The Front Fell Off
May 29, 2010 8:46 AM   Subscribe

The Front Fell Off

They've been mentioned a few times in comments. The first link felt appropriate today.

John Clarke and Bryan Dawe on:

Dead whales
Invading indigenous communities
Iraq strategies
The politics of fear
The ordinary voter
Going green
The Olympics
Swine Flu

More to be found in the youtube sidebar.
posted by HumanComplex (30 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
that first link is really one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
posted by shmegegge at 8:52 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

All I'm trying to find out is what's the guy's name on first base.
posted by bpm140 at 9:15 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

I watched about a minute of the front fell off interview yesterday before realizing it wasn't real.
posted by scottreynen at 9:29 AM on May 29, 2010 [3 favorites]

These are great. Thanks.
posted by sswiller at 9:29 AM on May 29, 2010

My Thursday evening TV highlight. These fellas never fail to raise a laugh.
posted by Duke999R at 9:32 AM on May 29, 2010

Oh, I love this. The delivery of "...and a fire..." is just comic gold.
posted by griphus at 9:44 AM on May 29, 2010

Me too, scottreynen - I was thinking "well how refreshing these Australians are, at least they are brazen in their lack of concern and willingness to bullshit".
posted by Meatbomb at 10:21 AM on May 29, 2010

fuck that's brilliant. thanks so much.
posted by From Bklyn at 10:28 AM on May 29, 2010

I'd love to have a chance to rewatch "The Games," a satirical take on the Sydney Olympics preparations.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:34 AM on May 29, 2010

Now let's not give the BP spokesmen any ideas here.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 10:52 AM on May 29, 2010

excellent. and i can't help but think that many politicians could actually benefit from interviewing this way.
posted by msconduct at 11:02 AM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

The front fell off the ship and the captain has a dead parrot?
posted by Cranberry at 12:25 PM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

Sometimes however you do get real quotes that make you want to beat your head against a desk. Our prime minster at the time during the war in Iraq debate.
posted by Canageek at 12:53 PM on May 29, 2010

It's not that it wasn't safe; it's just that it was not quite as safe as the other ones which were safe.
posted by heyho at 1:16 PM on May 29, 2010

The hilarious beauty of it is that much of the the guy says is perfectly logical. Yes, there are stringent standards for boats -- well, except for this one, on which the front fell off -- that's what makes it such a rare occurrence.
posted by anothermug at 2:56 PM on May 29, 2010

well, cardboard's out.
posted by toodleydoodley at 3:29 PM on May 29, 2010

They should've re-done this after the Justin Timberlake / Janet Jackson incident.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:49 PM on May 29, 2010

Imagine that-a wave hit the ship in he sea and the front fell off. In my best Aussie accent "Brrrilliant!"
posted by ~Sushma~ at 6:14 PM on May 29, 2010

One-in-a-million chance...
posted by Doohickie at 6:22 PM on May 29, 2010

And a typical kiwi car salesman, also starring a very young Jango Fett. John Clarke is a NZ export.
posted by arzakh at 7:09 PM on May 29, 2010

And a NZ import.
posted by a non e mouse at 7:42 PM on May 29, 2010

Hey uh there's no longer a front page post about the oil spill but this is the closest one we got so I'm gonna put this here:
'Top kill' BP operation to halt US oil leak fails
posted by chaff at 10:41 PM on May 29, 2010

File the first one under loquacious. He has know idea what he's talking about or that he's a comical genius. The guy is clueless.
posted by Increase at 10:50 PM on May 29, 2010

'The bodywork is rooted... and she runs like a haunted shithouse' is one of my favourite ever lines.

It was a very apt description of my first car.
posted by TheOtherGuy at 4:18 AM on May 30, 2010

"There are minimum crew requirements."

"What is the minimum crew requirement?"

"Well, one, I suppose."
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:36 AM on May 30, 2010

In a similar vein: the two johns/long johns

South Sea Bubble Explained
posted by titus-g at 5:17 AM on May 30, 2010

"A bit of a lolly scramble how these ministries are assigned you know..."

In the Iraq clip listed above. Love it. That explains so much!
posted by chavenet at 4:37 AM on May 31, 2010

"The front fell off" is one of the best Youtube clips I've ever seen - thanks for posting this!
posted by Termite at 5:29 AM on May 31, 2010

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