Hello again iiwiiers
I read a bizzare story today, it was hard to believe, about the fuel prices here. It said that pretty much everything is going slower to save money. Cars, trains, planes, boats, buses... The trains and the planes are still getting where they're going on time. The boats are taking longer though. Some airlines are just putting their prices up instead however. The cheap ones. I plan to do my bit to conserve energy and drive everywhere to save my legs. Only joking! I don't drive, I'll get a cab.
My news feed says Australian MP under fire for wombat holiday, which is a great headline, but the actual page says Australian treasury secretary under fire for wombat mission, which is has it's own charm but I think is ultimately inferior. I think at some point someone thought that mission was funnier than holiday, which is true in itself, but in the context holiday works better. And changing MP to treasury secretary ruined the rhythm. They should have left it alone, especially once they'd put out the first version. And their devil wording somehow gave me an awful vision when I first read it of Rory Bremners as Gordon Brown, singing to the tune of the Bee Gees, 'Treasury! When the days are long and the pound is strong it's the treasury!" Back in the olden days when Gordon was the Chancellor. That never happened, I don't think, it was just a sort of mental pastiche. It's the sort of thing Rory might have done on one of his tellyshows, if him and whoever else was around could have got enough words together. The word 'treasury' has NEVER done that to me before. Spooky.
Ken Henry is doing conservation work for five weeks, on his holiday, with rare (only 115 left) wombats. Some people are having a go at him for doing it while the economy is a mess and fuel is getting expensive. But what's the problem? It's the same everywhere, we're all fucked but even the worst eventualities will probably leave more than 115 humans alive, in fact more than 115 Australians would be my educated guess, so let him do his thing with the wombats. They need all the help they can get, especially from men with two first names.
That's all from me for now
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