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February 4, 2011 8:01 AM   Subscribe

Perhaps doing a live to camera from Andy Murray's local pub on the day he loses the Australian Open was not such a great idea. Especially since said pub had been open since 8am. (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (21 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Boz Boorer you trickster.
posted by punkfloyd at 8:05 AM on February 4, 2011


What the hell am I doing in Australia?
posted by The Whelk at 8:06 AM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Weak. That's the best he could come up with? As an ex-cameraman, I'm gonna give that a 6 on a 10 scale. He kept his shirt on the whole time which is like a 3 point deduction right there.
posted by spicynuts at 8:09 AM on February 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


If you're gonna videobomb a newscast, go all out.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:09 AM on February 4, 2011 [20 favorites]


I don't know much about tennis. Murray was explained to me as "He's British when he wins, and Scottish when he loses."
posted by cjorgensen at 8:10 AM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


At the end of the day, he turns out to be Scottish.
posted by yerfatma at 8:17 AM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


The one in the Portuguese newscast? He's a recidivist.
posted by chavenet at 8:18 AM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


The first time was mildly amusing. The eighth time... not so much.
posted by afx237vi at 8:22 AM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


If you're gonna videobomb a newscast, go all out yt .

That is just fucking creepy. Dude has dead eyes.
posted by afx237vi at 8:24 AM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


yer patter is stale
posted by the cuban at 8:36 AM on February 4, 2011


That joke never got old. In his head.
posted by NationalKato at 8:40 AM on February 4, 2011


The most hilarious part of that video was his girlfriend/wife who starts out on camera trying to get him to stop, moves to off camera to get him to stop, and then eventually gives up on the whole enterprise.
posted by TypographicalError at 8:46 AM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am not generally a huge advocate of violence, but I think having him crushed with a right cross from the bartender would have been a pretty hilarious end to that.
posted by norm at 8:51 AM on February 4, 2011


Some newscasters have a lower threshold.
posted by orme at 9:01 AM on February 4, 2011 [6 favorites]


Murray was explained to me as "He's British when he wins, and Scottish when he loses."

Same thing happened in Canada over one memorable September weekend in 1988 in coverage of the Seoul Summer Olympics when sprinter Ben Johnson went -- apocryphally, I suspect and if not in the media at least in the minds of a great many indignant Canadian fans -- from "Canadian wins gold" through "Jamaican-born Canadian under investigation for alleged doping" to "Jamaican native stripped of gold". Ottawa columnist Earl McRae summed it all up** in a column whose title earned him not a little heat: "Thanks a lot, Ben -- you bastard!"

** ("The jubilation lasted three days. Then it was brutally extinguished by the revelation that two urine samples taken from Mr. Johnson contained stanozolol, a banned anabolic steroid. Mr. Johnson was stripped of his gold medal, which was awarded to the second-place finisher, the much-despised Mr. Lewis.

In Canada, the mood was poisonous. "You bastard," spat Citizen columnist Earl McRae, in a vitriolic attack on Mr. Johnson. "You make me puke."
) in this entry.
posted by Mike D at 9:10 AM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Part of our proud national heritage of making utter tits of ourselves on camera.
posted by Dim Siawns at 9:25 AM on February 4, 2011


Single Link That Guy Tube.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:35 AM on February 4, 2011


That's pretty weak gurning there. He's not putting his heart into it.

Have some he-man strength gurning.
posted by ardgedee at 9:39 AM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


> The most hilarious part of that video was his girlfriend/wife who starts out on camera trying to get him to stop, moves to off camera to get him to stop, and then eventually gives up on the whole enterprise.

"But Marge, it's my lifelong dream!"
"Your lifelong dream was to make funny faces behind a TV announcer, and you did it last year, remember?"
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:50 AM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Some go professional, and can get beaten up for it.
posted by aqsakal at 9:52 AM on February 4, 2011


For Scottish people making an arse of themselves I prefer this.

Or this.
posted by fire&wings at 11:57 AM on February 4, 2011


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