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That week went way too fast. Here we are another Sunday night and a new episode of Mad Men.

Episode 2: Christmas Comes But Once a Year
A last minute visitor threatens to spoil the agency's Christmas party.

Something tells me this is going to be an interesting Christmas party. (How retro... we're actually calling it a Christmas party.)

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marymary
Aug. 2nd, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
Interesting, thanks, ana! Especially the irony that you point out -- the US has specifically separated itself from religion, yet our leaders invoke God constantly. In Australia it's sort of the other way around?
anatolealice
Aug. 2nd, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
Heh, yeah. I don't think that contradiction will ever cease to amuse me :-)

It probably wouldn't hurt to have some of those rights enshrined in the constitution (especially since ours is so dull to read compared to yours). But we're a cynical, laid back people who are not keen on tinkering with the constitution and the US style president example freaks us out. The pro-republic people haven't managed to get very far. If they can show me that there's an overwhelming desire to oust the monarchy then fine, but I don't think I could vote for it - my britishness and australianness are too intertwined. But no matter how non-religious we are (and I could count on one hand with fingers to spare the number of people I know here who attend regularly, while we have a fair few american friends who do), it does leave that inherent church/state link. Oh well!