Paul Hogan sounds like a devon-and-tomato-sauce sandwich on white bread. Like tight shorts and a singlet. A cold stubby and pack of smokes. Like Christ-all-flamin'-mighty, bugger that and hoo roo. His accent is so broad you could sit a slab on it. It's the drawl that launched a thousand planes Down Under, packed with Americans and the promise of beaches, bikinis and shrimps on the barbie.
The year-old girl from The Shire hooked us all and for the next nine years, Lara became a walking headline as drama upon drama followed. From engagement rings tossed down toilets to nude photo scandals and a string of famous beaus, the model was rarely out of the spotlight. So as she sheds the last of her Shire girl image, we flash back to the Bingle of a bygone era and revisit the Telegraph reports that brought her to our attention. Fronted by Lara Bingle, a Cronulla teenager plucked from a local beach audition, the campaign focuses on all that is down-to-earth about Australia. My kids use the word.
Updated January 19, Crocodile Dundee himself, Paul Hogan, says Australia must go back to the future if it wants to successfully sell itself as a tourism destination overseas. The move comes in the wake of the failed Lara Bingle "Where the bloody hell are you? Hogan - who fronted the successful "throw another a shrimp on the barbie" ads of the '80s and now resides in California - says beautiful beaches and girls in bikinis just don't cut it in the crowded marketplace. You'll have a good time.
Germany: Preparation for punishment in a village school, painting, 19th century. Germany: staged picture of supposed punishment with a carpet-beater, 1957. Germany: famous painting of schoolmaster with cane confronting naughty schoolboys, probably c.
Germany: scene of supposed school caning, staged for a play. Germany: old print of a classroom strapping.