Thursday, October 08, 2009

Paul Hogan turns 70

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1939 Paul Hogan, AM, Australian comedian and actor.

Paul 'Hoges' Hogan is perhaps best known in Australia for popularizing three myths about Australia: that Australians are rural dwellers (in fact, Australia is the most urbanized nation on the planet); that Australians call prawns 'shrimps' (in fact, they call those crustaceans 'prawns'); and that Australians cook prawns on barbecues (a practice generally unknown prior to a successful series of US advertisements featuring Hogan, and fabricated by a copywriter at the Australian advertising agency, Mojo).

The star of Crocodile Dundee (1986) was born in the opal town, Lightning Ridge, NSW and was 'discovered' by TV while employed as a rigger on the Sydney Harbour Bridge – two Aussie icons side-by-side. Hogan made his name as an occasional comedian on Michael Willesee's A Current Affair program on TCN-9, and soon was granted his own show, The Paul Hogan Show, an excruciating, Benny Hill-like compendium of corn ...

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