FOR WHAT they are worth, here are the Billabong's picks for a race that stops a nation even more effectively than the PM who declines to act on a Qantas chief's warning.
Omen punters take note: the projected winner also brings Ms Gillard to mind.
1/ Drunken Sailor
A FURTHER FESTIVE NOTE: When trick-or-treating tribes of little imps came knocking at the door last night, all received a quick lesson in modern multiculturalism, courtesy of the jelly beans below.
As readers, university-based activists and federal judges will note, each and every one is authentically black.
A FINAL ITEM OF SUGARY NEWS: If you drink Coca-Cola, which goes quite well with rum and bourbon, it might be time to stop. If Coke can afford to give the World Wildlife Warmist Fund seven-figure sums, it can afford to do without your patronage