Now that Tony Abbott will soon return to his home planet after losing the Prime Ministership of Australia let’s take a moment to remember this touching moment where he ate a raw onion, skin and all, just like we humans do.
The Ephebians believed that every man should have the vote (provided that he wasn’t poor, foreign, nor disqualified by reason of being mad, frivolous, or a woman). Every five years someone was elected to be Tyrant, provided he could prove that he was honest, intelligent, sensible, and trustworthy. Immediately after he was elected, of course, it was obvious to everyone that he was a criminal madman and totally out of touch with the view of the ordinary philosopher in the street looking for a towel. And then five years later they elected another one just like him, and really it was amazing how intelligent people kept on making the same mistakes.
The younger of Gracchi sisters. She’s still a novice in the political arena, but her passion is greater than any politician. She is relentless in creating new reform agenda to assist her sister. She has the same gorgeous look of her sister.
“And these are your reasons my lord?”
“Do you think I have others?” Said lord Vetinari. “My motives, as ever, are entirely transparent.”
Hughnon reflected that ‘entirely transparent’ transparent meant either that you could see right through them, or that you couldn’t see them.