Monday, 18 May 2015

Who the heck is John Oliver?????

Crikey ...... who the heck is this John Oliver bloke?????  My Mum's Dad's name was John Oliver. He was a real good bloke. He died when Mum was just 2 years old.  He loved vegemite!!  NO ..... it wasn't what killed him.  This other John Oliver bloke is all over our TV screens this morning giving us Aussies a bad wrap. Who the heck is this bloke???  Mum's NEVER heard of him before. Not that that means anything. There's a lot she's NEVER heard of but I'd sure like to see more of this John Oliver bloke.  He might be giving us a bit of a hard time but CRIKEY ..... is he funny or what?????  Mum nearly fell out of bed (she was watching good morning Australia in bed ... lazy, aye?) when she saw that kangaroo pooping in the vegemite jar. Just as well Dad didn't bring her a cuppa to bed. She would have spat it all over the place. John Oliver, aye??  Great name!!!  He has to be a good bloke. Mum thinks all John Oliver's are great.  Well ..... except for one she met once. He was an insurance broker and OMD was he ever weird. His last name was Plunkett. John Oliver Plunkett.  What sort of a handle is that???  Anyway ..... just thought some of you blokes over there in the mighty US of A might be able to tell me a little more about your John Oliver bloke. Just one thing ...... Hugh Jackman is OURS ... sorry!!

Mum's Dad, John Oliver ..... pretty good lookin' bloke, aye??


with his bike!!

This was with his 1st car.  The family car. Mum got to have a ride in it. See .... I told you she was OLD. These are the ONLY photos she has of her Dad.


Wanna run ...... Love, Charlie. 

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  1. Nope, we's keepin Hugh Jackman. Sorry. MOL MOL!

    John Oliver's got a show on HBO - our mommas watch him and saw it last night and thought of our Aussie pals in Blogville, MOL. And "our" John Oliver are actually British, he used to be on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and now he has his own weekly show. He are a funny dude.

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    1. It sure was funny. They played it about 4 times on the brekky show. Mum killed herself laughing each time she saw it. Now about Hugh ..... sorry ..... he's ours. You can have Mel!!!!!

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  2. Those are great pictures! I'm afraid I don't know much about John Oliver either as I'm not a consumer of TV...but I think I'd be a fan if I did know him. I hear he's taken the chicken industry to task for its treatment of chicken farmers--good stuff, though I think the chickens fare a lot worse!

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    1. Mum doesn't watch TV much either and as for putting it on early in the morning ..... well .... that just doesn't happen. Must have been fate this morning ... it made Mum laugh and laugh. He took the chicken industry to task for its treatment of chicken FARMERS??????? Too funny ..... what about the chickens??

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  3. Nope! I too, and my whole furmily have no idea about this other John Oliver...s=we are not TV fans unless the sports are on with our teams, BOL!

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    1. By the way those pictures of the *real* John Oliver are precious to have, aren't they:)

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    2. You should google it Mr JF Sir. It was sooooooooo funny.
      Those photos sure are precious. Mum wishes she had more.

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  4. Yep he was a handsome man.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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    1. He sure was Sully ...... Mum wishes he had lived long enough for her to know him but it wasn't to be.

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  5. Nice to know more things about John Oliver. He looks very smart in the photograph...

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    1. Thankyou Weekend-Windup!! and thanks for visiting!! I tried to find you but couldn't see that you had a blog. It sure was nice of you to visit though.

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  6. Dat are so funny dat dey played it on da TV there. Da mommas wuz crackin up bout it last night. Dey luvs his show.

    P.S. - momma said somefin bout how she'll take Liam Hemsworth too. BOL.

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    1. Crikey ..... now you want Liam?? Fair dinkum Whitley ..... give us a break. You've got Johnny Depp AND HIS DOGS ..... what more do you want?????? They not only played it Whitley. They played it and played it and played it. Mum saw it 4 times in half an hour. Way too funny!! She still laughs when she thinks of that kangaroo and the vegemite jar.

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  7. Bwahaahaa! We saw that this morning on ABC.....They have to keep Murdoch!

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    1. They so do Bella, Roxy and Dui!!!!!!!

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  8. I don't know the John Oliver of tv, but the John Oliver, your mums dad, on the pictures look like a very handsome man. Such a shame your mum was so young when he died.

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    1. She thinks so too, Janneke, but these things happen, I guess.

