There’s something really cute about this story.
In other news, I’ve had a song stuck in my head all day, and I told my boss, “I can’t get that Tom Jones song out of my head” and he ACTUALLY SAID, “It’s not unusual”.
I voted in the UK elections yesterday. While I miss the freedom of expression of preferential voting, I’m just glad the Tories didn’t get in (let alone UKIP or Veritas). There was a swing against Labour, but they’ve still retained a majority. I wonder if people will now feel they’ve done their bit in punishing Blair for Iraq.
I don’t know if it’s because I hang out with politically aware, passionate Australians, or the influence of compulsory voting but I’ve noticed that Australians tend to be more politically engaged than the English.

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  1. j dodd esq says:

    > Australians tend to be more politically engaged than the English
    yeah yeah yeah, and the salad sandwices are so much nicer, the avocados are really ripe *and* they can evince a coherent political opinion before you eat them.
    actually, acccording to the book i’m reading it’s to do with the time at which the newspaper developed into a medium that was supposed to record news ‘as it happened’ and the ausralian hunger for newly minted technology (and how rupert murdoch’s dad built the newscorp empire by lying about the gallipolli campaign in the first world war). so now you know.

  2. mia says:

    So you’re saying Australians are more politically engaged because news gets their juices flowing?
    (Btw, you’re just jealous because not only do Australian salad sandwiches rock, you get a bj while you’re waiting for them to make it. Try getting that in Pret A Manger.)

  3. gwynn says:

    Re: the Tom Jones comment
    you just made that up didn’t you?
    cause if not, that’s just too funny!

  4. mia says:

    re: Tom Jones – it’s all true. How tragic is that?

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