Friday, June 5, 2009

Remember Trent from Punchy?

With the escalation of Clare the Kings Cross Bogan to full-blown media celebrity a couple of weeks ago, it got me thinking to another case of fake bogan-ness.

A year or so ago, another great Australian bogan became an internet sensation. Known as "Trent from Punchy", he was being presented as a real guy from the Sydney suburb of Punchbowl, who someone had interviewed in exchange for a few bucks.

Then, shock horror, it was revealed that Trent from Punchy was not in fact a real person! Apparently he is the creation of actor Nick Boshier.

The thing I find odd is that so many people actually thought he was real. Seriously?

I mean, it's funny, and I know there are bogans out there like this, but this is obviously taking the piss.

Or am I out of touch? Is this believable to some because there actually Trent-like characters out there? Perhaps, with the apparent rise in street crime in our urban centres, the portrayal of Trent may tell us something about what's really going on in the streets. Or maybe not.

Be warned, the language in these clips is not for the little kiddies.

Type "Trent from Punchy" into google and you'll come across all kinds of funny stuff that shows how gullible people can be.

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