A Whack on the Side of the Head: How to Unlock your Mind for by Roger von Oech

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Revised and improved for the Nineties, here's the bestselling creative-thinking vintage written via America's most effective creativity advisor. Illustrated.

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With Crocodile Dundee being readied for its Australian release, Hogan was free to do some publicity. In late November, on the strength of his cult status in New York and Los Angeles, the shrimp on the barbie guy recorded an interview with Diane Sawyer from US 60 Minutes. In it she sought a little publicity by accusing him of ridiculing religious minorities. She’d seen The Paul Hogan Show, which at that time was screening in America, according to Hogan, ‘at about midnight, after Benny Hill, on syndicated television’.

In late November, on the strength of his cult status in New York and Los Angeles, the shrimp on the barbie guy recorded an interview with Diane Sawyer from US 60 Minutes. In it she sought a little publicity by accusing him of ridiculing religious minorities. She’d seen The Paul Hogan Show, which at that time was screening in America, according to Hogan, ‘at about midnight, after Benny Hill, on syndicated television’. Hoges told Sawyer he picked on some religions because of the way they dressed.

Rush vowed never to do another interview with the program and has rejected invitations to be profiled on Channel Nine stablemates Burke’s Backyard and This Is Your Life. He also eschews ‘lifestyle programs’. ‘I got burnt [by] the 60 Minutes thing. I can’t enter into that notion of what is perceived to be a popular actor. I loathe the idea that because of my acquired level of recognition I then would have the pomposity to display my garden. To me it is a completely meaningless human experience.

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