Not just another pretty face?

October 10, 2010

Okay class, you’ve had a week to memorize our country’s cabinet ministers, who are VERY important people! It’s time for a quiz, to see how many you can recognize. Here’s the first one…

conservatives head

But Miss Johnson! Miss Johnson!

Yes, Lamar?

BRITAIN-OSBORNE/ECONOMYThat’s just the back of some guy’s head! Can you show us his face?

No, Lamar. You need to know him from the back, as well. If you’re ever walking behind this gentleman in a crowd, and you see a big leech hanging from his neck, you can point it out to him.

Now pupils, here is question number two… Yes Lamar, what is it NOW?

Miss Johnson, it’s a man walking out a door!

But a very important man, Lamar. If you see him walking out a door which you know leads to a bubbling vat of molten lead instead of a limousine, you need to be able to warn him.

BRITAIN/Okay class, now here is cabinet minister number three. Think before you write… Lamar! I’m losing my patience!

Miss Johnson, those are just SHOES!

Yes, a cabinet minister’s shoes. Suppose you see him walking along but he’s drunk and staggering into the path of a double-decker bus, and you need to shout his name to stop him…

But Miss Johnson, aren’t all these guys just Conservatives?

Hmmmmmm. Lamar has a good point, class. Put down your pencils, it’s time for finger-painting!

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Top: Britain’s Welfare Minister Iain Duncan Smith speaks in a television studio at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, England October 4, 2010.

Right: Britain’s Finance Minister George Osborne leaves after delivering his keynote speech at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham, October 4, 2010.

Left: Britain’s Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke delivers his keynote speech during the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, October 5, 2010.

REUTERS photos by Toby Melville

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Hmmm, heads, tails, and feet. Nicely done BG.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

I didn’t know there were random vats of bubbling molten lead in England. Is this a step up from using boiling oil to defend the castle?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

As I look at the top of the Welfare Minister’s head in the top photo, only one quotation comes to mind: “One small step for man; one giant lep for mankind.”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

“leap”. My subconscious stole my “a.” I type “LEP” all the time at the office.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

“I didn’t know there were random vats of bubbling molten lead in England”

Oh yeah, all over the place. :) You want anyone leading, you just let us know.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive