The 9pm Reinvention of All the Things in the UK, US, and Australia

Liz Truss resigns as Prime Minister of the UK, 20 October 2022. (Photo: Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images) Inset: Front page of British newspaper The Sun, 22 October 2022.

There’s so much happening at once! In this episode of The 9pm Edict podcast, it’s all the excitement of history being made — for 45 days.

We talk about the political chaos in the UK, especially the magnificent possibility of the return of Boris Johnson. But we also talk about Donald Trump and his allies, and Scott Morrison (sorry).

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  • [16 October 2022] So, the United Kingdom. How can anyone look at Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt and think, “Yes, choose him. Let’s give all the money to this guy to look after”? He looks like a startled chihuahua that’s been caught humping the custard.
  • Biggest economies in 2021 by gross domestic product, 2021.
  • Australia’s top ten trading partners in 2018-19 in order were China, Japan, the United States, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, India, Malaysia and Thailand.
  • [21 October 2022] Following the resignation of UK Prime Minister Liz Truss after just 45 days in office, the shortest tenure in British history, Mr Albanese said it would be a difficult time for the outgoing leader.
  • [22 October 2022] Britain’s every more improbable political soap opera could get its Dallas-style Pam finding Bobby in the shower moment.
  • The ouroboros or uroboros (/?j??r??b?r?s/) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The ouroboros entered Western tradition via ancient Egyptian iconography and the Greek magical tradition. It was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy. The term derives from Ancient Greek ?????????, from ???o oura 'tail' plus -????? -boros '-eating'. The ouroboros is often interpreted as a symbol for eternal cyclic renewal or a cycle of life, death, and rebirth; the snake’s skin-sloughing symbolizes the transmigration of souls. The snake biting its own tail is a fertility symbol in some religions: the tail is a phallic symbol and the mouth is a yonic or womb-like symbol.
  • [16 May 2016] On this date in 1986, during the closing moments of “Dallas’s” ninth season, Bobby Ewing was shown cheerfully lathering up in the shower of his ex-wife and true love Pam — despite the fact that Patrick Duffy’s character had been killed off one year earlier when the actor chose to leave the show.
  • [21 October 2022] Eleven Trump allies have been convicted or pleaded guilty to various offenses. He’s shaved nearly 11 years off their sentences with pardons.
  • Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox; November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal and musician who led the Manson Family, a cult based in California, in the late 1960s. Some of the members committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969. In 1971, Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people, including the film actress Sharon Tate. The prosecution contended that, while Manson never directly ordered the murders, his ideology constituted an overt act of conspiracy.

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