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September 12, 2013 8:02 AM   Subscribe

Is this ...not from America? Sounds ..antipodean?

(on preview wooo, I'm right. Also, this is oddly soothing)
posted by The Whelk at 8:30 AM on September 12, 2013

I shouldn't have to do this, given how it's already stuck in my head, but I watched it again anyway.

It really is oddly soothing.
posted by Madamina at 10:15 AM on September 12, 2013

i want to move to australia and learn how to drive a small truck
posted by PinkMoose at 12:38 PM on September 12, 2013

I get the feeling the fork lift truck guy didn't really want to do it.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:50 PM on September 12, 2013

Because I like to hammer at the funny until it hurts, I give you this weekend's texts between myself and my friend, a sheriff's deputy whom my father refers to as Ned Black (not remotely close to his real name):

NED: I will not only be whistling that, but it will, in all likelihood, also turn into one of those formula jokes that allows me to just sing about whatever it is I'm up to at any given moment. I thank you.
NED: Dep-YOOO-tee can put you in the backseat of a squAAAd-car (squAAAd car)

MADS: "Big Ned Black will teach you to shoot a biiiig gun (BIIIIG GUN)
and a rifle (RIIIIFLE)
and an old revolvah (OLD REVOLVAH)!
Big Ned Black will teach you to shoot a smaaaall gun (SMAAALL GUN)
and a Walther (WALLLLTHER)
and an automatic (AUTO MATIC)!
Big Ned Black will teach you to shoot a gun!"

NED: I like your version better, especially since you captured the Aussie so well in the lyrics.

MADS: Ned's holstah is good for putting near belt loops (BELT LOOPS)
and sideahhms (SIDEAHHMS)
and a brand new pistol (BRAND NEW PISTOL)

MADS: I meant to ask you -- what is the status of your small niece (SMALLLL NIECE!)?

[brief discussion of the new baby and my possible infertility]

NED: Good to hear that, as they say, Research Continues.
MADS: Conception can be an issue with your thyroid (THYYYYROID)
or your timing (TIIIIMING)
or your ovulation (OVULATION)!

NED: I really shouldn't have laughed as hard at that as I just did. I haven't even started drinking yet today.
MADS: That was the point. Just be glad I didn't get to "lubrication"

[Note: At this point, my husband asked, "Why is it in an accent?"]

NED: You know... all joking aside... that ad DID get people on the other side of the planet talking about Mick Humphries and to be honest, if I needed to learn how to drive a Big Truck (or any other number of things) in Australia, his name would be the first to come to mind.

MADS: "Blue Jasmine is showing at 4:30 (THIRRRTY)
or 7 (SEVEN)
or at 9:15 (NINE FIFTEE-EEN) -- wait, didn't we say we would take [neighbor] if we saw it?"
[Husband] "Well, it's in an hour, so she's got to get her shit together (SHIT TAH GETHAH)"


MADS: You just know they have locations in places like Woorooloomaloobedoobedoo and Dingo Spit
NED: Almost dead-on... Mick Humphries is located in East Wagga Wagga, NSW.

MADS: This thrift store has lots of smelly couches (COUCHES)
and a wheelchair (WHEELCHAIR)
and a foosball table (FOOSBALL TABLE)
NED: They'll Put You In The Smelly Seat.
posted by Madamina at 10:18 AM on September 16, 2013

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