It’s been a long year for our state politicians – they’ve fought an election, brought down a budget and passed dozens (maybe hundreds) of new laws.
And just as it seemed they had spent too many late nights going stir-crazy in parliament, they called it quits with the last session of the year wrapping up on Thursday.
But Minister for Local Government, Culture and the Arts – and Mandurah MP – David Templeman, who is known for his theatrical bent, did not let the opportunity pass without testing out his vocal chords by serenading his colleagues with a song.
“I am going to sing a little song, which is from Monty Python, with your forbearance, Mr Speaker,” he told parliament.
“To me, it reminds us all that we are very much – all of us – a tiny speck in this amazing universe. Normally, I would wear my fake teeth, but I will not pull them out today.”
Mr Templeman then gave the parliament a rendition of Monty Python’s Galaxy Song, from their film The Meaning of Life.
“So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure,” he sang.
“How amazingly unlikely is your birth.
“And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere out in space.
“‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth!”