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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ant ant 10:55 pm 02 Sep 08

What’s wrong with him? Weather people on TV are not qualified meteorologists, they’re talent. Mark Carmody has actually been involved in gardening shows before, and now he’s talent reading the weather. would you rather a big-titted small-brained kiddy in a dress? Or a raddled old fake like that awful guy on Ten? Carmody knows his plants, and is a genuine bloke, not some graduate from Media Studies at a new university with literary skills that would scare the average 8 year old.

Morgan Morgan 10:59 pm 02 Sep 08

He seems like a genuinely nice bloke; my parents are from interstate and when they came to stay with me one time and saw the ABC news they were really impressed that he could make a light hearted different go and something mundane like reading the weather; makes a change from the boring Mike Bailey!!

Granny Granny 11:06 pm 02 Sep 08

ant said :

would you rather a big-titted small-brained kiddy in a dress?

Highly unlikely, I should think.

*guffaw*

Overheard Overheard 11:35 pm 02 Sep 08

Granny said :

ant said :

would you rather a big-titted small-brained kiddy in a dress?

Highly unlikely, I should think.

Ummmmmmmm…..

Jorge, you may want to cf. http://the-riotact.com/?p=8335 and….

Overheard Overheard 11:36 pm 02 Sep 08
Jono Jono 11:49 pm 02 Sep 08

I would rather he stuck with radio personally, where I don’t have to listen to him talking to me like he’s reading to a kindergarten class, at least without having to stop watching the only decent local news on TV.

pug206gti pug206gti 8:40 am 03 Sep 08

but seems to grow on people

Bwa ha ha, Dynamic Lifter will have that effect :p

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 8:42 am 03 Sep 08

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

realityskin realityskin 9:02 am 03 Sep 08

The old one, John Ringwood was heaps better.

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?

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?

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).

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.

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.

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?

Braggs Braggs 6:01 pm 03 Sep 08

He’s dreadful. I’d plant him!

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!

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.

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!

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?

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