Table of Contents
- 1 1. The enjoy songs of Alan Jones
- 2 2. This Facebook account devoted to lousy masonry in Melbourne
- 3 3. Bernard King Crayfish Park advertisement
- 4 4. Norman Swan conspiracy concept
- 5 5. Johnny the Monkey Farm Hand
- 6 7. Wangaratta is alive and executing very well
- 7 8. Russell Explained to Me So
- 8 9. Sherbet’s Howzat sung in German
The authentic intent powering the @OzKitsch Twitter account was to have a laugh at cringey elements of Australian lifetime, like concrete koala letterboxes and Ned Kelly bottle openers. There is surely no shortage of material.
But its intent has progressed around time. Rather of merely wincing at the olden days or wallowing in nostalgia, it seeks to examine areas of each day everyday living that we have feel to have overlooked, possibly by accident or style: anything from regional attractiveness contests, monuments that were being hardly ever built, and significant school war cries, to Menzies’ fleeting admiration for Hitler, quack cures for the Spanish flu, and the musical stylings of Alan Jones.
It also seems to be at the way the globe sees us and asks penetrating questions like: when did they cease taking part in the nationwide anthem at the flicks? How terribly did “Smellbourne” pong in the 1880s? In which do the Blakeney twins sit in the pantheon of Australian preferred new music? And is Canberra really vital? (Response: no).
In its marginally cock-eyed way, it draws on the previous to illuminate the current. Not so substantially celebrating our island tale as regurgitating it with flecks of carrot and spittle.
1. The enjoy songs of Alan Jones
Every single January, OzKitsch curates The Coldest 100 musical countdown, a tin-eared antidote to the Triple J’s Most popular 100. Musical expertise is not a prerequisite and but its level of popularity grows with each individual passing calendar year. At just one place this 12 months it was the No 1 trending matter on Twitter. Have people no flavor? Evidently.
Here’s a current chart topper.
2. This Facebook account devoted to lousy masonry in Melbourne
There applied to be an advertisement marketing campaign exhorting Australians to try for excellence, warning them that “near more than enough is not fantastic enough”. Patently the brickies of Melbourne didn’t get the memo.
3. Bernard King Crayfish Park advertisement
There is a thesis to be prepared about forgotten tourist sights and why they fell out of favour. Crayfish Park on the Gold Coast was the crustacean equivalent of Bullen’s African Lion Safari other than that you could consume the displays.
4. Norman Swan conspiracy concept
Remember the conspiracy principle that claimed Victoria’s CMO Brett Sutton was not a true physician? Comedy author James Colley obtained there very first. Apart from his observation was and stays true.
5. Johnny the Monkey Farm Hand
The farm labour scarcity is hitting hard. The ABC’s Weekend Magazine has the option: hire more monkeys.
The patron saint of OzKitsch. Once on a time each and every metropolis, city and sector of the overall economy had its individual natural beauty contest. The very first peanut pageant Queen, Moya Hayden, pictured below atop the peanutmobile, was the mom of the cricketer Matthew Hayden. Honourable mention goes to Miss Trade Union, the Myrtleford Tobacco Queen, and the Ampol VFL Soccer Female of the 7 days.
7. Wangaratta is alive and executing very well
General public service announcement reminding viewers that north-eastern Victoria is not dead but. Nick Cave the moment remarked that the “horrible misery” of Wangaratta impressed his inventive vision. This ad could possibly have tipped him around the edge.
8. Russell Explained to Me So
In the 1980s, Channel 9 commissioned a jingle, “Brian Advised Me So”, to encourage its newsreaders in Sydney and Melbourne. Just as perfectly they have been equally named Brian. Perth, of system, experienced to be various. Verify out the early 80s models and newsreader Russell Goodrick’s magnificently tonsured helmet head.
9. Sherbet’s Howzat sung in German
Australian songs has built a significant splash on the world phase but normally in strategies you would not be expecting, from the Russian language version of Shaddap You Confront to a handful of renditions of Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport in Japanese. But no just one can murder a pop song like the Germans.
10. When the Ghost Who Walks fulfilled the Emperor of Lang Park
Andrew Sholl is curator of @OzKitsch on Twitter