Overheard in the newsroom

I work in a busy newsroom in Australia and sometimes people say some pretty amusing things. Here is a list I have compiled. Enjoy!

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“You listen to Abbott while in the shower? That’s really disturbing”

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“The real question here is, would you trust Eddie Murphy?”

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“Kerobokan prison? Yeah I was sent there once.”

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During the opening ceremony for the Sochi Games:

“Did they get Pussy Riot to perform?”

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“What rock are people under?”

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At 4:30am:

“God almighty”

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On Australia Day:

“I’m just gonna go get me some dumplings. Some good Aussie dumplings”

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Discussing the merits of shark culls:

“I’m all for sharks unless they’re trying to eat me.”

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“I don’t know about red heads wearing red on TV. What do you think?”

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“I can’t remember how to do my job.”

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On New Years Day:

“WE HAVE 12 HOURS OF FOOTAGE OF THE FIREWORKS! WE DON’T NEED ANY MORE!”

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“Hang on one tick, I’m just googling the international quoits rules.”

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“I’m serious! Peppa Pig gets more viewers than we do.”

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“I wanted to start a truffle farm. But NO ONE believed me.”

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“I didn’t have time for breakfast. And there was broccoli in the fridge. So….”

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“Good morning! How’s your zombie movie going?”

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“It would really suck to be racehorse… plus they get really crappy names.”

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“A couple of cruise missiles never hurt anyone.”

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“If you were a cheese, what type would you be?”

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“It’s nice to get out. I should do it more often.”

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“We’ve run out of camera crews. Shall we just send the chopper out?”

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“I’m just trying to read the planning email, which always gives me indigestion.”

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“I love a bit of teargas in the morning.”

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“I’m disillusioned”

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“You’ve just got to embrace your inner-mullet. You know, just let it do its thing.”

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“So, we’re leading with golf then?”

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“The trick is to spent all your money before your kids can get to it.”

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