Saturday, January 1, 2011
Fevola - Is This the Arse-End of Australia's Bogan Role Models?
"Proof that bogans can also reach the dizzying heights of success without having to think about stuff or talk proper."
Australia's dumbest looking idiot footballer spent New Year's the same way all bogans dream of: threatening the pigs and being a drunk tit - like you did when you were 16.
Vox populi seem to have had enough of the paradox of "inspiring bogans". The people's thoughts captured on Internet media discussion commentary reflects an Australian public that grows weary of its loveable larakins. The older generations honoured and praised their Bogan Heroes - Warick Capper, Paul Hogan, ACDC etc, and even elected one Prime Minister in the 80s. They used to be cute, now they're at best embarrassing and at worst criminal.
Is the tide turning?
The first bogan role-model to inspire doubt into the infallible ancient tenet of bogan-worship was Russell Crowe. Whether the critical mass of betrayal was due to the phone-throwing incident or the fact that bogans don't write poetry is for the academics to debate. But what we do know is that since then Aussies have started slapping a critical eye on the utility of having bogans as role-models for their little shits.
But who else is there to role-model Jayden, Hayden and Kayden, little Maddison, Briyannah and Taylah? Who else is able to fill such a void? ...What?.... Us parents?...