Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bassman_Spike, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. I have to do an assignment for my media class and i thought everyone could help.

    I want to know :
    what the stereotype of an Aussie Male is

    Seeing not many people from Aus use this forum i thought it would be good to see what people from other countries think

  2. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Ummm... Steve Irwin is the first that comes to my mind...
  3. LOL unfortunatly we cant all be like him
  4. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
  5. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    All aussie men drink alot of beer party at sunsets and carry huge knifes like Croc. Dundee. You are also a bunch of mindless soccer playing idiots.

    Not true, but a sterotype nontheless
  6. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    There's also Aussie Rules Football, as well as Rugby... A lot of Aussie slang is quite foreign and odd to much of the rest of the English-speaking world. Beer has already been mentioned but it bears repeating (see Simpsons where Marge tries to order something other than beer in Australia).
  7. thanks for the replys

    i was thinking about using that episode of the simpson for my assignment

    Polly: Ive never heard that one before seeing most of the country hates soccer cuase we are no good at it and never get to the world cup
  8. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Rough, tough, few teeth, and no-nonsense.

    Oh...and talks to crocodiles, picks up snakes and names kid after dog. ;)

    brad cook
  9. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I wanna punch you in the face but I'm laughing too hard..... Good thread. Keep it going!!!!
  10. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Hmm yeah, I'd say Croc Dundee and Steve Urwin (Irwin?).
  11. LOL.... good post!

    We suck at soccer. Aussie Rules is what it's all about.

    Funny how no-one has mentioned us riding kangaroos to work..... :D
  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    A Boofhead !!!

    "No, this is the year of the boofhead on screen. Any given night on television, you'll see a dim guy - bit of a loser - with a half-embarrassed look on his face in some commercial.

    If it's for bourbon, he'll be approaching a bar reciting a drinks order. But when he sees a busty barmaid with a brand-name on her top, his mind turns to mush.

    Then there are the two surfers who turn down a swim with two pretty girls because they've just eaten a snack bar. The guy in the cinema queue clutching a bottle of flavoured milk who is offered a child's ticket. And the swimmer who stops to punch the air in triumph ... at the halfway mark of the race.

    The land of Boofheadom is having a population explosion.

    There are the guys who need the help of a polar bear dropping from a tree to meet some Swedish campers; the ute owner who fantasises about hauling a tanker from a cliff-edge; the air-guitarist selling us fried chicken.

    And, a personal favourite, the boofhead who thinks his girlfriend is on a diet because she has a packet labelled "slim" by her bed. She shakes her head sadly, knowing that she is sleeping with someone the Australian Museum should have in a glass case marked "Not-So-Rare Australian Boofhead".

    That ad is an unusual one for being aimed at women. The rest seem to be aimed at least partly at males. Even so, the not-so-bright guy usually loses out to a female.

    The rise of Homo Boofheadus is not confined to the ads. The highest-rating comic character on Australian television - if you don't count Richard Carleton on 60 Minutes - is Russell Coight in All Aussie Adventures, pictured. The outback adventurer is a direct descendent of Strop from the Paul Hogan show and Nudge from Hey Dad.

    In the latest weekly ratings, All Aussie Adventures had 1.60 million viewers, which made it the country's eighth-most-popular program. What's interesting is that this episode drew almost as many viewers (1.62 million) as when it first screened in August last year. Those figures for a summery evening during daylight saving show the character's popularity.

    The boofhead is also featuring in cinemas as well. Mick Molloy plays a crabby, self-interested one in the lawn bowling comedy Crackerjack and the schoolies' week comedy Blurred is full of the teenage version.

    It's no surprise that females enjoy the Australian male being portrayed as a knucklehead, but what about those being lampooned? The stereotype is presumably popular because we're buying the alcohol, cars or snacks they're promoting.

    Creative director Garry Horner, from DDB Sydney, says males have no problem with comic commercials featuring losers. "Humour is always based largely at the expense of someone else. There's always a loser. But humour now is not about whether it's male or female, it's about 'is it clever?'."

    Horner reckons no one looks at the guy in the Cougar commercial and says, 'That's me': "You always look at jokes and go, 'That isn't me'."

    So there you have it. Guys love boofheads because they're not us. And apologies for mucking up that last drinks order."
  13. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    That guy that wrestles the crocodiles on those kids shows comes to mind.

  14. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    C'mon man...everyone knows you guys don't get on a kangaroo and ride it to work. That's just sit in their pouches right?

    brad cook
  15. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Great work Bruce. In summary, we take the piss out of everything, especially ourselves........
  16. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Heh, you could have been referring to anyone in the thread there ("Great work Bruce"), couldn't you?

    Actually, Bruce, if you did go to Australia - imagine the confusion!! :D
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I just copied it from some Media webpage on TV advertising - I work in Marketing! ;)
  18. G'day, whats your name? Bruce. Yours? Bruce!

    Ah! G'day Bruce! G'day Bruce... Hey sir! what's your anme? Bruce! Ahh! G'day Bruce! I'm Bruce, and he's Bruce. Hi Bruce.

    :rolleyes: :D
  19. Aussie Male - Pink kimono, sipping tea?
  20. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Ausie stereotypes - You all listen to AC/DC and Midnight Oil - your diet consists of meat from whatever animal you just killed on your daily trip through the outback, beer, shrimp (must be cooked on 'the barbie') and some substance known as vegamite.