While others are endlessly titillated by Erica, or the sight of Abbott cashing in on his fame by singing for his supper, or Penny Wong looking prune-faced about emojis, the pond remains loyal to the reptiles of Oz, and their deep, unrelenting mourning for the cruel treatment dished out to their favourite pet.
Which is why it would be absolutely remiss of the pond not to add a coda to this day's work, thanks to the fearless editorialist at the lizard Oz:
Now if you were perverse you might flip this and suggest that the Lomborgian infatuation that the reptiles share with the likes of Erica and Cory is actually a painful sort of groupthink with a most unsavoury bunch of ratbags, but then you'd miss the delight of watching the reptiles jump through their chosen hoops, parroting back the phrases delivered by their faithful pet:
Of course this talk of groupthink goes with a raging certainty, akin to the sort of fundamentalism that might be found in certain forms of religion.
Easily achieve, perfect sense, and then a resounding denunciation of sloganeering, having spent a number of paragraphs devoted to the fine art of sloganeering ...
Where would the pond be without the reptiles of Oz?
Now as you were humorists, and you can shovel more here.