Tell us when to laugh

Well enough of this melancholy, please! We’re Aussies. Yes we know the swine flu is a serious matter, and no we don’t want to be flippant about human suffering. But humour is in our souls. We’re all hovering over our keyboards just longing to deal with the angst with a few good lines. So please, please, Mr Editor … give us a bit of rope at least.

What makes it especially hard this time is that the particular carrier is simply bursting with side-aching possibilities. We’ve had a few slip through about pigs flying and politicians with snouts in the trough. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We haven’t even started on mud, bacon, ham, trotters, police officers, hogs, eating habits, nursery rhymes. It’s all such a boar.

So why not a swine humour column next to the comics? You know you want to …

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