Not that there is much to laugh about down under after our team was sent packing 5-0 in the Ashes test…. what a pitiful result… hence this joke, from The Hunter newsletter:
Q: What is the height of optimism?
A: An English batsman applying sunscreen.
And another one from the same august publication which really sums up Aussie humour for me … and you really can hear the strine in this…..
Telephone conversation goes:
”Hello, is this the police?”
”Yes it is. How can we help you?”
”I’m calling to report about my neighbour, Wazza, he’s hiding cocaine in his firewood!”
”Thanks very much for the call.”
The next day, police officers descend on Wazza’s house in great numbers. They search the house and then go out to the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open every piece of firewood, but they find no cocaine.
They swear at Wazza and leave.
The phone rings at Wazza’s house.
”Hey Wazz, did the cops come?”
”Did they chop your firewood?”
”Happy Birthday, maaaaaaaaate”