26 September 2023

Playing chicken

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It must be coming up to Christmas because the creative juices of the PS’s PR people are beginning to fizz as the season to be jolly arrives and many are jolly-well taking advantage of it!

PS-sssst!’s particular note this week comes from sunny Queensland where the local Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has discovered a way to keep the State’s egg-producing chooks cool in their sunny summer.

“Queensland scientists have found an egg-cellent way of keeping chickens cool…” the clucky Department crowed painfully to begin with.

It went on to say that its ugh-cellent breakthrough was a new low-pressure water system that replaces high-pressure evaporative coolers which increase humidity and make the chickens feel hotter.

The Department’s cockiness drew the attention of its Minister who congratulated them by dropping a shell of his own.

“Staff from my Department hatched a plan… ” the Minister unashamedly announced.

It is clear from this that he was in on the ‘yolk!’

Dogs’ day

To the Federal Government now where the not-so-silly season has seen the very serious announcement announced that Australia’s secure airports are to become even more secure by adding dozens of additional security specialists equipped with sniffing detective dogs aimed at uncovering guns and bombs.

But, as seriously serious and life-saving as the new level of security may be, it is clearly not above the irresistible human urge to create the perfectly procreated anagram artform.


The following statement from the Prime Minister: “The new AFP Protection Operation Response Team (PORT) officers will be armed… etc etc”



An army of anagram purists have been seen diving into their Kleenex boxes with teeth gnashing and fingers poking as they come to grips with the far more politically anagramatisation – correct – for a PM – AFPPORT!

Maybe the AFP is silent?

Roll‘em, roll‘em, roll‘em

And while we pay homage to the image of the PM exercising his Prime Ministerial penchant for all things poochy, it is clear from another comment in his Official Onouncement that he expects the happy hounds to have fun while fighting the war against terrorism.

“(The) additional police and protective service officers, as well as firearm and explosive detection canine handlers, would be rolled out over the next 18 months,” the PM playfully promised.

PS-sssst! hopes there’s enough soft grass at the assorted airports around the country to allow the doggies and their deities to be rolled out upon gently.


And finally, in keeping with the Christmas spirit, PS-sssst!’s first and almost certainly final stumble into matters religious for 2019 comes the following spellbinding stumper:

Did you hear about the disastrous denouement of the dyslexic Satanist?

The poor man sold his soul to Santa!

On that ugly chord….

Till next week…

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