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Friday Funnies: Literal Video version of Take On Me

We continue the series today with Dustin McLean’s reworking of A-Ha’s Take On Me.


June 17th, 2011 at 08:34am

Friday Funnies: Literal video version of Total Eclipse Of The Heart

A few years ago there was an internet fad of changing the lyrics of songs to reflect what was going on in the song’s seemingly unrelated video clip. I missed this when it happened, but came across it a few months ago.

Some of them are better than others, but of all of them, this is my favourite. David A. Scott’s reworking of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse Of The Heart.


Total Eclipse of the Heart – Literal Video Version by BalloDaSballo

I’ll share some of my other favourites with you in the coming weeks.


June 10th, 2011 at 09:48am

Friday Funnies: Wallace and Gromit play soccer

Given that we are rapidly approaching the final of the soccer world cup, this video seems apt for Friday Funnies.


July 9th, 2010 at 10:32am

The cat’s in the kettle

A few weeks ago A Current Affair hyped up a story about a restaurant which was serving cats. They ran a bunch of promos claiming that they had an investigation in to a restaurant which was cooking cats and serving them to customers. It was a beat up and a half, as it happened the restaurant was serving cats…it was serving them the leftovers. They were feeding a bunch of stray cats. Big deal.

Anyway, it reminded me of an amusing song which I had around here about a restaurant cooking cats. I looked for it at the time and couldn’t find it, however I found it earlier this week and thought I’d share it with you today.

You can download the Flash (SWF) file here.

If you have something which you’d like to share with the world as a Friday Funny, send it to and I’ll usually be happy to give it a run.


April 30th, 2010 at 10:18am

Friday Funnies: How not to create a jingle for a radio show

What happens when you entrust an egocentric psychiatrist with the task of creating a short jingle for his radio show? Perhaps we should allow Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) to demonstrate.

By the time you finish playing that each hour, it’d be time for the next news surely.


April 23rd, 2010 at 09:48am

Friday Funnies: Men

This week’s Friday Funny comes to us from John Kerr. Thanks John!

1. Men are like:
They irritate the crap out of you.

2. Men are like:
The older they get, the less firm they are.

3. Men are like:
Nothing can be done to change them.

4. Men are like:
You need one, but you’re not quite sure why.

5. Men are like:
Chocolate bars
Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.

6. Men are like:
You can’t believe a word they say.

7. Men are like:
Department stores
Their clothes are always 1/2 off!

8. Men are like:
Government bonds
….. They take soooooooo long to mature.

9. Men are like:
They usually run at the first sign of emotion.

10. Men are like:
They satisfy you, but only for a little while.

11. Men are like:
You never know when they’re coming, how many inches you’ll get or how long it will last.

12. Men are like:
Lava lamps
Fun to look at, but not very bright.

13. Men are like:
Parking spots
All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.


October 16th, 2009 at 11:01am

Friday Funnies: Conspiracy Overload

OK, get those counting fingers…and toes…and shoulders…ah heck, just get an abacus ready, because you’re going to need it if you’re going to have any hope of counting Sonny’s conspiracy theories.

Sonny called Casey Hendrickson on KXNT on Saturday to, uh, well I don’t really know why he called. It did turn in to one of the most entertaining calls of the year though. Enjoy!

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(Audio courtesy of Casey Hendrickson and Newsradio 840 KXNT)

Now that I think about it, if you can comprehend Sonny’s theories well enough to count them, you might not want to use an abacus, because you’re probably on Sonny’s wavelength and believe that Abacuses are tools used by the Queen’s Presidential Illuminati to keep tabs on all of us, and using one would cause you to change the subject, ignore the questions and yell more loudly about stuff which makes even less sense.


October 2nd, 2009 at 09:41am

Friday Funnies: Julia Gillard’s dictionary doesn’t contain the word “no”

Back on Friday the 13th of March I was clearing out my hotel room in Deniliquin when I heard this bizarre exchange between Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard and 3AW’s Neil Mitchell. I believe that, had Julia just used the word “no”, Neil would have been caught off-guard, and nobody would have blamed her seeing as “no” would have been a perfectly honest answer…nobody can guarantee what the actions of third parties will be, so why Julia felt the need to ramble around the answer was beyond me, but highly amusing.

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It was great fun listening to it, even if I started yelling at Julia and the radio at one point (actually, that could be why it was fun).


1 comment August 7th, 2009 at 09:02am

Disappearing for 24 hours now

I’m going offline for 24 hours now (update: OK, now that the Mark Ferguson story is out of the way, I’ll disappear for 24 hours). I am available for urgent contact only, on my mobile. In my absence, enjoy some video.


July 3rd, 2009 at 01:44pm

Friday Funnies: A Current Affair’s technical issues

It’s funny how technical issues never seem to come alone. When one thing fails, you can be sure that something else will go on holiday as well. The following is from Tuesday’s “A Current Affair”.

What amused me even more than the technical issues (and is sadly lacking from the YouTube footage) was when Tracy went back to the story about teenage girls attacking each other, she read the same introduction word-for-word, without a hint of it being the exact same story she introduced earlier.

