what ya watchin’?

I haven’t posted any new videos lately

I’ve been too busy watching other people’s

There are some fab ones around
There are some shit ones too
But I’ll try to to stick to the fab

I posted the links to a few of these on my FACEBOOK page
Then I realised that a lot of you have a life aren’t ON Facebook
HI NANNA!

Now this one is long. Like, really l-o-n-g
If you get through it, I hope you agree that it’s brilliant
The three most important words I took from it, “They. Were. Wrong”
So powerful

And then, a mash up of one of Magoo’s favourite songs….with one of my favourite shows
Which has totally made a crap song bareable
Also, how much time did this take someone to edit?
Jeeeeesus.

There’s a reason this next video has been viewed more than 58 million times
It’s pretty speccy
But man, I need a lay down after watching it
Ex-haus-ting!

File this one under, ‘best idea ever’
YOU get a pizza! YOU get a pizza! EVERYONE gets a pizza!

People being stupid, and getting their stupid captured on video
Will never not be funny

They may be lacking some skills, but they make up for it by lacking in clothes
Also, go the bearded ranga!

Trade this kid for Magoo, and the dog for Eva
And this is EXACTLY how her puppy training is going
But with WAY more poo

And for all of you asking how Macaroni’s recorder practice is going
I wish I could say it was this good

UPDATE:
Had to add this one…
My favourite of the week (and a contender for my next song for FUCK IT UP FRIDAY)

 

 

 

 

 

hit pic, oct 15th

This is Ho

Ho came to our show on Friday night in Albany Creek

He’d first seen Dad more than 25 years ago

At a show in Western Australia

Back then, Ho couldn’t speak ANY English

He told us that he learnt his first words of English, by listening to Dad’s cassettes

So it should come as no surprise to anyone that Ho’s first words were

Fuck, fuck and fuck

He would put most Australians to shame in the swearing department

Dude’s got a gift for filthy language

Ho Ho Fucking Ho!

you know you’re from christchurch when…

Everybody has different ways of coping when tragedy strikes

To quote Dad,

“…In Australia, when something bad happens, it doesn’t take long before we’re all sitting around with our mates and a few beers, making up jokes about it”

There’s a new book out right now in New Zealand, that seems to show that a lot of Kiwis have the same attitude

It’s not laughing AT the tragedy itself

Which is, in this case, the earthquakes in Christchurch

It’s laughing DESPITE the tragedy

This book, “YOU KNOW YOU’RE FROM CHCH WHEN…” is a collection of hilarious quotes taken from what was originally a Facebook page

Where people affected by the earthquakes could go and share a joke and have a laugh

Some quotes from the book:

* You tell your kids Santa will land on the lawn where the chimney is.

* If you are doing 30kmh, you’ve got up to a good speed.

* The only items you have on your shelves are the things you want to claim insurance on.

* The idea of drinking straight tap water scares you more than earthquakes.

* Your kids have stopped asking for a sandpit.

* A bucket of shit is no longer that old car you drive.

* Going to Wellington to escape earthquakes makes sense.

* You sleep in one suburb, shower in another, get water in another and go to the toilet wherever you can

* Dressing up to head into town involves putting on a hard hat, high-visibility vest and safety boots.

The books creator, Bruce Raines, came to the show last night in Timaru, with his lovely wife, Kim

It was great to meet the man behind the number 1 selling book in the country

His books shows that humour can be a coping mechanism

Sometimes it’s exactly what you NEED to get you through

The fact that it’s been outrageously successful, shows that there are many, many people who agree

Dad was particularly happy to meet Bruce

As he’d been asking for the book in every bookstore we’d come across so far this tour

Only to be told it had sold out

So last night Dad finally got his hands on a copy

They got a chance to swap books and autographs with eachother

I reckon sense of humour is like sex

You can keep it to yourself

But where’s the fun in that?

 

YOU CAN BUY BRUCE’S BOOK HERE!

(the proceeds are going to  the Earthquake Mayoral Fund)