I’m always fascinated with Australia and New Zealand, I don’t know why but I enjoy a lot of tv based there. I am currently watching the new series, The Real Housewives of Aukland. No, don’t laugh, it’s a real show. And I enjoy The Real Housewives of Melbourne, too. I love how they talk.
I also like Doctor Blake Mysteries, which was recently canceled, not sure why, it’s an excellent show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and A Place to Call Home. These shows are period pieces that take place in Australia, Dr. Blake and A Place to Call Home take place around 1954 and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries takes place in the 1920s, she’s a rich flapper who solves murders with the police. Sort of a younger Murder She Wrote in a different era.
And I came upon a funny comic strip called Bushscrubs by cartoonist Vince Steele, who lives in Tasmania of all places. Tasmania!
The strip is hilarious. Vince describes the strip as “An Australian comic strip. Meet the Bushscrubs as Gazza and his dog, Benny, live the dream by running a camping ground out in the middle of nowhere.”
Vince posts the strips on Facebook here, where I usually see them.
The top sample here is really funny, it’s been a continuation of Trevor, this bird, who somehow managed to get into ladies clothing and ended up on a tour bus. The tour guide keeps calling him Doris. The credit card went through because they needed voice recognition and for some reason, Trevor’s squawk into the phone did the trick and he has full access to everything on the tour.