Ronald Brak

Because not everyone can be normal.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Holt! Or I'll Drown!

Yesterday Australia's Prime Minister was dragged off by her guards. This was because they deemed it best for her safety, not because they had found another Prime Minister willing to pay them more money. (No Praetorian Guard here.) If only Harold Holt's security detail had dragged him off when he decided to go for a swim.*

*Harold Holt was a serving Prime Minister who decided to go for a swim in 1967 and was never seen again. His body was never found. Australia has no popular conspiracy theories** about this and most people today probably don't even know this happened even though in true Australian style he was commemorated by having a swimming pool named after him. Our no worries attitude towards national leaders who die in unusal circumstances might be one of the main differences between Australia and the US.

**Of course the reason we have no popular conspiracy theories could be because the KGB/CIA suppressed them so effectively.

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