Hogan thinks Baz’s Australia ads are a croc

It seems I have an unexpected ally in my disdain for Baz Luhrmann's Australian tourism ads. As much as it pains me, I share my opinion with Paul "Crocodile Dundee" Hogan, who claims that the ads "make the common mistake of focusing on … beaches and the Outback," instead of more specific elements of Australian culture. It's worth noting that the former movie star and current alleged tax evader was in the wildly popular "shrimp on the barbie" ads that portrayed Australians as dim, ineloquent ruralites who nevertheless understood the finer points of relaxation. Of course, he also bagged Linda Kozlowski with that act, so maybe he was on to something.

—Posted by David Kiefaber