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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 12. 5 August 1970

[Prime Minister joke]

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Of course, everyone's heard by now the joke about the Prime Minister who gave himself a knighthood and went on to prove (on Gallery) that he was still a simple ignorant country hick by referring to "Charles Dickens' book The Origin of the Species." Well, I'm grateful to Stuart Loudon, Chaff's "Over the Teacups' columnist, for an extra detail. After referring to Sir Keith's (choke) Dickens faux pas (and guessing that the P.M. "is still adding books to his library, colouring them in when he gets a spare moment"), Loudon mentions that Holyoake referred to "the Nixon-Kennedy Debates of 1964." (Communication by ouija board, no doubt?) I missed the programme, of course. I'm inclined to think I might have shared David Smith's wonderment that Brian Edwards did not "leap up and smash this cloying dwarf around the face (both of them)."