Today, The Mayor of Mount Isa, John Molony who has the answer to the female drought in the male dominated north Queensland mining town: Ugly girls
Men outnumber women at a ratio of about five to one in the testosterone town and the female famine is taking its toll on young blokes. But the quick-thinking Mayor suggested these could be the perfect conditions for `ugly ducklings' to flourish into beautiful swans and find true happiness in the Isa. "May I suggest if there are five blokes to every girl, we should find out where there are beauty-disadvantaged women and ask them to proceed to Mount Isa," Cr Molony said.
"Quite often you will see walking down the street a lass who is not so attractive with a wide smile on her face. Whether it is recollection of something previous or anticipation for the next evening, there is a degree of happiness. " Often those who are beauty-disadvantaged are uphappy with their lot.
"Some, in other places in Australia, need to proceed to Mount Isa where happiness awaits.
"And, really, beauty is only skin deep. Isn't there a fairy tale about an ugly duckling that evolves into a beautiful swan?"
Naturally there was a huge backlash the next day , demands for apologies, outrage by Mt Isa women . . politicians distancing themselves and cries for poor old John to resign.
Then I heard this on the radio on the way home last night:
“Look I tell it as I see it and I’m not the most politically correct person in the world but lets face it there’s no way to pick up a turd by the clean end!”
I am definitely stealing that one . . .
I am definitely stealing that one . . .Gold!