GREATEST. HALF-ARSED. CLASSIC. EVER.
Media analyst and online satirist Scott Bridges' post ("All tip and no iceberg") lampooning Peter Costello's unrealised leadership ambitions is greeted with superlatives: "Greatest. Hypothetical. Ever." and "Stone. Cold. Classic.". Here's the first paragraph of this satirical classic:
This guy — let’s call him Peter — walks into a brothel but has no money. His mate — let’s call him John — promises that if he can go first he’ll shout him a root when he’s done. But John reneges on the agreement and refuses to lend Peter the money. Peter notices that John has left his wallet sitting on the table, wide open, hundreds of dollars hanging out, nobody in the room watching, but Peter lacks the courage to take the money out of the wallet. However, John finally leaves the brothel after staying for way too long and infuriating the working girls by saying that erections were a “non-core” promise, and gives Peter the money he promised him ages ago. But even then Peter can’t work up the courage to go and purchase himself a shag.Brothel? What's the connection to an iceberg? Is the brothel meant to be a metaphor for parliament or perhaps Australia? Why does a broke Peter go into a brothel in the first place? Why does John ask his mate to let him go first when Peter has no money for a root anyway? Did Peter not do the right thing in not taking money from John's wallet? Are the prostitutes meant to symbolise parliamentarians or the voters of Australia? Do prostitutes become infuriated at a customer's failure to get an erection? What the Hell does any of this have to do with Peter Costello and John Howard?
Read the whole post and decide for yourself if it's a classic, or never developed beyond the "half-arsed idea" stage.