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23 August 2010 @ 01:01 am
And I have to get up in 7 hours ...  
The best comments on the Oz election have so far come from Twitter: 
TheNDM
 
#ausvotes It's 'Kramer vs. Kramer' with Gillard & Abbott fighting for custody of the nation, except the nation wants the Greens to adopt it.


RT @oldspice Hello Australia. Look at your Parliament, now back at me. Sadly, it isn't me, but it is hung like me. #ausvotes

onepotchef Australia has spoken. We said "meh" #ausvotes

I cannot do any better than those at the moment, because I am knackered after a lovely weekend in Brissy with annes_stuff  -- which was unexpected, not thanks to the company, which was brilliant, but
because I generally just don't like Brisbane. It's too -- hot. And mally. But we spent hours down in the gallery precinct and it's brilliant! If you're ever there, there are multiple galleries and museums and a really good library all together, and all of them have EXCELLENT shops, which is why I have less money than I did on Friday, but more magnificent fashion books (Poiret and Vionnet! Yippee!)

Caught up with i_autumnheart , who had the comment of the evening while watching election coverage: when Warren Truss was being discussed, one of our pals commented that with a name like that, he was a natural for the Australian Sex Party. Autumn quietly and perfectly said, 'Only if he has a safe word,' and devastated the whole room.

I also met brissygirl , who is just as lovely in real life as she is online! And who was very kind about my deranged squirrel impersonation -- far too much wine and pavlova while watching the election the night before! As the number of exclamation points in the post testifies.

Trivia from the weekend: Anne's flatmate played on the Swedish National Cricket Team when he spent a year there as an exchange student. I asked him if he was a fine cricketer, to which he replied 'Not by Australian standards ... but reasonably good by Swedish.'
 
 
 
Loyaulte Me Lie: clameron tiesshocolate on August 22nd, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Hello Australia. Look at your Parliament, now back at me. Sadly, it isn't me, but it is hung like me.

OH!!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 22nd, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
That's my favourite.
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on August 22nd, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
:bows: It was the natural result of the whole conversation by that stage! Nominative determinism FTW.

I'm glad youve made it home safe, and hope you manage some sleep in between deadlines this week. Look after yourself!
Holly: Haruhi WTFhollyxu on August 22nd, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Old Spice strikes again!

(Btw, what's the difference between hung parliament and minority? Is it the lack of cooperation?)
lokifanlokifan on August 23rd, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
A hung parliament means no one has a majority, which sometimes leads to a minority government. The other option is a coalition.

Basically a hung parliament is the legislature, minority government is one of the executive options when it happens.
Kristina Andersson: Can I Play? (by Dolimir)kriscat on August 22nd, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Trivia from the weekend: Anne's flatmate played on the Swedish National Cricket Team when he spent a year there as an exchange student. I asked him if he was a fine cricketer, to which he replied 'Not by Australian standards ... but reasonably good by Swedish.'

LOL! I didn't know we had a national cricket team!
Brissygirl: glompfestbrissygirl on August 22nd, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
It was fabulous meeting you and Anne too Brammers, you are such fun!
Catherine17catherines on August 23rd, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
RT @oldspice Hello Australia. Look at your Parliament, now back at me. Sadly, it isn't me, but it is hung like me. #ausvotes

Oh, that is *perfect*!
clovis_tclovis_t on August 23rd, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
Sweden plays Cricket?

I suppose if Scotland plays cricket, then Sweden can to. Scotland plays against such first name countries as Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
lokifanlokifan on August 23rd, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
LOL OLDSPICE.

Australia has spoken. We said "meh"

Sometimes I really think I should've done a politics degree. It is all so fun as well as so important!
auntpurl: for the motherfucking winauntpurl on August 23rd, 2010 07:11 am (UTC)
The Old Spice guy one KILLED ME DEAD. LOL!!!