam, it was all caught on film. Not only did things really hit the fan, the explosion managed to spray the vehicles on either side of the tanker. And in what could be the worst of all kinds of toilet splash-back, while the white 4WD in the city may never really get off-road, that’s not spray-on mud to boost the owner’s ego.

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It’s Official: Budgie Smugglers Enters the Dictionary

Use a slang or colloquial term enough, maybe it’ll go mainstream. Then if that happens, it could become a proper word, so to speak, officially recognised by dictionaries. At which point, those who originally used it will probably stop using it, even as the rest of the population hitches a ride on the bandwagon. Thumbing through it like the secret thesaurus of a cunning linguist. This has now happened for the phrase-cum-word “budgie smugglers” which has been in use in Australia since roughly the 1990s, being officially recognised and included in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a sub-entry in the new words list June 2016. With budgie smugglers now officially in the dictionary, as opposed to the dictionary being in the budgie smugglers (usually sneakily so around aquatic spelling bees), it doesn’t take much to define that it could be somewhat disturbing. Whether it has something to do with ...

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Hillary Clinton Nods so Much, she gets Turned into a Bobblehead Doll

It’s more than a figurative nod to Hillary Clinton and her nodding ways. Collectibles toymaker Royal Bobbles have taken the literal approach and created a Hillary Clinton bobblehead doll. Both the politician and doll will probably take it on the chin. Then nod back and forth in almost hypnotic agreement. The nodding action which inspired the Hillary Clinton bobblehead doll, has been videoed numerous times. On the campaign trail in America, seemingly its occurrence is more regular than clockwork, Old Faithful, or a patriotic US pensioner on a steady diet of prunes. Whether Hillary is over-coached and overplaying a body language indicator of interest, genuinely agrees with what is being said, or is in the process of microsleeps, her head nods back and forth all the same regardless. It’s the prefect inspiration for a bobblehead doll, and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness. ...

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How much does Christopher Pyne remind you of Mr Squiggle?

Politics delivers its fair share of laughs, in a tears of a clown kind of way. Where the big red button doesn’t make it stop, instead it’s probably going to make a honking sound and be on the nose. Australian politics is no different in that regard. A look at the names of the electorates is usually enough to start shaping some form of balloon animal. From Corangamite, which could be a challengingly cheap, and surprisingly red, alternative to Vegemite. Possibly sold by Aldi, but only if people look hard enough. To Grayndler, which in modern times isn’t hard to mistake for some sort of poling app. Then there’s the dynamic trio of Batman, Bruce, and the almost misleading Hotham. It doesn’t take the world’s greatest detective to deduce that Wayne Enterprises made some very significant political donations in the state of Victoria. The joke would be on the conspiracy ...

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Deadpool Delivers Australia Day Message

In an attempt at the fourth wall breaking characteristic of the Deadpool character, actor Ryan Reynolds has delivered a special Australia Day message to promote the release of the forthcoming Deadpool movie. “Seriously, I’d fit right in with your proud nation with its shady criminal past, and it’s predilection for black-out drinking and unrelenting condescension towards New Zealand,” says Deadpool. However, Deadpool has one problem, and that’s Australia giving the world X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Because it’s Deadpool, be warned, there is profanity in the video below: Whether the Deadpool (2016) movie actually delivers, fans will find out when the film premieres 11 February. Who knows, it could be a second career low for the antihero… While it may be intended as a reboot, there has already been the equivalent of Barakapool minus the mouth, and 20th Century Fox Films also gave the world the Fantastic Four (2015) film, a ...

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