It was Saturday night.
I had failed to remember that it was one of those nights where it would have been a really good idea to make a quick stop at the video shop so that we had something to watch.
It was the Federal Election.
Each of the four free stations had election round up starting at 6pm.
The polling booths only close at 6pm!
We really need to get a set-top box.
So here we have Channel Hippomania's Election coverage:
Greta: So, Stanley, it's been a big day all over Australia as people have gone to the polls.
Stanley: You are so right, Greta. (excitedly) And now the counting can begin...
Greta: Well actually, Stanley, in the vote for the marginal seat of Stuffeditallup is already showing an AMAZING swing - 100% of the votes counted are for Labor so far...
Stanley: That's unprecedented, Greta! Who would have thought that would happen?
Greta: ... And in news just in, they've counted another two votes and it looks like an even 50-50 split...
The chance that I watched any of it?
... Approximately None! But please someone let me know when we have a Prime Minister.
Making sense of today
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