God Save Oz


Australia's holding a general election and the left-wing Labor Party is positioned to win for the first time since the Spice Girls were the fresh new thing. The response of the incumbent Liberal Party: Ads like this.

It's really pretty hard to imagine that in this country, but according to some polls the commercials are working. There've been efforts to portray union officials as jackbooted economy-killing thugs of late, most notably by the guys at Union Facts, but the threat doesn't hit like it does in Oz. (The Barry White "authorized by" voice at the end is a great touch, too.)

In stateside news, remember the U of Florida tazer boy? Police have been cleared of any wrongdoing.