Thursday, October 30, 2008

Extra! Extra! 'Newcastle'

Herewith a short commercial. The poem says it all.
'NEWCASTLE': THE FILM


There's a film about 'Newcastle', recently made.
The premiere is later today.
So here's a commercial, though I wont get paid.
(It's Newcastle, Oz, by the way.)
I read that the city scrubs up and looks good
And the surf is a joy to behold,
But they feature the grimy side, too, (as they should)
And the parts that are run-down and old.
It's a film about surfing, the cast mostly male,
And there's quite a strong bias to gay,
The young bodies are tanned to perfection, not pale,
Which you may not admire (or you may!)
The language is pretty outspoken, I hear,
And you'll cover your ears at the 'Strine'!
 You may find the language a little bit 'queer'.
(I assure you, it's nothing like mine!!!!)
The film has been made by a Yanky, no less,
Who admired our delightful old city,
In one way or another it's bound to impress,
For Newcastle's really quite pretty.
It may not do well overseas, that's for sure.
It'll pass like a ship in the night.
But I draw your attention to our distant shore
Who knows? You may think it's all right!

Quote from an American paper!
"Here's a movie jam-packed with hot blond Australian surfer boys and not only do they surf, they do so shirtless (and often shorts-less), their toned bodies dripping with salt water and sweat."




and winifred said...


A Newcastle film, now that’s really great
I’m dying to see it and can hardly wait,
But here just a minute, surf did you say?
Toned bodies and shirtless? Well gerraway!

It’s cold and it’s windy in this city of mine,
And nobody swims up here in the Tyne.
They’d die of pneumonia or something much worse,
Some horrible lurgy, disease or a curse.

I’ve made a mistake, I must be quite thick.
Trust me to get the wrong end of the stick.
I’ve got the wrong country, doesn’t that beat the band?
It’s Newcastle in Oz and not Geordieland!

Thanks Winifred!

7 comments:

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Quote from an American paper!
"Here's a movie jam-packed with hot blond Australian surfer boys and not only do they surf, they do so shirtless (and often shorts-less), their toned bodies dripping with salt water and sweat."

Now that should get someones attention. LOL

Winifred said...

A Newcastle film, now that’s really great
I’m dying to see it and can hardly wait,
But here just a minute, surf did you say?
Toned bodies and shirtless? Well gerraway!

It’s cold and it’s windy in this city of mine,
and nobody swims up here in the Tyne.
They’d die of pneumonia or something much worse,
some horrible lurgy, disease or a curse.

I’ve made a mistake, I must be quite thick.
Trust me to get the wrong end of the stick.
I’ve got the wrong country, doesn’t that beat the band?
It’s Newcastle in Oz and not Geordieland!

Haven't written a poem in years but I couldn't resist.

I'm not really from Newcastle but quite near!

Bear Naked said...

I take it that this is being marketed to another generation of people, not our generation, Brenda?

Bear((( )))

Gramma Ann said...

Oh, My! I'm having a tropical heat wave, where oh where is my FAN....

Reader Wil said...

It looks like a very hot movie! I think I'll pass, as I can't surf! And I am too old for the boys.The poems are great!

Darlene said...

I can't afford a toy boy so I really don't want to dream. ;)

Both poems are cute.

Kat said...

All the biceps and triceps seems to be marketed for consumption, than the film..!!!

The commercial was great and so was Winifred's poem.