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Another reason why Adam Hills is a dude…

Okay, so I may or may not have had the unmitigated audacity to not only blog about a certain KFC ad that someone had brought to my attention, but to forward it to the comic in question as well. Provocative? Maybe.

But I would have employed the ‘use it on your show before someone else does’ gambit.

Although, what was actually doing was giving him the opportunity to say, ‘don't blog about it or breath a word to anyone…’.

That request was not forthcoming. Indeed, the comic didn’t say a word.

Instead, this is how he dealt with it.

Cool or what?

Interested Sydney fans should note that Hillsy has just announced a gig for December 15 at Campbelltown Arts Centre.


Shonky Awards

A little while ago, Choice (formerly Choice Magazine, but since it now has a strong online presence, just Choice) enjoyed its fiftieth anniversary, celebrating with the inaugural Shonky Awards, at which the ten most “unsafe, unethical, dishonest of plain hilarious” products of the last twelve months are unveiled. The event was hosted by the Rampaging Roy Slaven and H.G. Nelson (ie ‘Roy & H.G.’).

There is a short film that has been compiled from the event — which I attended in my capacity as wearer-of-a-shirt-of-a-podcast-that-doesn’t-get-advertised-any- other-way. I made the final cut and, to celebrate, lifted some ‘stills’ (screen caps) of me pontificating at the event, for the sheer hell of it. Annemarie Lopez’s right side appears as itself.

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Before he was one of the country’s greatest stand-up comics…

One of my favourite videos is Coatsie’s home recording of The D-Generations’s Country Homestead. It’s funny for so many reasons. It’s one of a series of four D-Generation specials that was made after the D-Gen moved from the ABC to Channel 7. They did a series of four one-off specials, and a certain Michael Molloy had joined the team since their final ABC series. But part of the joy of watching that special are the ads, since it was taped off the telly without the pedantic anal retention required to pause the video during the commercial breaks. What we should be doing is scanning it intently for hilariously dated thirty-second masterpieces, to upload to YouTube. Well, someone ought to, for without such activity being undertaken, how would we ever discover the early work of some of our greatest talents?


Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check these out:

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And see him in context:





Note: this ad wasn’t broadcast during D-Generation’s Country Homestead; it came a few years later. Thanks to ryttu3k for sharing it on Live Journal.