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

By 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 9:20 am 08 Aug 08

Mark’s a dag….but he’s our dag

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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!

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