Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vegemite, Crocodiles and The Obamas

Australia is preparing itself for President Obama's arrival tomorrow, where he will address Parliament in Canberra and then fly to Darwin.
When Barack Obama lands in Australia tomorrow he'll have a "quasi-vegetable by-product paste" shoved into his mouth and told to like it.....  Even if Mr Obama manages to dodge an unwelcome breakfast, he'll still have to contend with crocodiles.

The NT News reports that the President has been insured against crocodile attack for his visit to the Northern Territory.  TIO insurers issued him the standard policy - a cover note carrying a photograph of a salt-water crocodile with the promise to pay his family $50,000 in the event of a fatal attack. TIO usually charges $10 for this sort of service but it gave Mr Obama his cover for free (although the $50,000 payout still feels a bit low for a presidential death).


  1. Don't know what is worse ; a brush with Iran or Vegemite.....and the insurance pay out should go to the crocodile....especially if the poor beast has to listen to Obama's "yes we can" speeches.

  2. Ahhhh, that's nothing. remember when he went to the UK and had about a 50 car entourage with several hundred security agents- the largest for any one American President- ever!

  3. Yeah...but his extra long super duper deluxe stretched out stretch limo got stuck at the gate :-)