1. Which is the smallest in surface area of North America’s Great Lakes?
2. In which year did Australia introduce polymer banknotes?
3. Along with her diplomat husband Sir Harold Nicolson, who created the world-renowned Sissinghurst Castle Garden?
4. Pastrami is usually made from which meat?
5. Who wrote the novel The Beautiful and Damned
6. The Guru Granth Sahib is the holy book of which religion?
7. What is the closest star to Earth?
8. Which former Test captain resigned from the Cricket Australia board earlier this month?
9. Which band released the album Living in the 70’s
in 1974? (Bonus points for naming the band’s lead singer and who produced the album.)
Skyhooks. (Bonus points: Graeme “Shirley” Strachan; Ross Wilson.)
10. Name the second and third placegetters in this year’s Melbourne Cup.
Marmelo and A Prince of Arran.
“Mr Morrison is the Don Draper of Australian politics, without the talent or the good looks.”
The Tasmanian senator chides the prime minister over reports about his mismanagement at Tourism Australia. The comparison is perhaps unfair to Don Draper, who at least got seven seasons.
“We recently introduced a suggestion that onion be placed underneath sausages to help prevent the onion from falling out and creating a slipping hazard.”
The Bunnings chief operating officer announces controversial new sausage sizzle guidelines. Cargo-shorted, Blundstone-shod dads around the country threatened to boycott unless given written assurances selling veggie sausages would not be next.
“A Yes vote of more than 60 per cent ... It said a lot about our commitment to democracy, equality and a fair go.”
The former prime minister congratulates Australia on the one-year anniversary of the marriage equality vote. Like almost everything in his political career, this high point was someone else’s choice.
“It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday. It means that you have lived long enough to see [him] grow up.”
The Queen toasts her eldest son. Given Charles still lives under his parents’ roof and their money funds his “art projects”, some may contend he has not, in fact, yet reached adulthood.
“The question that remains for me is whether there is any room in this conversation for talking to ... young girls about behaving sensibly and not exploiting their seductive power to ruin the lives of men.”
The commentator defends convicted sex offender Nicolaas Bester. The question remains should we still be listening to Bettina Arndt?
“We wanted a frog theme ... They told me it could be done.”
The Tamworth father goes viral for saying Woolworths’ “pathetic” cake decorating ruined his son’s third birthday. His complaint about the lack of effort is a bit rich coming from a dad who buys a kid’s birthday cake from Woolworths.