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Commercial to amuse Aussie friends - The Phantom Librarian
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fernwithy
fernwithy
Commercial to amuse Aussie friends
I just saw a commercial for the Outback Steakhouse that made me giggle. (That was its aim; it's not meant to be taken seriously.) But I just wanted to share:

Weird guy (doing bad accent) in front of steak plate:
"Australia is a day ahead of us. They, like, know more. That's why the food's so good. It's from the future."

I don't know. It amused me. ;)
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jadeddiva From: jadeddiva Date: April 3rd, 2006 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too!
lessthanpie From: lessthanpie Date: April 3rd, 2006 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Cracks me up, too. :D
bribitribbit From: bribitribbit Date: April 3rd, 2006 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me of a Charlie Brown quote. "The world won't end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." :D
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah, Crossing Jordan. They must have bought the network time all night.
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't actually seen it for a few seasons; I just had the TV on. I will always root for Vern-o. It's just in my nature. ;)
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 3rd, 2006 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Jerry O'Connell played "Vern Tessio"--the none-too-bright kid in Stand By Me--which is one of my cult movies. I also refer to Star Trek: The Next Generation as "Gordie Goes Galactic" for Wil Wheaton. ;)
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gehayi From: gehayi Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember when the new millennium rolled around, and I was online talking to a friend in California, meaning that she was three hours behind me. When midnight struck and it was officially the twenty-first century on the East Coast, she IMed me:

"Wow. I'm talking to someone from the future. Someone who's living in the next century! How weird is that?"

Silly, I guess, but I guess it struck me as weird, too, or I wouldn't remember it so clearly.

alkari From: alkari Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:24 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL. Your food was just fine, but after a month in the US I was glad to get home and get PROPER coffee. Speaking to returned Aussies, that is a constant lament - why can't you get good coffee at ordinary takeaway coffee places in the USA?! And I don't mean the stuff that Starbucks or Gloria Jeans call coffee. There is a lovely guy with a coffee cart (coffee, pastries and muffins) just on the corner near our office, and he does some of the best coffee I've ever tasted. The queue each morning can get quite long, but each cup is freshly made in an expresso machine and is utterly delicious. Any place that served brewed, stewed coffee in Sydney these days would be out of business inside 2 weeks.

And speaking of ads, there is a great one just started up.

Well-dressed woman marches in to shop with various equipment on shelves: "I just caught my husband folicking - and I mean FROLICKING - with his secretary on the mahogany dining rom table."

Puzzled salesman: "Madam, I'm not sure you're in the right place, We sell outdoor equipment - you know, like chainsaws."

Woman, smiling ever so sweetly: "EXACTLY!"

Cut to picture of advertised brand of chainsaw. Cracks me up completely.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)
BWAH! I like it.
leelastarsky From: leelastarsky Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
HAAHAHAHA! That's great! :~D Indeed, I love being in 'the future' - gives me an extra day on US deadlines! ;~)
riah_chan From: riah_chan Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Outback Steakhouse has the best commercials. They've been running one her about a guy who says he vegitarian except that he eats chick... and beef... and pork.
myf From: myf Date: April 3rd, 2006 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Can I just mention that your added detail - (doing bad accent) - was a bit unnecessary. It's my firm belief that nobody not actually born here can do a passable Australian accent. (Um, New Zealanders excepted). Some people can get close, but you can always, always tell.

Why is it so?

But still, hee. I have a friend in the UK is always amazed that we're 'in the future'. She really can't get her head around the concepts of timezones, bless.
dramaturgy From: dramaturgy Date: April 3rd, 2006 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee. It reminds me of this singer I like, Paul Coleman... The few times I saw him with The Paul Coleman Trio (who have since broken up), he had this song about all the things Americans think about Australians that aren't all that true, and my favorite part was that there was an entire verse on the blooming onion.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 3rd, 2006 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
That's so Outback's fault. That stupid jingle is the earworm from hell.
lilacsigil From: lilacsigil Date: April 3rd, 2006 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Living in the future certainly helps one be on alert for US-based April Fools' jokes, yes.

Also, Kate Winslet can do an Aussie accent. And... um, that's it, I think.
From: gunderpants Date: April 3rd, 2006 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
How quaint. Especially given that Outback Steakhouse serves nothing that actually resembles Australian cuisine in the slightes.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 3rd, 2006 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I've often wondered about that, as their cuisine is very distinctly American. I mean, I don't know a lot about Australian cuisine, but I know rather too much about American, and, well...
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greyashowl From: greyashowl Date: April 4th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I love vegemite, yet whenever we have taken it o/s many many people can't stand it LOL.
drakyndra From: drakyndra Date: April 3rd, 2006 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, we all know that Australia is the best place in the world and all...
erised1810 From: erised1810 Date: April 3rd, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
forsoem reson t leftme institches!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 3rd, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know... I don't even know why it's funny, it just really made me giggle.
tru_jedi From: tru_jedi Date: April 5th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Unless you are born in Australia - no one can do a passable Australian accent. And if you are born here, no fake accent will sound like the real deal. BTW I love the orange juice advert with Ron Moss "Bloody Oath" - "you can tell when its not all Aussie!" i love it! and that guy who used to be in JAG - Mick Brumby i think was the character - the actor tried to pass himself off as Australian- one second of listening to his very i'm-american-trying-to-be-australian accent .... how anyone was fooled is beyond me!! the "truth" only came out after the actor died - they could have just asked a real aussie to find the truth!
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