Kangaroo Tales

Australian artist Bill Boyd spars with his pet kangaroo, Kanga Joe, 1923.

The only current world leader who is as mendacious and muddle-headed as Donald Trump is British Prime Minister Boris Johnson aka Bozza or BoJo. The new book by former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham tells some odd tales about what Donald and Boris discussed when they met:

The British prime minister was “one of the few European leaders Trump seemed to tolerate”, Grisham writes.  “Conversations between those two, both pudgy white guys with crazy hair, redefined the word random.”

“Johnson once told us over breakfast that Australia was ‘the most deadly country – spiders, snakes, crocodiles and kangaroos’. Then they discussed how powerful kangaroos were at considerable length.”

As you can see from the featured image, Kangaroo boxing used to be a thing in Australia back in the day. There was also a 1978 movie about this “sport” starring Robert Mitchum and Elliott Gould:

Bobby, Elliott what were you thinking? Were you punch drunk? Oy, just oy.

America did not love that winner. Matilda bombed at the box office.

Finally, one of my father’s Greek relatives presented my parents with the weirdest host present ever: a Kangaroo paw corkscrew. I am not making this up. I thought my mom was going to vomit when she saw it.  Oy, just oy.

The last word goes to Men At Work: