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SurferJoe46
08-09-2011, 03:52 AM
These guys crack me up - kinda like the old Bob & Ray Show in the early days of TV here in the US.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVChkuZNlxw&feature=digest_refresh_wed&playnext=1&list=TLyjG5t32D7ic&force_ap=1

John H
08-09-2011, 10:41 AM
Do you know Joe that John Clarke is actually a Kiwi, famous here for his role as Fred Dagg, father of Trev, Trev, Trev, Trev and Trev? He was one of the funniest comedians NZ ever had, but the pond got too small, and he went over the ditch to the land of Oz. A very great loss for us.

I haven't looked at your url yet, but one of the best is about the ship where The Front Fell Off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM&feature=related

kenj
08-09-2011, 11:09 AM
Do you know Joe that John Clarke is actually a Kiwi, famous here for his role as Fred Dagg, father of Trev, Trev, Trev, Trev and Trev? He was one of the funniest comedians NZ ever had, but the pond got too small, and he went over the ditch to the land of Oz. A very great loss for us.



For Joe's benefit.... When he called Trev, he knew he would at least get one of them come running. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efrZdbDh5tk

Bit like the woman on the Domestic Purpose Benefit who named all her kids Fred. When tea was ready she just yelled "FRED" and they all came running.

When asked what did she do when a specific child was wanted she said...."Ah, then I use his/her surname"

Ken

SurferJoe46
08-09-2011, 12:09 PM
Do you know Joe that John Clarke is actually a Kiwi, famous here for his role as Fred Dagg, father of Trev, Trev, Trev, Trev and Trev? He was one of the funniest comedians NZ ever had, but the pond got too small, and he went over the ditch to the land of Oz. A very great loss for us.

I haven't looked at your url yet, but one of the best is about the ship where The Front Fell Off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5qxZm_JqM&feature=related

I love that one! 'There's nothing out there, wot?'


For Joe's benefit.... When he called Trev, he knew he would at least get one of them come running. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efrZdbDh5tk

Bit like the woman on the Domestic Purpose Benefit who named all her kids Fred. When tea was ready she just yelled "FRED" and they all came running.

When asked what did she do when a specific child was wanted she said...."Ah, then I use his/her surname"

Ken

We have a retired boxer named George Forman who names all his kids George. Even a girl if I remember correctly.

John H
08-09-2011, 12:26 PM
You might like this one Joe, given your interest in the internal combustion engine. I forget the name of the film this is from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T9DSgEclPA

The car buyer is Temuera Morrison, who later ended up in one or two of the Star Wars movies.

The language in this clip may not impress the old sheila, so I would play it at your discretion. It is a little Kiwi cultural icon, so you may need an interpreter...

SurferJoe46
08-09-2011, 12:30 PM
I'm prolly gonna regret watching this during daylight hours when SHE is up-n-about - but here goes..............................

SurferJoe46
08-09-2011, 12:40 PM
I got 'freckle' and the other references, but I can't figger the punchline.

Soooo - the helicopter dude just confirms it's a used rental that's been driven to hell twice.

Ok......................................... (where's the rimshot?)

John H
08-09-2011, 12:46 PM
Oh well, I think the clip should have stopped at the car yard, but I did like the Zephyr's run-on when he turned off the ignition...

SurferJoe46
08-09-2011, 12:53 PM
That's a ZEPHYR? Kinda looked like a Maverick or a Fairmont by Ford.

It IS a slice-o-life for me though. Jeez - youse guys talks funny.

John H
08-09-2011, 01:07 PM
That was a Mark III model. Zephyrs were 6 cylinder cars made by Ford (British) through the 1950s and 1960s. There was the standard Zephyr and a tarted up model called the Zephyr Zodiac. The four cylinder car was a Consul, which couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding, and there was a smaller car called a Prefect or Anglia. They all had similar body shapes (apart from the Anglia that had a backward leaning rear window), so they were a family of cars.

Dad had a 1953 Mk I Zephyr, followed by a Mark II and then a facelift model Mark II. His last car was a 1963 (maybe 1964) Mark III Zodiac, which was a lovely car, but the best of all was one of the Mk II's (I can't remember which one now), which did an enormous mileage without even having the head off. The local garage reckoned the only tools you needed to work on a Zephyr was a big screwdriver and a ball peen hammer... The driver's door crapped out on most of them. The line ended with the Mark IV, which was a horrible car.

Oh, and by the way Joe, you probably think we talk funny because we speak English.

SurferJoe46
08-09-2011, 01:36 PM
That was a Mark III model. Zephyrs were 6 cylinder cars made by Ford (British) through the 1950s and 1960s. There was the standard Zephyr and a tarted up model called the Zephyr Zodiac. The four cylinder car was a Consul, which couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding, and there was a smaller car called a Prefect or Anglia. They all had similar body shapes (apart from the Anglia that had a backward leaning rear window), so they were a family of cars.

Dad had a 1953 Mk I Zephyr, followed by a Mark II and then a facelift model Mark II. His last car was a 1963 (maybe 1964) Mark III Zodiac, which was a lovely car, but the best of all was one of the Mk II's (I can't remember which one now), which did an enormous mileage without even having the head off. The local garage reckoned the only tools you needed to work on a Zephyr was a big screwdriver and a ball peen hammer... The driver's door crapped out on most of them. The line ended with the Mark IV, which was a horrible car.

Oh, and by the way Joe, you probably think we talk funny because we speak English.

I thought the Ford you were talking 'bout was one of these:: http://www.productioncars.com/send_file.php/ford_maverick_1972_red.jpg

I had a Brit buddy in high school who had an Anglia Coupe (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e3/%2765_Ford_Anglia_L200_Coupe_(Orange_Julep).JPG/250px-%2765_Ford_Anglia_L200_Coupe_(Orange_Julep).JPG) - and he also had a Renault Gordini (http://www.oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Argentina/1970-Renault-Gordini-jul5a.jpg), so there's that too to hold against him.

He actually owned two of each - one to drive and one for spare parts.

I at one time owned a 1956 NSU Prinz and a 1959 Hillman Husky for a while. Sorry 'bout that.

Iantech
08-09-2011, 06:26 PM
I at one time owned a 1956 NSU Prinz ....

That is one ugly little car :lol:

SurferJoe46
08-09-2011, 06:39 PM
That is one ugly little car :lol:

Indeed it was.