Flower guy weather man

Jorge 2 September 2008 29

This may have been covered before, but what are the views out there on the ABC’s flower-guy weather man?

My 2c? – He should have his own comedic gardening show.

He reminds me of Edwin Maher, former ABC Melbourne weather guy. He was famous for having a different pointer each day. people used to send them in from everywhere. He’s now a newsreader for a English language network in China.

[ED – that would be Mark Carmody who can be a bit of a shock the first time but seems to grow on people]

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29 Responses to Flower guy weather man
ant ant 9:45 pm 27 Oct 08

Heh! can you imagine Virginia’s reaction if he wore THAT?! And the camera men. And all the flies. And he’d need a trolley to move it around.

LlamaFrog LlamaFrog 9:33 pm 27 Oct 08

lets hope he goes for a Rafflesia arnoldii at some point. no flower is to big for his style.

ant ant 9:29 pm 27 Oct 08

I missed the flower. When the hibiscus comes out, we might offer him one. They’re Hibiscus Meuschertos (spelt wrong), and they are huge, bigger than dinner plates.
I imagine he’ll be wearing dahlias when they’re out, and they’re pretty big and inappropriate.

Good on him!

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:39 pm 27 Oct 08

LlamaFrog said :

superb flower today, nearly large enough.

Think we can lobby him to actually wear an actual sunflower one day? That’d meet JB’s requirements as being bigger than Carmody’s noggin.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:37 pm 27 Oct 08

Holden Caulfield said :

No, this has never been covered before. Thanks for raising the issue.

I’m now giggling like a schoolgirl… thanks HC!

LlamaFrog LlamaFrog 7:33 pm 27 Oct 08

superb flower today, nearly large enough.

ant ant 3:26 pm 23 Sep 08

He went overseas a few weeks back, for 6 weeks I think.

aronde aronde 2:03 pm 23 Sep 08

Virginia mentioned one night he is on leave (again!) overseas somewhere. He tends to be on holidays a lot.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:43 pm 23 Sep 08

Forry-ard … oops, you knew what I meant. 😉

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:30 pm 23 Sep 08

Yeah good point, although he seems to be the only person in the world I know who pronounces it Florry-aid, compared to the more conventional Forry-ard. Maybe the ABC cut the complaints off at the pass?

huckles huckles 12:14 pm 23 Sep 08

Does anyone know where he’s gone? It’s floriade time, it’s his time to shine!

Thumper Thumper 7:53 pm 03 Sep 08

I can’t stand him but good on him for being different.

Hopefully Auntie will give him his own gardening program.

aronde aronde 7:12 pm 03 Sep 08

I too was very anti Mark when he first appeared on our screens. Now I find myself looking forward to the weather to see what cringe worthy material he can come up with each night – it is pretty funny if you dont take him to seriously. Monday nights banter when Virginia denied helping out with Marks corny opening lines was a classic! Mrs aronde however would love to give Virginia some dress sense!

Braggs Braggs 6:01 pm 03 Sep 08

He’s dreadful. I’d plant him!

Hercsie Hercsie 5:52 pm 03 Sep 08

Peter Leonard – recently departed WIN news reaader, used to be the local ABC TV weather man. The news reader at the time was Claudia ?? does anyone remember her surname?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:01 pm 03 Sep 08

@dr. faustus: I don’t mind Mark Carmody either, he’s a bit of a dork, but a loveable one. He’s pretty harmless. But if you reckon his banter with Virginia is working then we’re on a different planet, haha. I think she just tries to make it look like she is laughing with him, while actually laughing at him. I reckon Craig Allen just can’t stand his antics.

nicolae nicolae 10:52 am 03 Sep 08

Mark Carmody always gives us a laugh (often because he’s stumbled over a word again). He’s the opposite of slick and precious and seems to like a chuckle at his own expense now and then too. We like his idiosyncratic ways (inc. the daily flower). And he gives a good explaination of all the weather stuff too.

dr. faustus dr. faustus 9:32 am 03 Sep 08

Mark Carmody is much loved in the Faustus household. He certainly grew on us. And my impression from the evolution of his banter with Virginia is that he has grown on her too (but that bloke who sometimes sits in for Virginia doesn’t seem to know how to take him).

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:15 am 03 Sep 08

You’re talking about Mark Carmody and you want to further defile it by combining it with a discussion of smut</b?

Does that qualify as a crime against humanity?

Aurelius Aurelius 9:07 am 03 Sep 08

How long before this thread spirals into a Jessica-style smut fest, this time about a bloke?

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