Yes, I know I'm writing this on Saturday night. Shut up. It's my blog and I can do what I want, dammit! Ahem. Anyway, yesterday was my Work Mum's last day at the museum. *sad face* We had farewell drinks for her after work last night, and it was filled with much mocking of Canberra. Canberra drivers are notoriously shit, and what passes for freeway here can (I'm told, not being a driver myself) be backed up for miles and miles solely because people don't understand how to merge.
Anyway, it culminated in Femaelstrom going "Ugh, Canberra. What a SHITHOLE..." Now, I don't know what happens overseas, but in Australia, the number plates for most states come with a lame slogan on them. Like "Victoria - the place to be" or "NT - Outback Australia". Or, as I've just discovered from looking up number plate slogans on Wikipedia, "Queensland - the smart state". AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Now, I know it's a shocking generalisation to make fun of an entire state, but Queenslanders voted in Pauline Hanson. And voted against daylight savings, because "the furniture will fade". And they like rugby LEAGUE. Ew. It's kind of like saying "The Tea Party - we vote for the Democrats".
AaaaaaaaaaaaaaanyQueensland'snotthatsmart, when Femaelstrom made the above statement, my immediate response was "HOLY CRAP. THAT SHOULD BE ON THE NUMBER PLATES!!!", which resulted in much a) hilarity, and b) agreement. I can see it now - cars driving down Northbourne Avenue sporting number plates that say "ACT - What a shithole" instead of the "ACT - Heart of the nation" that they do now. How awesome would that be? Clearly, I should be a copy writer.