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I found these today when I should have been doing something else:

It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase ‘As pretty as an Airport’ appear.- Douglas Adams

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before. – Thorstein Veblen

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. – Mary Wilson Little

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. – Albert Einstein


I found two quotes the other day and thought they fit very well for two of our leaders. Ms Gillard’s I think can apply to her two most recent predecessors as well, but I think Mr Abbot’s is a bit special. I hope you either laugh or get offended by these two pictures (or both):

Julia Gillard Missing Something

Julia Gillard

Tony Abbott Furious Activity

Tony Abbott


Photos were taken from wikipedia (which were taken from flickr). Both are CC licensed and free to remix:

I read some news about a PM having a dig at his own parties policy when he thought it was not his own (link). That lead me to the idea that it would be a good (and fun) idea to keep half of the PMs in seclusion while their parties announce new policies so that when they are quizzed on the merits of each policy, they don’t know which policy belongs to who. They would actually have to assess it on merit.