Advertisements from Honest Government Posted on December 17, 2022 by Yves Smith These Honest Government promos are classics. I particularly liked the Western Australian one because…it has that Down Under je ne sais quoi. Plus more slang. Thank expat2Urugay. Post navigation ← 2:00PM Water Cooler 12/16/2022 The Political Economy of Effective Altruism → Subscribe to Post Comments 13 comments The Rev Kev December 17, 2022 at 7:53 am If you like these video clips, then I can recommend their YouTube channel where they talk about a wide variety of subjects like Scotus, EVs, carbon credits/offsets, airborne Covid, mail-in voting, etc. and all in the same tone- https://www.youtube.com/user/thejuicemedia/videos Ignacio December 17, 2022 at 2:02 pm That was funny reverend though when I first read “honest government” I thought that I was not looking for fantasies and my first reaction was to skip it. marieann December 17, 2022 at 8:40 am I’ll pass Rev, I don’t think I can take that much depressing news this early in the morning…..even though I know it it satire,it’s based on the real stuff:( Omicron December 17, 2022 at 9:42 am Absolutely and hysterically funny. A prime example of why I came to love Oz and the Ozzies so much after my business trips there 30-odd years ago. But what message are they trying to send by spelling “Australian” “Australien”? Whatever it is, it’s too subtle for me…. The Rev Kev December 17, 2022 at 9:52 am I think that it is a play on how ‘our betters’ have a viewpoint that is ‘alien’ to traditional Aussie values. Omicron December 17, 2022 at 10:39 am Aha, thanks, Rev. OK, it *was* too subtle for me. Irreverence is an Oz national trait, seems to me. Also, though I may get in trouble with the commentariat for saying this, it seemed to me during my visits there that Oz is the only [largely] English-speaking country where an American accent is a social advantage. I’m married to a Brit, so that may be why I have that eccentric view…. Kouros December 17, 2022 at 12:24 pm The Brit suffering of being disadvantaged in the colonies by British accent? Canada is where to go synoia December 17, 2022 at 2:13 pm A US accent in ZA gets similar respect. Daveb December 17, 2022 at 6:50 pm I had assumed it was to avoid claims they are impersonating the real government (fake news vs satire). Wukchumni December 17, 2022 at 10:12 am I first flew to NZ & Australia (the first of maybe 11 trips to NZ and 6 to Aussie) for a 3 week stay-a 3 week stay, in 1981, and the lingua franca was familiar but took a little getting used to, with Kiwi slang more nuanced while across the Tasman, it was a slang free for all, my gawd the learning curve-everything had a unique descriptor. What fun! Hank Linderman December 17, 2022 at 11:59 am My guess is the intentional misspelling is to protect them from libel or other laws. Why is there no US or UK version of this? Jonathan Pie qualifies I guess. Best…H JEHR December 17, 2022 at 12:57 pm I love these “ads.” I’ve seen quite a few of them. We need a Canadian gal to talk about our wonderful country full of homeless people, high rent without a cap (in NB), young people who will never own their own home due to extremely high prices, etc. Something the CBC should get into!!! Scramjett December 17, 2022 at 5:04 pm I love Juice Media! Glad to see their honest government ads getting more widespread exposure. I don’t recall the video, but there is one from a couple years ago that calls out Australia, Canada, and Britain as “America’s b!tches.” You know, it’s the modern term for vassal state. PS – apologies if this post is a duplicate. I had issues with a content blocker on my phone. Comments are closed. Tip Jar Please Donate or Subscribe!