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  9. A very handsome fella, your Mum's John Oliver
    And that car, I luffs that car!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. It was a great car, aye, Princess?? I'd sure like to have gone for a ride in it.

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  10. I don't know that John Oliver, we only have blast fom the past in our tv... but I liked to read about your John Oliver and I loved it to watch the photos... and guess what? my dad... he loves vegemite too... Bev sent one for me and my dad ate it directly from the tube.... I knew he is as crazy as a box of frogs...
    easy rider

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    1. What do you mean ..... your Dad's not crazy as a box of frogs. He's got CLASS, mate!! Anyone that can eat vegemite directly from the tube is ok by me. I LOVE it on toast. We don't buy tubes at our house. We buy BIG jars. Mum gets it out with a spoon and eats it straight from the spoon. She LOVES her vegemite.
      My Granddad, John Oliver, should be on your TV. He's a blast from the past!!!!!!!

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  11. JUMPIN' CATFISH CHARLIE NO CLUE WHO JOHN OLIVER IS BUT MY MOM IS OLD TOO. sHE WENT TO A CLASSIC CAR SHOW LAST WEEKEND SAW A FEW CARS LIKE THE ONE YOUR GRANDPA HAD
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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    1. He was indeed Lily and Edward. He was indeed!!

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  13. Hmmmm..We mayy have to check out that new John Oliver.....we think that your John Oliver was pretty darn handsome too!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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    1. That new bloke is very funny Dory and Mama. My Mum had never seen him before but she googled him and along with the skit he did on our Barnaby Joyce there is a whole lot of others. Mum checked some out. He is dead funny according to her.

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  14. The name John Oliver rings no bells for me.....

    Sorry those are your only pictures of your dad.....but those you have are great!

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    1. Better those 3 than none at all, aye??

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  15. We don't know anything about that John Oliver but your Mum's Dad sure was a handsome dude - VERY handsome!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. You should google him. He's very funny!!

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  16. WE don't know anything about him but your mom's daddy was very good looking.
    stella rose

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    1. Crikey .... he was, wasn't he?? He loved animals. All animals!! He bred wire haired foxies and he loved English Bulldogs and bull terriers. You know those white ones with pink eyes. He had pigeons and birds and ferrets and you name it, he had it. He drove Nan mad always bringing home strays. I must do another post on him. Nan has some funny stories to tell about his animals.

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  17. I think John Oliver the satirist is British, so maybe you might as ask the Brits and not us in the US of A but he has been on the Boob Tube lately. We have a mechanic whose name is Plunkett in Cincinnati and we say your car plunks around when you take it to him.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. Crikey ..... that's too funny William. Maybe you'd best not take your car to him if it plunks after he's fixed it.

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  18. Hari OM
    The G-library says he's a Brit.... 'sall I know. Never heard OF him, never heard him..... your grandpa sure cut a fine figure!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. Crikey Aunty ..... you should google him. He did the funniest skit about our Barnaby Joyce and the Johhny Depp dog thingie. Really gave it to the Aussies. Way too funny. Our John Oliver scrubbed up pretty well for a coal miner, aye??

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  19. Your mum's dad was VERY good looking, Charlie, and we love his car!
    We have no clue who John Oliver is.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. His car was great, aye?? I would love to have gone for a ride in it.

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  20. What a handsome fella! As for the other, we are totally out of the loop!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  21. I'm not sure who this TV John Oliver is, but I love Vegemite and for some reason my peep likes that Hugh fella!

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  22. Hello - I wanted to make sure you heard about Hazel Bluhm's death today, and perhaps you could let her friends in the Greyhound community know. I was unable to comment on her blog, because she moderates comments, and is now unable to do that. Karen has the details here:

    http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/2015/05/rip-hazel-bluhm-class-greyhounds-rving.html#comment-form

    And I posted about Hazel on my blog here:

    http://dewelldesigns.blogspot.com/#axzz3aj0r0894

    Thank you - Hazel was a wonderful person and will be missed by us all.

    Barbara

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  23. John Oliver is on HBO-- his show is Last Week with John Oliver... he is Hee-lare-ee-us!! Da Mommaz watch him all da time... he usta be on John Stewart's Show-- The Daily Show.

    And nope, we's keeping Hugh Jackman and sendin' ya Rupert. Whut kinda name is Rupert anyways??

    Loved when dat guy called dat minister guy a wanker....lol. Da dogs can "bugger off'???

    John Oliver on Johnny Depp dogs

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