You may well have thought that a certain once-potent political party, the Australian Democrats, imploded around the turn of the 21st century, and you’d be right. But they’re back, with a podcast titled Keep the Bastards Honest. This week I became their first non-party guest.Continue reading “The 9pm Extra: Keep the Bastards Honest episode 5, “The Murder on Thursday Law with Stilgherrian””
Last night I passed a Hummer parked on Enmore Road. Yes, a big, shiny black beast with silver trim helping to boost some poor man’s failing sense of self-importance. Or something. “What a wanker,” I thought.
I posed the question on Twitter:
Word puzzle: Changing one letter at a time, using only valid words, can you turn HUMMER into WANKER?
I didn’t expect an answer, but some people can’t resist a challenge. Warwick Rendell was first with a 15-step solution, but Steve ‘Doc’ Baty managed to do it in 11 steps.
Some people really do have too much time on their hands…
[Update 26 October: If you check the comments, you’ll find that we now have it down to a 6-step solution. Beat that!]