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Old 04-02-2010, 03:34 AM
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The elitists strike again!...

The stupid thing is that the Austrailian MP doubled-down and did the same thing to an American state...

Robin Williams rubs Down Under wrong way

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American comic Robin Williams has drawn the ire of some Australians by calling them "basically English rednecks" on U.S. network television.

Williams ignited a kerfuffle with those living Down Under when he said on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" that "Australians are basically English rednecks."

Williams, 58, who recently filmed "Happy Feet 2" in Australia, also joked about being heckled by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at a recent performance.

The Times of London reported Friday the prime minister responded on national radio.

"I think Robin Williams should go and spend a bit of time in Alabama before he frames comments about anyone being particularly redneck," The Times quoted Rudd as saying.

That didn't sit well with Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.

"I'm not sure if Prime Minister Rudd has ever been to Alabama," the London newspaper quoted Riley as saying. "If he has, he would know that Alabamians are decent, hard-working, creative people."

The Herald Sun in Melbourne reported Williams tried to patch things up with the Aussies, saying he was only making an observation about Australian accents that combine rounded English and drawling American sounds.
They should just start a slap-fest on pay-per-view and settle it once and for all...
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OMG!

World War Three is about to start, and it will begin between Alabama and Australia!

I wonder how many on both sides will have shoes?
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You all know I spend a lot of time in Aus.. I didn't know Williams was having issues with them. But I can't stand him. He was interesting for a minute 25 years ago. But his act is old. As far as his comments. Stupid. Rudd's response? Stupid. Mrs. Doubtfire was dumb. When you said he rubs downunder I thought you meant he grabbed himself again.
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OMG!

World War Three is about to start, and it will begin between Alabama and Australia!

I wonder how many on both sides will have shoes?
Alabama would win in 20 minutes...

They got more gun-racks attached to their pick-ups than Australia has people...
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I love Robin Williams and he was spot on. Australians are essentially English rednecks.

I suppose the truth is sort of hard to deal with, and some people have sticks so far up their arse they aren't capable of laughing at all anymore.
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I love Robin Williams and he was spot on. Australians are essentially English rednecks.

I suppose the truth is sort of hard to deal with, and some people have sticks so far up their arse they aren't capable of laughing at all anymore.
I'll bet your a fan of Jerry Lewis too. I laugh at funny stuff. You like Robin Williams then enjoy him.
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He is a comedian, and yeah the Australians are mostly descendants of prisoners and others England found as undesirable.
Robin Williams is brilliant and Mrs. Doubtfire was a great movie for its time. That movie RV was hilarious even though RW is much older he can still ad lib and squeeze a laugh out of ya.
I think where he showed his talent best was in Aladdin.
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