1. A singer from which country won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest?
2. According to Greek mythology, who were the creatures who, with their beautiful voices, lured sailors to their death?
3. Who plays the title character in the film Sully
4. A sheep appeared on one side of the Australian $2 note. What food source appeared on the other side? (Bonus point for naming the year the notes were replaced by gold coins.)
Wheat. (Bonus point: 1988.)
5. Five United States state names end in the letter ‘s’. Name them.
Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts and Texas.
6. A long-running British sitcom was called Last of the …
7. Conchology is the study of what?
8. Which team won this year’s inaugural Super Netball competition?
Sunshine Coast Lightning.
9. Who is the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid
10. Jetta, Tiguan and Caddy are car models made by which manufacturer?
“Sean got fatter.”
The White House strategist explains why Sean Spicer’s briefings are no longer held on camera. It’s a cruel judgement from a man who looks, at best, like a half-eaten burrito.
“I’m disappointed to hear through the media of today’s developments.”
The chief executive of Ipswich City Council responds to news that the town’s former mayor has been charged with extortion. The charges have nothing to do with the $50,000 Paul Pisasale was caught carrying through Melbourne Airport or the dressing gown he wore at his last press conference.
“One of the great world leaders.”
The conservative politician praises the murderous Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte. He didn’t specify whether it was the extrajudicial killings or the more generalised human rights abuses he liked best.
“We need to get rid of those people because you want everyone to feel good about themselves.”
The One Nation leader argues that autistic children should be pulled out of mainstream classrooms. She’s not a racist, but she sure does hate anyone who is marginalised or disadvantaged.
“It’s no coincidence that the leader of the opposition’s initials are BS.”
The treasurer suggests Bill Shorten’s parents actively conspired in giving him a name that would be used to sledge him in parliament 50 years later. That, or it was a coincidence.
“Everything must change so that everything can stay the same.”
The chief scientist quotes Italian prince and writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa to make the case for overhauling the National Electricity Market. Because the lack of action on energy reform is mostly about a lack of appreciation for historical literature.