Don’t know when, but a day’s gunna come

johnboy 6 August 2008 50

I have long believed that it was only a matter of time before the ABC’s Mark Carmody appeared on the evening news wearing a corsage bigger than his head.

Tonight he came close.

It’s just a matter of time I tell you.


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la mente torbida la mente torbida 9:20 am 08 Aug 08

Mark’s a dag….but he’s our dag

peter@home peter@home 11:21 pm 07 Aug 08

keep him in canberra – he is a pleasant distraction, and I get to play pick the flower, as well as finding out whether it will bucket down tomorrow.

deezagood deezagood 9:28 pm 07 Aug 08

I love Mark almost as much as I love Virginia and her ‘Penguin award winning journalist’ ways. Her uneasy/uncomfortable interactions with Mark are always amusing; not sure if she loves or hates him, but it is always amusing trying to figure it all out. I worked on the Steve Vizard show pilot many years ago and Virginia was first in line for the newsreader job ultimately taken by Jennifer Keyte. Poor Virginia could not have been more uncomfortable with Steve, the late-night format, the banter and the whole ‘news as entertainment’ concept. She ditched the show (didn’t make it past the pilot) and went back to being a serious journalist – thank god.

philbeez philbeez 6:50 pm 07 Aug 08

Yeah, I find him a bit hard to take. As mentioned above though, very funny to hear “cloudy” pronounced as “clairdy”! Makes me chuckle every time I hear it.
He is very energetic though, just a little much sometimes. Well, all the time actually. imho of course.

RuffnReady RuffnReady 6:35 pm 07 Aug 08

Mark Carmody is awesome. The guy is real, and geekily amusing. The haters should really STFU.

As for the interaction between Virginia and Mark, it’s actually far less wooden than most TV interactions. I think she’s genuinely amused, and slightly bemused, by his antics, and he plays up to it.

*toast* Here’s to you, Mark and Virginia, for being real people.

Overheard Overheard 5:08 pm 07 Aug 08

peterh said :

and I would pay those fines gladly. Then continue reciting till my wife bludgeons me into silence….

So long as she uses the comfy pillows, you’ll live.

Jaysus, now I’m doing it.

Overheard Overheard 5:01 pm 07 Aug 08

Were we? Carmody.

The guy’s got some charm and he’s certainly the stuff of water-cooler banter (hence, as another has noted, part of his worth), but someone needs to ring Central Casting and have him shipped off to Gardening Australia. Leave the whacky weathermen to the cringe-inducing breakfast shows.

peterh peterh 5:01 pm 07 Aug 08

Overheard said :

I’m a big Python fan, but I believe that there is such thing as too much Python reciting. I sometimes wish the Chaser’s Julian Morrow could bob up and issue infringement notices at times:

“OK, you had one Inflamatory Hungarian Phrasebook gag in the first hour, and you did two silly walks as well, but that extended parrot sketch (with over-emphasis on PINing for the FJords!) just took you way over the limit, buster. That’ll be $200.”

and I would pay those fines gladly. Then continue reciting till my wife bludgeons me into silence….

Overheard Overheard 4:59 pm 07 Aug 08

I’m a big Python fan, but I believe that there is such thing as too much Python reciting. I sometimes wish the Chaser’s Julian Morrow could bob up and issue infringement notices at times:

“OK, you had one Inflamatory Hungarian Phrasebook gag in the first hour, and you did two silly walks as well, but that extended parrot sketch (with over-emphasis on PINing for the FJords!) just took you way over the limit, buster. That’ll be $200.”

peterh peterh 4:54 pm 07 Aug 08

Jazz said :

oh god peterh. too much monty python for you methinks

if only they had taught me in school along the same lines as monty python’s memorable skits – might have had better grades….

or not.

and you can never have too much monty python.

albatross!

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 4:31 pm 07 Aug 08

Skidbladnir said :

On Monty Python….

Why, decades after the fact, have people chosen to remember, line for line, comedy from people who preferred the impact of shock and unexpected, and the breaking of convention?

Get it right skid, it wasn’t shock and the unexpected, it was fear and surprise, oh, and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope…

The Brad The Brad 3:07 pm 07 Aug 08

Why, decades after the fact, have people chosen to remember, line for line,

Because it’s highly quotable, and still funny almost 40 years on. Only a small percentage of their humour was shock value. And the breaking of convention often stemmed from the fact that they couldn’t think of a punchline (exception being “Nudge, Nudge”), but focused more on quality scripts with …um….quotable material.

Hmmm, that was a rhetorical question, wasn’t it. D’oh. (Now why do people still quote The Simpsons? It has jumped the shark)

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:49 pm 07 Aug 08

On Monty Python….

Why, decades after the fact, have people chosen to remember, line for line, comedy from people who preferred the impact of shock and unexpected, and the breaking of convention?

Graham Chapman would be rolling in his grave (Probably even harder than Asimov for that godawful “I, Robot” movie), and if it weren’t for the fact its made them obscenely rich, the other members of MPFC would probably be offended.

Jazz Jazz 2:22 pm 07 Aug 08

oh god peterh. too much monty python for you methinks

peterh peterh 1:59 pm 07 Aug 08

Thumper said :

If he does then he must be a witch.

a witch! a witch!

Burn him, burn him!

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:13 pm 07 Aug 08

Ralph said :

Thank Christ I have Foxtel. Being subject to 4 or 5 channels is so primitive.

7pm and I am tuning in to Bill O’Reilly.

You’re lucky, we don’t have the Comedy Channel on our package.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:13 pm 07 Aug 08

emd said :

I think he stopped doing the radio gardening show because he was going on an extended family holiday.

He’s getting better at the TV weather job, I think. It’s a big jump from doing talkback radio to doing TV presenting, but he’s getting there. At least he’s genuinely local and has some personality compared to the usual “is she a model or a weathergirl?”.

I agree with you, but I also have no problems pondering the model/weather girl conundrum.

emd emd 11:33 am 07 Aug 08

I think he stopped doing the radio gardening show because he was going on an extended family holiday.

He’s getting better at the TV weather job, I think. It’s a big jump from doing talkback radio to doing TV presenting, but he’s getting there. At least he’s genuinely local and has some personality compared to the usual “is she a model or a weathergirl?”.

sepi sepi 11:11 am 07 Aug 08

HE was fabulous on the ABC radio gardening show – why did they take him off??

And he would be great on Gardening Australia – I”d watch for sure.

Lilli Lilli 11:02 am 07 Aug 08

I was lucky enough to meet Mark in the flesh last weekend! He was a guest debater for Hartley Lifecare and was arguing that ‘real men and women wear lycra in public’. He was just as personable in the flesh as he seems on camera, and was game enough to don his lycra riding shorts for the event. That earns some brownie points in my books! I believe he’s a great representative for Canberra – kinda kooky but still friendly!

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