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Australian offensive

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Illustration by Jillian Tamaki

Buffoons from Kazakhstan are so 2006. If recent episodes of HBO's Flight of the Conchords and Judd Apatow's upcoming film Funny People are any indicators of the seismic shift taking place in ethnic jokes, then 2009 is the year to get all your best jibes in at the expense of Australians! To be perfectly truthful, the Apatow clip also takes on Austrians and the Chinese. But still, Australians seem to be the main target, starting with an uber-Aussie-sounding Eric Bana.

What will it take to restore the land down under from utter absurdity in the eyes of the world?

Four words. Crocodile Dundee: The Musical.

-- Flannery Dean

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