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Wed, Sep. 29th, 2004, 06:25 am
Election update

(I know the heading probably makes a lot of people skim past my LJ, but this one was quite amusing. I know further I should be talking about ristin and my wonderful time with him (updates on his LJ) but I'm just not up to it as I'm feeling sick and fluey and I have to go to work.)

This article illustrates (with photo) how Prime Minister John Howard has been harassed by a human-sized 'rat' after a senior Liberal Party Senator allegedly called him a "lying rodent". (This article didn't require a registration (free) but another did on this site, so let me know if you have problems, but try http://www.bugmenot.com/.)

Tue, Sep. 28th, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)

Hee! I'd heard of the incident, but the photo brings a new dimension to the story.. ^_^

First time I've used BugMeNot, too - worked as advertised. I do wish papers wouldn't try such daft ideas. It's hardly an inducement for casual readers, especially in this age of search engines, where readers might be coming from well outside the paper's geographical region; better, surely, to simply offer a site worth returning to. Hey ho.

FWIW, I've also made the page temporarily available locally as a 490K PDF, if that's convenient for anyone.

Tue, Sep. 28th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)

Love the glasses on the rat :p