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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What's on the telly?

'There's a smell in here that will outlast religion.'
'There's another classic example of someone having a two inch arsehole and us having installed only one inch piping.'

[advice on getting married] 'Cut out the middle man; find someone you hate and buy them a house.'
'There's the urinal, and being a male, you have a prong on you that points forward, so I don't understand how they get it on their feet. They must point it down.'
'I'd love to be able to say "I plumb toilets" and have someone say "Now that is something I've always wanted to do"'.


Some time ago the wife left me in no doubt that "Dust!" was not the correct answer; however, there was plenty on it after two telly-free months when I finally switched it on last night to watch David Stratton's "Stories of Australian Cinema".

Lovers of Australian movies will adore this documentary series with its glimpses of the most moving moments, the most unforgettable scenes and the ones that caused us pain. The series also revisits some of those times when a line of dialogue was so often repeated that it eventually entered the lexicon. Think of 'You're terrible Muriel' and 'Tell him he's dreaming' and 'There’s a smell in here that will outlast religion'. Even 'How’s the serenity?' has now entered the real estate ads.

I am a lover of Australian movies and I thought I'd seen them all, but thanks to David I've now also discovered "Force of Destiny", "Man of Flowers", "Innocence", "The Home Song Stories, "Lonely Hearts", and a host of others, some of which I won't bother to track down on ebay as they're a bit too violent for my taste.

Thanks, David, for adding to my collection of Australian movies.