Effect Measure

We rarely put up the same thing twice here. Part of the fun is finding new absurdities. But by accident we again ran across this classic from the Australian Chaser’s War on Everything and I laughed all over again. I know we did it before (2007), but the YouTube video was taken down. Luckily we found another one. Anyway, we’ve had a lot of new people come to the site since the swine flu virus decided we humans would make a suitable place to take up residence, so there’s a good chance most readers didn’t see it the first time. Even if you did, it’s still funny. Or maybe it isn’t:


  1. #1 Tony P
    July 26, 2009

    I love the Chasers War on Everything. They’ve done some really interesting stuff to make politicians and preachers look like fools.

  2. #2 John S. Wilkins
    July 26, 2009

    Unfortunately this week marks the final episode of Chaser. They seem to have had their funding withdrawn for offending people in the ABC.

  3. #3 revere
    July 26, 2009

    John: Jeez. That’s awful. I thought that was their job. Nice to hear from you. John is an esteemed former scibiling whose blog, Evolving Thoughts is very high recommended.

  4. #4 John S. Wilkins
    July 26, 2009

    We Australians thought it was their job too, but their skit on children with cancer was too close to the bone for the Powers, and they were taken off for a fortnight and now they are finishing up. Satirists always have to skate around this problem.

  5. #5 Paul Murray
    July 27, 2009

    Allow me to recommend “The Games”, a mockumentary on the 2000 Sydney Olympics by John Clarke.

  6. #6 Magpie
    July 27, 2009

    Well, in all fairness, and recognising that comedy is a personal thing, the Chasers haven’t been very funny for a long while. A lot of pretty pathetic “knock on door and run away” stuff.

    OH, they brought a dummy into a stuffy gentlemen’s club!!! What ever will happen next? – uh, the door guy politely asked them to leave… They’re leaving… The funny? It is here.

    They can be brilliant, but they can’t generate enough material for a regular show.

  7. #7 glock
    July 27, 2009

    Since we’re in a saving kinda mindset, here you can find George Carlins’ sermon on saving our planet