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Dictation… not!

14 Dec

I generally steer away from snapping tags, mainly because they are the graffiti equivalent of dogs marking trees, and other landmarks, with their piss. However when I saw that someone had co-opted the otherwise hilarious dictation tag of the Summer Height’s High character Jonah Takalua, I thought it worthy of a mention – in the stupid department of course. Not only because it is an appropriation of someone else’s tag, and therefore very bad form, but because it was scrawled all over the equipment in a toddler’s play park.

For those unfamiliar with Summer Heights High, it is a mokumentary of an Australian High School following three main characters, all of which are played by the masterful Chris Lilley. The three characters are the egotistical drama teacher Mr G, the equally vain exchange student Ja’mie King and the clueless bad boy Jonah. The comedy is that cringe-worthy close to the bone character based style that seems to have come to the fore in Anglo comedy in the naughties – a style which people either love or hate.

Below is an excerpt where Jonah explains his tag and demonstrates his detention wagging strategy:

Here are the imitation tags found in the park down the road where my toddler likes to frolic.

Nice one numb-nuts

And the full effect... careful, genius at work.

More from this muppet in a future post.