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Yahoo Serious (born July 27, 1953), originally known as Greg Pead (name-change by deed poll in 1980), is an Australian film maker. He is best known for his 1988 comedy, Young Einstein. He also created Reckless Kelly in 1993 and Mr. Accident in 2000. Serious writes, directs, produces, and stars in all his own movies. July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... A deed poll is a legal document binding only to a single person or several person acted jointly to express an active intention. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Young Einstein is a comedy movie starring Yahoo Serious, released in 1988. ... Reckless Kelly Hopefully fate, and perhaps good sense, will provide a more prosperous road for Reckless Kelly than Ned Kelly, the 19th century Australian bank robber from whom the band takes its name. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Mr. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Yahoo Serious was born in Hunter Valley, New South Wales in Australia. He went to Cardiff Public High School, then worked as a tyre fitter to pay his tuition at the National Art School in Sydney. After being expelled, Serious wrote, produced, and directed his first film, a documentary called Coaltown which explored the social and political history of coal mining, when he was 21. The following year, his television series Lifestyle won the Australian Penguin Award for Best Educational Documentary. The Hunter Valley is a region of New South Wales, approximately 160 kilometers north of Sydney, Australia with an approximate population of 700,000 people, most of which live in the Newcastle Metro area including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland city councils. ... Emblems: Floral - Waratah (Telopea Speciosissima); Bird - Kookaburra (Dacelo Gigas); Animal - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus Anatinus); Fish - Blue Groper (Achoerodus Viridis) Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ... Firestone tire A tire (U.S. spelling) or tyre (UK spelling) is a roughly toroidal shaped piece of synthetic rubber which covers the circumference of a wheel. ... This article is about the Australian city. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the extraction of coal from the Earth for use as fuel. ...


In 1988, Yahoo Serious wrote, produced, and directed Young Einstein, an intentionally inaccurate movie portraying Albert Einstein as a young farmer in Tasmania who discovers rock music, surfing, romances Marie Curie and derives the formula E=mc2 while trying to discover a means of creating beer bubbles. The movie was an international hit, grossing over $100 million, and propelling Serious to stardom. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Young Einstein is a comedy movie starring Yahoo Serious, released in 1988. ... Albert Einstein, photographed by Oren J. Turner in 1947. ... Emblems: ? (please edit) Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Governor Premier Const. ... Maria SkÅ‚odowska-Curie, one of the few people to win two Nobel Prizes in different fields, was one of the most significant researchers of radiation and its effects. ...


In 1993, Yahoo Serious released his next film, Reckless Kelly, a satire about a modern descendent of the notorious Australian bank robber Ned Kelly who also becomes a movie star in Hollywood. While Reckless Kelly was a hit in Australia, it failed outside of the country and ended Serious' bid for mainstream popularity. In 2000, Yahoo Serious released his third film Mr. Accident, about the most accident-prone man in the world. Like Reckless Kelly, the film was not a commercial success, but has a cult following. Ned Kelly the day before his execution Edward Ned Kelly (c. ...


Also in August of 2000, Yahoo Serious tried to sue the search engine Yahoo! for trademark infringement. The case was quickly thrown out because Serious could not prove that he sells products or services under the name "Yahoo," and therefore could not prove that he suffered harm or confusion due to the search engine. Yahoo! Inc. ... A trademark or trade mark is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the business and its products or services from those of other businesses. ...


Yahoo Serious received an honorary doctorate from the University of Newcastle, where he originally failed to get his diploma. An Honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum) is a degree awarded to someone by an institution that he or she may have never attended, it may be a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree - however, the latter is most common. ... The University of Newcastle in New South Wales, established in 1965, has a student population of just over 20,000 as of 2004. ...


Yahoo Serious is currently working on Kokoda, an epic World War Two movie drama about how an overwhelmingly outnumbered and outgunned ragged bunch of Australian soldiers fought a fierce battle as part of the Kokoda Track Campaign which stopped the Japanese invasion of Australia. It is scheduled for release on 20th April 2006. Kokoda is a station town in the Oro Province of Papua New Guinea. ... Combatants Australia, United States Japan Commanders Ralph Honner Selwyn Porter Arnold Potts Arthur Tubby Allen George Vasey Philip Rhoden Yosuke Yokoyama Tomitaro Horii Strength 2,000 plus reinforcements 10,000 plus reinforcements Casualties 725 killed 1,055 wounded Hundreds sick with disease 6,500 killed including Maj-Gen Horii Hundreds... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sources

  • Official Biography, Yahoo Serious official site
  • Yahoo Serious at The Internet Movie Database
  • That's My Bushranger, Retrospective on the real Ned Kelly. Village Voice.
  • Great Honorary Doctorate List, describes Yahoo Serious' honorary doctorate
  • yahooserious.com News Page, Latest news on Yahoo Serious.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

External links

  • National Art School Official website

  Results from FactBites:
 
Yahoo Serious - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (465 words)
Yahoo Serious (born July 27, 1953), originally known as Greg Pead (name-change by deed poll in 1980), is an Australian film maker.
Yahoo Serious was born in Hunter Valley, New South Wales in Australia.
Yahoo Serious is currently working on Kokoda, an epic World War Two movie drama about how an overwhelmingly outnumbered and outgunned ragged bunch of Australian soldiers fought a fierce battle as part of the Kokoda Track Campaign which stopped the Japanese invasion of Australia.
yahooserious.com (748 words)
Serious immerses himself in every detail of movie making, from the original concept and script through visual and music design to the madness of performing all his own stunts.
Yahoo's latest movie Mr Accident is a dangerous romantic comedy about free range eggs, nicotine addiction and whether Mankind is alone in the Universe.
Yahoo Serious is a long-time advocate for an Australian Republic, a keen traveller and a dedicated surfer.
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