As the hirsute month of Movember stubbles to a close, the prize for taking the initiative to the highest heights goes to the Royal Australian Air Force’s Roulettes aerobatic team who have challenged their UK counterparts - the Red Arrows - to a ‘face-off’ to see which team can grow the most splendiferous moustachios and raise the most money for charity
The verdict will be left to public acclaim with each team posting its pictures on Facebook (of course!) to be voted on between 4 and 9 December.
Describing the challenge as an “unlikely dogfight” the RAAF has posted all the photos at ra.af/W8qEHJ where a ‘like’ click would signify a vote.
Dare I say the team with the stiffest upper lip is likely to be the winner.
Not the retiring types
Troubling news from overseas that a band of ‘former Public Servants” have set themselves up in the UK as a ginger group, publishing reports on PS policy and generally pontificating on how much better the PS was before they left it.
Calling themselves the Better Government Initiative, the self-proclaimed non-political group has just issued an unsolicited report making 19 recommendations for better policy making, organisational change and legislative reform.
Looks very much like feather dusters trying to wag the rooster to me!
Thank goodness they haven’t spread their wings to Australia.
Not a great week for punny, punchy or playful headings on official announcements with few of note crossing the newsdesk crying out for attention.
One from the Melbourne City Council showed passable flair however, heralding a new neighbourhood project in which householders throw open their homes to host artshows, plays and other performances as a way of meeting the people next door.
Billed as Home Art, the project was announced to the world in a statement cleverly headed “Home is where the Art is.”
And finally from the newswire comes the breaking story of a cartoonist who was found dead in his studio.
Police say the details are sketchy!
On that note......
Till next week...