Monday, January 21, 2008

The front fell off.

Hat tip to Husband who sent me this link before Christmas. Seems like time to inject some levity into the blog.

An "Australian Senator" explains a marine accident.



I had to track down the origins of this brilliant bit of satire. Thanks to commentor "LeadingZero" on one of the many sites where it's posted, for a nice, brief synopsis: "This is a satirical sketch created by the comedians John Clarke and Bryan Dawe titled, 'The Front Fell Off' based on a real incident. Specifically an oil spill that occurred off the coast of Western Australia on July 21st, 1991 when the Greek tanker Kirki lost its bow, spilling 17,280 tons of light crude and subsequently caught on fire.[sic] "

(My favourite bit? Probably, "There's a minimum crew requirement." "What's the minimum crew?" "Well, one, I suppose.")

Wikipedia's entry on John Clarke

Keep your fronts high and dry!

ronnie

1 Comments:

Blogger Brian Fies said...

That was terrific! Dry and funny. There's a lot of "Bob and Ray," whom I loved, in those guys.

12:53 PM  

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