Thankfully though, when she went back to the Moran story, she did refer to it as “returning to our top story”.

As for why I was watching ACA…well I was watching WIN News while I was having dinner, and couldn’t be bothered changing the channel.


June 19th, 2009 at 10:30am

Friday Funnies: Widow

It’s an awful joke, but none the less it is courtesy of 2QN’s Paul Dix

Three guys were working on a high-rise building project – Steve, Bruce and Kevin.

Steve falls off and is killed instantly.

As the ambulance takes the body away, Bruce says, “Someone should go and tell his wife.”

Kevin says, “OK, I’m pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I’ll do it.”

Two hours later, he comes back carrying a slab of VB.

Bruce says, “Where did you get that, Kev?”

“Steve’s wife gave it to me,”

Bruce replies. “That’s unbelievable, you told the lady her husband was dead and she gave you the beer?”

“Well not exactly,” Kevin said. “When she answered the door, I said to her, ‘You must be Steve’s widow’.

She said, ‘No, I’m not a widow’, and I said, ‘I’ll bet you a slab of VB you are’.”

Awful, but good for a chuckle.


May 29th, 2009 at 10:05am

Friday Funnies: Are these the worst Family Feud answers ever?

One way to make your half an hour on the television last a bit longer…provide answers to bad that the show gets uploaded to YouTube

If you have a joke or a funny video that you’d like to see here on a Friday, send an email to and it might just appear in the coming weeks.


May 1st, 2009 at 10:15am

Friday Funnies: Buying A Car

Metlink, Melbourne’s public transport corporation are a firm believer in global warming, and have produced a raft of ads aimed at convincing people to ditch “harmful” private vehicles in favour of public transport. I am at odds with their view on the matter of global warming, however I admire their creativity in producing their ads.

One of their ads from last year was about the (I’m sure they would agree, exaggerated) effects of buying a car. The ad was so amusing that I recorded a number of ad breaks on 3AW in an effort to capture this one ad. Enjoy!

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And while we’re here, a bit of self-deprecating humour. Whilst recording the afternoon news headlines for AIR News on Tuesday, I just couldn’t get my tongue around a handful of sentences…oh, and I had a wrong figure in there too…see if you can find it.

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The great joy of pre-recording is that I was able to correct the mistakes in a subsequent take. Normally if I have a tongue-tied moment in a pre-record (it happens every now and then) I either edit it out or re-record, however on this occasion I was amused by it, so I saved it for posterity.


April 9th, 2009 at 09:56am

Friday Funnies: A Couple Game Show Parodies

If we ever have political correctness invading quiz shows, it could look a bit like this:

And one wonders how much of this sort of banter between game show hosts and difficultly dull contestants ends up on the cutting room floor?

And I should save this one for next week, but seeing as Frank sent it in (even if he does admit to taking it from the first site to rank in Google for “duck jokes”):

A man is driving a pick-up truck down the road with a bunch of ducks standing in the back. A police officer pulls over the driver and informs him that he is speeding and then asks him where he thinks he’s going with all those ducks. The driver says that he just doesn’t know what to do anymore. The officer says, “Look, there’s a zoo not far from there and that’s where you should be taking them. That will take care of your problem.” The man thanks the officer and drives off with his ducks.

The next day the officer again sees the pick-up truck once again speeding down the road. This time, though, all the ducks in the back are standing there with sunglasses. The officer pulls over the driver over and says, “I thought I told you to take them to the zoo!” “I did that,” said the driver, “but now they want to go to the beach!”

If you have a joke or a funny video that you’d like to see here on a Friday, send an email to and it might just appear in the coming weeks.


November 21st, 2008 at 10:21am

Friday Funnies: It boosts the entertainment, not the news

I’ve been looking around on YouTube lately finding various former station and news IDs from Canberra television stations as I intend on bring them to you over the coming weeks, and while I was looking around I found this rather amusing clip from ABC TV’s Media Watch from 1999 which reminded me of a rather amusing column that Rod Quinn wrote for The Chronicle about Seven’s amusing changes to their news service in that year. I don’t remember the exact quote, but it was something along the lines of “They’ve had one presenter, two presenters, people standing, people sitting, people standing again, one presenter, more sitting, back to two presenters and standing…and they still can’t beat Nine. It’s no wonder, with gimmicks like these”.

I think I still have that column at home somewhere, I’ll have to dig it out and share it with you at some stage.

In the meantime, enjoy Channels Seven and Nine battling over the definition of the word “leading”, trying to work out who “knows news”, and Ann Sanders using the word of the week, which probably summarises their whole failed experiment.

Yes, that word was “shonky”…and I can’t help but wonder why, with Ross Symonds just off camera, she didn’t cross to him on the large television? Surely it would have saved the arduous lengthy walk from the other side of the room…just stand next to the television and chat with Ross through it!

If you have a joke or a funny video that you’d like to see here on a Friday, send an email to and it might just appear in the coming weeks.


November 14th, 2008 at 06:05am

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