Me and Crocodile Dundee… two of a kind.

Posted on September 16, 2009 by yankeebean

yankeebeanI’m sitting in front of Crocodile Dundee right now (yes, on a Friday night, but it’s been a bastard of a week and I’m knackered) – and I’m feeling the strangest of emotions…

Empathy.

I am EMPATHISING with Mick the man from Walkabout Creek – how bizarre…

I musta been about 8 years old when I first saw this movie and I remember thinking that it was HILARIOUS.  I’m sure you all remember the line:

That’s not a knife… THIS is knife…

(And if you don’t, get thee to your aging VHS collection and dust that shizzle off!)

But one of the key ingredients of this flick is that Mick keeps saying Aussie / bush things and New Yorkers laugh in his face.  The darker side of 80′s film making ;)

Now, as an expat (or ‘shamerican’ – more on that all-star term later), living in a strange-and-foreign land (kidding, kidding, chill out peeps) – I’m finding new depths to the bloody movie Crocodile Dundee…

Strewth, you learn something new every day…

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  1. pacificyorkshirebird September 25, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Yeah, I thought that might sound odd… I guess I meant that Jessica Fletcher is such an upstanding woman just doing good deeds for her community. Back when people still cared about being “proper” or something…

  2. wickedripeplum September 25, 2009 at 7:17 am

    Innocent time? Cabot Cove was a death trap, it was more dangerous than Baghdad. ;p

  3. baroquebabies September 23, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Loved that movie!

    I lived in Australia for some months as a study abroad student and also got laughed at for saying many non-fitting phrases or terms.

  4. pacificyorkshirebird September 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Hahaha… I used to make connections like that ALL the time in Britain. It was like seeing everything from a new perspective. I also developed an unhealthy interest in Home Improvement (the 90′s Tim Allen sitcom) and Murder, She Wrote. It was strange, but I think perhaps it was because they both showed such an innocent side to American life that reminded me of growing up in the burbs.

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