Tuesday, September 18, 2007

An Aussie Politician

From the main website of The Australian today:The caption: "John Howard adjusts his glasses during question time in parliament."

I'm not even sure that the middle finger means the same thing here, but it's still a hoot!

5 comments:

Brett said...

I've really enjoyed watching Howard while I've been here. He's got to be one of the goofiest heads of state in the free world. And speaking of goofy, I had one of those kwes-a-dilluh moments not too long ago in a cafe here in Perth. I immediately thought of your post on that!

Mooselet said...

Nice to be able to flip people off and then say "Hey, I was just adjusting my glasses!" I'm more disturbed by Howard's eyebrows - I swear they're alive.

Mooselet said...

I was at a newsagent yesterday and I think it was The Australian that had a similar picture of Peter Costello, minus the glasses of course. Must've been Flip Off the Labor Party Day in the House.

The Prof said...

Does anyone know if Aussies really do give the middle finger as a salute, or do they prefer the two-fingered British one?

Tors said...

I'm inclined to say that the middle finger is probably more popular, but if you do the two-finger thingie, people will definitely know what you mean. ;)