Episode 44, the slow edition

Screenshot from Stilgherrian Live episode 44

Yes, Stilgherrian Live episode 44 is now online for your viewing pleasure.

For some reason, I think it’s actually one of the best programs I’ve done. But maybe that’s just my reaction to the opening monologue. You be the judge.

You were the judge, of course, in choosing our “Cnut of the Week”. Senator Penny Wong, Australia’s Minister for Climate Change, and Tom Koutsantonis, South Australia’s disgraced ex-Minister for Road Safety — who I consistently called Tony Koutsantonis for some reason — drew for third place (17%). And in equal first place were neocon robot Karl Rove for his comments about torture and person-on-television Oprah Winfrey for something about Twitter I forget (33%). Which is weird, because I’m sure that as I closed the poll Oprah was in the lead. I blame the bees.

Bees can be blamed for most of the world’s ills.

I also spoke about Ashton Kutcher while showing a picture of Zac Efron, which actually proves my point that they’re all interchangeable muppets anyway.

As the Snarky Platypus says, “They all feel the same in the dark”.

There was a song at the end. And a duck. A duck and a dog, in fact.

New Bush coins: gallons to replace dollars

Screenshot from New Bush Coins video

Now that President Bush has declared martial law, it will be illegal to own precious metals after January 2008. Here’s a sneak peek at the new money.

“The 1-gallon coin, or the ‘Condy’, honours Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whose solution to Middle East conflict is summarised on the reverse: Piping Persia for Peace.”

Yes, this is American political satire at its very, very best.

Also worth watching is the promo for the CD set Lapdogs of the Corporate Press and news that Britney Spears has been cast as the Virgin Mary.