Hilarious Video And Travel Story Promote Canberra

Troy Simpson 8 February 2013 15

An hilarious video promoting Canberra (with special appearance by the Minister for Tourism, Andrew Barr) has been uploaded:

The video is also accompanied by an even more hilarious travel story by author of Funny English Errors and The Funny Dictionary, Troy Simpson, which shows the funny things that can happen when accents get in the way of clear communication.

The video and story are part of a campaign by My Destinations.

You can help the video promote Canberra by visiting the link and sharing it via Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, Stumble, and Pinterest.

If Troy’s video and story makes the top-5 voted entries, he stands a chance at travelling the world for 6 months blogging about his adventures.

Click here to watch the video and read the story (and share the link around): http://www.mydestination.com/users/troyboy/bbb#.URRaQGdtY4s

[ED – While not convinced of the hilarity of the video in Troy’s self promotion we feel Andrew Barr’s involvement should not go un-noted.]

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15 Responses to Hilarious Video And Travel Story Promote Canberra
troysimp troysimp 1:37 pm 09 Feb 13

Some people have been asking for a sequel. Not sure about a sequel, but here are the hilarious* outtakes: http://youtu.be/1xUzdGGR7dk

*”hilarious” is tongue-in-cheek.

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 12:03 pm 09 Feb 13

“Canberra – Why not?” – this is Flight of The Conchords do Canberra. Looking forward to the sequel, with the Topp Twuns. It did get better towards the end though, particularly while the lovely Andy was delivering his flawless spiel

bundah bundah 10:32 am 09 Feb 13


CanRaiders CanRaiders 9:22 am 09 Feb 13

I found it very funny. Like to see some of you guys get up and do something other than whinge on here. Troy I have shared the video and wish you goodluck.

troysimp troysimp 9:10 am 09 Feb 13

Hey! Lameness is my trademark :p

beedlebum beedlebum 10:44 pm 08 Feb 13

Hilarious? Not sure I was watching the right video…

poetix poetix 9:32 pm 08 Feb 13

Does anyone else recall the Leyland brothers? If drunk, or whatever enough, you can watch them and laugh. Because their relentless enthusiasm and dagginess is funny.

The best thing about this vid is Andrew Barr’s tie. It is almost as thick as the commentary.

I am usually quiet about things of an artistic sort which I don’t like, as there is more than one way to approach any subject. But this was truly, inutterably, dreadfully, unfunny.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 6:54 pm 08 Feb 13

“It’s the home of the Australian Story”. Yeah right, most of the world still thinks Sydney is the capital city of Oz. “the National Arboretum has the best views in Canberra”. You have to be kidding right? Black mountain has a much higher altitude and can actually see Gungahlin and Belconnen. Go up towards the mountains and get a real view of our capital. Typical of politicians, half truths and fallacy.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 4:13 pm 08 Feb 13

Pr0n shopping with a Green bag…

His moral compass must be getting a beating.

geoffappleby geoffappleby 3:39 pm 08 Feb 13

Honestly, it was pretty lame with some very tired jokes.

harley harley 3:23 pm 08 Feb 13

Keep going, Troy.

Just like Julia with a G, if you enter enough competitions you’ll eventually win one…


dpm dpm 3:16 pm 08 Feb 13

Matt_Watts said :

More people should speak in the third person!

Hahaha! +1

mossrocket mossrocket 3:13 pm 08 Feb 13

So painful…

Matt_Watts Matt_Watts 3:06 pm 08 Feb 13

More people should speak in the third person!

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