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Time for my first moan about Australia

Old Mar 15th 2011, 12:14 am
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post
I hate that Hoselink ad. I really want to punch that old dude in the face. Hard. And then smack the stupid chick upside the head with a length of hose. :curse:

Oh gawd that ad is soooo annoying, and now he has the family dog in his the ad too, why do they always want the family in? There is a real estate agent here who doesnt feature the house he puts in a photo of his bloody kids instead

While on ads, has anyone else noticed PAY TV now has up to 9 ads 2/3 times per half hour show.
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
There used to be Chris & Marie with their nursery...not so much shouty as just plain bizarre...not seen that for ages though.
They're the naked ones aren't they? I've actually been to their place on Springvale Rd. Fortunately they were dressed.
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 2:05 am
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Originally Posted by Family of 3 View Post
.....but not a very big one!

Don't they have actors here? I keep hearing and seeing terrible commercials with voiceovers from people who sound like they died 5 years ago.

Tonight was "buy your trousers from Rivers" in a monotone. It was so bad I had to look up from loading the dishwasher to see what it was. Which may have been the point...........
I like those adverts for Rivers!Maybe it says something about me but they always make me smile at the voice.They have a women as well but she has a bit to go before she can sound as bored as the man.
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 2:33 am
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Originally Posted by Family of 3 View Post
.....but not a very big one!

Don't they have actors here? I keep hearing and seeing terrible commercials with voiceovers from people who sound like they died 5 years ago.

Tonight was "buy your trousers from Rivers" in a monotone. It was so bad I had to look up from loading the dishwasher to see what it was. Which may have been the point...........
The guy who does Harvey Norman's ads has made a career out of them. He's lucky that nobody has seen his face as he would probably been executed by now
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Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
For some reason Rivers seems to think these monotone ads are really clever. I don't really get it, when you're selling products as naff as those they really need some spruiking!
It will be a cold day in hell if I ever buy anything from Rivers
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Originally Posted by Dorothy View Post
I hate that Hoselink ad. I really want to punch that old dude in the face. Hard. And then smack the stupid chick upside the head with a length of hose. :curse:
, esp when he adds that "you beauty', or whatever little catchprase it is,in that same droney voice. omg. He says his hose never kinks...... bet I could make it
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Ross Switzer drives us crazy. She is muted everytime she comes on TV!
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 7:04 am
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Originally Posted by What_a_life View Post
, esp when he adds that "you beauty', or whatever little catchprase it is,in that same droney voice. omg. He says his hose never kinks...... bet I could make it
I know! Like he walks around all the time saying things like "she'll be roight mite" and "you beauty".
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Ross Switzer drives us crazy. She is muted everytime she comes on TV!
It's not her voice that kills me, it's her Grand Canyon sized gob.
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 7:18 am
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

I saw the ad for the Aussie version of Cillit Bang the other. It was a slight improvement on the UK one but still won't be buying the stuff.

There was an ad recently for some apartments that MUST go by a certain date. The guy didn't make them sound overly uninviting & he seemed so uninterested in what he was selling. But it was a bargain price (apparently)

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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Originally Posted by al150n View Post
I saw the ad for the Aussie version of Cillit Bang the other. It was a slight improvement on the UK one but still won't be buying the stuff.

There was an ad recently for some apartments that MUST go by a certain date. The guy didn't make them sound overly uninviting & he seemed so uninterested in what he was selling. But it was a bargain price (apparently)

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Oh are those the million dollar shoeboxes down in Mandurah? Yeah, he did sound pretty bored, didn't he?
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 8:12 am
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Originally Posted by bcworld View Post
There used to be Chris & Marie with their nursery...not so much shouty as just plain bizarre...not seen that for ages though.
Unfortunately they are still going and dressed in a pink tutu as well, on the radio as well. I would love to punch that guys lights out.
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 8:17 am
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* Actually I think there are some fantastic Australian actors, but they're all in Hollywood putting on American accents.[/QUOTE]


Yeah what is it with Aussie actors that go to Hollywood, most of them seem to adopt an American accent very quickly.
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 8:30 am
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Originally Posted by papilon View Post
* Actually I think there are some fantastic Australian actors, but they're all in Hollywood putting on American accents.


Yeah what is it with Aussie actors that go to Hollywood, most of them seem to adopt an American accent very quickly.
Um, to get work?
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 8:53 am
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Default Re: Time for my first moan about Australia

Originally Posted by papilon View Post
* Actually I think there are some fantastic Australian actors, but they're all in Hollywood putting on American accents.

Yeah what is it with Aussie actors that go to Hollywood, most of them seem to adopt an American accent very quickly.[/QUOTE]

Because they probably find more work as US good guys. The UK ones keep their accent and get the 'baddie' roles. However, can't say that I've noticed the Aussie ones have lost their accent, maybe I just don't care enough.
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Old Mar 15th 2011, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by Seasider View Post
Um, to get work?
I mean after they have finished filming they seem to speak with an American accent in normal life. Brits who play Americans revert back to there British accent after filming.
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