Hang on, aren’t worms hermaphrodites?

The most (and possibly only) interesting thing about last night’s debate was the clear preference of the red worm for the chick and the blue worm for the chap. While this is possibly explained by the fact that the only straight answer you could probably get out of either candidate is their gender, the demonstrable love that the electorate is showing for leaders with corresponding XX or XY chromosomes does beg the question of why neither party is openly supporting gay marriage.

The Australian, 26 July 2010

Just follow the recipe

There are two cooking shows on tonight, and I don’t hold a lot of hope for the entree. On current form, it looks like the recipe for both apprentice master PMs will be “throw slogans into pot and stir vigorously”.  Bon appetit.

Sunday Telegraph, 25 July 2010

Please number your ballot paper randomly for the sake of democracy

You have to admire the way Julia has taken the logical next step from having policy entirely driven by focus groups to simply making setting up a focus group the actual policy. While I’m sure that 150 people picked randomly out of the phonebook will definitely be able to sort out climate change in no time, there is in fact a mechanism for gauging the will of the people which we like to call an “election” and it does seem a shame not to use it, considering all the trouble people go to putting up the voting booths.

At least we’re all quite clear that Tony definitely probably might or might not think god will sort climate change out anyway with one of those floods or something depending on the direction the wind’s blowing at the time.

Both sides so far: zero out of ten. Please try harder, some of this stuff is actually quite important.

The Weekend Australian, 24-25 July 2010

The Hobart Mercury, 24 July 2010

How ex is my parrot?

It seems that Tony’s signed what looks suspiciously like an AWA during his interview for the job of PM. I suppose this means that if he sticks to the contract and doesn’t reintroduce Workchoices, that will show how well Workchoices would work, making not reintroducing Workchoices an excellent argument for reintroducing Workchoices. It’s all a bit confusing, but at least it’s a distraction from how annoying the words “moving”, “forward” and “together” are becoming.

The Hobart Mercury, 20 July 2010